Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering: NQ (Level 5)

Mechanical Engineering Students working with equipment
Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Academic Year -  2.5 days p/w

Start date
Aug 2024
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Course overview

This NQ level 5 course covers all the subjects required for an NC but also has a strong emphasis on practical skills and is intended for those interested in developing skills for a career in the fast developing mechanical and manufacturing engineering industry.

The course is a mix of classroom work and practical activities in our brand new laboratories. Assessment comprises both short written tests and laboratory assignments. The course finishes with a hands on project. This year our students are building and racing robot cars.

Bursary students are given their own set of tools to keep and kits of parts to build a range of projects such as amplifiers, power supplies, and test instruments.

What you will learn

What is in the course?

Mechanical/Manufacture Theory, plus hands on practical work.

  • Mechanical/Manufacture Theory:
  • Mechanical Engineering Principles
  • Engineering Manufacture Principles
  • Engineering Materials - Mathematics
  • Computer aided Draughting (CAD)

Practical hands on work:

  • Material Removal Practice (Turning &Milling)
  • CNC Machining
  • Engineering Workshop Skills
  • Engineering, Engineering Project

Entry requirements

You can join our course by three methods: (Minimum Entry Criteria)

  • Three National 4 qualifications.
  • Successful completion of the NQ Level 4 Engineering course
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience

Applicants will be asked to visit the college for

For this course, if English is not your first language

  • you need to have SQA ESOL National 5 (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment ¬†here at the College.

a taster/information session where we can determine if this course meets your learning needs

Career Opportunities

You may be able to gain employment or a Modern Apprenticeship with energy companies, engineering contractors, consulting engineers or local authorities.

Future prospects

What can you do next?

The NQ Mechanical Engineering qualification should allow you to progress to study our courses such as:

  • the NQ in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (level 6),
  • or the HNC in Manufacture Engineering,
  • or the HND in Mechanical Engineering.

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