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 in to Engineering Mathematics.

Entry requirements

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

This course is designed to prepare you for an HNC technical subject including 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
• Introduction to complex numbers including conversion to and from polar form


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

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities, practical sessions and placements will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • Part Time

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

How long will my course last?


Part time: Wednesdays 4pm-6pm over 5 weeks

Cost: £50

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date

6th May 2020


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 will provide you with the skills to progress onto an HNC technical subject including HNC Engineering Systems at Moray College UHI.

Is there more information available online?

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.