FdEng Integrated Engineering – Electrical
The first of two apprenticeship courses you can study while working – a 3 year foundation degree, developed into a full degree with a 2 year top-up.
How does the degree apprenticeship work?
You study a university course alongside 30+ hours of employment a week – so you'll need a relevant job role before you apply. In this case, the combination of the foundation course and the BEng Electrical Engineering top-up degree meets several apprenticeship 'standards'. So you can choose to work towards one of the following standards – Control/Technical Support Engineer, Electrical/Electronic Support Engineer or Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer.
So you get to study for a recognised qualification, while earning a salary and having no student fees to pay.
Our next start date for this course is September 2019
The course normally takes 3 years part-time, with another 2 years to complete the degree top-up, followed by an endpoint assessment which you'll complete within a further 6 months.
1. Course summary
- Study the underlying principles of engineering before specialising in electrical.
- Apply your learning in the workplace and complete projects in systems design.
- Gain a foundation degree and progress into the Electrical Engineering top-up degree.
Employers are looking for engineering technicians who can combine specialist knowledge with an appreciation of the different engineering disciplines. Additionally, the Engineering UK 2016 report recommends the number of graduates entering engineering occupations needs to double by 2022. So with these qualifications and accreditation from The Institution of Engineering and Technology, you’ll be in a great position to develop your career.
2. How you learn
You’ll learn while working in a current engineering role, so while you study you’ll have the flexibility to work in a variety of related roles across your organisation. As part of the course you’ll gain specialist electrical knowledge, including topics like computing, electrical machines and microprocessors.
You learn through
- part-time study at Sheffield Hallam
- workplace learning
- in-class timed assessments
- portfolio work
3. Where you'll study
You'll study at our City Campus, in modern teaching labs with state of the art testing and analysis equipment.
4. Entry requirements
You need a job role to accompany your apprenticeship course
This has to be 30+ hours a week of employment in a relevant job role – and you would need your employer to agree to fund your course, either through government co-funding or the apprenticeship levy. You must also have the right to Abode in the UK.
You normally need qualifications as well
The usual entry requirements include GCSE (or equivalent) maths and English at Grade C, 4 or above – plus one of the following
- 112 UCAS points from a relevant science or technology A-level – or two AS-levels – or BTEC qualifications
- an advanced VCE double award in a relevant engineering, manufacturing or technology topic
- an EdExcel/BTEC/SCOTVEC National Certificate or Diploma in a science or technology subject
- a pass in the preparatory year of the Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics or another suitable science or technology foundation or access course (with an overall average mark of at least 40%
- an equivalent qualification
Though we may also consider candidates with relevant work experience.
|Year 1||• maths and engineering science • engineering principles • analogue and digital electronics • business and project management|
|Year 2||• computing for engineers • investigative project • analogue and digital electronics 2
plus your choice of • materials engineering • introduction to PLCs • control and instrumentation
|Year 3||• work-based project • maths for electrical engineers • electrical machines and drives • microprocessor systems|
6. Fees and funding
You'll need an employer who can support your application – funding your course through government co-funding or the apprenticeship levy.
How do I apply?
If you're already employed and your employer is willing to support your application, here's the application form you fill out together.
If you don't have an employer who can support you yet, here's how you can look for opportunities.