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New world-class robotics and engineering centre at Exeter College - opening Sept 2017

Exeter College is creating a world-class multi-million pound centre of excellence with cutting edge robotics and engineering technology.

The state-of-the art Exeter College Centre for Advanced Industrial Automation is being built as a 780 square metre extension to the landmark Exeter College Technology Centre, on the edge of Exeter. The centre is set to open in September 2017.

Robot Arm
Robot Arm 2

Key Facts

  • Three million pound investment
  • Eight new, world-class manufacturing robots
  • Four 3D printers
  • 780 square metre extension to Technology Centre
  • State-of-the-art virtual welding facility

The next generation of engineers will be trained at the centre, a UK-leading facility in Further Education. This £3 million ambitious project is part funded by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) from its Growth Deal with Government, to develop projects that benefit the local area and economy. The project is part of the college’s long-term commitment to develop STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths) subjects.

The extension is required to support an expansion in the college’s broad range of courses in Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive; providing industry-led teaching spaces, workshops and laboratories for both practical and academic learning.

Under the plans, there will be new workshops and laboratories which will be used for engineering, robotics, automated manufacturing, rapid prototyping and 3D printing. There will also be a state-of-the-art virtual welding facility.

Tech Extension 1

Tech Extension 2

Tech Extension 3

Building Plans

Click on the thumbnails below to see building plans of the new extension.

  • Proposed Site Plan
  • Proposed Floor Plans
  • Proposed Elevations
  • Proposed Lanscape Plan

Thinking about a future in Engineering and Aerospace?

Click here to find out more about the broad range of programmes available in Engineering and Aerospace at Exeter College.

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