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at Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell, Engineering Skills Centre Plymouth

  Your courses

Aircraft Engineering
Our fantastic industry-standard workshops are the perfect place to study for a rewarding career in this lucrative sector. As a student here you will spend between 50-75% of your college day learning in these workshops, gaining the practical experience you need.

You will develop knowledge and understanding of problem solving, research and design and understand the needs of clients, You will learn how to design or improve products and understand the economic, environmental, ethical, and socio-cultural influences working in engineering.

You'll have the opportunity to learn CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) skills that are transferable throughout industry.

27% of registered enterprises are engineering which generate £156.1 billion a year to the UK. Our lessons are taught by industry specialists, who have actually worked in the engineering sector, adopting engineering processes and procedures into the course delivery.

And we work with a range of companies such as Becton Dickinson, Mars, Kawasaki and the MOD to name but a few.


Engineering at Cornwall College

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  Your facilities

Industry standard workshops

Develop knowledge and understanding of the tools, equipment and machinery in the workshop including: Pillar Drills Lathes Milling machine CNC Welding in 3 processes MIG/MAG-TIG and MMA Bending and folding Heat treatment Oxy fuel gas cutting/Plasma cutting

CAD suite and 3D printers

We have 15 state of the art 3D CAD computers linked to three 3D printers. If your course involves design and prototyping, you'll have the chance to learn how to use these.

Metallurgy and inspection lab

Here you will understand the relationship between designing a product and how to make it. In our lap you will research material types and choose specific materials for specific jobs related to their properties. SMART materials, composite Materials, metals, plastics and electronics are used for developing and making.

  Your career

Welder / Fabricator


Average salary


Jobs available

A welder's job is to cut, shape and join materials to make parts that are used in a wide range of industries, such as construction and engineering. Welders also carry out repairs on manufacturing equipment and machinery. Source:

Aerospace Engineer


Average salary


Jobs available

Aerospace engineers research, design, manufacture and maintain aircraft and space vehicles. They work on airframes, hydraulics and pneumatics, engines and fuel systems, and control and communications systems for planes, missiles, satellites and spacecraft. Aerospace engineers can work on very specific projects or topics and have more specific job titles within aerospace engineering. Source:

Civil Engineer


Average salary


Jobs available

A civil engineer's job is to see a project through, from beginning to end. Projects can include development, maintenance and construction of bridges, roads, railways, airports, dams, or sea and river defences. Source:

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