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Engineering Study Programmes

Kick-start your career in Engineering by choosing from a range of mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering or fabrication and welding programmes.

Find out the difference between an Engineering course and a study programme here.

Our large training workshops are among the best equipped in the country. We train the engineers of the future as well as those already working in the business. We make sure that the programmes we teach meet the needs through our links with local companies.

The University of Kent validates our higher education Engineering courses, ensuring we stay relevant to industry standards. Foundation degrees combine academic study with on-the-job learning. A foundation degree is equivalent to the first two years of an Honours degree. It is a qualification in its own right. Or you can go on to a third year at university to study for the Honours degree.

What will I learn?

You’ll study a wide range of practical and theoretical engineering elements before specialising. Specialisms include computer aided design (CAD), renewable energies, electronic circuit construction, plant technologies, microelectronics, digital electronics or product design! Maths will feature heavily in these programmes, so we’ll help you with that too.

Find out the difference between an Engineering course and a study programme below.

Why choose a MidKent College Engineering study programme?

Our Engineering programmes suit those who are beginning their studies, right through to those looking to progress to university. The College also offers higher education courses in Engineering to develop your skills further. You’ll have the opportunity to work closely with local employers to ensure our programmes meet the skills needs employers are looking for.

What level am I?

This will be dependent on the qualifications and experience that you currently have. For some very practical subjects you'll need to start at level 1 to ensure you learn the key theory, practical knowledge and health and safety standards for your industry. Check out what level you are on our chart.

How is English & maths involved?

If you're aged 16-18 years old, English and maths will be part of your study programme. You'll study both subjects at a level to suit you. Engineers will need to be able to cost, plan and analyse projects. Good English and maths skills are key attributes an employer will be looking for.

How much do mechanical engineers get paid?

Mechanical engineers in the Medway and Maidstone areas can expect to on average £19.99 per hour.*

What facilities and trips are available?

We have some of the best equipped training workshops in the country, enabling our students to learn in the optimal educational environment. Lessons will be distributed between practical workshops and classroom-based theory. The Engineering department organises trips to the Big Bang Fair, the Bloodhound Project and exchange visits to Belgium.

Is an apprenticeship available?

Yes the College offers a wide range of Engineering apprenticeships – please see below for more details.

What have your past students gone on to do?

Many of our students have progressed into employment in the local engineering industry, or gained promotion in their workplace. Others have secured apprenticeships or gone onto further engineering related study at university.

What can I do afterwards?

There are a whole range of options available to you including electronic engineer, project manager and electrical engineer. Why not consider becoming an engineering technician, mechanical engineer or maintenance engineer?

What’s the difference between an Engineering course and a study programme?

Traditionally you may have studied an Engineering course, where you would only study the qualification, such as electrical engineering, health and safety and renewable energy. An Engineering study programme is so much more than an Engineering course!

This change to study programmes is due to national feedback from employers saying young people need to have more than just a “qualification”; they need to have the skills to work in their chosen industry. A study programme encompasses the subject qualification, English and maths skills as well as work experience and personal development skills. You can read more about study programmes here.

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*Data taken from EMSI April 2018