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.
  1. One year full-time 
  2. Two years day release 
  3. Infill by arrangement 
Some of the units you will study are:
  • Engineering Maths 
  • Communications 
  • Materials selection 
  • Quality management 
  • Dynamics 
  • Statics & strength of materials 
  • Engineering principles 
  • Thermofluids 
  • Pneumatics & Hydraulics 
  • 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 
  • Another relevant course at SCQF Level 6 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.
  • HND: Mechanical Engineering SCQF Level 8
  • HND: Computer Aided Design SCQF Level 8
  • It is possible to progress on to a degree at university from this course - see our HE and Degree Pathways Guide for more information 
  • 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 
  • Apply online. 
  • 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.