Engineering Systems

Edinburgh College


Midlothian Campus


Engineering Systems HNC is a stepping stone towards furthering your career in the engineering systems industry or onto further study at an HND level.

This is a two-year day-release programme (a system of allowing employees days off work to go on educational courses) taught at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus. This HNC will give you essential employability and analysis skills needed to work in a wide range of engineering, industrial, public and renewable energy sectors. You will learn to break down engineering systems into component areas to fully examine how they function and contribute to the full system.

The course is taught by staff with industry experience using the latest industry technologies and will give you an insight into the working environment of an electrical engineer. You will be taught between classrooms and workshops where you will gain essential hands-on experience in the engineering sector. This course is intended to meet the needs of employers and further education.

Entry Requirements

Higher Maths and Physics or another science-based subject, or NC Engineering Systems, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

Progression Routes

HND Engineering Systems

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day release)

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