Everything you need to know...
- Study on a course designed in consultation with Rolls-Royce and JCB.
- Become an engineering technician with specialist knowledge and an appreciation of engineering challenges across various disciplines.
- Focus on work-based learning and apply your studies to your workplace.
- Study on a programme accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
This course has been designed in consultation with employers to enhance your engineering skills and knowledge. Studies are work based, meaning that what you learn is relevant to your current role.
The Higher Apprenticeship version of the course incorporates academic study supplemented by work-based learning and additional vocational awards.
How you learn
You engage in a variety of learning activities as you progress through the course. At level 4, the work-based learning module may take the form of reverse engineering a particular piece of equipment or plant and at level 5 it could involve the redesign or development of equipment, process or plant.
The academic component is designed to help develop your skills in planning, monitoring and evaluating a significant piece of individual work and ensuring that you gain as much from the experience as possible.
You learn through
- project management
- group work
- work-based learning
- laboratory sessions
Course leaders and tutors
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The Integrated Foundation Degree has been developed in conjunction with industrial partners, JCB and Rolls-Royce to name but two. The majority of the students undertaking this course will be in employment as there is substantial work related learning undertaken within the course, which will enhance your personal and professional skills. You will be encouraged to keep a personal development portfolio record as evidence of the learning undertaken.
Business operations and employability are covered throughout the course providing you with the skills and knowledge to build a successful engineering career.
The course is run as a partnership with Derby College and North Lindsey College, allowing you to benefit from the combined resources and experience of the three institutions.
This course prepares you for a career in
- developing, commissioning and maintaining manufacturing process plants
- designing and building mechanical or electrical components
- modelling complex engineering systems to develop improved systems
This programme is IEng accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer when presented with an IEng accredited Bachelors programme.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- online learning resources
- interactive models and simulations
- high quality laboratories and learning spaces
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Typically you need a GCSE grade C or above in English and mathematics or an equivalent qualification, plus one from
• An A-level pass or two AS level passes in a relevant science or technology subject
• an advanced VCE double award in an appropriate engineering, manufacturing or technology topic
• an EdExcel/BTEC/SCOTVEC National Certificate or Diploma in a science or technology-based subject
• a pass in the preparatory year of the Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics or another suitable science or technology-based foundation or access course containing an appropriate level of mathematics, with an overall average mark of at least 40 per cent
• an equivalent qualification
International applicants also need a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based tests) or 213+ (computer-based tests) or an IELTS at least 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills.
Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
Fees and funding
The tuition fee for UK/EU students starting study in 2018/19 are dependent on the attendance method and place of study. Please contact us for more information.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Engineering courses (PDF)
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