Mechanical Engineering

Glasgow Clyde College


Anniesland Campus


Would you like to learn how things are made? Are you looking for a career in manufacturing? On this course you will learn both traditional and modern manufacturing processes with the accompanying theory. You will learn how to turn and mill in our workshop that is used to train Modern Apprentices before they go into the workplace. You will also learn the fundamentals of CNC and Computer aided Draughting. Your year will culminate with an engineering project where you can manufacture a product using our 3D printers.

The units that you will undertake are:

Core Units:
Communication core skill unit; Mathematics: Technician 1; Engineering: Applying information technology.

Mandatory Units:
Statics; Engineering dynamics: An introduction; Thermofluids; Engineering dynamics; Strength of materials.

Optional Units
Engineering dimensional control; CAD for engineers; Engineering materials; Graphical engineering communications.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5 including Maths and a science or technological subject. Interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant HND course.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Engineering Systems

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