Mechanical Engineering

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


This advanced course provides learners with a wide range of knowledge and skills required for mechanical engineering relevant to mechanical, manufacture, process, oil and gas and alternative energy industries.

The objective of the programme of study is to provide a broad understanding of mechanical engineering technologies. In addition, it develops organisational skills including project planning, maintenance strategies, methods of design analysis, leadership and interpersonal skills.

Students successfully completing this programme may have the opportunity to progress to a BEng or MEng at various Universities.


Applications of Programmable Logic Controllers; Fundamentals of Control Systems and Transducers; Statics and Strength of Materials; Engineering Skills; Computer Aided Draughting for Engineers; Engineering Principles; Materials Selection; Quality Management: An Introduction; Thermofluids; Dynamics; Pneumatics and Hydraulics; Mechanical Engineering: Graded Unit 1; Engineering Mathematics 1 and 2; Communication: Practical Skills; Project Management; Information Technology: Applications Software 1; Business Awareness and Continuing Professional Development; Engineering Drawing; Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics; Plant Systems; Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Practice and Design; Applied Industrial Plant Maintenance; Strength of Materials: Advanced; Mechanical Engineering: Graded Unit 2 ; Manufacturing: Process and Equipment Selection.

Entry Requirements

Higher Maths and a science or technological subject; or Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry subject to two stage interview.

Progression Routes

Year 3 of a relevant degree through the college's articulation routes.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years



SCQF Level