Focus On: Engineering

Find out all you need to know about studying Electrical, Mechanical and Practical Engineering at North East Scotland College.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Engineering at NESCol.

Careers

Engineers are needed in various roles across a whole range of industries.

Courses

With specialist, state-of-the-art training facilities.

Talk to the Team

Our team can answer your questions!

If you think studying engineering will limit your career choices to oil and gas, think again! Engineers bring new ideas to life in a huge variety of industries across the world: green energy, health and wellbeing, assistive technologies, sport and fitness, food and drink production, space travel – the list goes on.

Engineering skills are essential in the development of almost all aspects of modern life.

At NESCol, our Altens and Fraserburgh Campuses boast purpose-built Engineering workshop facilities, and offer both hands-on and classroom-based learning experiences. We have excellent industry connections and pathways that could allow you to further your qualifications at Universities across Scotland.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Engineering at NESCol.

Svetlana Mateeva studied Performing Engineering Operations – Electrical Option at NESCol’s Fraserbrugh Campus and is looking forward to progressing onto NC Electrical Engineering after summer.

Shane Emmanuel studied Performing Engineering Operations – Fabrication and Welding Option at NESCol’s Fraserbrugh Campus.

Careers

If you have an interest in problem-solving and tackling challenges, then a career in engineering may be the one for you. Engineers are needed in various roles across a whole range of industries – the opportunities are endless.

159,100

Engineering jobs in Scotland

74,600

Energy jobs in Scotland

Engineers are needed in various roles across a whole range of industries:

  • Technology
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Aerospace
  • Medicine
  • Construction
  • Food & Drink Production
  • Sports
  • Fashion
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental Protection

Statistics Source: Skills Development Scotland Sector Skills Assessment 2019

Courses

NESCol boasts specialist, state-of-the-art training facilities for engineering students at its Altens and Fraserburgh Campuses.

We pride ourselves in offering vocationally relevant opportunities for all engineering students, whether you are studying at introductory level or joining one of our advanced courses, and work with you to help you achieve your employment aspirations.

Engineering students have access to NESCol’s great industry and university links.

Study in Aberdeen

Study Engineering full-time in Aberdeen. Applications are open now!

Study in Fraserburgh

Study Engineering full-time in Fraserburgh. Applications are open now!

Modern Apprenticehips

Are you an employer or already employed in the Engineering sector?

Explore Electrical Engineering

Want to study Electrical Engineering but not sure which course or level to apply for? We can recommend the best course for you!

Explore Mechanical Engineering

Want to study Mechanical Engineering but not sure which course or level to apply for? We can recommend the best course for you!

Explore Practical Engineering

Want to study Practical Engineering but not sure which course or level to apply for? We can recommend the best course for you!

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!

Talk to the Team

On Wednesday we’re hosting an online open session to provide all the information you need on opportunities in engineering. Our experts will be on hand from 3-5pm to answer your queries by email, through live chat and call-back. Complete the form below and we’ll make sure your query is directed to the right person to talk to. If you can’t join us on the day, we’ll get back to you at a time that suits.

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!