SCQF Level 8

Course Overview

Mechanical Engineering HND is a full-time course taught over two years at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian Campus. You will learn a range of modules including Thermofluids and Engineering Principles. These will be taught at a high level allowing you to develop transferable skills which are essential for your future engineering career.   

 This course combines engineering techniques with hands-on learning. You will learn the skills required to solve mechanical engineering problems in a wide variety of industries such as; traditional energy, renewable energy, manufacturing, transport and materials. 

The course is taught by teachers with industry experience using the latest industry technologies. You will be taught between Edinburgh College classrooms and workshops where you will gain essential and hands-on experience of the engineering sector. This course is intended to meet the requirements of employers and universities. 

Do you have any questions regarding this course? Contact a member of our teaching staff: 

Kevin Maloney 

+44 131 297 9285 


What You Will Learn

The Mechanical Engineering HND is a full time course which is studied over two years. There is one start date each year in August.

  • Year One


    Year Two

  • Entry Requirements
    • Two Highers (C or above) in Mathematics and Physics or another Engineering Science based discipline 

    • Criteria for existing Edinburgh College students or students from other colleges: NC in Engineering or NC in Multi-Discipline Engineering (Level 6) 
    • Applicants with equivalent certificates are welcome to apply
    English Proficiency Requirements
    • IELTS 5.5
    • All international applicants will need to demonstrate competency in the English language. Applicant who do not have a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a recognised test such as IELTS and attain the required English language score.

    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
    • Further studies of mechanical engineering as an undergraduate student at various universities 

    Career Opportunities
    • Mechanical engineer 

    • Jobs in various engineering industries such as; traditional energy, renewable energy, manufacturing, transport and materials
    Number Of Days Per Week
    • 3 days per week 
    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. 
    Start Date and Time

    Full Time

    This course will start week commencing...
    • Monday 30/08/2021
    End Date

    Full Time

    This course will end on...
    • Friday 17/06/2022
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    Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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