Maths for Engineering College Certificate

What is special about this course?

This short course provides you with a pathway into future study in a technical subject at HNC level or above including HNC Engineering Systems at UHI Moray.

The content will consist of a number of engineering mathematical topics tailored towards your needs.

You will develop specific skills required for your future academic study and beyond.

Entry requirements

  • National 5 Maths OR
  • Accepted place on HNC Engineering Systems.

Course content includes:

• Basic fraction rules extending to algebraic fractions
• Algebra (solving equations, quadratic formula and rearranging formulae, solving simultaneous equations in two unknowns, linear and quadratic)
• Trigonometry (Pythagoras, SOH CAH TOA, sine rule and cosine rule)
• Trigonometric geometry: angles in triangle and alternate angles
• Sketching force diagrams and finding resultants
• Vectors and changing to polar form


You will require a Scientific Calculator: Casio fx-85GT or similar (approx. cost £15).

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening

You will study face-to-face classes on campus supplemented with our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?

5 Weeks

Wednesdays, 4pm-6pm

Course cost: £50

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date

To be confirmed.


If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course is designed to prepare you for an HNC technical subject including HNC Engineering Systems at UHI Moray.

Is there more information available online?

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