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Overview

Do you enjoy working with your hands, making things? Then this could be the course for you.

Our mechanical engineering courses are designed with an emphasis on practical work. You will learn the principles which underpin mechanical engineering, and you'll quickly find yourself in our vibrant engineering workshops using a wide range of equipment such as lathes, milling machines, pillar drills, grinders and a number of hand tools.

Upon completing this course you could find yourself working in the exciting world of manufacturing or progressing onto our Level 3 engineering course.

Course description

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 mechancial manufacturing engineering industry.

Upon completion, you could progress onto our Level 3, 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 an 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.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

Key areas of study include:

  • Working in engineering
  • Use of hand tools
  • Basic maths and science in engineering
  • Turning and milling
  • CAD
  • CAM
  • Preparation for employment

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 7 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year £900.00 Exam Fee:£169 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 7 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 6 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 6 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year £1000.00 Exam Fee:£132 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 6 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.