ACCESS TO ENGINEERING: SWAP
Are you ready to move in to Engineering? Would you like to become a professional engineer? This course is designed to enable adult learners with no formal qualification to prepare, in one year, for entry to a Degree/HND/HNC course in Engineering. It is run by the college in conjunction with the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP).
The course will allow you to study in maths, physics, engineering, and communications and gain recognised qualifications in these subjects.
What you need to quality for entry ...
This Access programme is NOT intended for recent school leavers. All candidates on the programme should have been out of education for 3 years if you studied at National 5 level and 5 years if you studied Highers.
If you are a recent school leaver you are very welcome to apply for our NQ Engineering programmes.
Entry to the course will be based upon a competitive review of the applications. Applicants should now provide detailed information on relevant life and employment experience within their personal statement, in addition to demonstrating a genuine interest in the subject. As a face to face interview is currently not possible your personal statement will be a very large factor in determining whether you are selected.
While the course is open to candidates without formal qualifications, please list on your application any qualifications you do have and when and where you obtained them.
A wide variety of units will be covered including:
- communications and IT.
Candidates must possess strong mathematical skills.
1 Academic Year
August - June
Up to 21 Hours per week (plus tutorials, additional optional units to cater for degree choices, and personal learning).
Due to the nature of this course part time study is not available.
Access Engineering allows progression to engineering based Higher Education (HNC/D or Degree level) courses after 1 year of study.
Progression is possible to many different engineering disciplines at college and university. Previous learners from this course have successfully progressed to degrees in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, and electronic engineering.
Other learners have also successfully progressed to HNC and HND programmes in these areas within Glasgow Kelvin College. This opens the door to a huge choice of engineering jobs both locally and in every corner of the world.