Railway engineering courses at NCATI


Railway engineering courses at NCATI 

NCATI offers a flexible programme of 3 or 4 years of study, taking learners up to Level 6 (BSc Hons):

Your future engineered 

NCATI have the best facilities for learning & training anywhere in the country:

  • State-of-the-art campuses in Birmingham & Doncaster
  • Dedicated courses created by your future employers
  • Fully kitted out with the very latest equipment – trains, carriages, track and digital systems.
  • Courses combine learning at the college with real work experience
  • Expert lecturers and guest lecturers from industry who use their unique experiences to develop you as a person as well as an engineer

A career in railway engineering

NCATI can offer you an exciting path for the future, and experience that will help you define a lifelong engineering career in the rail industry.


Engineers are constantly in high demand, between now and 2024 around 2.5 million jobs requiring science, engineering, technology and research skills need filling.  Rail is an industry that’s going places, with one of the biggest developments in the sector’s history underway, High Speed 2 (HS2).  The HS2 will connect London to Birmingham and then Manchester to Leeds, with around 40,000 jobs to be created in this first stage alone.   In addition to HS2, the UK’s rail infrastructure will continue to be improved in the coming years and skilled professionals will be needed to make this happen.

A rewarding career with high earning potential

The average starting salary for people with engineering qualifications is 20% higher than for all graduates and with experience, you can expect to earn between £50 & £80K. The sheer size and projected growth of the rail industry means there are significant opportunities to develop, with roles within rail engineering, planning, site management and quantity surveying all well-paid pathways for professionals to work towards.

Railway engineering skills are applicable anywhere in the world

Britain has some of the most talented rail engineers in the world. By 2050, 75 per cent of people across the world will live in cities, where rail networks will need to be built and upgraded to meet the increase in demand, resulting in job opportunities in some of the world’s most exciting places. With more companies than ever operating on a global platform, with projects all over the world,  it has never been easier for engineers to transfer their skills abroad.

Improve the world

Engineering demands creative, imaginative and logical thinking and is about finding solutions and making a difference to improve peoples lives. The opportunities to make a positive impact in the world are endless.

If you would like to pursue a career in railway engineering, applications are now open for courses starting October 2020, please apply now!