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Bridgwater & Taunton College has a thriving Engineering department located in its flagship facilities, the Energy Skills Centre (which was opened by the Secretary of State for Climate Change in January 2011), and the Advanced Engineering Centre, due to be officially opened soon.

Professional engineering staff and advanced modern facilities the Engineering department offer a comprehensive range of engineering training programmes from apprenticeships right through to HNCs/HNDs and degree-level programmes. The curriculum covers areas such as computer aided design, manufacturing and production technologies, electrical and electronic engineering, robotics and control engineering, mechanical, maintenance, welding and fabrication, aerospace or automotive. Short courses in lean, BIT, parametric solid modelling, welding, machining and CAD are also available.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

  • Higher Engineering Apprenticeships
  • Engineering Apprenticeships
  • Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeships
  • Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeships
  • Electrical & Electronic Control Engineering Apprenticeships
  • Operations & Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeships
  • Welding & Fabrication Apprenticeships
  • Aerospace Engineering Apprenticeships

The College has recently made substantial investment in brand new engineering facilities. Students can take advantage of the fully-stocked and dedicated laboratories with the latest Robotic, CAD/CAM, CNC, Materials, Pneumatic/Hydraulics, Programmable Logic Control, Electronics and Process Control Technology.

What our students say

Engineering Student Tim Walker

Tim Walker

I’ve really enjoyed my programme — studying Engineering for the first time has been really interesting and it’s been great to meet new people and make new friends. My proudest achievement has been seeing my welding skills improve week on week; I can look back and clearly see how much I’ve progressed over the duration of the programme.”

Former pupil of Brymore School in Bridgwater, Tim is going on to do an Apprenticeship in Engineering.

Engineering Student Lucy Keirle

Lucy Keirle

The most memorable part of the programme for me has been the residential trip to Brussels. It was a fantastic opportunity to get to know others on my programme and explore engineering in the wider world. I progressed to my current programme from the Level 2 school link programme, and through the support of the staff, I achieved A*s in all of the units. It was an easy decision to carry on studying engineering at College!”

Former pupil of Chilton Trinity School in Bridgwater, Lucy hopes to progress to university on completion of her course.