Course details

Course length

Minimum of 4 years

Lecture/workshop days - dates/times

80% is on-the-job learning. The remaining 20% is through 'blended learning' - a combination of face-to-face and online teaching. Face-to-face sessions are usually delivered in blocks and we can be flexible, arranging them to fit around the workplace.

Course description

The focus of this apprenticeship is on the advanced manufacturing techniques and project management skills required to launch products on time, on cost and to the right quality.

You can choose to study for one of the following qualifications, depending on your career specialism:

The first year of all three programmes will be the same, except for the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering with Electronics where one module of 20 credits (out of 120 credits) in that first year will be different.

All three programmes will cover essential knowledge such as:

Structure, certificates and assessment

This apprenticeship runs over a minimum of four years. You will be completing on-the-job learning and uploading evidence of this to an e-portfolio, at the same time as studying for a BEng (Hons) in either:

This academic study will make up 20% of the course and is delivered through 'blended learning' — a combination of face-to-face and online teaching. Face-to-face sessions will be in blocks and online learning can include group webinars, independent activities or reading for half a day per week between the block study sessions.

Modules may include:

  • Applied Scientific Methods 1
  • Electrical Principles and Analysis
  • Management of the Business Environment (Online)
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Analog and Digital Electronics

Apprentices following the BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering and BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering with Electronics pathways will study modules like:

  • Advanced Applied Analytical Methods
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Corporate Responsibility and Professional Development

Apprentices following the BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering with Mechanical Design will study modules like:

  • Advanced Applied Analytical Methods
  • Thermo Fluids
  • Control and Instrumentation Systems
  • Corporate Responsibility and Professional Development

Apprentices following the BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering will study modules like:

  • Engineering Design Modelling
  • Design for Manufacture and Materials Optimisation
  • Manufacturing Automation and Control
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems

Apprentices following the BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering with Mechanical Design will study modules like:

  • Engineering Design Modelling
  • Design for Manufacture and Materials Optimisation
  • Applied Thermo Dynamics
  • Advanced Mechanical Design and Materials

Apprentices following the BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering with Electronics will study modules like:

  • Electronic Systems (Mode B)
  • Control and Instrumentation Technology
  • Embedded Systems Technology
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems

Apprentices following the BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering will study modules like:

  • Advanced Operations Management
  • Systems Simulation and Project Management OR Advanced Engineering Materials and Applications
  • Independent Study and Professional Development

Apprentices following the BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering with Mechanical Design will study modules like:

  • Embeded Systems
  • Advanced Engineering Design Modelling
  • Independent Study and Professional Development

Apprentices following the BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering with Electronics will study modules like:

  • Advanced Operations Management
  • Systems Simulation and Project Management
  • Independent Study and Professional Development

Entry requirements

Employment requirements

You must be in paid employment for at least 30 hours per week and your employer must agree to cover the costs of the apprenticeship.

Academic requirements

Employers usually set their own selection criteria and entry requirements and we can work with them on this. However, typically an applicant might be expected to have level 3 qualifications, such as:

In addition, candidates will typically have level 2 qualifications such as 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including in Mathematics, English and a science, technology or engineering related subject.

Fees and funding

The cost will be paid for by the employer.

More details for employers

The cost of this apprenticeship will normally be in line with the funding band £27,000 but we will consider individual agreements, depending on student numbers and your involvement.

If you pay into the Apprenticeship Levy, this funding will be used. If you don't, generous government subsidies are available - talk to us to find out more.

How to apply

You will need to apply through your employer. However, you can find out more from us - please see below for contact information.

Contact us

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Apprenticeships Hub apprenticeships@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)800 001 5500 

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