Maintenance Engineering

What is it?

Maintenance Engineering focuses on the optimisation, servicing and repair of machinery and equipment. Essentially keeping it running as efficiently as possible, at its optimum, with as few breakdowns as possible. This sector of engineering requires a broad range of skills as it can encompass complex fault finding across multiple systems including mechanical and electrical, as well as consistent maintenance to stop the faults before they appear, and optimisation procedures. As technology, robotics and AI grow in the production environment, the necessity for maintenance engineers is also growing; robots cannot fix themselves! 

Where can I study and at what level?

The below GBSIoT institutions offer this subject area. Levels range from level 2 (post GCSE) to degree:

At the links above you can view courses in more detail as well as view entry requirements.


Confused about what pathway you can take?

These handy graphics to the right show what qualifications you need to progress in this course area and the pathways needed to find your future career.

*Graphic from WMCA Engineering and Manufacturing Regional Training Plan – view the full report here

Where could it lead?

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