Engineering Practice SCQF Level 7

Explore a range of engineering subjects to increase your skills and understanding.


Why take this course?

The main purpose of this course is to develop your ability to apply analysis skills to the solution of engineering problems, and develop essential skills for engineering crafts.

The course provides a progression route for students continuing from an NC course at SCQF Level 5. Please note that there is no progression to HND level from this course.

What you will experience

This course provides you with the opportunity to enhance your existing skills by combining theory and practice to achieve a real understanding of specialist engineering subjects including:

  • Mechanical Engineering Principles
  • CAD for Engineering
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Value Engineering
  • Maths for Engineering
  • IT: Applications Software
  • Communication: Practical Skills
  • Quality Management

On this course you will be assessed continually throughout the year. You will review, discuss and present work to teaching staff and peers, and also conduct a self-evaluation.

At the end of the teaching block, you will sit a Graded Unit exam. 

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Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study
1 Year
Subject area
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Entry requirements

Applicants should have successfully complete an NC qualification at SCQF Level 5 and preferably a Maths Craft 2 Unit.

English language requirements

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

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

Please note that there is no progression from this course to HND level at North East Scotland College. 


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Places are still available on this course, which started in August 2017. Please see below for your options.

Fraserburgh Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2017
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.