Engineering Systems NC (Level 6)

What is special about this course?

This course aims to give students a thorough grounding in the engineering principles required by those entering employment at technician level and also provide a progression route to the HNC/D Engineering Systems award.
You opt to follow a mechanical or electronic engineering route when you apply for this course.
For those opting to follow the mechanical route the course develops skills required by servicing and manufacturing industries.
For those opting or the electronic route, the course develops the practical applications of electronics in industry, also covering the necessary theory in electronic principles and maths.
The course is suitable for existing employees in the engineering and related industries who can access the programme on a day release basis as part of a modern apprenticeship programme.

Entry requirements

4 National 5s, 2 at A or B (one of which must be Maths) and 2 at A - D
satisfactory attainment of a relevant SCQF Level 5 course in a related subject (which included math content at SCQF Level 5).

Core Units:
• Communication
• Mathematics: Technician 1
• Engineering: Applying Information Technology
• Engineering Systems
• Mechanical Engineering Principles
• Electrical Principles
• Process Measurement and Control: An Introduction
• Engineering Materials (Mechanical route)
• Single Phase and Three Phase Principles (Electronic route)
Plus a range of optional units including:
Mechanical route:
• Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) for Engineers
• Thermofluids
• Engineering Thermodynamics
• Pneumatics and Hydraulics
• Engineering Dynamics: An Introduction
• Statics
Electronic route:
• Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) for Engineers
• Fundamental Electronics
• Electronic Test Equipment and Measurement
• Applications of Programmable Logic Controllers
• Combinational Logic
• Sequential Logic

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Direct Lectures and Tutorials, Practical work and experiments, computer simulations, directed study, VLE.

Examinations, Assignments, Practicals.

How long will my course last?

Full time - 1 year.
Part time - 2 or more years.

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI
    • Technology Centre

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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?

Further study may include HNC Engineering Systems with either a mechanical or electronic engineering theme or HNC in Computer Aided Draughting and Design.
Employment within the engineering industry.

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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.

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