Engineering and IT courses - Chesterfield Campus - University of Derby

Engineering and IT courses

Engineering student practicing his skills
Our new work-based learning courses have been specifically developed to suit the needs of businesses in and around the Chesterfield area

Chesterfield’s engineering and manufacturing pedigree can be traced back as far as the Middle Ages when skinners, tanners, glovers, saddlers and wool were the main industries. Chesterfield was also home to George Stephenson, creator of the famous locomotive The Rocket who lived at Tapton House from 1838 to 1848 and is buried in Holy Trinity Church, Chesterfield.

A recent survey conducted on behalf of the University found Chesterfield employers were struggling to recruit employees with relevant technical skills such as Engineering and IT, and were looking to update the skills of their existing workforce.

Responding to these needs, the University has developed two new work-based learning courses that have been specifically developed to suit the needs of businesses in and around the Chesterfield area. Both courses are part-time or day release and are available from January 2017:

BEng (Hons) Professional Engineering: this course has pathways in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing and Production. Many assignments will make reference to your company and your final Independent Project could be company-based. Students will gain a qualification that leads to Incorporated Engineer status.

FdSc Information Technology: this highly practical course has a strong work-based focus and has been designed to reflect the diverse range of skills and technologies found in modern ICT industries. On completion of this course, students will qualify for automatic progress onto the BSc (Hons) in Information Technology.

To find out more about either of these courses please complete the form below:

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