HNC (SCQF Level 7)


28 Aug 2023


  • Engineering


  • Aberdeen Altens Campus

Why take this course?

The aim of the HNC in Engineering Systems is to equip learners with the technical knowledge and skills as well as the professional skills and personal behaviours (meta-skills) that employers expect from individuals entering and working in industries within the engineering, renewables and advanced manufacturing sector at HNC level. It allows opportunities for specialisation in Engineering Systems.

The HNC Engineering Systems is a dynamic and flexible qualification that develops skills, self-awareness, creativity and resilience. Meeting industry and societal needs, they empower and enable learners to thrive in a fast-changing and complex world.

Here are some key features of the new HN qualifications.

  • HNC (level 7) is a standalone qualification worth 120 SCQF credit points (equivalent to 15 SQA credits).
  • Larger and fewer units of learning to significantly reduce assessment load and encourage more integrated learning, teaching and assessment approaches.
  • Opportunity to develop meta-skills, which are defined as skills that help us adapt and excel in any context the future brings. This will be embedded in the qualification design adapted from: Skills 4.0: a skills model to drive Scotland’s future.
  • Significantly reduced assessment load for learners.
  • Digital technology used across delivery to enhance and support effective, flexible and learner-centred assessment, learning and teaching approaches.

What you will experience

There are 6 subjects in the course:

  • Mathematical Tools for Engineering
  • Professional Practice in Engineering
  • Engineering Principles
  • Engineering Systems 1
  • Engineering Systems Principles
  • Engineering Systems Practical Skills