About our engineering courses

Do you like to find solutions? Are you interested in how to make things, or improve them?

Engineering is a great subject for people drawn to solving problems. It is a diverse and thriving sector that offers a range of career opportunities.

We offer engineering programmes for all interests, abilities and careers.

You will learn in our state-of-the-art Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC), with industry facilities.

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Why study engineering?

Engineering and manufacturing is one of the UK’s broadest industry sectors. We offer specialist training in many areas of engineering, including:

  • aeronautical
  • manufacturing
  • automotive
  • electrical and electronic
  • mechanical and civil engineering.

These vital industries design, produce and operate the things we rely on every day, such as cars, phones, food and medicine.

Engineering careers and progression

Engineering industries provide a vast array of employment opportunities. The South West has a particularly strong engineering and manufacturing tradition. It is home to the biggest cluster of engineering companies in the UK and some of the best known advanced engineering and aerospace companies.

You will gain real work skills and practical experience at college. We have partnerships with employers including the Ministry of Defence, Airbus, Amcor, Astra Zeneca and Claverham Aerospace, First Great Western, GE Oil and Gas, GKN Aerospace, Oldland Aerospace, Rolls Royce, SeroSerco, and Smurlitt Smurfit Kappa.

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