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About Mechanical Engineering

Aeroplanes, racing cars, wind turbines, cars, buses, lorries, machinery and equipment, these are just some of the things that mechanical engineers are involved with from design to manufacturing and maintenance!

Mechanical Engineers will apply their scientific knowledge to solve problems and design new machines that help improve the lifestyles of all of us.

If you are technically minded, good at maths and science and like solving problems, mechanical engineering could be for you. Take a look at the information below to get a better idea of what is involved and what qualifications you will need.

More than 100 automotive engineering and related advanced manufacturing companies form growing clusters along the A11 between Thetford and Norwich. Cutting edge automotive engineering companies include Group Lotus, Zenos Cars, Multimatic and F1 Beru), while electronics giants include Technologies (leaders in advanced ceramic chips worldwide), API Technologies (who build electronics for NASA, the European Space Agency and Eurofighter), Cooper Roller Bearings, MSI Defence Systems and Ardagh.

As a maritime county, which is also home to Europe’s largest inland waterways, there is a very strong marine cluster, with companies such as Landamores (builders of Oyster yachts), Alicat Workboats, Seajacks, Jeckylls, Broom Boats, Haines Marine, Seaglaze and Trend marine. Many are leaders in their field, thriving in Norfolk, while competing in a global market.

Why not start your career pathway now by starting your research here?! Take a look at the videos and check out the local companies involved in Mechanical Engineering!

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Developed in partnership with KLM UK Engineering this Level 2 Aviation Engineering programme provides students with the hand skills, engineering knowledge and behaviours for work required to progress into Aviation Level 3. This is a one year programme with del...
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Considering what to study after GCSE's or A-Levels? Thinking about a career change? Interested in Aviation Engineering courses at the Academy?
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