Mechanical Engineering (HND and BEng University Route)
Campus Midlothian Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 8
Study mode Full time
Duration 41 weeks
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BEng in Mechanical Engineering is a direct route to university. 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. Your studies will include Higher National (HN) units on mechanical engineering subjects which will broaden your knowledge of the mechanical engineering industry. In year 1 you will study the HNC in Mechanical Engineering and in year 2 the HND before progressing to the third year of the BEng in Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University. You must also study the additional Heriot-Watt mathematics alongside your normal studies, which covers the first two years of their mathematics content.
This course combines advanced engineering techniques with hands-on learning. You will learn essential skills required to solve mechanical engineering problems in a wide variety of industries such as; traditional energy, renewable energy, manufacturing, transport and materials.
This is a full-time course taught at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus. The course is taught by teaching staff with extensive industry experience using the latest industry technologies. You will be taught between classrooms and workshops and will gain essential and hands-on experience in the engineering sector. This course is intended to meet the needs of employers and further education.
Do you have any questions regarding this course? Contact a member of our teaching staff:
+44 131 297 9285
What you will learn
Year One (HNC)·
- Information Technology: Application Software 1
- Statics and Strength of Materials
- Engineering Drawing
- Materials Selection
- Pneumatics and Hydraulics
- Engineering Mathematics 1
- Engineering Principles
- Mechanical Engineering: Graded Unit 1
- Engineering Measurement
- Quality Management: An Introduction
- Computer Aided Draughting for Engineers
- Engineering Mathematics 2
- Communication: Practical Skills
- Heriot-Watt Mathematics (Year 1)
Year Two (HND)
- Applications of Programmable Logic Controllers
- Business Awareness and Continuing Professional Development
- Engineering Skills
- Design for Manufacture
- Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
- Plant Systems
- Applied Industrial Plant Maintenance
- Strength of Materials: Advanced
- Mechanical Engineering: Graded Unit 2
- DC and AC Principles
- Engineering Mathematics 3
- Engineering Mathematics 4
- Heriot-Watt Mathematics Year 2
- There are no placements in this qualification, but there may be the opportunity to visit local companies.
How the course is assessed
- You will be assessed on each unit
- At the end of the first year, you will sit a three hour written graded unit 1 examination based on the knowledge that you have learnt through your year 1 studies and will be awarded an A, B or C grade.
- Throughout year two you will also complete a graded unit 2 project where you will build or improve a mechanical device, which like your graded unit 1 will be awarded an A, B or C grade. Most Universities expect you to achieve at least a B grade in each of the above units, although some expect you to achieve A grades.
- All units within the course must be achieved in order to gain the full award
Number of days per week
- 3 days per week
- 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
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements
- You may be required to attend an academic interview and sit an aptitude test to ensure that this is an appropriate course for you and that you will be able to handle the workload.
- This is a short test designed to check if your mathematics and physics knowledge is the correct level for this course.
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5All international applicants will need to demonstrate competency in the English language. Applicants 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.
Progression and Articulation Routes
- This is a direct route onto a mechanical engineering university degree at Edinburgh Napier University or Heriot-Watt University
- Further studies of mechanical engineering as an undergraduate student at various other universities
This course will open career prospects at technician level in:
- Mechanical engineering
- Manufacturing engineering
- Marine engineering
- Aeronautical engineering
- Jobs in various engineering industries such as; traditional energy, renewable energy, manufacturing, transport and materials
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