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HNC Mechanical Engineering

  • 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
  • Quality management
  • Engineering principles
  • Selecting materials
  • Statics and strength of materials
  • Dynamics
  • Thermofluids
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics
  • CAD
  • Economics of manufacture
  • Communication

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 6, 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 Mechanical Engineering
  • HND Engineering Systems
  • University BEng/ MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • University BEng/ MEng Mechanical Systems Engineering
  • University BEng/ MEng Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering



Programme Information

Full Time

Start Date: August

End: June

Duration: 1 year/3 days per week

Time: 9am-4pm

Day Release

Start Date: August

Duration: 2 years

Cost: £690 per year/2 year course

Study options

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

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