North East Scotland College


Off campus


This is a mandatory unit within HNC/HND Mechanical Engineering Group Award or may be part of other Group Award or taken as a single HN unit. Candidates studying towards an HNC or HND in Mechanical Engineering will also have to answer questions on dynamics as part of the integrated assessment.

The unit has been designed to allow you to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in basic dynamic concepts and theorems that underpin so much of more advanced studies in mechanical engineering.

If you have studied these subjects before, the early parts of this unit it will provide you with an opportunity to revise the dynamic concepts and theorems you have learnt in previous courses.

Credit points and level: 1 HN credit at SCQF Level 7: (8 SCQF credit points at SCQF Level 7)

Entry Requirements

It would be beneficial if the candidate had knowledge and understanding of mathematics and/or physics at Higher level or a National Certificate in Engineering as a minimum. It would be beneficial to have achieved the unit in Engineering Principles, although entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

6 months



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