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You can study up to a Higher National Diploma in General Engineering at Barking & Dagenham College. This image of our Siemens Mechatronics Academy is reproduced by kind permission of the Education and Training Foundation/Ellis O'Brien


Barking & Dagenham College is the only Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program partner school in the UK

Use this link to check out Siemens global mechatronics partners.

There is a technical skills shortage and mechatronics engineers will increasingly be in demand as more industries seek to make advances to products, processes and services.

You can choose from Level 1 courses right through to Higher National Diploma. So if you are planning your next move after GCSEs, or you are looking for more advanced study, talk to us today.

Lord Baker launches the Siemens Mechatronics Academy

Our Siemens Mechatronics Academy was formally launched by Lord Baker in February 2015, and he was full of praise for this new venture saying: "I am delighted that Siemens are supporting this Academy as they understand how important training is." Click here to read more about the launch 

Learn from tutors who have trained in Berlin

At their Technik Akademie in Berlin, Siemens have developed their Mechatronics Certification Programme, with its specialized technical content providing a wide range of skills in systems troubleshooting and technical decision-making. 

As an engineering student you will be taught elements from this Programme, by a team of tutors who have trained in Berlin and on equipment specified by Siemens.    

Offering you a unique opportunity

There is no other Further Education College in London or the South East able to offer this level of high quality, industry-linked training.

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Siemens is one of the world’s largest high-tech manufacturing corporations and recognised internationally as a leader in complex technologies - and particularly in systems integrating electrical, mechanical and computer engineering.

The combination of these three engineering fields is better known as mechatronic systems, and plays an ever-increasing role in modern engineering and technology.

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What is mechatronics?

Mechatronics systems form the basis of manufacturing processes in a huge range of sectors including automotive, chemical and pharmaceutical, food and medical products and processes.

It's a multidisciplinary field of engineering and a design process that includes a combination of:

  • mechanical engineering,
  • electrical engineering,
  • telecommunicatoins engineering,
  • control engineering and
  • computer engineering

In demand

There is a high demand for qualified and motivated people in the workforce with these skills.

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Salary fact 

£47,000 - £60,000 is the average national salary for qualified mechatronics engineers.

An Engineering Manager from a leading UK company added:

"I would certainly be keen to interview a candidate with this level of training on their CV. I need engineers who are multi-skilled and have the knowledge to be technically flexible. 

"By offering Siemens’ certification alongside their main course, Barking & Dagenham College is giving their graduates an advantage when it comes to jobs."


Upcoming Events

  • Technical Skills Academy Open Day, Thursday 23 February 2017, 4.30 - 7pm
    Technical Skills Academy Open Day, Thursday 23 February 2017, 4.30 - 7pm

    23 February 2017

    Study in a friendly environment, that's more grown-up than school. Built by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, and managed and run by Barking & Dagenham College, the Technical Skills Academy offers a creative and buzzing atmosphere.

  • Stars from The Voice and X Factor perform at fundraising event
    Stars from The Voice and X Factor perform at fundraising event

    3 March 2017

    Diamond, a contestant on ITV’s The Voice 2017 and girl band Alien Uncovered, from the X Factor, will perform at Barking & Dagenham College as part of a fundraising event in aid of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.

  • Inspiration Day 2017
    Inspiration Day 2017

    9 March 2017

    Our inspiration day, is the perfect opportunity to find out about courses, skills and career paths, speak to our experts for guidance & advice, explore our college facilities and enjoy tasters in various subject areas at Barking & Dagenham College.

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