Engineering Science

Engineering brings together elements of technology, science and mathematics, and applies these to real-world challenges. This course provides an excellent opportunity to make links across learning in the senior phase.

Course Assessment

  • Question Paper - 110 marks (69% of total)
  • Assignment - 50 marks (31%)

(For full information see the SQA Webpage for this course.)

Now scroll down to find important notes and resources for studying this course, as well as question papers, web links, videos and other useful content.

More will be added over time, so remember to keep checking back!

Course Notes


Learning Checklist (PDF) - For the Google Sheets version, go HERE and make a copy)

LEARNING CHECKLIST - Higher Engineering Science.pdf

SQA Course Specification


SQA Data Booklet


Question Papers

Specimen Question Paper

(valid from 2018/19)

Past Papers:

2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

Marking Instructions:

2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019


Specimen Assignment

(valid from 2018/19)

Past Assignments:


Past Assignment Marking Instructions:


Video Playlists

Each of the following playlists brings together a collection of videos based on a key area of the course.

(To explore the list of videos click on the menu icon in the top-left of each video player, or click the playlist title to view it in a new tab.)



Useful Websites & Channels

YouTube channel covering several areas of the course, particularly structures , materials and electronics.

YouTube channel focusing solely on structural analysis.

Don't be put off by the basic look - this site has tonnes of really good information covering many important aspects of the course.

YouTube playlist focusing on Higher course topics. Might be worth having a look at his channel in general for N5 level revision.

YouTube channel focusing on electronics. Some of the material is beyond the scope of the Higher course - pick and choose what to watch.