SCQF Level 6

Course Overview

This bridging course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in a range of modules from Thermofluids to Engineering Principles as well as Mathematics support. This is the building blocks of the mechanical engineering discipline. It combines a strong basis for support in engineering techniques to provide a complementary blend of skills required to solve mechanical engineering problems in a wide variety of fields, such as the traditional energy and renewable energy sector, manufacturing, transport sector, materials amongst other fields.

This course is intended to meet the needs of the engineering student or employees and will ensure you meet the requirements of future academic studies especially if you have been out of studies for some time.

This short online course will enable you to meet your specific needs or interests within the engineering disciplines.

What You Will Learn

  • Evaluation of formulae
  • Quadratic equations
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Indices
  • Trigonometry and functions
  • Scaling factors and units
  • Areas and volumes
  • Newton's laws
  • Measurement of acceleration, force and mass
  • Energy and laws
  • Gas laws
  • Practice test papers

Entry Requirements
  • No formal entry qualifications as this is academic support so as to allow you to progress onto an Engineering mainstream course at NC or HN level

How the course is assessed
  • Assessment is by practice test papers and supporting Lecturer feedback

Progression And Articulation Routes

  • Aligned to the on-line enhanced distance learning HNC Mechanical Engineering course
  • HNC/D Mechanical Engineering
  • HNC/D Engineering and Energy

Career Opportunities
You will study to a standard a range of mechanical engineering modules developing transferable skills and enabling you to develop skills you need to solve mechanical and manufacturing engineering problems which are essential for your future engineering career.

Number Of Days Per Week
  • on-line distance learning

Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Open Learning

This course will start week commencing...
  • Saturday 01/08/2020
End Date

Open Learning

This course will end on...
  • Saturday 31/07/2021
Course Delivery
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Our Campuses
Edinburgh College is at the forefront of modern engineering, offering an exciting range of courses which are designed to respond to the needs of industry.
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