Engineering

Engineering student using machine

Our Engineering courses will provide you with specialist engineering knowledge, problem solving skills and the ability to apply logical analytic techniques to projects. Engineering is a vital skill for the UK economy and engineers with a desirable skill set and an advanced level of technical knowledge are in very high demand.

We offer HNC and HND courses in Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic, and General Engineering. 

In Mechanical Engineering, you will study the theory behind the technology, developing the knowledge of how mechanical engineering systems feature in everyday life. Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering course provides advanced technical knowledge through electrical and electronic engineering principles, concepts and theory. Studying General Engineering will give you a thorough understanding of engineering technologies used by businesses nationally and globally.

We continually invest in modern, state-of-the art equipment including new mechatronics and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) facilities.

With industry-experienced tutors, the BTEC HNC and HND courses in Engineering are designed to equip you with the skill set desired by employers.

“I am learning new skills everyday which are transferable to the workplace giving me a step up in my future career.”

Dillon Bunclark
Dillon Bunclark Higher National Diploma - Diploma Level 5 in Mechanical Engineering

FUTURE CAREERS IN ENGINEERING

The Engineering sector is ideal for those who are innovative and aim for a high quality assurance.

engineering students

Mechanical Engineer

Average salary - £42,400

Mechanical Engineers undertake research and design, direct the manufacture and manage the operation and maintenance of engines, machines, aircraft, vehicle, building services and other mechanical items.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Turn research ideas into technical plans, using computer aided design/modelling (CAD/CAM)
  • Carry out surveys of mechanical systems and equipment
  • Research and assess new products and innovations
  • Present design plans and data to managers and clients
  • Oversee maintenance programmes and quality control
  • Manage and lead a project team of technicians, designers and other engineering professionals
Working environments

You could work in an office, in a factory or visit sites. Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers.

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Electrical Engineer

Average salary - £52,500

Electrical Engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, power stations, building control systems and other electrical products and systems.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Carry out feasibility studies for new technical developments
  • Draw up project plans and circuit diagrams using computer-assisted engineering and design software
  • Estimate costs and project timings
  • Coordinate the work of technicians and craftspeople
  • Test installations and systems, and analyse test data
  • Make sure projects meet safety regulations
Working environments

You could work in a factory, at a power station, in a workshop, at a research facility or in an office.

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In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the engineering sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Planning
  • Innovation
  • Problem Solving

What our students say

“The facilities here are great and there are plenty of resources on-site to support my studies. There is a positive social aspect that comes from studying at a smaller university as a great community is created.”

Jake Owen Higher National Certificate - Diploma Level 4 in General Engineering

“I enjoy socialising with the teachers and my peers, and the environment in class is really positive. I can ask for help confidently and I know the staff will help me with whatever it is I don't understand.”

Jack Liptrot Higher National Certificate - Diploma Level 4 in General Engineering