Engineering: An Introduction SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

This course has been designed to introduce prospective engineering sector employees to this diverse field. It encompasses material from mechanical and electrical / electronic subjects and is mainly practical in nature.

Entry requirements

Working towards 2 National 4s including Applications of Mathematics or equivalent, e.g. may include relevant attainment at National 3.

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

Subjects include:
• machining
• welding
• hand skills
• electronic circuit construction
• assemble
• fabrication
Core skills of Numeracy, Communication and IT are included.


Students will need to provide personal protective equipment such as overalls, safety boots and eye protection totalling around £80. A bursary may be available to cover this.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


How long will my course last?

January start - 5 months (for January start choose "I want to start in 2019/20" when completing online application).

August start - 1 academic year (for August start choose "I want to start in 2020/21" when completing online application).


Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date

January or August


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?

The course has the following progression routes.

Employment, Modern Apprenticeship, further study at SCQF Level 5 in Mechanical or Electronic 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 2020/21

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.