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

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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.



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

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