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Level: 6

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 9.00

Start: 17/09/2020

Days / Times: Thursday 08:45 to 19:30

Tuition (£): 7500.00*

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 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 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.

  1. We will be welcoming students next academic year. We will also do all we reasonably can to meet the needs of students whose individual circumstances mean that they cannot attend any in-person teaching.
  2. The academic year will start as normal and term dates will not be changed. You are advised to be flexible in your travel plans at this stage and more advice about arrangements for the start of term will follow in July.
  3. Teaching will be delivered by a blend of in-person and online teaching, and we will adapt our timetables, teaching methods, course content and locations for delivery of teaching to achieve this. The balance of the blend will depend on the stringency of social distancing and other regulations in force at the time. Where possible, teaching by seminars, practicals and supervisions will be delivered in person, and it may be possible for teaching to smaller groups to be given on this basis. The size of the face-to-face contact groups will be determined by the capacity of rooms allocated on the timetable, and also the activity taking place within the room. If large-scale whole-class teaching in person becomes permissible, the DCG Engineering Academy will reintroduce it as soon as possible.
  4. Research and learning facilities: It is our aim that all students who need them for their studies and research will have sufficient and suitable access to practical facilities, libraries and other facilities, subject to the restrictions of social distancing.
  5. Minimising risk: all University and College buildings will be risk assessed and managed on an ongoing basis, following government guidelines and advice. This may involve managing how we all enter and leave buildings to allow for social distancing, reducing numbers of people allowed into a building or area, appropriate cleaning regimes, altered timings of events and any other measures considered appropriate to mitigate risk of exposure to Covid-19. We will promote health and infection control measures across the rooms used by the DCG Engineering Academy, and communicate and implement changes to any of these measures resulting from local lockdown requirements as required.
  6. Support: the DCG Engineering Academy will offer you pastoral support in many forms; the University additionally provides centralised student support, including the availability of study coaches.

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 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
  • Automation and Robotics
  • 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
  • Final Year Project
  • 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

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