Manufacturing Engineering (Level 6)

Glasgow Clyde College


Anniesland Campus


The NC Manufacturing Engineering course is designed to allow you to develop knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of manufacturing. You will learn both traditional and modern manufacturing processes, along with the accompanying theory. The course also covers the fundamentals of CNC and Computer-aided Draughting and includes manufacturing using 3D printers. This course is ideal for apprentices in the manufacturing sector or for those looking to upskill.

Contents Include:
Communication core skill unit; Mathematics: Technician 1; Engineering: Applying information technology; CNC machining; Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) for Engineers; Engineering dimensional control; Engineering materials; Engineering material removal principles; Engineering workshop skills; Graphical engineering communications; Material removal practice: Milling; Material removal practice: Turning.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5 including Maths and a science or technological subject, or NC Manufacture Engineering (Level 5), or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5.

Progression Routes

Relevant HNC or HND, or an apprenticeship in the Mechanical, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Aerospace and Ship Building sectors.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Mechanical Engineering

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