Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing engineers use their skills to improve manufacturing processes, ensuring goods are produced efficiently, cost effectively and with minimal impact on the environment.


Manufacturing engineers will typically be responsible for the technical management, maintenance and development of production lines – designing new equipment, processes and systems.

They’re responsible for installing, repairing and monitoring systems to optimise the manufacturing process in a range of industries – from timber production to pharmaceuticals to food and drink.

Attributes needed for a career in manufacturing engineering:

  • Technical expertise and skills;
  • Analytical/creative thinkers;
  • Team working;
  • Problem solving;
  • Communication skills.

Engineer Your Career

Programmes and pathways content

Programmes and pathways

Programmes and pathways

Careers in engineering are wide and varied. You can be employed in a mainly hands on role or you could be office based in a project management or managerial role.

Full-time and part-time programmes


  • Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture (CNC Machining)
  • Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance (Electrical)

Manufacturing Engineering

Curriculum map content

Curriculum map

Curriculum map

Our curriculum is designed so you can enter and exit at any level in your student journey and leave with a qualification.

We offer our students a seamless route so you can progress from further education to higher education.

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What employers say: content BSW Timber

What employers say:

"Engineering touches so much of what is in our lives. When you think about it, energy, food, water, clothing – almost everything you use has been shaped in some way by an engineer. As an engineer you will get involved in some of the most amazing things you could imagine. The world needs engineers now more than ever. There are some extraordinary challenges for humanity. We are consuming increasing amounts of energy, and yet it is becoming increasingly urgent to address the environmental impact of our energy use. Engineering and engineers change the world, collectively,"

- Tony Lockey, group learning and development manager, BSW Timber