Technical Specialisms


Waterfront UTC’s engineering specialism enables students to gain a wide range of engineering skills and develop broad engineering technical knowledge.

The UTC’s students will gain from the expertise of engineering sponsors including BAE Systems, Delphi Diesel Systems and the Royal School of Military Engineering and they use the latest engineering technology to equip them to work effectively in this exciting and rapidly evolving sector. Students will develop their knowledge and skills within a broad engineering curriculum including product design and manufacture, mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering and computer aided design and manufacture. This will provide the platform for progression to a wide range of education, training and employment opportunities including further/higher education and apprenticeships.

“BAE Systems Rochester is delighted to support the Waterfront UTC. It is a key opportunity for the local area to help develop a talent pool of young people in support of the engineering and construction industries in the Medway towns.” – Michael Tierney, BAE Systems

Construction and Built Environment:

Through the Construction and Built Environment specialism students explore the specialist occupational roles involved in the sector as a whole such as civil engineering, architecture, design and surveying. The UTC will draw from the expertise of leading edge construction industry employers, including Bouygues UK, Redrow Homes and BAM Construct UK to design and deliver extensive, innovative and rich technical learning. There is a focus on green technologies and sustainable construction techniques and students learn about the relationship between construction, the built environment and wider society. There are opportunities to progress within further and higher education programmes, traineeships and apprenticeships, all supported by the close engagement of the University of Greenwich and MidKent College.

“Waterfront UTC gives BAM the opportunity to apply our experience and knowledge of construction to a new, exciting and innovative learning environment, where we can embed this knowledge and experience into the curriculum for the benefit of future students”– Chris Jones, BAM Construct

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