Engineering Practice (Fabrication)

Ayrshire College


Kilmarnock Campus


This course will give you sound knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of general engineering practice, while giving you the opportunity to specialise in fabrication.

You will: develop your understanding of fabrication; look at the production processes; learn about specialised welding processes; develop your practical skills in a variety of welding processes; learn how to design and manufacture metal containers; learn about basic inspection systems; explore value engineering techniques; learn how to operate a commercial CAD (Computer Aided Draughting) system; learn to use basic maths in an engineering context; look at what’s involved in being an effective engineering supervisor.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher, or NC Fabrication and Welding Engineering, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant HND or progression to employment or university.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


STEM - Engineering and Science

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