Mechanical Engineering

Ayrshire College


Kilmarnock Campus


This course will give you sound knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of mechanical engineering. It’s mainly theoretical, with a small practical element to prepare you for further study or employment.

You will: explore basic mechanical engineering principles; look further at thermofluids; explore dynamics and motion; look more in depth at statics and strength of materials; look at pneumatic and hydraulic systems; look at engineering design for manufacture processes; examine materials; develop skills in engineering drawings; learn how to operate a commercial CAD (Computer Aided Draughting) system; do a significant amount of maths, developing your skills to solve problems within an engineering context.

Entry Requirements

Higher Maths or Physics; or Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering; or NC Mechanical Engineering (Level 6); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

HND Mechanical Engineering or progression to employment or university.

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