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A chartered engineer can earn over £60,000 in their first year of employment and our courses will help you progress to university to become chartered. Our courses are tailor-made to meet the needs of local employers, who also provide you with industry-standard projects to undertake alongside your classroom studies. Our Engineering department promotes the highest standards of work, and is one of very few engineering training facilities approved by three professional engineering institutions: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Measurement and Control, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Having recently had a £50,000 investment in new equipment, our workshops contain industry-standard equipment including CAD and CAM machinery, programmable logic controllers, instrumentation and control software and hardware, and a 3D printer.
In partnership with AccessAble, you can find accessibility information about our engineering workshops here.
BCoT engineering students progressed to a number of universities including:
Kingston University, Aerospace Engineering
Plymouth University, Mechanical Engineering; Robotic Engineering; Marine Technology
Solent University, Electronic Engineering
University of Brighton, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Exeter, Mechanical Engineering
University of Portsmouth, Innovation Engineering; Civil Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
University of Southampton, Aeronautics and Astronautics
University of the West of England, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Our courses are sponsored by Middlesex Aerospace, Gillette, and West Berkshire Training Consortium (WBTC). As part of your course you will enjoy regular trips to large engineering employers such as Inductotherm and the National Grid.
You will also visit Lasham Airfield to take part in a gliding project, compete in a Rotary technology tournament and attend a STEM event at Thorpe Park. Previous students have worked with Lasham Gliding Centre to build a trailer for their glider.
Our course sponsors ensure students have the opportunity to progress into employment with them, usually via apprenticeships. Students who successfully complete our HND course may also have direct entry onto the third year of the BA Engineering degree at a prestigious local university
Darryl King named winner at the 2019 Southern Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year Awards
Learners make their mark at Festival of Engineering