Mechanical Engineering SCQF Level 6

A detailed introduction to mechanical engineering.


Why take this course?

This course addresses how to solve mechanical engineering problems using mathematical solutions. 

What you will experience

You will explore a range of essential mechanical engineering subjects, including:

  • Statics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Dynamics
  • Thermofluids
  • Material Properties
  • Graphical Communications
  • CAD
  • Mathematics

The course is mainly classroom-based.

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Key facts

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Entry requirements

It is essential that prospective students have the necessary underpinning knowledge.

You should have a Maths qualification at Standard Grade Credit, National 5 grade A or B, or Intermediate 2 level. Please note that prospective students may need to provide evidence of having the required entry level/mathematical skill base.

What you will need

You will need a scientific calculator, maths set and appropriate stationery.

What you need to know

Next steps



Those applying for Year 1 of a part-time NC, HNC or HND level course will require pre-entry guidance before booking on to their course. Please contact the Student Advice Centre: 

Telephone: 01224 612330

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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