Walsall / Cannock
Redditch / Bromsgrove
Get ahead in engineering with Sandwell College
The Engineering department at Sandwell College is proud to serve the community and the wider Engineering Industry. Our learners study a variety of programmes to ensure they are fully equipped with the skills and knowledge essential for employment.
Our programmes consist of BTECs and City & Guilds Diplomas, preparing students for University or direct employment in Industry. In addition to these courses, our Engineering Apprenticeships also allow development of skills while apprentices are in employment.
Learners undertake their programme of study in our state-of-the-art Engineering facilities. With the support of our lecturers and master technicians, learners can study and enjoy an amazing teaching and learning experience.
As well as using industrial specified software including AutoCAD, Siemens NX, Automation and Labview Multisim, students gain practical machining, welding and bench skills and learn Mechanical Systems, Electronic and Electrical Systems, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Micro-controller Coding and Manufacturing Methods.
Our Engineering team are dedicated and committed to ensuring that they give our learners the best skills and valuable knowledge possible. Our team value diversity and equality and individuality, as everyone learns in many different ways. Our experienced team of lecturers and assessors will help everyone achieve their goals, no matter how high they aim.
Learners studying our two-year programme progress to University degrees such as aeronautical engineering and manufacturing engineering. All Engineering students applying to university get offers from prestigious institutions including Aston and Coventry. Our apprentices and machining operatives also secure employment in highly sought-after fields of engineering expertise.
Sandwell College student Thomas Embrey impressed aluminium heat treatment specialists Alloy Heat Treatment (AHT) so much during his work placement – organised in collaboration with Next Gen Makers – he was offered a position as an apprentice Quality Engineer.
Launching the Fab Lab in 2015 with laser and 3D creative workshops and a custom-built engineering laboratory has allowed Sandwell students like Maya Ghazal to make exceptional progress in their studies. The promising pilot is now studying Aviation Engineering at Brunel University and also making a huge difference doing humanitarian work with refugees, for which she was presented with a Diana Legacy Award by Princes William and Harry.
A talented team of students recently presented their concepts to a Dragons’ Den-style panel of industry experts in the Gen y Rail competition. ‘The Future’ were one of the five successful teams in the over-16s category.
For more information on Engineering at Sandwell College:
Call 0800 622 006
or visit www.sandwell.ac.uk