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Bridgwater & Taunton College has a thriving Engineering department located in its flagship facility, the Energy Skills Centre, which was opened by the Secretary of State for Climate Change in January 2011.

Bridgwater & Taunton College have experience of delivering Areospace Engineering education & training for over 40 years. The programmes have been designed to provide the aerospace manufacturing and engineering sector with high grade technicians and engineers who have practical skills, combined with academic rigor. Students gain knowledge and understanding of how advanced and innovative engineering underpins the mechanical design, advanced aerospace manufacturing and technical service areas of the industry.

Professional engineering staff and advanced modern facilities the Engineering department offer a comprehensive aerospace engineering training programmes including; Full time, Apprenticeships and degree-level programmes.

The College has recently made substantial investment in the new engineering facilities based in the Energy Skills Centre. Students can take full advantage of the fully stocked and dedicated Laboratories and workshops with the latest technologies inc. CAD/CAM, 5 Axis CNC, Rapid Prototyping, Advanced Materials, Electronics and Process Control Technology. Further investment is planned to maintain the highest standards possible.

Students studying aerospace engineering at Bridgwater & Taunton College will be on the road to becoming a highly skilled engineer and have the opportunity to work in a variety of demanding aerospace disciplines such as; aerospace design, advanced composites, manufacturing, electrical systems, or mechanical engineering.

What our students say

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.