Our National Qualifications in Engineering Science develop a range of technological skills, including skills in: analysis and problem solving, design, use of equipment and materials, and evaluation of products and systems.
These Courses bring together elements of science, technology, and mathematics and apply them to real-world challenges and they build challenging, coherent and enjoyable journeys for learners through all levels. With insights into the opportunities and challenges in engineering, the Courses provide a strong basis for further study or a career in any branch of engineering.
Available at the following levels:
Engineering Science common questions
Engineering Science CPD Event Presentations
The following presentation was delivered at CPD events for National 3, National 4 and National 5 Engineering Science Courses in session 2013-14. It can be used by Nominees to help cascade information to colleagues in their school, college or Local Authority. Equally, anyone delivering these Courses may find the contents helpful in understanding the standards required. Any candidate evidence used at the events is available from our secure website.
Updates and announcements
- October 2016 subject update (207 KB)
- May 2016 subject update (207 KB)
- October 2015 subject update (319 KB)
- August 2015 subject update (Higher) (89 KB)
- May 2015 subject update (191 KB)
- January 2015 subject update - Advanced Higher (401 KB)
- September 2014 Technologies subject update (157 KB)
- Special Edition Update June 2014 (152 KB)
- September 2013 update letter
Changes to assessment in National Courses
Following the Deputy First Minister’s announcement that units and unit assessments will be removed from National 5 to Advanced Higher courses, we are strengthening the course assessment to ensure it covers the full content of the course.
Units and unit assessments will be removed as followed:
- National 5 from 2017–18
- Higher from 2018–19
- Advanced Higher from 2019–20
Information for teachers has been posted on the National 5 Engineering Science subject page.