Apprentices learn on industry 4.0 manufacturing systems and gain a BEng upon successful completion. This degree apprenticeship has been designed to prepare learners for the dynamic manufacturing engineering environment. It provides the core engineering and management skills for learners to apply directly in their workplace.
Manufacturing Engineering is a continually changing field where increasing competition, automation and industry 4.0 are requiring engineers to have new skills and knowledge of systems and technology, all of which are provided by this apprenticeship.
Areas of study
Learners entering at level 4 will need to achieve 360 credits for the BEng award. The modules listed have been mapped to the apprenticeship’s Standard to ensure that learners are equipped with the relevant skills, behaviours and knowledge to meet the requirements of the End Point Assessment.
The final End Point Assessment consists of a case study presentation to showcase the work that the learner has completed during their apprenticeship, as well as an Occupational Professional Discussion.
The degree schedule and modules shown are subject to change depending upon entry point, start date and cohort size. Learners entering at Level 5 or 6 may have to undertake Level 4 or 5 modules if their existing qualifications do not provide all the required competencies.
The apprenticeship runs over three semesters throughout the year and learners are typically required to attend university one day per week through semesters 1 and 2. During semester 3, block delivery will take place over one or two 5-day periods. The rest of the time learners are in the workplace.
Modules cover theory, practical and lab-based activity, ensuring knowledge is embedded through experience and is applied in industry-focused project work. Learners are integrated with the wider Engineering learning community wherever possible, to provide opportunities for collaboration and experience of working in other disciplines and specialisms.
Typically, the duration of this apprenticeship is 5 years. This duration may be reduced for a candidate with previous relevant experience and/or someone already part-qualified who may enter directly into Level 5 or 6.
Support for apprentices and employers
Learners have a Personal Tutor who will remain a source of advice and guidance throughout their apprenticeship. They’ll also be supported by module tutors and our Helpzone staff, who are contactable by telephone, in person and online.
Employers are able to access our dedicated apprenticeship support team, who are here to ensure that businesses get the best from both the learner and the programme.