All apprentices study the core modules below:


They then select specialist modules, depending on their pathway (20 credits - 3 to be studied for each pathway) 

*must be studied if the apprentices wishes to progress to MSc study

Research and Development

Design and Development

Systems Integration

Manufacturing and Production

Engineering Business Manager

Intelligent Instrumentation Systems

Forensic Engineering, Failure Analysis and Prevention

Industrial Electronics

Advanced Mechanical Modelling and E Manufacturing

Driving Change through Business Excellence

Embedded System Design

Advanced Materials Science

Modern Control System Design

Advanced Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering

Enterprise Systems and Project Management

Industrial Electronics

Additive Manufacturing Processes

 Industrial Process Control Systems

Robotics and Manufacturing Control Systems

Manufacturing Systems Optimisation and Simulation

Modern Control System Design

Additive Manufacturing Applications

Industrial Controllers for Automation

Forensic Engineering, Failure Analysis and Prevention

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Innovative Solutions

Design and Materials Selection

Innovative Solutions

Advanced Materials Science

Innovative Solutions

If apprentices are successful in gaining their PgD, they will be able to progress to the MSc Engineering Competence by the completion of a 60 credit independent studies module (this will not form part of the apprenticeship).

The assessment for the programme is flexible within the constraints of accreditation and it allows learners to produce authentic employer focused projects that have individual and workplace impact.

The apprenticeship runs over a minimum of 30 months and incorporates a part-time day release on campus and online delivery through University of Derby Online (UDOL).  The proportion of on campus and day release study is dependent on the pathway and entry point and is planned in the module Professional Development Audit (PDA) and Learning Contract.

The University is presently developing its portfolio of apprenticeships and is keen to work with companies in the region who are interested in other degree programmes associated with job roles in the areas of computing, design, manufacturing, materials, production, civil, rail and electrical and electronic engineering.