• Engineering

    HNC Mechatronics (Infill)

  • Eligible Schools

    All Ayrshire schools

    This course is for school pupils only

  • Location/Day/Time

    Kilwinning Campus

    Wednesday and Thursday, 9am-4pm

  • Start Date

    Aug 2023

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who has an interest in Engineering and who wishes to progress to university or to employment through a modern apprenticeship.

Mechatronics combines aspects of electrical and mechanical Engineering, as well as Robotics and Automation. It is an exciting field of study with many opportunities within both an industrial and domestic setting such as production and process plants, maintenance, design, domestic wiring and testing and within the rail network. If you’ve got a logical and inquisitive mind, enjoy problem solving and are curious to know how things work, this course will be suitable for you.

What is the course about?

The course covers theory and practical aspects of electrical and mechanical engineering, with elements of robotics and programming. There will be classes in Engineering, Mathematics and Communications; and you will cover basic electrical safety.

The main areas of study include:

  • Mechatronic Systems,
  • Robotics & Animatronics,
  • Programming,
  • Interfacing Electronics,
  • Electrical Engineering Principles,
  • Electronic Testing Skills,
  • Applications of PLC (Programmable Logic Controller),
  • CAD for Engineers

What are the entry requirements?

For entry to this course, you’ll need:

  • A real interest in electrical and mechanical engineering
  • A minimum of one relevant Higher at Grade C or above, preferably Mathematics or Physics

How will I be assessed?

Continual assessment.

What should I expect?

This course will give you sound knowledge and understanding in the core aspects of electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as robotics and automation while giving you the opportunity to specialise in several key areas. Your classes will consist of classroom-based theory work and incorporate some practical work to apply your knowledge to real life engineering problems.

Next Steps

You may progress to:

  • Degree course at university,
  • Start your career with a technical level post or an apprenticeship

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2023

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