Land-based Engineering

 All those familiar with modern agriculture will appreciate the crucial role that machinery plays in this industry.

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As machinery becomes more complex, more and more people with specialist technical training will be needed to maintain, service and repair this equipment. Given the complexity and high value of machinery, good career opportunities exist in this sector. There are also progression opportunities for those wishing to further their studies.


The work involves the service and repair of agricultural machinery, both in the workshop and in the field. It is not always easy; hours can be long and sometimes work needs to be done outdoors in difficult conditions. Sometimes, diagnosis of faults on modern equipment involves the use of complex tools and IT equipment. Work is challenging and varied and most of those in the industry derive a high level of satisfaction from their work.

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The Machinery and Buildings Centre (MBC) was specifically designed to accommodate all of the engineering training at Greenmount Campus. A range of workshops facilitates training in service engineering and workshop skills.

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Greenmount Campus is well equipped in terms of hand tools, power tools and specialist workshop equipment. In addition, testing rigs and equipment are available to demonstrate the underpinning principles of modern farm machinery. Land Based Engineering 2

Course details

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