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Course details

Study options

Full-time: Four years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2019/20)

International fee

£13,250 per year (2019/20)

UCAS points

72 (September 2019 entry)

UCAS code

H702, H700

Course level



BEng (Hons)

Start date



Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

Course description

If you have set your sights on joining the elite of the engineering profession, our BEng (Hons) Manufacturing and Production Engineering is the ideal starting point. By starting with a foundation year, you will have an excellent basis for success too.


Why you should study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Derby

This course equips you with the broad range of theoretical and practical knowledge that is essential to the modern manufacturing engineer.

Start your journey with a foundation year

Taking a foundation year first is an ideal choice if you have the potential and ambition to study this BEng programme but lack the formal entry requirements or feel you are not quite ready to embark on a full honours degree right now.

It is also a smart move if you have changed your mind about your career direction since you chose your A-levels or BTECs and need to improve your skills in a different subject area.

The foundation year will cover general concepts in areas such as engineering science, structural analysis and dynamics, together with essential scholarship skills for technologists which will support your progress at honours degree level.

Raise your professional profile

Our BEng (Hons) Manufacturing and Production Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), which means your qualification is recognised both nationally and internationally. It also opens up further opportunities for you, such as access to technical and professional networks, a wealth of online resources, and an archive and library service.

The course is also accredited by the Engineering Council, so you can be sure that it is recognised professionally and will provide you with all the skills that the industry demands.

Build your specialist expertise

In the final stage of the course, you will specialise in modules such as lean engineering, advanced materials, manufacturing strategy and systems, as well as ethical and environmental considerations in engineering.

You will also take an individual project module to extend your research and development skills and to give you real experience of solving an engineering problem in industry. This is an excellent way for prospective employers to assess your skills for your first job and your potential for career development.

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What you will study

You will study modules such as:

  • Preliminary Mathematics
  • Scholarship for Technologists
  • Technology Project (double module)
  • Engineering Science
  • Introduction to Structural Analysis and Dynamics

You will study modules such as:

  • Applied Scientific Methods 1
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Management of the Business Environment
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Engineering Design and Workshop Technology
  • Quality and Reliability

You will study modules such as:

  • Advanced Applied Analytical Methods 2
  • Design for Manufacture and Materials Optimisation
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Engineering Design Modelling
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Corporate Responsibility and Professional Development

Diploma in Professional Practice

You will study modules such as:

  • Applied Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice

You will study modules such as:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems
  • Manufacturing Automation and Control
  • Advanced Engineering Materials and Applications
  • Advanced Operations Management
  • Independent Study and Professional Development (Manufacturing) (double module)
  • Industrial Engineering
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Find out more about Manufacturing and Production Engineering

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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How you will learn

Real world learning

You will have the opportunity to acquire valuable field experience from a number of industrial visits. Such visits broaden your understanding of the industry and enable you to experience the practical application of the theories you are learning in class. In addition, they help you to set and focus your potential career destination. Past industrial visits include Dinorwig Power Station in Snowdonia, Reckitt Benckiser and Denby Pottery.

You can also gain crucial industry experience on an optional work placement between stages two and three of the course. This is a chance to add a further qualification to your CV too: the Diploma in Professional Practice.

How you are assessed

You will be assessed using a mixture of coursework assignments, examinations and formal presentations.

Entry requirements

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSE

GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.

IELTS6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)
Interview / AuditionN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees


£9,250 per year



£13,250 per year


Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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On graduation from this course, you will be ideally equipped for careers in manufacturing engineering and lean engineering as well as applications of advanced materials.

You could also go on to study our MSc Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and continue your journey towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.

Dr Tahir Sharif
Programme leader

Programme Leader BEng (Hons) Manufacturing and Production Engineering

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

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Optional costs not included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.


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