N5 Engineering Science
The National 5 Engineering Science Course enables learners to apply knowledge and understanding of key engineering facts and ideas, and to understand the relationships between engineering, mathematics and science.
Engineering Contexts and Challenges (National 5)
This Unit provides a broad context for the Course. It develops an understanding of engineering concepts by exploring a range of engineered objects, engineering problems and solutions. This Unit allows the learner to explore some existing and emerging technologies and challenges, and to consider implications relating to the environment, sustainable development, and economic and social issues.
Electronics and Control (National 5)
This Unit explores an appropriate range of key concepts and devices used in electronic control systems, including analogue, digital and programmable systems. Skills in problem solving and evaluating are developed through simulation, practical projects and investigative tasks in a range of contexts.
Mechanisms and Structures (National 5)
This Unit develops an understanding of mechanisms and structures. Skills in problem solving and evaluating are developed through simulation, practical projects and investigative tasks in a range of contexts.
On Successful completion of these units the pupils will complete the course assessment which is made up of the following:
Course assessment structure:
Component 1 — question paper 90 marks
The question paper has two Sections. Section 1 will have 20 marks, and will consist of short answer questions. Section 2 will have 70 marks, and will consist of structured questions
This question paper will give learners an opportunity to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and understanding:
- ability to communicate engineering concepts clearly and concisely, using appropriate terminology
- ability to design and evaluate solutions to engineering problems in a range of contexts
- knowledge of the many types of engineering, and the wide role and impact of engineering (including existing and emerging technologies) on society and the environment
- knowledge and understanding of key concepts related to electronic and microcontroller-based systems, and their application
- knowledge and understanding of key concepts related to mechanisms and structures, and their application.
- knowledge of the relevance of energy, efficiency and sustainability to engineering problems and solutions.
- application of engineering knowledge and skills in a range of contexts
Component 2 — assignment 60 marks
The assignment should clearly demonstrate application of knowledge and skills related to mechanisms, structures, electronics and control (as defined in the ‘Further mandatory information on Course coverage’ section of this document). Guidelines for the assignment will include a list of questions/tasks/prompts which will lead learners through the task in clear stages.
Marks will be awarded for:
♦ Analysing the problem
♦ Designing a solution
♦ Constructing/simulating a solution
♦ Testing the solution
♦ Reporting on the solution
Please find below the link for the Careers in Engineering Science Poster.
Please find below the link for the National 5 Engineering Science ‘In a Nutshell’ revision documentation.