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Engineering Systems HNC

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

Cost £949
(see funding options)

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Course overview

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

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

What you will learn

Year 1

· Safety Engineering and the Environment

· Pneumatics and Hydraulics

· Engineering Mathematics 1

· Communication: Practical Skills

· Engineering Communication

· Engineering Principles

Year 2

· Principles of Engineering Systems

· Engineering Measurement and System Monitoring

· Materials Selection

· Application of Programmable Logic Controllers

Engineering Systems: Graded Unit 1

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed throughout each unit.
  • At the end of the second year, you will sit a Graded Unit 1 examination that tests the knowledge you have learnt over the previous two years and you will be awarded either an A, B or C grade. 
  • All units within the course must be achieved in order to gain the full award. 

Number of days per week

  • 1 day per week for 2 years 

Entry requirements

  • 2 Highers (C or above) in Maths and Physics or another science-based subject.
  •  Criteria for existing Edinburgh College students or students from other colleges: 
  • Successful completion of an NC in Engineering or an equivalent subject at the same level.  

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HND Engineering Systems over a further two year period; one day a week.
  • Entry to the second year of the HND in Engineering Systems full-time course.
  • Year 2 BEng Mechanical Engineering at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Career options

  • Engineering technician  

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration Cost
Midlothian Campus Part time 31/08/22 41 Weeks £949

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