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Land Based Engineering

Modern land-based engineering is not just about building more powerful tractors and farm machinery. The skills required include robotics, computer-based imaging, GPS technology, science-based solutions, climate forecasting, technological solutions, environmental controls, and more.

Learners working on a Yellow JCB tractor

Build your career in
Land Based Engineering

At Suffolk rural, we aim to provide students with the most hands-on experiences and practical training, ensuring they are confident in their skills, knowledge, and themselves upon the completion of their course.

Our campus offers its own farm site (spanning 95 acres), multiple engineering workshops, and our vast fleet of farming machinery that students will learn to maintain and operate.

Tutor demonstrating skill in the workshop
Two learners troubleshoot a red Massey tractor

Industry Ready

Students will be taught by our talented and experienced tutors, who will offer their guidance and expertise as the course progresses and new learning opportunities arise.

To ensure our learners are industry-ready, we involve employers and manufacturers who collaborate with the college to demonstrate new and innovative machinery and technology.

Additionally, visiting guest lecturers will share their own knowledge and experiences, enhancing the learning experience.

The course will also include multiple site visits to local industries and industrial events, providing students with firsthand exposure to the latest industry practices and advancements.

Book an Open Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college Open Events, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current learners and staff.

An aerial shot of a field at Suffolk Rural showing 4 tractors, learners and the letters SNC

Careers in the Engineering Sector

Help & Support

Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

Two learners sitting in the learning curve reading books.