HND
Mechanical Engineering SCQF Level 8

Strengthening your knowledge of the principles and processes of mechanical engineering in preparation for further study or employment.

Overview

Why take this course?

This is a classroom based academic programme at a level similar to second year university. It provides the 18 credits required to top-up an HNC Mechanical Engineering qualification so that it becomes an HND Mechanical Engineering qualification.

What you will experience

The course focuses on how to solve mechanical engineering problems using mathematical solutions, which are applied to mechanical engineering principles. 

Please note this course requires attendance on 2 evenings per week for 28 weeks, and an additional third evening per week for 9 weeks. This applies to both the first and second year of the course.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Candidates should have successfully completed the HNC Engineering: Mechanical course. 

Please note that the framework for mechanical engineering has changed in recent years. Students acquiring an HNC prior to 2006 should seek guidance prior to booking.

What you will need

You will need a scientific calculator, maths set and appropriate stationery.

What you need to know

Additional costs

This course involves an additional SQA fee. Please see our Courses Explained page for further information on costs.

Next steps

Education

At University

On successful completion of this course you can progress to university level study.

Employment

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.

Availability

Those applying for Year 1 of a part-time NC, HNC or HND level course will require pre-entry guidance before booking on to their course. Please contact the Student Advice Centre: 

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.