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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.

?Have you thought about an apprenticeship?

Engineering apprenticeships are an ideal place to learn the hands-on side of the industry, all while earning a wage and getting qualified. Take a look at what like could be like as an engineering apprentice below:

 

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Engineering

Full Time
Aeronautical Engineering - Level 3 - 03/09/2018
 
Course Code: A223P-1/2 Start Date: 03/09/2018 Study Mode: Full-Time Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £8583.00,
24+ £8583.00, Overseas £8583.00
Location: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Gain skills and knowledge to prepare for a role in auronautical engineering, including aerospace engineer or aeronautical engineering technician
  • Study aircraft workshop propulsion systems, airframe construction and first line maintenance
  • Use a wind tunnel for realistic science experiments
  • Learn to use CAD software
  • Learn aspects of aerodynamics electronics  
Engineering - Level 1 - 03/09/2018
 
Course Code: 2766P-1/1 Start Date: 03/09/2018 Study Mode: Full-Time Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £3000.00,
24+ £3000.00, Overseas £6000.00
Location: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Excellent links with employers seeking to recruit Apprentices
  • Learn and work in an industry standard workshop
  • Trips and visits including NASA
  • Industry speakers and tours of local employers facilities
Engineering - Level 2 - 03/09/2018
 
Course Code: 4944P-1/1 Start Date: 03/09/2018 Study Mode: Full-Time Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Location: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Excellent links with employers seeking to recruit Apprentices
  • Learn to operate real industry standard workshop equipment
  • Trips and visits including NASA
  • Industry speakers and tours of local employers' facilities
Engineering - Level 3 - 03/09/2018
 
Course Code: 2767P-1/2 Start Date: 03/09/2018 Study Mode: Full-Time Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £8583.00,
24+ £8583.00, Overseas £8583.00
Location: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Opportunity to enter the Adam’s Engineering prize and win £2000
  • Undertake around 32 hours of work experience to put skills to the test and learn how to work and react in real workplace situations
  • Trips and visits including NASA
  • Industry speakers and tours of local employers facilities
Welding & Fabrication - Level 2 - 03/09/2018
 
Course Code: A216P-1/1 Start Date: 03/09/2018 Study Mode: Full-Time Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Location: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Gain a variety of transferable skills
  • Learn to use industry standard equipment
  • Learn from well experienced tutors in your chosen profession
  • Undertake work experience in an area of your choice
Welding & Fabrication - Level 3 - 03/09/2018
 
Course Code: A228P-1/1 Start Date: 03/09/2018 Study Mode: Full-Time Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £5421.00,
24+ £5421.00, Overseas £5421.00
Location: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • This programme forms the Vocationally Relevant Qualification for the Advanced Apprenticeship framework
  • Learn about building individual welding skills in Manual Metal Arc processes, Tungsten Inert Gas and Tungsten Arc Gas Shielded welding processes, MIG and MAG Welding processes
  • Develop advanced welding skills to prepare for employment in the Engineering Welding sector or Welding in the Construction industry
  • Gain access and learn to use fully functioning CAD software which can be downloaded at home

Engineering

Part Time
Level 1 Award in Introductory Thermal and Plasma Cutting Skills - Various
 
Course Code: A300A-1/1 Start Date: Various Study Mode: Part-Time, Thu, 18:00 - 21:00 Fees: £350.00 Location: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Develop skills in a number of thermal and plasma cutting processes
  • Excellent progression options
  • Take part in practical lessons and practical assessments
  • Learn and work in our fully functioning workshops, using industry standard equipment
Level 1 Award in Introductory Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding Skills - Mild Steel Plate - Various
 
Course Code: A299A-1/1 Start Date: Various Study Mode: Part-Time, Thu, 18:00 - 21:00 Fees: £350.00 Location: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Develop skills in a number of welding processes
  • Excellent progression options
  • Take part in practical lessons and practical assessments
  • Learn and work in our fully functioning workshops, using industry standard equipment
Level 2 Certificate in Welding - 11/09/2018
 
Course Code: A514A-1/1 Start Date: 11/09/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Tue, 18:00 - 21:00 Fees: £650.00 Location: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include

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Level 2 Certificate in Welding Skills - 24/01/2019
 
Course Code: A514-1/1 Start Date: 24/01/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Thu, 18:00 - 21:00 Fees: £600.00 Location: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of various welding processes, including TIG, MIG, plate, plastic and more
  • Learn in our state of the art Innovation and Technology Centre
  • Learn from tutors with real industry experience
Level 3 Award in Parametric Modelling Computer Aided Design (CAD) - 27/09/2018
 
Course Code: 3262-1/1 Start Date: 27/09/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Thu, 18:00 - 20:30 Fees: £685.00 Location: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Expert teaching by specialist teaching staff
  • High quality specialist resources and accommodation
  • Gain access to fully functioning licensed CAD software
  • Download CAD software at home
Level 3 Certificate in Engineering Technologies - 14/01/2019
 
Course Code: A515-1/1 Start Date: 14/01/2019 Study Mode: Part-Time, Online Fees: 16-18 £, 19-23 £680.00,
24+ £680.00, Overseas £680.00
Location: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Learn in our industry standard facilities, in the Innovation and Technology Centre
  • Resit your GCSE exams whilst studying what you're passionate about
  • Learn from industry experienced tutors 
  • Excellent progression opportunities 
Manual Inert Gas (MIG) Welding - Metal Steel Plate - Various
 
Course Code: A298A-1/1 Start Date: Various Study Mode: Part-Time, Thu, 18:00 - 21:00 Fees: £350.00 Location: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • ?Develop skills in MIG Welding processes
  • Excellent progression options
  • Take part in practical lessons and practical assessments
  • Learn and work in our fully functioning workshops, using industry standard equipment
Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding - Metal Steel Plate - Various
 
Course Code: A297A-1/1 Start Date: Various Study Mode: Part-Time, Thu, 18:00 - 21:00 Fees: £350.00 Location: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Develop skills in a number of welding processes
  • Excellent progression options
  • Take part in practical lessons and practical assessments in Manual Metal Arc welding
  • Learn and work in our fully functioning workshops, using industry standard equipment