Engineering

Engineering Courses in Hertfordshire

With 1.82 million engineering roles needed before 2022, there’s no better time to study engineering. And our Engineering Department at the Welwyn Garden City Campus is the ideal place for you to prepare for your new career.

Engineering covers a whole range of areas, including manufacturing, production, mechatronics, design and electronics. Whatever your interest, our Engineering Department can give you the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to reach your goals.

We have invested millions of pounds in our Engineering facilities to give you the best environment to learn the skills you need to thrive in this diverse sector. Our brand new Engineering Resource Centre gives you access to state-of-the-art computer suites where you can get to grips with the programs and software being using in the industry right now.

Our Engineering team include people who have practical experience in the sector and have worked on real world projects including domestic electronics and computers. They will be able to give you the knowledge you need to succeed.

Having an engineering qualification opens up a world of opportunities for you. You can enter the industry directly as an apprentice or you can continue your studies in Higher Education and achieve Chartered Engineer status in your field of specialism.

All of our full time programmes include opportunities to support and enhance your learning so that you can achieve your goals and ambitions. Students enrol on a Study Programme which individualises their education whilst enhancing their employability skills. A Study programme is made up of four key elements which includes a main vocational qualification, the development of English and maths through the study of GCSE’s or Functional Skills, Work-related learning through work experience and Personal Development Reviews.

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk


BTEC Diploma in Engineering

A broad range of units covering mechanical, electrical and electronic disciplines. Enabling a firm understanding in the key engineering fields. One extended day at college per week over two years.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration2YR 2 Year
  • 3Full Level 3
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

BTEC National Foundation / Extended Diploma in Engineering

A broad range of units covering mechanical, electrical and electronic disciplines. You will study subjects including Engineering Maths and Science, Drawing and Design, Electrical and Electronic Principles giving you the knowledge and skills for employment in the Engineering industry.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 3Full Level 3
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

This nationally recognised programme takes two years of part time study, attending for one extended day each week

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration2YR 2 Year
  • 4Level 4
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

HNC in Engineering (Mechanical)

This nationally recognised programme takes two years of part time study, attending for one extended day each week

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration2YR 2 Year
  • 4Level 4
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

This nationally recognised programme takes one year of part time study, attending for one extended day each week.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 4Level 4
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

HND in Engineering (Mechanical)

This nationally recognised programme takes one year of part time study, attending for one extended day each week.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 4Level 4
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

L1 Award in Introductory Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding Skills

This introductory welding course is for you if you are looking for basic welding skills and have limited or no previous experience. Students will cover a range of welding and cutting specialisms.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration21WK 21 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (PEO)

The programme equips you wih the basic skills and knowledge to carry out a range of engineering and manufacturing processes at semi-skilled or operator level. You will develop and demonstrate technical and wider sector-related knowledge.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 2Full Level 2
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

Apprenticeships in Engineering

Apprenticeships in Engineering

Engineering covers a whole range of areas, including manufacturing, production, mechatronics, design and electronics. Our Engineering apprenticeships range from Level 2 to Level 5 (HND) and are suitable for candidatess who wish to make a career in the Engineering industry. You should be employed and able to be released for at least one day a week.

  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Durationnk nk
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

Extended Degree

If you want to study for a degree but do not meet the entry requirements, completion at this level will guarantee you entry onto the first year of your chosen degree. Applicants can study towards foundation degrees validated by University of Hertfordshire and delivered at Oaklands College. Find out more about the course on University of Hertfordshire website:

The Extended Science Degree is designed as a preparatory year to enable you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills you need to progress to the first year of many of science Degrees at University of Hertfordshire. View course

The Extended Science Degree is designed as a preparatory year to enable you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills you need to progress to the first year of many of science Degrees at University of Hertfordshire. View course

The Extended Engineering and Technology Degree is designed as a preparatory year to enable you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills you need to progress to the first year of a variety of our Engineering Degrees. View course