NC Manufacturing Engineering

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This course will provide you with the ability to develop mechanical and manufacturing technical skills, allowing you to operate within the vast field of engineering. The course is structured to include a mix of practical ‘hands on’ subjects alongside theory-based subjects, used to develop meaning and understanding.

You’ll have use of the college’s extensive engineering workshops and equipment, as well as our specialist labs and automated manufacturing facilities. In addition, you’ll be taught by highly qualified lecturers who have a wealth of experience and skills all developed within the engineering sector.



Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • National 5 at minimum grade C (or equivalent) in English, Mathematics and a Technical subject.


  • Successful completion of Performing Engineering Operation Qualification and satisfactory completion of an aptitude test.


  • Suitable work experience within the engineering sector and satisfactory completion of an aptitude test.

This course includes the following;

  • Engineering Workshop Skills
  • Industrial CNC Machining
  • Engineering Materials
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Material Removal: Milling and Turning
  • Dimensional Control
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Computer Aided Draughting
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Mechanical Engineering Principles

Upon entry to the NC Manufacturing course you’ll be provide with safety boots, overalls and safety glasses, along with course booklets and access to our VLE e-book environment.

You will be in college 3 days per week for our fulltime students and with a day release option for apprentices. Successful completion of each subject involves a number of practical and unit assessments.

Where can I go from here?

Graduates of this course will be able to go directly into the following courses: