Engineering: An Introduction SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

This course will offer you an insight into a variety of engineering sectors and allows you to make choices into which engineering career you may wish to follow.

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

Special features:

  • You will gain a range of skills across different engineering disciplines.
  • This course will prepare you for employment or an apprenticeship with local employers.

Entry requirements

  • Evidence that you can work at National 3/4 level in a mathematics subject.
  • You will also be invited to an interview.

Course content includes:

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


You will need to purchase PPE materials for this course of approx. £80 including safety workwear and glasses. Other essential PPE will be supplied. If you qualify for a bursary these costs will be covered.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

This is a practical based course with face-to-face classes on campus supplemented with our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?

Full time: 1 year

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application.

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.

Course fees 2023/24*


Rest of UK


Further Education - Full time




Further Education - Part time (per single credit unit)




Further Education - Part time (structured 6 credits)




* Fees for 2024/25 are still to be confirmed.


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?

On successful completion of this course you may:

  • Enter employment in the engineering industry
  • Progress onto a Modern Apprenticeship
  • Progress into further study at SCQF Level 5 in Engineering Performance or Electronic Engineering subjects.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray 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.