Introduction to Engineering

Edinburgh College


Midlothian Campus


This 18 week course will give you an insight into Engineering. If you are unsure which direction to take introduction to engineering will give you experience of both so as to allow you to decide. Delivered at National 5 level, the course covers both theoretical and practical subjects from both Electrical and Mechanical Engineering to give you an understanding of the core requirements of both disciplines. Participants will also study Maths and Communication at SCQF level 5.

There is also an opportunity to gain essential core skills that are aligned to progression and industry needs.

Entry Requirements

Maths at National 4

Progression Routes

After successful completion of the course you will be able to choose to go on to NC Electrical Engineering (Level 6) or NC Engineering Systems.

Start Date

August, January



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks



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