Engineering Principles SCQF Level 7

Learn about fundamental engineering principles.


Why take this course?

The purpose of this Unit is to provide candidates with an opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in basic mechanical engineering principles. 

What you will experience

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of statics and strength of materials
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of dynamics
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of thermofluids
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Entry requirements

It would be an advantage if candidates had a basic knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering principles and technology but this is not essential. This may be evidenced by the possession of Higher Physics and non-advanced units covering Statics, Strength of Materials, Dynamics and Thermofluids.

What you need to know

Anything else?

Please note that fee waivers may apply. Find out more about funding for part-time courses.

This course is classed as ‘in-house’. In–house classes may be delivered via the following methods: day class, night class or short course. For information regarding the method of delivery please contact:

Distance Learning Co-ordinators 
Tel: 01346 586136/506014

Next steps




This course requires some attendance at College, often for assessment purposes only. Please enquire about expectations for your specific course when booking.

Attendance is usually at the Aberdeen City Campus or Fraserburgh Campus.

Pre-entry guidance is required prior to booking a place on this course. Please contact Distance Learning Co-ordinators Sheena Thomson or Susan Smith by email, or phone 01346 586136 in the first instance for more information. When submitting your distance learning application form, please ensure you attach the additional information sheet listing qualifications and previous knowledge with your application. You may be required to attend College for assessment. Please check if this is a requirement for your course.

Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

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