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Engineering Systems - Engineering Academy

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

S5 & S6 PUPILS WHO ARE STILL AT SCHOOL

This course allows you to start your engineering degree whilst you are still at school.

The Academy is a joint project with Edinburgh College and Edinburgh Napier University and provides an opportunity to build knowledge and practical skills alongside academic study. There are multiple exit points from this course for young people who are interested in a career in Engineering.

You will attend college for three afternoons per week in 2 x 13-week blocks over a 2 year period.

On successful completion of all 12 subjects, you will gain an HNC in Engineering Systems (SCQF level 7)

You can choose from a range of pathways depending on your individual circumstances:

  • Study towards HNC Engineering Systems S5 & S6
  • Progress to College to complete HNC and HND Engineering Systems
  • Apply to year 2 of BEng Energy and Environmental Engineering degree course at Edinburgh Napier University on successful completion of HNC at school or College
  • Gain direct access to year 3 of BEng Energy and Environmental Engineering degree course at Edinburgh Napier University on successful completion of HND at college
  • Progress to employment or further study

To discuss your options please e-mail Sharon.Pearson@edinburghcollege.ac.uk 

What you will learn

Year 1

  • Computer-Aided Draughting for Engineers
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Communications
  • Communication: Practical Skills
  • Renewable Energy Systems: Microgeneration Systems

Year 2

  • Engineering Principles
  • Principles of Engineering Systems
  • Engineering Measurement and System Monitoring
  • Materials Selection
  • Engineering Systems: Graded Unit 1

Placement information

  • Placements are not applicable. 

How the course is assessed

  • Ongoing subject assessments throughout the course on an outcome by outcome basis 
  • You will sit a 3 hour written Graded Unit 1 examination at the end of year 2test the knowledge you have learnt over the last two years and will gain either an A, B or C grade.

Number of days per week

  • 9 hours per week: Tuesday;  Thursday & Friday afternoons from 13.30 - 16.30 pm

Entry requirements

  • Applicants should be working towards a minimum of 2 Highers - Maths and a science-based subject. 
  • Highers must be achieved by the end of S6.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HND in Engineering Systems including Renewable Energy at Edinburgh College.
  • BEng Energy and Environmental Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University.
  • Further studies at other Universities.
  • Progression to MEng

Career options

  • Energy generation systems
  • Renewable energy systems and related fields of employment
  • A choice of either Mechanical, Electrical or Systems Engineering pathways.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Midlothian Campus Part time 22/08/22 41 Weeks

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