Engineers are in high demand. If you’re interested in maths, science or technology, engineering can offer you an exciting and varied career. You will need strong numerical skills, an attention to detail, be able to work as part of a team and have excellent communication skills.
You will study this subject full time at City Campus or as an apprenticeship. You'll have access to specialist welding and fabrication workshops, industry standard fabrication equipment, Robot Programming Facility and brand new Hurco CNC Vertical Machine Centre to develop programming and operating skills.
We work with the following employers to help you get career ready and gain real work skills: Marelli/Calsonic Kansei, ZF Automotive UK, Adient, Gestamp, Liebherr, Connor Solutions, Signal Plastics
of our engineering students progressed to employment or further study.*
*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)
Several members of engineering staff hold Chartered Engineer status from the Institute of Chartered Engineers (ICE)
Our state-of-the-art machine shop is set up to mimic those used in industry, with everything you need to get started on a journey into mechanical engineering.
Our state-of-the-art welding and fabrication workshop is run to industry standards and includes specialist facilities for MIG, TIG and MMA, Oxyacetylene, gas and plasma cutting.
There will be 24,322 jobs in Engineering in the region in 2027 (NE).
Careers could include: Electrical Technician, Electrical Fitter, Electrical Engineer or Design Engineer.
There are currently 3,042 Design and Development Engineers employed in our local region and they earn £41,454 a year.
Chemical scientists analyse and research physical aspects of chemical structure and change within substances and develop chemical techniques used in the manufacture or modification of natural substances and processed products.
1152 people employed as Chemical Scientists in the current year.
Civil engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of civil and mining engineering structures.
2243 people employed as Civil Engineers in the current year.
Mechanical engineers undertake research and design, direct the manufacture and manage the operation and maintenance of engines, machines, aircraft, vehicle and ships’ structures, building services and other mechanical items.
2136 people employed as Mechanical Engineers in the current year.
The Director General for Higher Education and Further Education visited City Campus to discover more about our outstanding learning opportunities
September 27, 2021
Sunderland College is celebrating a successful first year of being part of the WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence pilot.
August 3, 2021
Education Partnership North East has appointed Jeff Bower as a dedicated industry lead to further develop its engineering and manufacturing provision
July 29, 2021