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Engineering

Explore mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering with our programmes - before choosing an area to specialise in.

If you like finding solutions to technical challenges, discover where a career in engineering could take you.

Skilled engineers are in demand, with more than 1.4 million people forecast to be employed in engineering roles in England by 2023.

Develop the skills you need for a career in engineering with our specialist programmes. We work closely with leading engineering and construction companies, preparing you for success.

Subjects

  • Engineering - Learn about mechanics, electronic and electrical engineering, progress across different levels and becoming a professional engineer.

Qualifications

We offer a range of qualifications, from Level 2 (equivalent to GCSEs grades A-C or 9-4) to university level study.

Facilities

Our engineering facilities include the new Solutions Lab at Reading College and the £8m Technology Campus in Blackbird Leys (Oxford), featuring learning zones, workshops and modern design and fabrication spaces. 

We also have a specialist high performance engineering centre in Banbury, boosting excellent motor vehicle and motosport engineering facilities, and a centre at classic vehicle hub Bicester Heritage, the place to learn all about preserving and restoring historic vehicles. 

Career pathways

A career pathway is a a plan, with clear, practical steps you can take to achieve the career of your dreams. This helps equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance of success.

Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors.

Find out more about Career Pathways

Industry partnerships

We work closely with our industry partners to ensure you'll learn the skills that employers need:

  • Beard: An award-winning construction company in the South of England 
  • Land Securities: The largest commercial property company in the UK, owning, developing and managing offices, shopping centres and more
  • Peter Brett Associates: A leading development and infrastructure consultancy 
  • Skanska: One of the world’s leading project development and construction groups
  • Laing O' Rourke: A privately owned, internationally focussed, world-class engineering company.