Engineering and Manufacturing Courses (Mechanical, Electronic, Fabrication and Welding)

If you enjoy using technology and solving problems…

Our Engineering courses in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electronics, Welding and Fabrication are delivered by tutors with extensive experience in the industry sector and their professional expertise is valued by our students.

The knowledge and skills learned on our engineering courses can be used in many related industries. Examples include civil engineering, engineering construction, agricultural engineering, power, shipbuilding and repair, renewable energy, and oil and gas.

Career options include:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Machinist
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Welder/Fabricator

Welders cut, shape and join sections of metal plate and pipes in a wide range of industries. These include construction and engineering, transport, aerospace, and offshore oil and gas. They also carry out repairs on manufacturing equipment and machinery. Welders work with a lot of different metals, alloys and materials – heating, melting and joining these ‘composites’ together. You may also have the opportunity to work abroad on overseas construction projects.

The hands-on experience at Colchester Institute suits my style of learning and has enabled me to develop valuable industry skills. I’m going on to do an apprenticeship at Mercedes as a Manufacturing Technician. I really feel the skills that I learned and the tutor support are what helped me get my apprenticeship.William - Mechanical Engineering

As well as Further education programmes, Apprenticeships at a range of levels are also available in areas such as manufacturing, electrical and electronics, mechanical and electrical engineering maintenance and installations. Apprenticeships are an optimal way of training, developing and skilling people for the future.

Companies in the energy, power, automotive and other industrial sectors across the United Kingdom truly recognise the advantages of taking on apprentices as they continue to look for the next generation of skilled engineers, technicians and welders. These companies recognise and value the stepping stone apprenticeships offer towards a long term and promising career as a technician, welder or engineer.

The School of Applied Technologies at University Centre Colchester (UCC) offers a range of Higher Education Engineering courses with Higher National Certificate and Diploma programmes in electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering having been designed to provide advanced technical qualifications and equip students with the skills that employers require. There are excellent, state-of-the-art facilities, with training areas designed to simulate the working environment.

Engineering - Advanced Technical Engineering Level 3
Engineering – Electronic Engineering Level 2
Engineering – Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Level 2
Engineering - Mechanical and Manufacturing Technologies Level 2
Engineering – Welding and Fabrication Level 2 (Braintree Campus)
Engineering – Welding and Fabrication Level 2/3 (Colchester Campus)
Engineering and Manufacturing - CraftLevel 3
Engineering and Manufacturing Level 1

What our students say - Manufacturing Engineering ApprenticeshipJess Livings
What our students say - Advanced Technical EngineeringTheo Griffiths
What our students say - Welding and FabricationTamsyn Brett
What our students say - Mechanical EngineeringElliot Cronin
What our students say - Electronic EngineeringSophie Jarvis
What our students say - Welding and FabricationAndrew Gillespie

Engineering Manufacture TechnicianHigher Apprenticeship Level 4
Engineering Technician (Multi-role)Level 3 Apprenticeship
General WelderLevel 2 Apprenticeship
Machining TechnicianLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Manufacturing EngineerDegree Apprenticeship Level 6
Metal FabricatorLevel 3 Apprenticeship

City & Guilds Awards in Welding SkillsLevels 1, 2, 3
HNC/DEngineering (Electrical and Electronic)
HNC/DMechanical Engineering