Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Courses

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. Open evening


Why study Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at Oaklands College

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.

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.

Apprenticeships in Engineering

Our Apprenticeship programme is the perfect way to kick-start your career. It combines working in a real business with study towards technical qualifications needed for your career. It is the ideal solution for forward thinking savvy individuals who want to develop their career, gain qualifications and at degree level, you don’t incur any debt.

91% of our apprentices said the programme helped them grow confidence.

With most of the training delivered in the workplace, you'll get bags of invaluable, on-the-job experience and understand the day to day workings and challenges of working in the industry.

Our dedicated Apprenticeships team can advise you on the apprenticeship programmes we offer and help you decide which career route you want to pursue. Contact us on apprenticeships@oaklands.ac.uk or call 01727 737000 for more information.

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    ENGINEERING RESOURCE CENTRE - Our Engineering Resource Centre gives you access to state-of-the-art computer suites where you can get to grips with the programmes and software being used in the industry right now.

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    ENGINEERING WORKSHOP - Our engineering workshop has all the facilities you need to develop your skills in fitting, milling, turning and welding.

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Our engineering facilities at our Welwyn Garden City campus consist of both an engineering resource centre and workshops.

Extended Degrees

If you want to study for a degree but do not meet the entry requirements, completion at this level may provide 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 courses below:

The Engineering with Foundation Year course 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.

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Please contact Richard.Thomas@oaklands.ac.uk for more information.

Opportunities in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

This course is designed to enable your progression onto higher education. With further study, possible future career options open to you include

Expert Tutors

The engineering team includes lecturers who have previously built and designed engineered devices such as cars, domestic electronics, avionics and computers.

Meet: Vivek

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering, L2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations

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has to offer at Oaklands College

Studying at Oaklands is about finding out what you enjoy learning, with a huge range of courses including A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships our students are given a the opportunity to make their own academic choices, and thrive in a subject they enjoy.

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