Engineering Systems

UHI Argyll


Tobermory Centre, Oban Centre, Lochgilphead Centre and CERC, Dunoon Centre, Rothesay Centre, Campbeltown Centre, Arran Centre, Islay Centre, Helensburgh Centre, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The HNC Engineering Systems will give you the required technical training to be a technician in design, research, development and service support activities in engineering, manufacturing and consultancy.

Mandatory units are: Communication: practical skills; Engineering measurement and system monitoring; Engineering systems: graded unit 1; Mathematics for engineering 1: mechanical and manufacturing; Principles of engineering systems.

Optional units may include subjects like: Engineering: practical skills; Thermofluids; Combinational logic; Dynamics; High level software; DC and AC principles.

Entry Requirements

Higher Maths or Physics, or Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering, or relevant NC or NQ at SCQF Level 6. You may be asked to attend for interview.

Progression Routes

HND Engineering Systems

Start Date

September, January



Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

2 years


Energy, Engineering and Construction

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