Engineering Skills

Edinburgh College


Midlothian Campus


This course is designed to give you a broad understanding of engineering manufacturing systems and processes. You will study a range of modules such as Understanding the Workplace and Engineering Materials which will develop your practical skills and build your knowledge of the engineering industry.

This course supports progression into other engineering studies which can lead to a university degree, training or employment. You will be provided with information to give you an insight into engineering occupations such as mechanical, fabrication, automotive, aeronautical, electrical and electronic, marine and control. Once you have successfully completed this course you can use your studies to help you choose which career path within the engineering industry you wish to pursue.

Course includes:
Mechanical and Fabrication practical skills; Electrical and Electronic practical skills; Repair and Maintenance skills; Design and Manufacture skills; Skills and attitudes for employability plus and understanding of the workplace; Engineering materials; Fitting using hand skills; Employability and essential core skills.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Progression Routes

Relevant NC course

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

20 weeks



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