Engineering Systems NC Level 6

What is special about this course?

The programme provides knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of engineering studies including Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics disciplines. The award is a vocational qualification designed to prepare the candidate for employment, career development and progression to higher level study.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of National 5 (or equivalent) qualifications in Maths and Science

  • Relevant industrial experience and training.

NC Engineering Units at SCQF level 6, which include:


Electrical Principles

Mechanical Engineering Principles

Engineering Systems

Engineering Dynamics

Computer Aided Draughting

Pneumatics and Hydraulics

Plus additional Turning, Milling and Bench-fitting practical skills

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Flexible

Teaching will include face to face, classroom, laboratory and workshop based delivery.

How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway

Start date

September 2017


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

HNC Engineering Systems with the opportunity to progress onto year two of the degree programme on offer at UHI. Degrees available at UHI LCC include:

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering

BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering Design

BEng (Hons) Energy Engineering


Career opportunities

The range of opportunities for engineers are extensive, and include quality jobs in engineering design, marine engineering, oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, health, forensic engineering and many others.


Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2019/20

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Lews Castle College UHI. Lews Castle 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.

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