The one-year BEng Top Up programme is designed to complete the journey to a full degree programme, either from a Foundation Degree or equivalent Level 5 qualification.
The College offers the following three programmes:
The programmes are currently going through accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council.
This programme is delivered at our Roundhouse campus in the award-winning vocational skills centre packed with the latest industry-standard
scientific and mechanical equipment – from rapid prototyping to robotics, CAD to electronics.
The course is delivered as a series of modules that cover the major themes in engineering. Each module will constitute 1.5 hours per week for 36 weeks per year. The lecturer for each module has relevant industry and academic experience.
As well as nine hours spent in College, it is expected that the student will equal this time working outside the College on assessments, research, revision and other learning activities.
This is a new programme and will run with a minimum of ten students enrolled on each pathway. It is regulated by OfS and the qualification is awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.
In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will seek to mitigate risks to health by applying social distancing and other government guidelines and continuing to respond to the changing public health situation through appropriate changes to our courses, services and facilities. Where official guidance or concerns for the health of students and staff demand it, we will review our approach.
All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications, experience and any other related issues.
You will need to be employed and have permission from your employer to undertake this programme.
You should have one of the following:
You will also need:
International students will need to demonstrate the minimum IELTS score identified for this course in English, in addition to having a successful interview. Please contact the College for more information.
All applicants are subject to approval by Sheffield Hallam University.
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Top Up)
BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering (Top Up)
BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering (Top Up)
Each module has a different approach to assessment, optimised for the materials studied and skills acquired. There is a common theme of high quality presentation, referenced research and in-depth analysis that runs through all assessments, be they examinations, seminars, coursework or laboratory reports.
The intensity of the programme means that any prospective student must be able to make the commitment to study extensively outside of normal College hours.
The programme is strongly academic and aims to develop engineers who have both academic and problem-solving skills in combination with work-based vocational skills.
Students may take up a career in the development and maintenance of manufacturing process plant, the design and build of mechanical or electrical components, or the modelling of complex engineering systems to develop improved systems.
Offers are made subject to the availability of courses and the University Terms and Conditions (http://students.shu.ac.uk/rightsrules/17.html)
Rolls-Royce manager Jack O'Connor says his Derby College engineering course was the "start of everything" for the skills needed in his career. Jack joined the aero engine giant as a semi-skilled polisher and packer of blades. He began his Derby College Level 3 NVQ in engineering principals at the age of 23 when he was accepted by the company as an apprentice. Now aged 31, Jack is a Rolls-Royce production leader.
He is also taking a University of Warwick – Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering Business management. Jack said he left school was "a few" GCSEs and the college course and apprenticeship provided him with a second chance to kickstart his career and build his confidence.
He said: "I can honestly say that the course was brilliant and the lecturers were great.
"If you went through a difficult period they were always there to support you. You could have a laugh and a joke as well, and when you take into account the facilities, you're halfway there.
"I was really impressed. It was the start of everything for my work, really."