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Calling all problem-solvers who just love to know how things work. Enjoy countless career choices by choosing engineering.

Why choose engineering

There are a huge number of careers under the term engineering, all largely concerned with the design, development, production and testing of engines, machines, and structures. 

At City College Plymouth, our engineering courses are the first steps to careers in electrical or mechanical engineering, both of which offer huge employment opportunities both locally and further afield. As a student at City College, you will benefit from fantastic facilities, including the new state-of-the-art Centre of Higher Technical Innovation and Maritime Skills.

As part of the South West Institute of Technology, the College is here to support local engineering and manufacturing employers as Plymouth rapidly becomes a global powerhouse in these areas.

Choose your course


  • Course code: CERENG1
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: 24 weeks
  • Course type: Part-time

Mechanical Engineering

  • Course code: UX9012
  • Level: 4
  • Qualification: Higher National Certificate
  • Awarding body: University of Plymouth, City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: Two years
  • Course type: Part-time

Manufacturing Maintenance Engineer

  • Course code: UXI0005
  • Level: 4
  • Qualification: Higher National Certificate
  • Duration: Two Years
  • Course type: Part-time
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