Engineering & IT Technologies


We have a vibrant HE Engineering Department that has close links with local and national engineering employers including EDF Energy and Hitachi Rail.

Our students have recently undertaken industrial work-related projects via shared college/company links comprising use of college resources within a timetabled project session, and specialist engineering company facilities to undertake agreed industrial tasks appropriate to higher level qualification. During their project activities, the course coordinator undertakes company visits, meeting line managers and training officers, to monitor student progress and give appropriate guidance and constructive feedback.

Courses Available

Meet the Student

Engineering Studies HE

“I first looked at an Apprenticeship, but I soon realised that many employers look for an HND as the minimum qualification. So I studied engineering for two years at Canterbury College, and now I am doing an HND in Mechanical Engineering. This will give me the option to go on to get a degree at university, or look for an engineering job when I finish.”

Luke Seymore - HND Mechanical Engineering

Programme Coordinator Profile

Barry Hawkes

Qualifications: HNC in Mechanical Engineering. Certificate in Education (Garnett College).

Publications: Author and Co-Author of internationally bestselling text books in Engineering Design and Computer-Aided Design & Manufacture - CADCAM. (Used as standard text in several universities and listed as recommended text by awarding bodies).

Industries: 10 years in engineering industries, including engineering apprenticeship; engineering designer and applications engineer (contractors plant, mechanical handling, and mechanical transmissions).

Specialisms: Engineering Design, CADCAM, Engineering Mathematics, Computer Programming (C & C++) Techniques, Mechanical/Electrical & Electronic Principles.


Engineering and It Technology careers are essential to our economic growth. The courses support the development of high-end skills demanded by employers.

What Employers Say:

“We’ve really enjoyed taking students on tours round Dungeness B power station. They are always interested to learn more about low-carbon energy and see what it looks like inside a nuclear power station. It’s great to see so many young people take an interest in how energy is produced, and hopefully some will become the next generation of engineers.”

Juliette Sanders, EDF Energy

Links with industries

You will have the opportunity to benefit from our established company links made for full-time HND students with respect to work-based learning projects. Typical recent examples have seen students work with: