NC
Mechanical Engineering SCQF Level 6

This course will develop your basic engineering knowledge by delivering a detailed introduction to specific engineering subjects.

Overview

Why take this course?

This course will develop your theoretical engineering knowledge by delivering a detailed introduction to mechanical engineering subjects. It is designed to heighten your understanding to the standard required to qualify for a National Certificate Group Award. This qualification will then enable you to progress to a Higher National course or into employment.

What you will experience

This course covers fundamental transferable skills in IT, communication and mathematics, whilst also focusing on more specific areas of mechanical engineering including dynamics, hydraulics, pneumatics, thermofluids and engineering materials.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an NC qualification at SCQF Level 5 and preferably Maths Craft 2 units. Alternatively, applicants must have National 5 Maths at grade A or B; Standard Grade Maths at Credit level; or Intermediate 2 Maths (including units 1, 2 and 3). If applicants have a C pass in National 5 Maths, they will be subject to a diagnostic test at interview.

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

Education

At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College: 

At University

If you choose to complete the HND course after completing your NC, you may want to then consider moving on to a university degree. Depending on the university, you could enter in to year 2 or year 3 of a related course.

Employment

Employment opportunities are widespread in the oil and gas and service industries, with many pursuing work as a technician/engineer. Common roles include:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Trainee Engineer

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire

Availability

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

Aberdeen Altens Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2017
1 Year
ADOME
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Fraserburgh Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2017
1 Year
AKOE
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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
FREEPOST RTJJ-TXBA-AEZS
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate
Aberdeen
Scotland
UK AB25 1BN

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

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

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: www.nescol.ac.uk, 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.