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Advanced Higher Engineering Science (Course Code: C823 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Engineering Science?

Engineering is vital to everyday life; it shapes the world in which we live and its future. Engineers play key roles in meeting the needs of society in fields which include climate change, medicine, IT and transport. Our society needs more engineers, and more young people with an informed view of engineering.

In this course you will develop and extend knowledge and understanding of key engineering concepts and processes, and learn to apply these to a variety of problems. On completing the course you will learn skills in: analysis and problem solving, engineering design, the use of equipment and materials, and evaluation.

The skills you learn from this course are valuable for a wide range of career areas and industries. This includes Engineering, Electronics, Oil, Renewable Energy Production, Science, Mechanics, Construction and the Built Environment.

What do I need to get in?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises three areas of study.

Electronics and Control

You will:

Mechanisms and Structures

You will:

Engineering Project Management

You will:

How will I be assessed?

The course assessment consists of two components totalling 150 marks:

For the project you will be asked to develop a solution to a complex engineering problem.

Both the question paper and the project are set and externally marked by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.

The course assessment is graded A-D.

Study Materials

SQA Past Papers Engineering Science Advanced Higher
SQA Specimen Engineering Science Advanced Higher Question Paper

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?