Advanced Manufacture Technologies (PDA)

Fife College


Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus


This course will introduce learners to 3D printing and scanning technologies enabling practical exploration of both and will provide learners with an understanding of CAD, Design and Manufacturing approaches for any industry.

Learners will study the Internet of Things (IoT), the history of IoT, where the concept has come from, through to modern-day IoT devices and real-world implementations.

Learners will also gain an appreciation of recently developed Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, such as rapid prototyping and collaborative robots, as well as the types of Advanced Manufacturing Technology that are about to emerge in the near future, such as additive manufacturing.

The course will cover the following topics:
CAD: 3D Printing & Scanning; Internet of Things; Industry 4.0 Technologies for Manufacture; Robotic Systems or Artificial Intelligence.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However candidates will be expected to demonstrate suitable industrial knowledge and experience, and familiarity with 2D & 3D CAD is highly desirable. Interview. Pre-entry test.

Progression Routes

Relevant Modern Apprenticeship

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

1 year


Digital, Computing and Cyber

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