College rolls out engineering courses

PUBLISHED: 15:00 06 March 2016 | UPDATED: 11:27 07 March 2016

College engineering students

College engineering students


Weston College has confirmed it will provide university-level engineering courses from September.

The rapidly-expanding college will now provide HNC or HND (Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma) in civil or mechanical engineering which will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and practical lessons.

These new qualifications can be topped up to a full BSc honours degree.

It follows the college’s announcement in November that it was awarded university centre status.

Executive director of the college’s technical and professional curriculum Andy Davidson said it was a natural progression.

He said: “We are in a great location in the West of England, between the major manufacturing and aerospace industries in Bristol and the EDF Energy nuclear development at Hinkley Point C and so we benefit from a lot of links with major engineering companies.

“The engineering team we’ve put together here is also fantastic, bringing together individuals with successful work experience in the engineering sector and expertise in a variety of fields.”

Dr Clive Bancroft and Liz Griffiths will join the college as lecturers, bringing more than 30 years of experience to the engineering department.

People who graduate with engineering and technology degrees earn approximately 20 per cent more per year than the average salary for other graduates, and can expect to earn significantly more over their lifetime than graduates with qualifications in other subjects.

The college itself is investing an extra £2.7million into its engineering provision, following the opening of its £1.5million engineering centre in September 2015.

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