Engineering Systems with Renewable Energy NC at Level 5


21 Aug 2023


14 Jun 2024

The course provides learners with an excellent foundation in the basic principles of Engineering Systems and reflects the need for multidisciplinary engineering technicians working in emerging and expanding local industries such as renewable electricity generation. The course is a mix of theoretical and practical activities within electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines.

There is an emphasis on developing practical engineering skills. Units have been selected to compliment and support each other. Assessment is based around written assignments, practical tasks and manufactured outcomes.Subjects studied include: Engineering principles, test and measurement, electrical wiring skills, fabrication skills, assembly skills, manufacturing components on a lathe and building domestic wind turbine systems. Practical activities will be undertaken in the mechanical engineering workshop at Tweedbank.

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National Certificate, SCQF level 5


The course will be delivered across two campuses, SBC and Tweedbank, with the course delivered over three days. Course is due to start in August 2022.


Entry requirements

Candidates for the NC should have a minimum of grade C passes in mathematics at intermediate 1/national 4 level as well as qualifications in technology or physics based subjects. Mature applicants are also invited to apply without the necessary minimum requirements

Progression opportunities

Successful completion will lead to a choice of applying for NC Engineering Systems (Level 6) or NC Electrical Engineering (Level 6)


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