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



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