Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies engineering physics, engineering mathematics, and materials science principles to design, analyse, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. It is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines. This course is designed to equip you with the practical skills and knowledge required to enter the mechanical manufacturing engineering industry. Upon completion, you could progress onto our T-Level, Level 3, and an Advanced Apprenticeship or into employment. So you could find yourself working for companies across the manufacturing, transport, aerospace and automotive sectors. Throughout the course, you'll have the opportunity to go on trips to engineering organisations to see how they operate. You’ll also attend guest talks from real-world engineers currently working in industry or academia. You'll benefit from being taught by a very experienced and talented group of tutors, trainers and technicians who collectively bring decades of academic and industrial experience with them. Staff profile – Dr. Chimene Obunwo, Lecturer in Engineering: Dr Chimene Obunwo is a Mechanical Engineer with over 8 years Industrial and teaching experience. A graduate of both Coventry University and the University of Wolverhampton, his expertise includes Power generation via Gas turbines, Thermodynamics, Manufacturing, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Machining (CAM), Engineering Quality Management, Materials handling and Engineering Mathematics. Currently I am an Engineering Lecturer in the Faculty of Technology and Construction Services, South and City College Birmingham.
Key areas of study include:
• Working in engineering
• Use of hand tools
• Basic maths and science in engineering
• Turning and milling
• Preparation for employment
You will need to have achieved both GCSE English and maths Grade 4/C or above and you will need an interest in engineering, manufacturing and production.
You can progress on to the T-Level in Engineering and Manufacturing, Level 3, an Apprenticeship in engineering or seek employment in the industry.