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Engineering (Top-Up) BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    H10A

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    1 year full time
    2 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £13,900

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

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Overview


The Engineering sector is a fascinating, multifaceted industry that is integral to advances all around the world, from the development of facilities using renewable energy resources to the expansion of sustainable communities that drive lasting change. This course will show you the influence that engineering has on the world and the contribution that you can make.

Updated 25/11/2020

Highlights


  • Top up your existing qualifications to a full BSc (Hons) degree in 1 year.
  • Progression courses available.
  • Flexible part-time study option available.

Course Content


  • This one year course advances your knowledge of electronic and mechanical system design, as well as analysing the applications of engineering technology in new and innovative ways. You will be taught by industry experienced academics who focus on relevant, cutting edge topics that are sought after by employers.

    You will cover a range of topics that would be expected of a modern professional engineer, including computer simulation, lean manufacture and quality applications. A substantial part of the course is a major project (normally industrially based).

    Within the programme, you will undertake a wide variety of activities and encounter new challenges that develop your theoretical learning. You will utilise your previous experience and, with the help of your tutors and module leaders, develop and apply this knowledge in new, innovative and imaginative ways.

    You will investigate the development and application of lean manufacturing to production routes whilst still ensuring the quality of products remains high. You will be immersed in the multidisciplinary field of engineering by using computer simulation tools and mechanical and embedded system design. This course aims to develop problem solving skills essential to tackling engineering problems.

     

  • What is the teaching schedule?

    This course is delivered on one day per week, allowing you to be flexible with your studies and fit them in around your work and personal life.

    Are there any specialist features?

    • The course has a high practical industry focus which allows you to advance the understanding that you already have, whilst developing your confidence and theoretical knowledge of a wide range of topics relevant to the engineering industry.
    • You will also examine the use of computer simulations to build physical systems, thus reducing the need for wastage of failed or flawed products whilst improving the speed and sustainability of the design and manufacturing processes.
    • High employability for our students.
  • In order to study this course you must have completed our HND or a Foundation Degree or an equivalent qualification in Engineering.

    For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK – Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
    • International – Full Time: £13,900
    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2021 entry.

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK and EU – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK and EU – Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    • International – Full Time: £13,750
    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2020 entry.

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

  • You will be assessed through:

    • coursework
    • oral presentations
    • group work
    • practical reports
    • critical reviews
    • end of module exams.

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Careers and Employability


This course will enable you to enter careers in a number of engineering sectors, such as:

  • manufacturing
  • chemical/pharmaceutical
  • automotive
  • civil

You will also be able to go into job roles in scientific writing and journalism, marketing and sales.