Access (SCQF Level 6)


  • Engineering

Why take this course?

This course is an ideal starting place for a career in engineering . It will equip you with knowledge and skills to provide the opportunity to progress to Higher National (HN) or degree programmes in Mechanical Engineering.

You will learn in purpose-built engineering workshops at our Aberdeen Altens Campus, gaining hands-on experience with industry equipment that will prepare you for both work and further study.

Alongside building practical skills and theoretical understanding of a range of mechanical engineering principals, you will also develop study and transferable skills, which will benefit your progression in employment or study in a range of environments.

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What you will experience

The course is based on knowledge and skills relating to specific mechanical engineering principles including:

  • Dynamics
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Thermofluids and Engineering Materials

In addition, it will develop fundamental transferable skills in IT, communication and mathematics.