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ENGINEERING

Welcome to the Engineering department


What’s it all about?

Engineering is one of the most globally in-demand jobs and is one of the UK’s greatest success stories. By applying science and maths to solve real world problems, engineers are at the forefront of pioneering technology. Whether you choose mechanical, electrical, welding or aeronautical engineering, you will leave college with the most up-to-date skills for the demands of today’s manufacturing industries.

Is it for me?

Engineering is geared towards people who can use their initiative to come up with imaginative and pragmatic solutions to complex problems. if you enjoy problem-solving, are interested in the latest developments in technology, and have a passion for thinking outside of the box, a career in engineering could very well suit you. There are a variety of different paths that an engineering qualification can lead you towards.

What will I do?

As well as learning about the most recent developments in engineering from industry experts, you will have the opportunity to visit the home of innovative space engineering, the Johnston Space Centre (otherwise known as the Space University) at NASA in Houston, Texas.

Milton Keynes College is home to the impressive multi-million pound Innovation & Technology Centre, a space dedicated entirely to exactly that. Here you will learn to use the latest advanced technological machinery with other like-minded students.

We encourage our students to make the most of the excellent links we have with employers, guest lectures and work placement opportunities, which can offer industry experience that employers look for.

In addition to all of this, our students are offered the chance to win a prestigious award and bursary. The Adam’s Engineering Prize is supported by David and Jennifer Adams, the founders of Ace Cundell Engineers in Cosgrove. The £2,000 prize goes to students who are able to demonstrate originality, innovation and creative problem-solving in their engineering course. The award has been created to encourage and inspire young engineers in our community, and to recognise and celebrate the most talented engineering students in Milton Keynes.

What can I do next?

Take the skills you develop here with us to the next level, whether that be working towards a degree (Space University anyone?) or becoming an apprentice, there is a route to facilitate you discovering your potential and building a rewarding career in your specialist subject.

"I'd heard about Apprenticeships at Milton Keynes College through the radio and after applying I am now in the final months of an Advanced Apprenticeship, continuing onto a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and Robotics with the aim to becoming a qualified Software Engineer."

Suzanne Donoghue, Engineering Apprenticeship

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Engineering Courses

Full Time
Level 3 Diploma in Welding & Fabrication - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A228P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 16:30 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £5421.00,
24+ £5421.00, Overseas £5421.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • This is a one year full time programme and also forms the Vocationally Relevant Qualification for the Advanced Apprenticeship framework.
  • The programme is based on building individual welding skills in Manual metal Arc processes, Tungsten Inert Gas and Tungsten Arc Gas Shielded welding processes, MIG and MAG Welding processes.
  • The qualification is based on developing advanced welding skills to prepare individuals for employment in the Engineering Welding sector or Welding in the Construction industry.
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A223P-1/2 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 16:30 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £5421.00,
24+ £5421.00, Overseas £5421.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • This two year full time qualification is aimed at learners preparing for roles in aeronautical engineering, for example aeronautical engineering technician or aerospace engineer.
  • Learners gain relevant skills and knowledge from studying a range of units, for example aircraft workshop propulsion systems, airframe construction and first line maintenance.
Level 1 Diploma in Engineering - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 2766P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £3000.00,
24+ £3000.00, Overseas £6000.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Excellent links with employers seeking to recruit Apprentices
  • Project work related to the construction of a real light aircraft
  • Trips and visits including NASA
  • Industry speakers and tours of local employers facilities.
Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations in Fabrication & Welding - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A216P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include

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Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technology - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 4944P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Excellent links with employers seeking to recruit Apprentices
  • Project work to construct a real light aircraft
  • Trips and visits including NASA
  • Industry speakers and tours of local employers' facilities.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 2767P-1/2 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £8583.00,
24+ £8583.00, Overseas £8583.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Opportunity to enter the Adam’s Engineering prize and win £2000
  • Project work to construct a real light aircraft
  • Trips and visits including NASA
  • Industry speakers and tours of local employers facilities.
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A222P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, Mon,Wed,Thu 9:00 - 16:30 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4030.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include

This one year full time qualification is aimed at learners who intend to work in the role of aerospace manufacturing fitter. People in this role are involved predominantly in highly-skilled, complex and specialist detailed work, assembling aircraft systems according to specific work instructions and using relevant hand and machine tools, jigs and measuring equipment.

Engineering Courses

Part Time
Level 3 Award in Parametric Modelling Computer Aided Design (CAD) - 28/09/2017
 
Course Code: 3262-1/1 Course Dates: 28/09/2017 - 14/06/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, THU 18:00 - 20:30 Fees: 16-18 £400.00, 19-23 £400.00,
24+ £400.00, Overseas £400.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Expert teaching by specialist teaching staff
  • High quality specialist resources and accommodation.
Manual Inert Gas (MIG) Welding - Metal Steel Plate - 18/04/2017
 
Course Code: A298A-1/1 Course Dates: 18/04/2017 - 23/05/2017 Course Hours: Part-Time, THU 18:00 - 21:00 Fees: 16-18 £350.00, 19-23 £350.00,
24+ £350.00, Overseas £350.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering - 19/09/2017
 
Course Code: 0005B-1/2 Course Dates: 19/09/2017 - 02/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, TUE 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £5421.00,
24+ £5421.00, Overseas £5421.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Opportunity to enter the Adam’s Engineering prize and win £2000
  • Trips and visits including NASA
  • Industry speakers and tours of local employers facilities.