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Level: 6

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 9.00

Start: 16/09/2021

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 7500.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The one-year BEng top-up programme is designed to complete the journey to a full degree programme, either from a Foundation Degree or an equivalent Level 5 qualification.

The College offers the following three programmes:

  • BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering (Top-Up)
  • BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering (Top-Up)
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Top-Up)

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 which will run with a minimum of ten students enrolled on each pathway. It is regulated bythe OfS and awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.

Entry requirements

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:

  • The FdEng Integrated Engineering (Sheffield Hallam University)
  • A Foundation Degree from another university in a relevant field
  • A HND in an engineering field at Merit level

You will also need:

  • GCSE English and Maths grades 9-4/A*- C.

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.

Course Content

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Top-Up)

  • Further Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Applied Structural Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis
  • Design Evaluation Methodology
  • Systems Engineering
  • Project and Project Management

BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering (Top-Up)

  • Design Evaluation Methodology
  • Composite Materials
  • Further Manufacturing Techniques and Materials
  • Design Simulation and Operation of Manufacturing Systems
  • Project and Project Management

BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering (Top-Up)

  • Electronic Engineering Application
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Project and Project Management
  • Control Systems Engineering

How will I be assessed?

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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

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)

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Please Note: All fees for Higher Education courses are per year

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Ryan Pickering

Ryan Pickering

Maintenance apprentice Ryan values on the job learning at Moy Park

Learning on the job from experienced maintenance engineers is one of the best aspects of being an apprentice for 18-year-old Ryan Pickering.
 
Ryan, who has always enjoyed practical subjects, is currently on a Derby College level 3 engineering apprenticeship with food company Moy Park in Ashbourne.
 
He said: “It’s great. I’m really liking it. The people are so friendly and there’s such a lot to learn. I’m involved in helping maintain the poultry processing machinery. What I enjoy most is watching the experienced maintenance engineers when there’s a problem with a machine. I like seeing how they approach the issue; what they do to fix it and which tools they use.”
 
Ryan, previously a full-time electrical then engineering student at Derby College, applied for the opportunity after seeing it on the Gov.UK apprenticeships website.
 
He added: “I’m on day release at the Roundhouse but, sadly, because of the lockdown we’re currently unable to go into college. Our lecturers keep in touch but learning remotely just isn’t the same. It’s a shame but at least I’m still working and still learning every day. The facilities and equipment at college are great. I like the practical side and doing day release is a chance to be with other people my own age.”
 
Ryan, who lives in Ashbourne, said he would definitely recommend an apprenticeship at Moy Park and looks forward to completing his on-site training and going back to college when day release resumes.  

It’s great. I’m really liking it. The people are so friendly and there’s such a lot to learn. I’m involved in helping maintain the poultry processing machinery. What I enjoy most is watching the experienced maintenance engineers when there’s a problem with a machine. I like seeing how they approach the issue; what they do to fix it and which tools they use.

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