Introduction to Engineering and Renewable Energy

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


The course has been designed to give the student hands-on experience of the main areas of engineering such as Motor Vehicle, Electrical, Fabrication and Welding, Mechanical Engineering and will also have Renewables content leading to a Renewable Energy project.

All subjects are concerned with learning the skills within each area and transferring knowledge and understanding between the engineering disciplines being taught.

A project involving all areas except motor vehicle will be utilised to give a practical example of the knowledge transfer where motor vehicle will have a stand alone project.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course however, evidence that you can work at National 3/4 level is desirable. An evident interest in developing practical skills in the field of engineering will be explored during your advice session. Virtual interview through TEAMS or phone.

Progression Routes

The routes that a successful student can take are to enter any of engineering areas offered within the course at the next level of course available.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Motor Vehicle

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