SCQF Level 5

Course Overview
Mechanical Maintenance Engineering NC is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of engineering principles. You will learn a range of mechanical, electrical and manufacturing subjects. 

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 further mechanical engineering courses. 

This is a full-time course taught at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus. This course will give you the opportunity to study additional units which will allow you to progress onto more advanced courses. 
What You Will Learn
All units studied at SCQF Level 5:
  • Mechanical Engineering? 
  • Electrical Principles 
  • Engineering Materials 
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics 
  • Graphical Communications 
  • Safety Engineering Project 
  • Mathematics 
  • Communications? 
Entry Requirements
  • Mathematics at a minimum of?National 4 
  • If you haven't studied mathematics for some time, then you might benefit from taking a core maths unit before joining the course 
  • Returning and adult candidates with alternative qualifications and experience are welcome to apply 
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 
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • Personal statement is required 
  • You may be asked to attend an interview to assess if you are at the correct level for this course 
  • You may be required to complete an entry test to assess your skills and qualifications in engineering subjects 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • SWAP Access to Engineering which will give you the requirements for a university?degree 
  • Edinburgh College HNC/D engineering courses 
  • Other Level 6 NC Engineering Courses offered at Edinburgh College
Career Opportunities
  • Various technician roles within the engineering industry 
  • Machine operator 
  • A job within the maintenance industry 
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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