Engineering: An Introduction SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

This course has been designed to give you an introduction to engineering disciplines and opportunities available in diverse engineering sector.

This course is ideal if you would like a taster of engineering as it will give you practical skills across a range of engineering subjects including mechanical, electrical and electronic.

Special features:

  • You have the option to study this course over 5 months which is ideal for January School leavers
  • You will gain a range of skills across different engineering disciplines
  • This course can enable you to go on and apply for a Modern Apprenticeship in your chosen field.

Entry requirements

Working towards two National 4s including Applications of Mathematics or equivalent, e.g. may include relevant attainment at National 3.

You will be invited to an interview that will form part of the selection process.

Course content includes:

  • Machining
  • Welding
  • Hand skills
  • Electronic circuit construction
  • Assemble
  • Fabrication
  • Core skills: Numeracy, Communication and IT 


You will need to provide personal protective equipment such as overalls, safety boots and eye protection totalling to approx. £80 - a bursary may be available to cover this cost.

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

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.
  • Full Time

Face-to-face teaching.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Full time:1 year (August start) 

Full time: 5 months (January start)

January start: 5 months (for January start choose "I want to start in 2020/21" when completing online application).

August start: 1 year (for August start choose "I want to start in 2021/22" when completing online application).


Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date

August or January


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?

On successful completion of this course you may enter employment in the engineering industry. 

Alternatively, you could progress onto a Modern Apprenticeship or further study at SCQF Level 5 in Mechanical or Electronic Engineering subjects.

Is there more information available online?

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What our students, graduates and staff say

I believe this course is a great opportunity for those undecided on a career in the engineering sector to experience a wide range of practical subjects in a short period of time. It would place a prospective employee in a great position to gain an apprenticeship.

Apply for Engineering: An Introduction SCQF Level 4

I want to start in 2021/22

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.