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Helping budding engineers to develop valuable hands-on skills and theoretical understanding.

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Electrical, Electronics, Measurement & Control (Instrumentation and Process Control), Mechanical Engineering and Welding & Fabrication courses are in high demand, as employment and interest in this particular sector continues to grow. Engineers are needed in research, design, development, manufacture, production, planning, supervision and much more – meaning there are a range of opportunities to consider when it comes to progressing towards employment or degree level study.

The wide range of courses on offer act as stepping stone towards further study and employment, where you’ll be faced with a range of opportunities in rewarding, and often well-paid areas of work.

Engineering courses run from the Aberdeen Altens and Fraserburgh Campuses, where expert facilities and high specification equipment allow you to work in an effective, efficient and safe environment, gathering essential skills and understanding for your future in the industry.

A future in Engineering

Engineers impact the way that we live and work in a wide range of exciting and innovative ways. They bring new ideas and developments to different industries across the world — so if you think studying engineering will limit your career choices to oil and gas, think again!

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Mechanical Engineering

Our Mechanical Engineering facilities at the Aberdeen Altens Campus and Fraserburgh Campus are extremely well equipped, as we have a range of engineering workrooms, workshops and laboratories which are used for both practical and theoretical learning. We have dedicated stores where students can sign out specific tools and equipment, and storage lockers for students to put their personal belongings, clothes and work gear.

The Fraserburgh Campus has just completed an £8.2 million refurbishment, has increased and improved the technological-related facilities, including engineering, at the Campus. The new STEM Centre was officially opened by Sir Ian Wood GBE on Wednesday 1st February 2017.  New electrical installation/maintenance, mechanical maintenance, and pneumatic and hydraulic workshops have been introduced, along with a new engineering science lab. Our facilities and our continuous investment in new facilities are allowing us to respond to the increasing demand for engineering qualifications.

Electrical Engineering

Our Electrical Engineering classrooms are equipped with industry standard equipment, where students can train using real, working machinery - often in simulated industry-related activities. 

At our Aberdeen Altens Campus, amongst a wide range of expert equipment and resources, you'll find the following facilities:

  • Electronics Construction Skills labs including PCB manufacturing facilities
  • Electrical Installation Skills workshops using industry standard tools and components
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Process lab with some industry standard equipment
  • Electrical Machines laboratory

At our Fraserburgh Campus, you will have access to appropriate workrooms and dedicated engineering areas, and equipment such as:

  • Electrical motor and 3 phase test rig
  • Electrical Installation Skills Workshops, including industry standard tools and components
  • Electronics Construction Skills labs including PCB manufactuing facilities
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Measurement and control systems
  • Distributed control system for operating control processes
  • Instrument calibration test rig
Welding Technology Centre

Our Welding Technology Centre based at our Fraserburgh Campus was created as part of the Oil and Gas Academy (OGAS) and allows the College to scale-up in order to meet the demand of training higher numbers of welders. The facility now has 32 dedicated Welding Bays in which three welding processes - MMA, MAG and TIG - can be undertaken. The workshop includes an area for Non-Destructive and Destructive Testing. We also have an orbital and Halo welder for bespoke experience and trianing.

There is also a fully-equipped fabrication workshop, which incldues a plasma CNC cutter, pressbrake, pipe beveller, pipe notcher, power rollers and a dedicated fabrication table. 

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