Engineering

Studying engineering here at Bedford College is a great stepping stone to an exciting career in the industry. We work with international names such as Cranfield University, General Motors and Lockheed Martin to get you the experience and up-to-date knowledge employers will be looking for. Alongside our range of courses we now also provide a BSc in Engineering with the University of Northampton, Engineering Access to Higher Education course and the only Mechatronics apprenticeship in the region to meet the new Government standards.

Why choose us?

Our new £4.5 million Advanced Engineering Centre is currently taking shape and will house newer, lighter, analytical equipment, BIM Software and robotics to enable you to move through to the higher level training essential in today’s manufacturing and civil engineering markets.

We have a wide range of engineering courses designed to equip you with a broad base of engineering skills, as well as knowledge and experience of the sector. You can specialise in electrical and electronic or mechanical engineering and there are also apprenticeships available.

Depending on your specialist area, topics you will cover could include radio communications, microcontrollers, analogue and digital electronics, CAD, electronic circuits and wiring, gas turbine engines and aircraft maintenance.

Industry standard equipment
We have fully equipped engineering and aerospace workshops. The aerospace workshop features a real aeroplane and fuselage for students to work on, while the engineering workshops are full of industry tools and the latest in computer aided design (CAD) software.

Earn and learn
Many of our courses give you the opportunity to become a fully-accredited engineer and are flexible to enable you to gain experience in a working environment while you study.

Excellent links with industry
The department works with high technology companies such as Lola, Lockheed Martin and Marshall Aerospace. Apprentices enrolled onto HNC/HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering are employed by local and national engineering firms with whom the College maintains an excellent training relationship, including Danfoss Randall and Network Rail.


Student destinations

56% of our Engineering students go straight into employment or an apprenticeship, while 26% go on to study at degree-level at colleges and universities such as Aston University, Loughborough University and Newcastle University. 

Source: Bedford College FE Student Destinations 2015-16

Engineering courses

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