Engineering Systems with Renewable Energy

Borders College


Scottish Borders Campus, Tweedbank Campus


The course provides learners with an excellent foundation in the basic principles of Engineering Systems and reflects the need for multidisciplinary engineering technicians working in emerging and expanding local industries such as renewable electricity generation. The course is a mix of theoretical and practical activities within electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines. There is an emphasis on developing practical engineering skills. Units have been selected to compliment and support each other. Assessment is based around written assignments, practical tasks and manufactured outcomes.

Subjects studied include: Engineering principles, test and measurement, electrical wiring skills, fabrication skills, assembly skills, manufacturing components on a lathe and building domestic wind turbine systems. Practical activities will be undertaken in the mechanical engineering workshop at Tweedbank.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 including Maths and science or technological subjects.

Progression Routes

NC Engineering Systems (Level 6) or NC Electrical Engineering (Level 6).

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks


Engineering and 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