SCQF Level 6

Course Overview

This bridging course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation through a series of modules ranging from Thermofluids to Engineering Principles as well as providing a good grounding in Mathematics. 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, manufacturing and transport sectors.

This course is intended to meet the needs of the engineering student or employees and will ensure that you meet the requirements of future academic studies, especially if you have not studied for a long time. 

This is a short online course that will enable you to meet your specific needs or interests within the engineering disciplines and provide you with the entry requirement needed to join other College Engineering courses.


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 course
•    HNC/D Energy and Environmental Engineering course



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 studying at your own pace


Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Open Learning

This course will start week commencing...
  • Sunday 01/08/2021
End Date

Open Learning

This course will end on...
  • Saturday 30/07/2022
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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