Landbased Technology (Extended Diploma)

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Barony Campus, Oatridge Campus


This programme is designed to provide the knowledge required for a landbased engineering apprenticeship and would normally be delivered across three years on a block release basis. The balance of time is spent working in an engineering dealership where you can gain credits toward your qualification and importantly “earn as you learn.”

The course focuses on the technology found on modern landbased equipment along with some traditional engineering such as machining, bench work and welding and fabrication.

A range of topics will be covered during the course including engine technology, transmission systems, chassis systems, hydraulic
systems, pneumatic systems, electrical/electronic systems, welding and fabrication, cultivation/harvesting and processing machinery, diagnostics, power shift/hydrostatic and CVT transmissions, electronic control and monitoring systems and computer application and control.

Content includes: Working with Land-based Diesel Fuel Injection Systems; Understanding Computer Application and Control in Vehicles; Understanding and Servicing Harvesting Equipment; Understanding and Working with Engine Technology; Understand and Service Mechanical Power Transmissions.

Entry Requirements

Employment within landbased engineering. English and Maths at National 4 plus 2 subjects at National 5; or NC Landbased Engineering: An Introduction

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

3 years


Engineering and Technology

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