This course is ideal if you are interested in progressing to University or developing a high level of knowledge and skills in the area of Mechanical Engineering to make you work-ready for a career in this industry. You will also have the opportunity to study advanced units in mathematics.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Mechanical Engineering principles
  • One year full-time
  • Two years day release
  • Infill by arrangement
  • Engineering Maths 1, 2 (3 optional)
  • IT applications
  • Communications
  • Materials selection
  • Quality management
  • Dynamics
  • Statics & strength of materials
  • Computer aided design
  • Engineering principles
  • Thermofluids
  • Pneumatics & Hydraulics
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Graded Unit 1

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above, one of which must be Maths with the other coming from Physics or Engineering Science (Grade D will be considered for exceptional candidates)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Engineering SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering SCQF Level 6 (including Maths: Tech 2)
  • Another relevant course at SCQF Level 6 (incorporating Maths: Tech 1 and 2) accompanied by a good academic reference recommending articulation to a higher level
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • Opportunities in mechanical, design, project and production engineering
  • The managerial aspects of the course may also lend themselves to leadership roles within industry
  • Scientific calculator
  • Basic drawing and note taking equipment/A
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise