HNC Engineering Systems

  • Campuses

    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Day release, Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 7

  • Campuses

    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Full time, Day release

  • Level

    SCQF 7


What will I learn?

You'll learn about:

  • Maths for engineering 1
  • Energy System (Renewables)
  • Principles of engineering systems
  • Engineering measurement and system monitoring
  • Engineering Communication
  • Communication Practical skills
  • Graded Unit

Options include:

  • Engineering practical Skills
  • Engineering drawing
  • CAD
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Maths for engineering 2
  • Dynamics
  • Thermofluids
  • DC and AC principles
  • Application of Programmable Logic Controllers
  • IT: Applications Software 1

What qualifications do I need?

You'll need a minimum of two Highers (or equivalent) at grade C in Mathematics and one other subject either English, Physics or a Technology subject; or a National Certificate in an Engineering discipline at SCQF Level 5 , or if you have successfully completed an Engineering Foundation Apprenticeship

We will also consider your application if you have relevant industry experience.

Note; Those with similar qualifications in other curriculum areas may be considered on an individual basis.

For a place on the course, you will require to attend an interview.

What can I do after?

After successfully completing this course you'll have the skills needed to get a technician level role in the engineering industry. You should also be able to apply for Modern Apprenticeships or Graduate Apprenticeships which exist within the following engineering sectors: aerospace; manufacturing; electrical power; renewable energies, engineering maintenance, engineering design and process engineering:

Or you could develop your skills further by studying another course which includes:

  • HND Engineering Systems
  • University BEng/ MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • University BEng/ MEng Mechanical Systems Engineering
  • University BEng/ MEng Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering
  • University BEng/ MEng Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • University BEng/ MEng Electrical Power Engineering



Programme Information

Full Time

Start: August

End: June

Duration: 1 year/3 days per week

Time: 9am-4pm

Day Release

Start Date: August

End Date: June

Duration: 2 years/1 day per week

Cost: £690 per year/2 year course

Additional Information

Our students go on to achieve great things

Don't take our word for it, read what they say. We've asked three questions to:

  • Lynne Daisley, now Offshore Electrical Technichian at Wood Group
  • Peter Houston, now Field Specialist at Schlumberger Oilfield Services Ltd.
  • Louise Larkin, now Apprentice marine Engineer at Ferguson Marine shipbuilders
  • Heather McAlister, now Student in Bachelors Degree in Technological Education at the University of Glasgow
  • Emma Lee McGowan, now Trainee BIM/CAD Technician at Tony Gee and Partners LLP
  • Kelsey Finlay, now at Strathclyde University studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Viktoria Kallai,  now a student in BEng Engineering Management at the University of the West of Scotland.

(Click on the student's name to read their interview)



Colleges Scotland Parliamentary Reception

Study options

Campus Mode Level
Paisley Full time SCQF 7
Paisley Day release SCQF 7

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