Bridgwater 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.
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.
What our students say
“This course was the natural progression on completion of my apprenticeship as I could still work and learn within a manufacturing environment. Fortunately my employer provided funding to support my learning from which I have benefitted massively. My work involves lots of computer aided manufacturing work and Rolls-Royce are investing heavily in automation technology. This course has given me an excellent grounding for future career progression.”
Chris Walker completed the Production Engineering HNC and currently works for Rolls-Royce, manufacturing parts for turbines and hopes to progress to the HND in Computer Aided Manufacturing and Automation.
“The course has been designed with the industry in mind and due to this my employer decided to support me and has funded my qualification. I am very fortunate as the skills I have learnt have helped develop my career and I now travel abroad, dealing with customers and working on new projects. Studying part-time, one day a week supports my career but also helps me achieve a qualification.”
Ryan Leicester is studying the HND in Mechanical Engineering and currently works for Rolls-Royce as an Overhaul Facilities Engineer and hopes to study a BSc in the future.