Engineering and Manufacturing

Engineering and Manufacturing

If you like to get to the bottom of how things work, solve problems, invent and make, Engineering is for you. You could be helping to design and construct visionary buildings, developing the latest green technology, or inventing new medical devices to improve healthcare.

Engineering is a combination of science and maths used to solve real-life problems. There are lots of different types of engineers who work in all sorts of places – offices, laboratories, hospitals, hi-tech manufacturing, to name a few.

Global Repuation

Derby and its surrounding area has a global reputation for transport equipment manufacturing. This strength is built on over 175 years of innovation and manufacturing expertise. The sector covers the production of aerospace, automotive and rail transport vehicles and employs over 20,000 people.

The Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering is based at the University of Derby to support advanced manufacturing businesses and engineering companies in the region.

The Engineering specialism at UTC Derby Pride Park will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work across this diverse and growing sector. You will learn in state-of-the-art facilities, high-spec prototyping workshops and sophisticated machine suites – working on challenges set by employers that will stretch you and build your industry skills.

State-of-the-art facilities include:

  • Engineering workshop that has the latest in CAD machines, together with milling machines, lathes and welding bays
  • High-spec prototyping facilities with eight 3D printers, routers and laser cutters for producing things designed by the students, linked to…
  • High-spec prototyping facilities with eight 3D printers, routers and laser cutters for producing things designed by the students, linked to manufacture, design and product prototyping.

Our Engineering facilities were designed with Rolls-Royce and Toyota to ensure that the machinery in our workshops is of equivalent standard to the equipment they use with their apprentices. We continue to work with our sponsors to ensure that we are evolving to meet the needs of our students.


At KS4, you will study Level 2 OCR Cambridge Nationals in Engineering Manufacture, Engineering Design and Systems & Control, alongside GCSEs.

At KS5, you will study Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Engineering alongside courses including A Levels.

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