SCQF Level 7

Course Overview

Engineering Systems HNC is a steppingstone towards furthering your career in the engineering systems industry or onto further study at an HND level.  

This is a day-release programme (a system of allowing employees days off work to go on educational courses) taught at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus. This HNC will give you essential employability and analysis skills needed to work in a wide range of engineering, industrial, public and renewable energy sectors. You will learn to break down engineering systems into component areas to fully examine how they function and contribute to the full system. 

The course is taught by teachers with industry experience using the latest industry technologies and will give you an insight into the working environment of an engineer. You will be taught between Edinburgh College classrooms and workshops where you will gain essential and hands-on experience in the engineering sector. This course is intended to meet the needs of employers and further education. 

What You Will Learn
  • Mathematics
  • Communication
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Measurement System
  • Monitoring Renewable Energy Systems
  • Thermofluids
  • Quality Management
  • Engineering
  • Graded Unit
Entry Requirements
  • 2 Highers (C or above) in Maths and Physics 

Criteria for existing Edinburgh College students or students from other colleges: 

  • Successful completion of an NC in Engineering or equivalent  
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be assessed on each unit 
  • All units within the course must be achieved in order to gain the full award 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • HND Engineering Systems available to study at Edinburgh College 
Career Opportunities
  • Engineering technician  
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 1 day per week for 2 years 
Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories

20-year-old Lindsay Stevenson moved to Edinburgh to start her Oil and Gas Technical Programme (OGTAP) managed by OPITO in partnership with Edinburgh College. We caught up with her to find out how her apprenticeship was going so far: 


‘I chose an apprenticeship for on-the-job training and the opportunity to earn and learn. I’ve formed lots of friendships with my new classmates and in terms of the course itself the practical nature is the best thing.  


I hope to work offshore and progress within the oil and gas industry. And, to travel lots when I’m off!’ 


Read more of our student stories here

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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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