Engineering Systems SCQF Level 5

Learn the principles of electrical and mechanical engineering and develop skills in both disciplines.


Why take this course?

This course is perfect for those who want to be multi-skilled in electrical and mechanical disciplines.  The course incudes the principles of electrical and mechanical engineering and will develop your skills in both disciplines.

What you will experience

The subjects you study will include maths, engineering using IT,engineering system principles, engineering systems test and measurement, engineering materials, applications of PLCs, computer aided drafting (CAD), pneumatics and hydraulics, as well as other subjects

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Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study
1 Year
Subject area

Entry requirements

Progression to this course from PEO courses with the maths modules is particularly welcomed.  Direct entry to this course requires National 5 Mathematics at grade D or better, National 5 English at Grade C or better and a practical subject.  Relevant experience may be taken into consideration for mature applicants.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you will need

Boiler suit, safety boots, safety glasses, paper, pens, pencils and calculator.  A list will be issued before the start of the course.

What you need to know

Next steps


Successful completion of this course may allow progression to either the Level 6 NC in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.


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Places are still available on this course, commencing in August 2019. Please see below for your options.

Aberdeen Altens Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
1 Year
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.