The Degree

The four year engineering programme uses the degree apprenticeship model of delivery, which combines an academic course of study and a work-based element of learning. 

For our programme, you spend 40% of your time per week on off-the-job study, with two study days a week during term time.

You will pursue the Level 6 Design and Development Engineer apprenticeship standard alongside the BEng (Hons) Engineering degree.

Apprenticeship overview

We have chosen the Level 6 Product Design and Development Engineer apprenticeship standard, as the content of this qualification best reflects the academic content of the degree programme:

  • Mathematics and science for engineers
  • Materials and manufacture
  • Mechanical, electrical and electronic principles and applications
  • Statics and dynamics
  • How to undertake and apply business-led projects
  • Engineering operations and business management
  • Applying advanced technology techniques 

Whilst the apprenticeship standard is Level 6 Design and Development Engineer, the degree is not design engineering focussed.

You will not be assessed for the apprenticeship standard until you have completed your degree. You will maintain a log book: a record of the skills and knowledge you have developed during your apprenticeship training period, throughout the four years. Once you have completed the academic degree course, you will be entered for your End Point Assessment.