Engineering Practice (Manufacturing)

Ayrshire College


Kilmarnock Campus


This course will give you sound knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of general engineering practice, while giving you the opportunity to specialise in manufacturing.

You will: examine materials and learn how to select the correct ones for a range of products; develop your skills in engineering measurement, reading drawings and specifications; explore the principles of mechanical engineering; learn how to operate a commercial CAD (Computer Aided Draughting) system; explore Computer Numerical Control (CNC) systems; explore value engineering techniques; look at what’s involved in being an effective engineering supervisor.

Entry Requirements

1 relevant Higher, or NC Manufacturing Engineering, or Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant HND or progression to university or employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day release)

Course Length

1 year


STEM - Engineering and Science

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