Engineering

Studying Engineering can lead to a variety of exciting careers, with both local and national organisations. Studying at Derwentside College ensures that you will train in the excellent workshop facilities, with the most up-to-date equipment. 

You will study a range of traditional and modern hi-tech engineering subjects, including the application of new and up-to-date technologies and computer-aided design.  You will also have the opportunity to specialise in vocational subjects, such as fabrication and welding, mechanical or electrical/electronic engineering.

 

Learning Methods:

You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.  The course is as realistic as possible allowing the students to discover new skills and talents be experiencing real engineering.

 

Full Time Courses Available:

  • Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations Level 1

  • Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 (within this qualification you will study a wide range of skills)

  • Subsidiary / Extended Diploma in Advanced Engineering Technology (Design and Manufacturing) Level 3

  • Subsidiary / Extended Diploma in Advanced Engineering Technology (Mechatronics) Level 3

  • Subsidiary / Extended Diploma in Advanced Engineering Technology (Maintenance) Level 3

  • Diploma in Electrical Installation Level 1 / Level 2

  • Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation Level 3

 

Part Time courses Available:

  • Level 2 Diploma in electrical Installation

 

For dates, times and costing of Part Time courses, please refer to our Part Time Guide

 

Also available Apprenticeships:

  • Apprenticeship in Engineering at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Level

  • Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation at Intermediate and Advanced Level

 

What could I earn?

Mechanical Engineer = £22,000 - £55,000

You could work in a variety of industries and on different projects.  This could range from the installation of off-shore wind turbines through to designing and testing improvements to prosthetic implants.

 

Electrical Engineer = £20,000 - £60,000

As an Electrical Engineer you will design, build and maintain electrical control systems, machinery and equipment.