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
  • Practical Skills and Business Context
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Computer Aided Design

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
  • Analog and Digital Electronics

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
  • Computer Integrated Manfacturing
  • 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
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JCB apprentice, Molly Burrows, has nothing but praise for her Degree Apprenticeship in Manufacturing Engineering, and for the academic support she’s received from Derby. As a result shes grown in confidence in her role at JCB, where she helps to keep the production line running smoothly.

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