• Aeronautical

    HNC Aircraft Engineering

  • SCQF Level

    Level 7

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Progress into the dynamic world of aircraft design, manufacturing, and maintenance, offering a gateway into a high-profile industry. This course equips you with the skillset needed for a rewarding career in aerospace.

Explore the wonders of flight and soar towards fantastic career opportunities.

Entry Requirements

To join this exciting course, you'll need:

  • a genuine passion for aircraft and aviation
  • two relevant Highers, preferably in Mathematics and Physics, plus National 5 in English
  • satisfactory completion of a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 6 or equivalent
  • an interview with us

If you don’t have formal qualifications but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please do apply.

Course Content

Dive into the intricacies of aircraft systems and flight processes through a mix of theory and hands-on experience. Learning in our state-of-the-art Aeronautical Engineering Training Centre, taught by industry experts, you may:

  • explore modern aircraft construction, materials, and major component construction methods
  • investigate aerodynamics, flight mechanics, and the layout of different aircraft types
  • delve into aircraft propulsion systems, focusing on piston and gas turbine engines
  • learn about pneumatic and hydraulic power within common aircraft systems
  • study aircraft avionic systems, covering radio communications, radar, navigation, and automatic flight control
  • explore physics for aviation, solving engineering problems in solid mechanics, thermofluids, wave motion, and mechanical vibration
  • focus on human factors and their impact on performance in an aircraft engineering environment
  • learn about aircraft electrical and electronic principles, covering operational amplifiers, combinational logic and DC networks

You will also have the opportunity to develop proficiency in the industry-standard CATIA V5 design package.

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

After successfully completing this course, you may have the opportunity to:

  • launch your career in aeronautical engineering with a Modern Apprenticeship or roles like Trainee Mechanic or B1/B2 Licensed Engineer
  • articulate on to the MEng (Hons)/BEng (Hons) in Aircraft Engineering at the University of the West of Scotland

Why Choose This Course

Equip yourself with the skills and experiences that set you on a trajectory for success in the aviation industry. This course provides not just theoretical knowledge, but offers practical content for real-world applications. Gain meta skills and transferable skills, enhancing your cognitive abilities.

Your journey to a fulfilling career in aircraft engineering begins here!

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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