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Engineering Systems NC

(SCQF level 6)

Engineering, Energy & Gas, Nautical and STEM

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2022, 40 weeks


Riverside Campus


£ 593


Looking to become an advanced technician or technical engineer?

This course will develop your theoretical and practical knowledge of the advanced automated manufacturing industry, as well as helping with the specific skills you'll need to succeed. You'll be taught by staff with significant engineering experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students. Throughout the year, you'll be continually assessed and you'll have the ability to discuss your evaluation of modules. You will be asked to carry out practical work where you'll need to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

This Advanced Automated Systems Engineering course will equip you with an understanding of the knowledge surrounding advanced automated engineering technologies. You'll gain a deeper understanding of how electrical, electronic and mechanical circuits work, the variety of components and systems that you may encounter in the Manufacturing Industry, together with the tools and skills required to work in the sector.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 6.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Four National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above including Mathematics and a Science subject; OR
  • National Qualification at SCQF level 5 in Electrical , Electronic or Mechanical Engineering; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.

What you study

These are some of the units you may study:

  • Engineering Systems.
  • Practical Electronics.
  • CAD for Engineers.
  • Electrical Principles.
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Engineering Materials
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics.
  • Fundamental Electrical Systems.
  • Electrical Testing and Measurement.
  • Applications of Programmable Logic Controllers.
  • Power Electronics.
  • Fundamental Electronics.
  • Mathematics for Technicians 1.
  • Engineering: Applying Information Technology.

After the course


The course is aimed at providing opportunities for you to progress into continuing study - Electrical or Systems Engineering Apprenticeships or other Engineering Sectors.

Continuing Study

After satisfactory performance while achieving your course, you may progress as follows:

  •  HNC Industrial Automation Engineering with Robotics (Mechatronics) or HNC Electrical Engineering.


How the course is taught

You will be taught by a mixture of practical and theory classes. The course will be taught in two 18 week blocks with class sessions of two hours duration. You will need to undertake self-study out with timetabled class contact and arrange lab entry for additional practical activities out with timetabled class contact within course study groups.

Assessment methods

You will be continuously assessed by a mixture of written assessment, project work, oral presentation and practical assessment. Each unit will have on average 4 learning outcomes (sometimes more, sometimes less) which will be assessed every few weeks within the 18 week block. All learning outcomes must be passed in order to gain the credit value (normally 1.0) associated with that unit.

Additional Information


You will be responsible for supplying your own copy of recommended course books. You will need to have your own writing and drawing materials along with a scientific calculator.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    30th Aug 2022, 40 weeks
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 593