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University of Portsmouth

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

UCAS Code: Not applicable

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

Entry requirements


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.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

18.0months

Part-time | 2021

Subject

Manufacturing engineering

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.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Technology

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
low
Manufacturing engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Production and manufacturing engineering

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
E

After graduation


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Production and manufacturing engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Engineering professionals
20%
Design occupations
12%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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