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Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Top-up) (Degree Apprenticeship) BEng (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    18 Months

Course summary


If you want to earn a salary, top up your HND or Foundation degree to a full honours degree and learn about successful engineering and project manufacturing, this 18-month Manufacturing Engineer degree apprenticeship is ideal.

You'll develop skills in computer-aided design (CAD) skills, designing and producing your own high-quality products in our manufacturing workshops. You'll get to use these skills at work and contribute to the success of your company as you study.

You won't pay anything towards your degree because the Government or your employer pay your tuition fees. You'll typically spend 1 day a week studying for your degree and the other 4 days at work.

You'll graduate with a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. After the course you'll be eligible to apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status and progress to Chartered Engineer status (CEng) with further study and experience.

What you'll experience

On this Manufacturing Engineer degree apprenticeship course you'll:

  • Top up your Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation degree or equivalent qualification into a full Bachelor's degree
  • Get free student registration to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Specialise in computer-aided design (CAD) skills, with a focus on product realisation and manufacturing systems design and analysis
  • Design and produce high-quality products in our manufacturing workshops
  • Develop your skills in sustainable development, statistical process control and product quality control
  • Contribute to the global engineering community and mentor other apprentices
  • Learn about the underlying elements of successful engineering and manufacturing projects, including solid mechanics and dynamics, and electrical and electronic principles
  • Use our CAD and rapid prototyping suites, energy systems lab, petroleum engineering lab, and metrology and 3D scanning microscopy facilities

Careers and opportunities

Technology development is increasing and the need for manufacturing skills is on the rise.

With technical skills needed nationally and internationally across the mechanical, manufacturing and wider engineering sector, there will be many opportunities open to you when you complete this degree apprenticeship.

What can you do with a Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering degree?

Graduates of this course can go on to work in areas including:

  • product design
  • manufacturing and installation
  • project management
  • research development
  • computer aided design (CAD)
  • computer aided manufacturing (CAM)
  • controls and programming
  • quality management

What jobs can you do with a Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering degree?

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • manufacturing engineer
  • product design engineer
  • aerospace engineer
  • application engineer
  • design engineer
  • CAD/CAM/CAE engineer

You can get help, advice and support from our Careers and Employability service for up to 5 years after you leave the University as you advance in your career.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.


University information

University of Portsmouth

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    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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