- This course has been designed to provide specific skills and knowledge for a career within the mechanical and manufacturing engineering sector and was designed with guidance from appropriate professional bodies.
- It's a specialist and distinctive course, providing you with the skills and confidence that is required for a career in mechanical/manufacturing engineering.
- You'll be able to apply your skills and knowledge in a wide range of industries including consultancy, mechanical industry and manufacturing industry both in the UK and overseas.
- Employable Graduates – we’re ranked 15th highest amongst all UK universities and 12th for English institutions with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree: HESA 2016.
Throughout this practical engineering course, you'll develop the range of specialist skills, knowledge and understanding you'll need to work towards Incorporated Engineer registration.
This course will give you a sound basis in engineering principles and vocational experience. You'll specialise in areas such as manufacturing systems and CAD. These subjects are essential to a modern mechanical or manufacturing engineer.
You'll also study a number of work based learning modules, carrying out live engineering projects in conjunction with your employer to promote your career development.
You can be sure that you'll be learning the latest knowledge and skills in engineering.
You'll study a total of 120 credits per year. This will be made up of single or double modules.
You'll study modules such as:
- Applied Scientific Methods
- Management of the Business Environment (Work Based Learning)
- Computer Aided Design
- Materials and Manufacturing Processes
- Regulatory Systems (Work Based Learning)
- Quality, Reliability and Work Environment (Work Based Learning)
You'll study modules such as:
- Corporate Responsibility and Professional Development (Work Based Learning)
- Advanced Applied Analytical Methods
- Engineering Design Modelling
- Project Foundation Degree - Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Work Based Learning)
- Structural Analysis and Materials
- Design for Manufacture and Materials Optimisation
- Industrial Control Systems
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Real word learning: A significant proportion of the modules that you study on are Work Based Learning modules where you can both learn and apply skills and abilities gained in a real work based context.
September 2019 typical entry requirements
|UCAS points||96 (up to 16 from AS-levels)|
|Specific requirements at A-level||N/A|
|Specific requirements at GCSE||GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification|
|Interview / Audition||N/A|
Alternative entry qualitications:
- BTEC - MMM
- Pass Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2
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.
£1,155 per module
Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.
This course is aimed at the vocationally orientated aspects of mechanical and manufacturing engineering. When you've successfully completed this course you will be eligible to move on to our BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering or BEng (Hons) Manufacturing and Production Engineering with Industrial Year courses, allowing you to top up your qualification to an honours degree with the academic requirements for Incorporated Engineering level.
† Additional information about your studies
Three years, or Two years accelerated
Two or three years part-time day release
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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.
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.