Innovative Engineering (Level 6)*

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Full-Time or Part-Time


Park, Cheltenham

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Developed in conjunction with leading Gloucestershire engineering and manufacturing companies, this course is designed to meet industry requirements for modern engineering practice. Learn while you earn with this flexible day release BEng qualification, building on your previous experience or engineering qualification and applying new learning into the workplace.

Work with other engineering and manufacturing students on group projects, honing your teamwork, communication and planning skills. Develop research skills and learn how to apply the principles of data summary and presentation. Understand how design affects reliability and deepen your knowledge of product lifecycle management.

Choose modules that relate to your preferred career path to provide you with practical skills and an appreciation of underlying theories.

Study style

Shared learning is strongly encouraged, with group work bringing together engineers from a variety of companies and backgrounds to shape projects and tasks. Gain practical experience in project management, team building and data acquisition. As a day release course, you can immediately apply your learning to your industry role.

Course modules

Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess an HND, Diploma of Higher Education, foundation degree, or equivalent (in a relevant subject).

Please see our full entry requirements for more details.

If you are an international student, you will need an IELTS 6.0 overall in English with no less than 5.5 in any other band, or equivalent.

Please see the international entry requirements in your country for full details.


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  • Systems engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Product design
  • Computer integrated manufacturing
  • Megatronics

*This course is 'subject to validation' which means it is going through the final stages of approval. Courses do normally get approved, but if for any reason this course does not then you would be informed by the university and we would help you find a suitable alternative.

Industry links

Recent guest lecturers include representatives from Dowty Engineering, Ultra Electronics and Spirax Sarco.

Employer-led course content

Gloucestershire has a very high concentration of engineering companies, many of which worked closely with the university to shape the course so you'll graduate with transferable skills.

Gain a BEng while working in industry

Learn while you earn with this day release course that complements your engineering role, helping you develop and providing your employer with a higher-skilled employee. Gain a BEng in two years, to top-up your knowledge in computer-enabled technology and mechanical, electronic and manufacturing engineering.

Industry-linked projects

Work with engineers from local companies on a project that will strengthen your skills in teamwork, communication and planning. Learn from each others' experience and get expert advice from industry specialists to deliver a working product.