Engineering Systems

West Lothian College


This course is the stepping stone to an exciting career in engineering. You will study a variety of engineering subjects that include mechanical, systems, and renewables. This will provide you with the practical and analytical skills required for progression in the engineering industry or university level courses.

The course covers:

Engineering drawing including CAD and Inventor; Engineering Materials and their properties; Dynamics
Thermofluids; Statics; Engineering Maths; Renewable Energy; System Engineering; Electrical , Mechanical and Electromechanical Systems; Pneumatics and hydraulics Systems; Programmable Logic Controllers.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers, or Higher Maths or Physics, or relevant Foundation Apprenticeship, or relevant NC at SCQF Level 6, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and written test.

Progression Routes

Relevant HND; 2nd year entry to Engineering degree courses at Edinburgh Napier 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