Engineering Student with Machine at Bournemouth & Poole college

Work with top quality, industry standard equipment in our purpose-built facilities

Whether you’ve always been a tinkerer or you’re already confident mending a car, the Engineering, Electronics, Marine and Motor department will have a course for you.

Dorset is full of exciting opportunities for aspiring Engineers, Marine Engineers and Motor Specialists. Not only is it the home of global yacht manufacturer, Sunseeker International, but it also offers over 3,000 engineering jobs every year.

We work closely with many leading engineering companies based in the region to ensure that we provide you with the specialist skills, techniques and opportunities to be successful in your chosen career. Our training and facilities are kept up-to-date to ensure you leave with the skills employers look for.

We collaborate with many big-name companies on these courses, including Cobham plc, Lymington Precision Engineering, Superior Seals and Aish Technologies, just to name a few. The courses we offer in Engineering, Electronics, Marine and Motor are sure to lead students to success.

Thanks to funding from Dorset LEP, we have recently upgraded our engineering facilities with new state of the art equipment, including the introduction of virtual welding systems. Our purpose-built facilities and workshops offer a true working environment using industry standard and sponsored equipment. 

From courses to careers!

Thinking about your career - at The Bournemouth & Poole College we know that getting a good qualification is only part of the story. It's what it leads to that's really important. Our interactive widget below can help you understand some of the careers that our courses lead too, with average salries, current employment and predicted growth over the next couple of years.