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HNC: Mechanical Engineering (BEng (Hons) University Route) SCQF Level 7

Fife College

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  • Qualification

    HNC - Higher National Certificate

  • Location

    Stenton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Engineering is everywhere, helping transform people's lives around the globe. The work that engineers do is creative and hands-on. It's about designing things, finding solutions and improving things.

Engineering is one of the few career options that spans every sector, from sport to space. So whatever you care most about, there will be some engineering involved.

According to Engineering UK, 124,000 engineers and technicians with core engineering skills will be required each year in the UK alone, and annual shortfall of 59,000 engineering graduates and technicians to fill core engineering roles.

Did you know that Engineering and technology graduates earn significantly more than for graduates overall and the average Scottish engineer salary is 28% higher per year than the average Scottish salary.

So, there has never been a better time to start your career in Engineering!

This course is ideal if you are interested in progressing to University or developing a high level of knowledge and skills in the area of Mechanical Engineering to make you work-ready for a career in this industry.

In your first year of study you will follow the HNC Mechanical Engineering course, as well as the opportunity to study advanced units in mathematics. At the end of the HNC course, you could progress onto the HND Mechanical Engineering course, or you could progress into employment with a highly valued HNC qualification.


If you successfully complete your HNC, you could progress onto

  • HND: Mechanical Engineering SCQF Level 8

If you progress onto the HND Mechanical Engineering course, you will also have the opportunity to study further advanced units in mathematics. At the end of the HND course, providing you meet the articulation requirements, you could progress to year 3 and 4 of a specific BEng (Hons) degree courses at any of the following partner Universities -

  • The University of Aberdeen
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Teeside University


  • Opportunities in mechanical, design, project and production engineering
  • The managerial aspects of the course may also lend themselves to leadership roles within industry

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University information

Fife College

  • Campus address

    Fife College, Halbeath, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 8DY, Scotland

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