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:
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.
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)
Securing an apprenticeship with global engineering group SNC-Lavalin was the perfect route into engineering for Jason Singh.
Now in his final year at college, he is taking a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering on day release at Derby College’s Roundhouse as part of the in-house scheme.
Jason said: “Being on an in-house degree apprenticeship means the experience I’m getting is more relevant and hands-on – and I don’t have the debt associated with going to university.
“I have some good lecturers and they’ve been supportive during lockdown when we’ve not been able to go into college.”
He usually studies at the Roundhouse from 8.45am to 7.15pm one day a week.
Jason, whose interest in engineering started back in primary school with the Lego challenge, has always been good at maths. Working in the rail industry, a lot of his role is focused on management and maintenance of rolling stock and rail systems. But he’s also been involved in the dynamics and structural side as well.
Since starting his apprenticeship he has assisted his employer on several large projects, including a seven-month contract to create a maintenance strategy for a rail depot in Cambridge.
When he’s finished his degree, Jason, now 22, is hoping to gain some international experience with SNC-Lavalin’s overseas operations.
He said: “I’d like to work in Abu Dhabi, Dubai or possibly in Canada, where the group is based. I’ve always wanted to travel and see other cultures and this job offers that opportunity.”
Being on an in-house degree apprenticeship means the experience I’m getting is more relevant and hands-on – and I don’t have the debt associated with going to university.
I have some good lecturers and they’ve been supportive during lockdown when we’ve not been able to go into college.