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BEng (Honours) Manufacturing Engineering

Degree apprenticeship top-up

Students in a workshopTop up your foundation degree apprenticeship or prior experience by gaining a degree qualification while you work.


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. The combination of the course and the job has to meet a national ‘apprenticeship standard’ – in this case either the Manufacturing Engineer or Control/Technical Support 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 2 years part-time, followed by an endpoint assessment which you'll complete within 6 months.



1. Course summary

  • Develop your qualifications to degree-level to help you progress your career further.
  • Further your knowledge of engineering principles and apply your learning on the job.
  • Work with interactive models and simulations in high quality laboratories.

The aim of this course is to give you a sound knowledge in manufacturing engineering, with accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology to help your advance your career. EEF’s ‘Skills for Growth’ report said 73% of manufacturers found it difficult to recruit an engineering professional, so this qualification will help you to stand out.



2. How you learn

You’ll have the opportunity to work with interactive models and simulations in high quality labs and learning spaces. You’ll also get to apply your learning in active projects in the workplace. You’ll also gain the professional and personal skills you need to progress your career within industry and commercial engineering enterprises.

You learn through

  • part-time study at Sheffield Hallam
  • workplace learning
  • exams
  • coursework
  • project reports
  • 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. You'll have access to • CAD • Fluent • Abacus • Matlab and a range of specialist facilities including a • wind tunnel • flight simulator • rapid prototyping equipment • robotics and automation lab • automotive workshop for engine testing • structural integrity lab • materials testing lab • manufacturing workshops.

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

As this is a top-up course, you’ll normally need to have completed the FdEng Integrated Engineering – Manufacturing apprenticeship beforehand.

We may also consider candidates who have prior learning or experience – although, to complete the apprenticeship you'll have to evidence your knowledge of foundation course learning as well as the top-up course.



5. Modules

You'll take modules in • design evaluation methodology • composite materials • further manufacturing techniques and materials • work-based project and project management


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.

Funding options for employers.



How do I apply?

If you're already employed and your employer is willing to support your application, here's what you need to do.

If you don't have an employer who can support you yet, here's how you can look for opportunities.

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