Engineering

Engineering is all about making things work. You could be demolishing buildings, servicing DVD players, checking aircraft, activating phonelines – and that’s just the start.

Engineering-related jobs in the UK and opportunities, especially for those with a strong grasp of new technology, are growing – and whether your specialism is creating testers to identify faults or maintaining generators in a power station, you’ll need to be good with machines.

Why choose us?

If you want to develop the skills you will need for the engineering trade by working on a jet aeroplane engine and fuselage or a helicopter engine, you will enjoy the hands-on practical learning experience provided at College. We have a wide range of engineering courses designed to equip you with a broad base of engineering skills, as well as knowledge and experience of the sector. You can specialise in aerospace, electrical and electronic or mechanical engineering and there are apprenticeships available in electrotechnical installation and engineering.

Depending on your specialist area, topics you will cover could include radio communications, microcontrollers, analogue and digital electronics, CAD, electronic circuits and wiring, gas turbine engines and aircraft maintenance.

Industry standard equipment
We have fully equipped engineering and aerospace workshops. The aerospace workshop features a real aeroplane and fuselage for students to work on, while the engineering workshops are full of industry tools and the latest in computer aided design (CAD) software.

Earn and learn
Many of our courses give you the opportunity to become a fully-accredited engineer and are flexible to enable you to gain experience in a working environment while you study.

Excellent links with industry
The department works with high technology companies such as Lola, Lockheed Martin and Marshall Aerospace. Apprentices enrolled onto HNC/HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering are employed by local and national engineering firms with whom the College maintains an excellent training relationship, including Danfoss Randall and Network Rail.


Student destinations

47% of our Engineering students continue their studies within further or higher education. Our students have gone on to study Electrical & Electronic, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at a number of well-respected universities including Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Leeds. 43% go into employment or an apprenticeship.

Source: Bedford College FE Student Destinations 2013-14

Engineering courses

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