Landbased Engineering

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Barony Campus


This course gives a general introduction to engineering principles, as well as tractor and machinery operation and maintenance.

It aims to develop both specialist knowledge and technical skills to meet the demands of working with agricultural/forestry machines and equipment.

he course covers a range of core topics, including engine technology, repair skills and electrics, as well as workshop processes, welding and mechanical transmission.

You'll learn about hydraulic systems and brakes, steering and traction, as well as how to operate, maintain and repair machinery in the contexts of health, safety and the environment and of the agricultural/forestry industry.

This course provides an ideal blend of theory and practical tasks, where you will learn how a system works and then get hands on with the system.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5 plus National 4 English and Maths. Or NC Landbased Engineering: An introduction.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (block release)

Course Length

2 years


Engineering and Technology

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