Harlow Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Centre

Opening March 2017

A multi-million pound facility tailored to the Apprenticeship and training needs of local hi-tech employers.

Focus on five key areas:

  • New technologies including industry standard CAD/CAM software
  • Manufacturing techniques including 5 axis CNC machinery
  • Modern quality control and inspection techniques including laser inspection and testing technology
  • Electrical, electronic and mechanical maintenance of manufacturing and engineering plant including Programmable Logic for Controllers (PLC's)
  • Business feasibility studies to support lean and continuous improvement principles

Opportunities for learners to work on 'live' manufacturing projects, making components relating to the production requirements of our supporting employers.

To ensure the relevance of curriculum design and content, a single employer advisory board will be formed with several sub-groups, working to inform individual disciplines. Early indications suggest that these disciplines could include:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Plastic injection moulding
  • Operational & Plant Maintenance

Inside our Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Centre

AMEC Engineering Courses

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Work Readiness

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Work Readiness

Talented engineers, technicians and managers are vital to the future success of the engineering and advanced manufacturing sectors – and the opportunities are huge. This course will give you a solid foundation in the hands-on skills that employers say are vital to keep these industries running successfully - skills that you will have for life!

Aerospace Engineering Work Readiness

Aerospace Engineering Work Readiness

There is a huge demand for professional engineers and aircraft engineers in particular. Harlow College is now offering this course as a pathway into the aerospace industry. On completion of the course successful students will be eligible to either progress on to further education programmes or apply for industry apprenticeship schemes in the civil and military sectors to train as a Licensed Aircraft Engineer.

Engineering HNC/D

Engineering HNC/D

This course provides an extensive knowledge and skills in engineering with specialist units available in Advanced Manufacturing and Automated Systems. You will be studying in the new (£11m) state-of-the-art Harlow Advanced Manufacturing Centre (HAMEC) equipped with over £2m worth of industry standard machinery and equipment. There is a huge demand for qualified engineers locally, nationally and internationally. We work closely with industry to ensure our courses meet the requirements of employers.

Operations Maintenance Work Readiness

Operations Maintenance Work Readiness

As the technology in manufacturing and aerospace changes it needs people with skills in maintenance operations to keep all that advanced machinery running. On this course you will learn how things work and what to do to keep them working, using diagnostics, fault finding and maintenance procedures to keep equipment and parts in optimum condition.