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Land Based Engineering

Modern land-based engineering is not just about building larger and 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 much more.

Learners working on a Yellow JCB tractor

Build your career in
Land Based Engineering

Our Art & Design courses enable you to establish a practice and individual specialism through briefs, work experience and dynamic projects, cultivating an extensive portolio. Developing your analytical skills by undertaking research to give context to your work. Explore disciplines including graphic design, illustration, fashion, and fine art, building on skills and experimenting with further techniques in clay, glass, metal and textiles. 


All courses and levels are assessed against submitted coursework by a deadline – work with no sat exams. All are assessed at Pass, Merit, Distinction levels against the qualification unit criteria.

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

Book a Taster Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college Taster 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.