Available for January start

Course details

Study options

Full-time: Three years, Part-time: Five years min †

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

International fee

£12,500 per year (2018/19)

UCAS points

96-112 (September 2018 entry)

UCAS code

H702, H700

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BEng (Hons)

Start dates

January, September

Location

Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

If you do not achieve the typical entry points required, you may want to consider studying this course with foundation year.

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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.

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

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. 

Why you should study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Derby

What you will study

You will study a total of 120 credits per year. This will be made up of single or double modules.

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 at an Open Day

There’s still time to visit us before the UCAS deadline. Come to our Open Day on 9 January to find out if studying Manufacturing and Production Engineering at Derby is right for you. Meet our expert teaching team, 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.

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Entry requirements

September 2018 typical entry requirements

UCAS points96-112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

At least a C in Maths at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and at least one other Science or Technology A-level

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

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.

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

At least a C in Maths at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and at least one other Science or Technology A-level

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualitications

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.

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Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

£1,155 per module

International

£12,500 per year

N/A

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

Additional costs and optional extras

2019/20 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

£1,155 per module

International

£13,250 per year

N/A

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

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

Apply by 15 January to start in September

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Without industrial year

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.

Full-time students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

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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.

Students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

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With industrial year

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.

Full-time students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

Apply through UCASApply directly to the University

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.

Students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

Apply through UCASApply directly to the University

Guidance for international applicants applying for an undergraduate degree

Careers

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.

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Dr Tahir Sharif
Programme leader

Programme Leader BEng (Hons) Manufacturing and Production Engineering

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Contact us

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† Additional information about your studies

Five years minimum, Day release: Two years (day release mode only available for final year of the degree).

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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.

Included in your fees

Mandatory costs not included in your fees

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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