Mechanical Engineering

Glasgow Kelvin College


Springburn Campus


This course is a unique opportunity to complete a recognised qualification within 1 year and providing you with the opportunity to progress to HND Level or University.

This course can enhance your potential prospects for employment in engineering and create opportunities for aspiring engineers and technicians. You will study the fundamental concepts of mechanical engineering including dynamics, statics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. You will gain skills in subjects such as CAD, engineering drawing and other industry essential subjects and you will learn within the classroom, CAD laboratory and a purpose built engineering laboratory.


You will build up an excellent understanding of a broad range of theoretical aspects of mechanical engineering skills at Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering – SCQF level 7:, including:

Dynamics; Thermofluids; Pneumatics and Hydraulics; Statics and Strength of Materials; Materials Selection; Engineering Mathematics; Communication: Practical Skills; Quality Management: An Introduction; Engineering Principles; Computer Aided Design; Engineering Drawing.

You will also learn to perform a vast range of mechanical engineering techniques essential for industry and academia.

Entry Requirements

Higher Maths or a science subject, Physics preferred; or Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

Progression Routes

Relevant degree course.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy