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Year of Entry 2021/22

Integrated Engineering - Mechanical

Part-time Engineering

Study the underlying principles of engineering before specialising in mechanical engineering on this work-based full or part-time course that is relevant to your current role.

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What is the fee? Home: £6,170 per year
International/EU: £7,000 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2021

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Course summary

  • 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

Our industry links ensure fantastic opportunities for all of our undergraduates. In this video, employers and students talk about the benefits of taking a placement year.

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
  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • laboratory sessions
  • assessment

Course leaders and tutors

Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor

I am an Electrical and Electronic engineering lecturer with an interest in automation, PLCs and instrumentation

David Tipper
David Tipper
Lecturer in Mechanical, Materials and Design Engineering

Applied learning

Live projects

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.

Networking opportunities

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.

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Future careers

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

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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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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Entry requirements

All students

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

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business And Project Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Engineering Principles (W.B.L.) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Manufacturing Processes (W.B.L.) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Maths And Engineering Science (W.B.L.) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Computing For Engineers (W.B.L.) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Maths For Materials And Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Personal And Professional Development (P.P.D.) - Investigative Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Control And Instrumentation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Plcs Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Materials Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Power Hydraulics And Control Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Engineering Design And Manufacture (W.B.L.) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Personal And Professional Development (P.P.D.) - Investigative Project 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Process Improvement And Lean Operations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Production And Operations Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time study in 2021/22 is £6,170 per year (based on studying 80 credits per year).

† 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting part-time study in 2021/22 is £7,000 per year (based on studying 60 credits per year).

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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.

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