Engineering: Mechanical

City of Glasgow College


Riverside Campus


This one year course gives you the skills, knowledge and understanding that you'll need for a career in mechanical engineering. On completion of this course you can continue to the 2nd year of the HND programme, apply to study at degree level or move into a technical level job within industry.

You’ll be able to use state-of-the-art facilities at the college – such as our fully equipped mechanical lab, pneumatic and hydraulic rigs and computer suites running CAD software.

You will study:

Statics and strength of materials; Thermofluids; Dynamics; Materials selection; Engineering Maths 1 and 2; Pneumatics and hydraulics; Engineering principles; Computer-aided draughting for engineers; Engineering drawing; Communications; Introduction to quality management; Information technology: Applications software 1; and Personal development planning.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including Maths, and preferably Physics or Engineering Science, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant HND or degree course

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