Mechanical Engineering (University of Glasgow Pathway)

Ayrshire College


Kilmarnock Campus


This HNC Mechanical Engineering course offers a pathway to University of Glasgow.

Dive into a curriculum that balances theory with practicality. In this course, you may:

explore basic mechanical engineering principles: including statics and strength of materials, dynamics, and thermofluids; delve into thermofluids: for engineering systems solutions; investigate dynamics and motion: solving problems related to linear and angular motion, impulse, conservation of momentum, work, energy, and power; examine statics and strength of materials in-depth; study pneumatic and hydraulic systems: their operation, maintenance, and hands-on fluid power circuit design; engage in engineering design for manufacturing processes: crafting your design solutions; analyse materials and learn to select the right ones for diverse products; master the operation of a commercial CAD system: for 2D engineering drawings.

This 15-credit HNC involves single-exam assessments for some units, with a Graded Unit 1 exam towards the end of the year.

Entry Requirements

Higher Maths at B and Physics or Engineering Science

Progression Routes

Year 2 of University of Glasgow MEng degree course

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



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