Mechanical Engineering (2nd year entry)

City of Glasgow College


Riverside Campus


This course allows you to study mechanical engineering to a professional standard. On completion of this course you will typically go to university, or move into industry as supervisors or technicians.

During your studies you'll have the use of the college’s extensive engineering equipment, which includes a fully functioning mechanical workshop and computer labs running CAD design software, hydraulic pneumatic software and labs.

You will study: Applied Industrial Plant Maintenance; Plant Systems; Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics; Strength of Materials Advanced; Practical Engineering Workshop Skills; Design for Manufacture; DC and AC Principles; 3 Phase Systems; Safety Engineering and the Environment; Business Awareness and Continuing Professional Development; Engineering Maths 3 and 4.

Entry Requirements

HNC Engineering: Mechanical or other relevant HNC.

Progression Routes

Year 3 of a relevant BEng at Glasgow Caledonian University, or possibly year 2 at the University of Strathclyde.

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