Every industry and every area of society depends on the work of engineers.

They provide technological solutions to the problems, issues and ideas that affect every area of our lives.

They design, manufacture and maintain almost everything people and industries use; from computers, spacecraft and boats, to corkscrews, buildings and chemical reactors. Advances in technology wouldn’t happen without engineers; and so the people who work in this sector are massively important in developing the future of our society.

Engineering careers are hugely diverse in terms of their job responsibilities and their working locations. As an engineer you could be working in an office, in a laboratory, on an oil rig in the middle of the ocean, in a factory, or even in outer space. A massive variety of industries need professional engineers. Some of the most popular include: defence, space, energy, transport, environmental, medical, pharmaceutical, construction, marine and food and drink. So if this exciting sector sounds like something you’d like to get your teeth into then read on...

If all things mechanical are your thing, and you enjoy working with a variety of materials using hand and machine tools, then our courses will help prepare you for a future in engineering.

Choose an engineering course at an Activate Learning college and you’ll learn the practical skills and underpinning theory with which to launch your career in this dynamic field. You’ll also gain valuable experience in our purpose built specialist computer-aided design studios which are equipped with latest industry-standard Solidworks and auto-CAD software including FEM Fluid dynamics, sustainable design and CAM. 

Coming back to studying after a gap has been a confidence boost. It's been a brilliant experience just knowing that I can alter where my career path is going.”  Maya, Access to HE: Psychology

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