Mechanical Engineering (University Route)

Fife College


Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus


In your first year of study you will follow the HNC Mechanical Engineering course, as well as the opportunity to study advanced units in mathematics. At the end of the HNC course, you could progress onto the HND Mechanical Engineering course, or you could progress into employment with a highly valued HNC qualification.

If you progress onto the HND Mechanical Engineering course, you will also have the opportunity to study further advanced units in mathematics. At the end of the HND course, providing you meet the articulation requirements, you could progress to year 3 and 4 of a specific BEng (Hons) degree courses at any of the following partner Universities -

The University of Aberdeen; Edinburgh Napier University; Glasgow Caledonian University; Teeside University

You will study: Engineering Maths 1, 2 (3 optional); IT applications; Communications; Engineering measurement; Engineering quality; Dynamics; Statics strength of materials; Economics of manufacture; Engineering principles; Thermodynamics; Graded Unit 1

Entry Requirements

Higher Maths and Engineering Science or Physics; or Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering; or NC Mechanical Engineering; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant HND

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Engineering, Energy and Mathematics

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