The units studied have been selected in association with local employers in a variety of industries, aiming to satisfy their future needs. The qualification aims to develop knowledge and skills in engineering that will allow graduates to make positive contributions to employers as fast as possible and so progress in a career. The Department has access to Solidworks and Autocad software, hydraulic and pneumatic simulation is carried out using Automation Studio, electronic simulation uses Multisim, in a 20 seat technical suite. The Faculty has a dedicated electronics laboratory, a machine shop and prototyping cnc machine tools. On completion of the course students can progress onto a Foundation degree, an Honours degree or further professional qualifications.