Course details

Study options

Full-time: 1year, Part-time: 2 years

UK fee

£9,250 per year (2022/23)

International fee

£14,045 per year (2022/23)

UCAS code

J90T

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BEng (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

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 top-up programme is the ideal starting point.

  • This is a Top Up Level 6 programme only
  • This level 6 programme is accredited by the IMechE for students coming onto it from programmes that are accredited by the IMechE to Partial IEng level
  • However, it will not be an accredited programme if students come onto it via a non-accredited programme of study
  • Explore vital themes such as manufacturing and production engineering, application of engineering and principles and management
  • Undertake real-world projects to solve engineering problems in industry and build vital research and development skills

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

The accredited BEng(Hons) will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UK-SPEC. The accredited BEng(Hons) will also automatically meet in full, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Our BEng (Hons) Manufacturing and Production Engineering top-up programme is designed to provide specific skills and knowledge for a career within the mechanical and manufacturing engineering sectors. The programme is designed to develop solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies through innovation, creation and change and to have technical accountability for complex systems with significant levels of risk. The top-up programme will, therefore, offer a partial CEng accredited degree pathway in manufacturing and production engineering.

Build your specialist expertise

The top-up programme seeks to strike an equitable balance between academic technological aspects, practical applications and the transferable skills necessary for a successful career within manufacturing or production engineering. Such knowledge and pool of skills are being demanded by employers and professional bodies for a highly competitive market sector.

Current roles within the manufacturing industries are extremely technologically challenging with ever-increasing paces of change and development, and many of the larger industries now operate on a global scale. Graduate employees must be able to meet the challenges presented by the constant search for improvement and the relentless pace of development that characterise these industries. The development of management studies throughout the programme plays an important part in your educational process.

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Makerspace

Open to all students at the University of Derby the Makerspace is a student-led workshop based at our Markeaton Street site. There is a large range of tools in the Makerspace that you are able to use in your own time to design and develop projects.

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What you will study

    Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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    How you will learn

    How you are assessed

    A variety of assessment methods will be used. Some modules are assessed through coursework only, others by a combination of coursework, portfolios, assignments, case studies, oral and graphic presentations, collaborative and interdisciplinary teamwork projects, computer testing and examinations. This provides a flexible and effective means of assessing your progress.

    Personal academic tutoring

    Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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    Who will teach you

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    Martin Sole
    Programme leader

    Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering and Programme Leader for the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering.

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    Entry requirements

    You need to have an HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject.

    When you apply, please send us a transcript of the modules you have already studied so that we can make sure that the HND or foundation degree is compatible with the top-up programme.

    English language requirements

    IELTS: 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)

    Fees and funding

    2022/23 Fees (August 2022 - July 2023)

     Full-timePart-time
    UK

    £9,250 per year

    £1,155 per 20 credit module

    International

    £14,045 per year

    N/A

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

    Additional costs and optional extras

    How to apply

    Please look at our application deadlines before you apply.


    UK students

    Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS.

    Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

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    International students

    On-campus courses starting in September 2022 and January 2023 are now closed to new applications from international students due to unprecedented demand. Applications for September 2023 will open in October. If you have any questions, please email askadmissions@derby.ac.uk.

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    Additional information about your studies

    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, excellent 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.

    Please also note that due to the current Covid-19 situation, if your course offers fieldtrips, the location of these may change or be cancelled. If this happens, you will be communicated to in advance and we will do our very best to seek out other practical opportunities to ensure your experience is not affected.

    The information provided on this page is correct at the time of publication but course content, costs and other individual course details do change from time to time and are updated as often as possible, so please do check these pages again when making your final decision to apply for a course. Any updated course details will also be confirmed to you at application, enrolment and in your offer letter.

    Included in your fees
    • Some educational software packages will be provided free         
    • Use of resources such as computer rooms, workshops and laboratories
    • Industry speakers as appropriate
    • Small allowance for final year project
    Mandatory costs not included in your fees
    • Additional educational software approx. £60
    • Computer accessories approx. £30
    • Workshop material approx. £50
    • Additional expenses for final year project approx. £50
    • Printing approx. £60
    Optional costs not included in your fees
    • Personal computer or tablet computer approx. £400

    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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