Engineering is an evolving sector that needs engineers with a wide variety of knowledge and skills. Our Engineering course will build on your previous studies at HND or FdSc level to give you the foundations, key principles and professional skills you need in modern engineering and related industries.
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.
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.
Just two miles away from Park Campus and linked by a regular weekday discounted bus service, Avenue Campus has an excellent reputation as an ‘Arts Centre for all’. It boasts theatre performances, exhibitions and its own art gallery, which exhibits work from established artists, students, graduates and University staff.
The campus is equipped with workshops, innovative laboratories and computer-aided design suites. Facilities available include Bassett Lowke Halls of Residence with various room options available to suit all budgets, the Students’ Union, student bar, restaurant and nightclub.
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This course provides an opportunity to top up from an HND, Foundation Degree (Science) or other equivalent engineering qualification to a BSc (Hons) Engineering.
The course covers a range of topics that would be expected of a modern professional engineer. These include 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.
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.
Once you have successfully graduated from this course, you will be eligible to study our MSc Engineering.
Course modules (17/18)
Computer Simulations and Modelling (20 Credits)
- Module code: ENG3002
- Core module Y
You will be introduced to computer modelling techniques and software whilst providing an opportunity to practice techniques to solve problems.
Lean Manufacturing and Quality (20 Credits)
- Module code: ENG3005
- Core module Y
You will examine approaches to waste minimisation by critically evaluating real life manufacturing situations.
Advanced Electro-Mechanical System Design (20 Credits)
- Module code: ENG3020
- Core module Y
You will learn the basic principles for designing mechatronic systems. The learning outcomes are delivered combining taught and lab sessions prioritising students’ learning using a hands-on approach.
Machines and Mechanisms (20 Credits)
- Module code: ENG3021
- Core module Y
You will learn machine theory. The module covers kinematics, static and dynamic analyses required for the proper design of mechanical linkages, cams, and geared systems.
Engineering Project (40 Credits)
- Module code: ENG4004
- Core module N
Technology Project (40 Credits)
- Module code: ENG4005
- Core module N
Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
You will be assessed through coursework, oral presentations, group work, practical reports, critical reviews and end of module exams.
Facilities and Special Features
This industry focused, highly practical, one year course develops 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.
This course will enable you to enter careers in a number of engineering sectors, with roles in manufacturing, pharmaceutical and automotive sectors as well as scientific writing and journalism, marketing and sales. Alternatively, you may choose to continue your studies with us and achieve an MSc Engineering. When you graduate from this course you can also continue to study an area of specific interest and gain a PhD qualification.
How to apply
For application information please see our how to apply page.
Applications can be made throughout the year, with a September start available.
In order to study this course you must have completed our HND or a Foundation Degree or an equivalent qualification in Engineering.
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent).
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 17/18 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
|Part Time:||£1,300 per 20 credit module|
This course is available to international students.
Full-time international tuition fees
For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.
Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.
How to apply as an international student
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to apply page.
Scholarships available to international students
For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.