Maths for Engineering College Certificate

What is special about this course?

This part time short course can be used as a tool to support you for future study in an HNC technical subject.

The content will be tailored towards your needs and will be specific to the skills you require on the HN course you have already applied for.

The content will consist of a number of mathematical topics designed to lead you into Engineering Mathematics.

Entry requirements

National 5 Maths or an accepted place on HNC Engineering Systems at Moray College UHI.

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


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

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

From August/September 2021, it is our intention that physical campuses will be open to all students for access to study facilities, support services and social activities, subject to Scottish Government guidance. Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as restrictions shift and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course.
  • Part Time

Face-to-face teaching supported by Brightspace Virtual Learning Environment.

How long will my course last?

5 Weeks

Part time: Wednesdays 4pm-6pm

Cost: £50

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date

4th May 2022


The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

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 Moray College UHI.

Is there more information available online?

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