Getting Ready for your Engineering Course


We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our department in both June, for Summer College, and in September when your course starts.

This page has been made so that you start to discover some of the exciting topics, activities, and work you’ll be doing on your course as you work towards your career or university.

Be sure to check out our new Emerging Technologies Centre and Institute for Enhanced Curriculum – two new facilities that will really help you to get ahead in your plans.

If you have any questions about your course, please get in touch: admissions@farn-ct.ac.uk. Why not follow us on social media to find out what else is happening around the College? We’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Meet your teachers

Scott Hutton

Programme Manager

Industry Experience: Over 20 years with the Fleet Air Arm (RN) Armed Forces
Subject Specialism: Aeronautical and mechanical
Favourite Project Worked On: Designing a mechanical workshop for a military airbase

Caroline Williamson

Lecturer in Engineering

Industry Experience: 18 years in the Defence Industry
Subject Specialism: Chartered Mechanical Engineer specialising in Impact Engineering, Materials and Structures
Best thing about working at Farnborough: Working with a great team who have plenty of expertise to offer

Linda Pattison-Luckett

Lecturer in Engineering

Industry Experience: Worked in the Construction and Naval Defence industries
Subject Specialism: Computer Aided Design (Autocad and Solidworks)
Favourite Projects Worked On: HM Naval ships propulsion systems, guided missiles, fire and security sysems, building fitout and internal design, structural engineering projects within the building industry

Summer bridging projects

These projects have been designed to bring you up to speed for your course and for us to see where you skills are. Please read through them carefully, and enjoy taking part!

Engineering Project

Engineering courses at Farnborough

Study all the way up to degree-level

  • Level 2 EAL Diploma in Engineering and Technology
  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering
  • HNC/D Aeronautical Engineering
  • HNC/D Engineering (Electronic and Electrical)
  • HNC/D Engineering (Mechanical)
  • BEng (Hons) Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) Top-up
  • BEng (Hons) Engineering (Mechanical) Top-up

Virtual campus tour

Join Tilly for a walk around our Farnborough campus

Blog activity

Get ahead with your course and try new skills between now and September.

The Challenge

Create either a blog, powerpoint/prezzi presentation, or video based on one of the topics you’ll be learning on your course. Click through to the ‘Studies Include’ section of your chosen course to see a list of options. Bring that topic to life by creating some content to introduce it!

For example, Level 3 Engineering covers Engineering Design. You could make a blog, presentation, or video about a specific piece of engineering that has created an innovative solution to an everyday problem, whether in the workplace or in the community.

Send your completed work to discover@farn-ct.ac.uk. We look forward to seeing your work!

Engineering Quiz

Student Support

What has Online Learning been like during lockdown?

See what student Ellie thinks about learning online.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

There's still time to apply for September, enrol today!
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