Mechanical Engineering

Edinburgh College


Online only


This qualification is based on the same course taught on a full-time and part-time basis at the College but using a new interactive web-based delivery format exclusive to Edinburgh College.

Delivery is based on 2 evenings per week fast-tracked over 2 years. Each evening session lasts 2.5 hours and is delivered online similar to a Skype or Facetime meeting but with special software that uses a virtual whiteboard system so students can participate in the class in the same way as if attending full-time.

Attendance at College is only required for assessment purposes or for the practical elements of certain units so most of the study will be carried out in the comfort of your own home. Students only need a PC with a good internet connection to participate in the course. The specialist webcasting software required for the course will be arranged by the College.

Entry Requirements

Higher Maths and Physics; or NC Engineering Systems; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6

Progression Routes

Progress to undergraduate courses with the HND giving direct entry at second or third year. Improved promotion prospects in either a technical or management role.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

2 years



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