BEng (Hons) Graduate Apprenticeship Engineering (Design and Manufacture

As a working professional, enhance your qualifications and knowledge and support your career growth to become an engineer. 

Current trends towards multidisciplinary working in engineering firms drives a need for engineers to become ‘technically fluent’ in a broader range of areas, manage technological convergence, collaborate and problem-solving skills.  The purpose of the Graduate Apprenticeship BEng (Hons) Engineering (Design and Manufacture) course is to produce graduates with the skills and knowledge to become professional engineers capable of working in various engineering environments. You will specialise in one of the following streams: computer aided engineering, control and instrumentation or electrical power engineering design.

This specialist approach allows you and employers to choose a stream with best fit for your workplace. The Engineering (Design and Manufacture) Graduate Apprenticeship is co-designed with employers to ensure it meets contemporary industry needs. The School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment has more than 30 years’ experience in delivering engineering education to employees on a day release basis.

If you are reading this as in employer, Graduate Apprenticeships may be used for the dual purposes of workforce development (early career) as well as up-skilling and reskilling needs of more experienced middle and senior employees seeking to catch up on academic and professional qualifications.

Graduate Apprenticeships are fully-funded by Skills Development Scotland. Skills, knowledge, academic qualifications and experience of current employees will all be used to inform at which level of the programme candidates will commence their education.

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Study Options

  • 2020/21

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

BEng (Hons)
Blended Learning
4 Years
5 Oct 2020
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
BEng (Hons) Blended Learning 4 Years 5 Oct 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Study Options

  • 2021/22

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

BEng (Hons)
Blended Learning
4 Years
17 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
BEng (Hons) Blended Learning 4 Years 17 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Standard entry

For new employees applying directly from school:

SQA Higher: BBBC including Maths and either Physics or Engineering Science, plus Nat 5 English at C 

Foundation Apprenticeships

We accept selected Foundation Apprenticeships, in combination with SQA Highers, for entry to our degree programmes. Your Foundation Apprenticeship will take the place of one SQA Higher qualification for our standard entry requirements and will be treated as equivalent to a B grade at Higher.

Non-Standard entry

For applicants with prior work experience and professional qualifications there is a possibility to be considered through the university’s flexible entry system through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).   This process allows prospective graduate apprentices to claim credit(s) against previously assessed and certificated learning, including informal learning, to be considered and recognised for academic purposes and credit within their programme.

Additional requirements

Candidates must be employed in the same field as the course of study and must supply a supporting letter from their employer as part of the admissions process.

Start of term 2020

This course will commence on 5 October 2020.

We understand that you may be wondering how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect your University start next term. At GCU our work-based, Graduate Apprenticeship programmes were designed to be delivered through a combination of face to face and online learning. During COVID-19 restrictions we have temporarily pivoted to full online delivery. We are ready to receive new students from October 2020 and look forward to welcoming you virtually as things change we will keep you and your employer informed.

We have created a dedicated space where we answer some of the questions you may have around COVID-19 and starting University.

The UK Engineering industry is dynamic with many sectors and engineering opportunities for qualified professionals.

Graduates may embark on a range of career pathways, depending on their chosen specialism, such as: aerospace, naval and marine, oil and gas and energy, pharmaceutical, renewables, rail and transport, power and utilities.

Students who complete the BEng (Hons) Graduate Apprenticeship Engineering: Design and Manufacture, will be eligible to apply for IEng professional registration. Similar to GCU full-time Engineering programmes, we aim to achieve programme accreditation for this Graduate Apprenticeship with professional engineering institutions IMechE, IET and the InstMC

The Apprenticeship has a typical duration of four years to Honours award for first year entrants or less for those granted advanced standing through Recognition of Prior Learning. 

Graduate Apprenticeship delivery for this course commences with a three-day induction followed by attendance one day a week. 

Trimester A

12 days’ attendance (mid-September to mid-December)

Exams in January (not for Level 1)

Trimester B

12 days’ attendance (mid-January to mid-April)

Exams in May

Trimester C

No attendance (May to August) apart from project presentations in early August.

Stream - EDM

Year 1 

Exit award: Certificate of Higher Education level

Mathematics 1, Electrical Principles and Circuit Theory, Principles of Programmable Systems, Mechanical Principles, Engineering Materials, Integrated Engineering Studies, Engineering Applications

 

Year 2

Exit award: Diploma of Higher Education level

Mathematics 2, Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics 2, Control and Instrumentation Systems, Integrated Engineering Studies 2

 

Level 3

Exit award: BEng Engineering (Design and Manufacture) (Degree level)

Engineering Operations Management, Energy Conversion Technologies, Integrated Engineering Studies 3

 

Level 4

Exit award: BEng (Hons) Engineering (Design and Manufacture) (Honours Level)

 

 

Stream - Computer Aided Engineering

Year 1 

Exit award: Certificate of Higher Education level

 

Year 2

Exit award: Diploma of Higher Education level

Manufacture & Materials 2, Engineering Design and Analysis 2

 

Level 3

Exit award: BEng Engineering (Design and Manufacture) (Degree level)

Engineering Design & Analysis 3, Computer Aided Engineering, Manufacture & Materials 3

 

Level 4

Exit award: BEng (Hons) Engineering (Design and Manufacture) (Honours Level)

Engineering Design & Analysis 4, Finite Element Analysis, Simulation for Manufacturing, Computer Aided Design 2, Option1, Design Process, Assembly & Manufacture, Option2, Renewable Energy Equipment Design 

 

Stream - Control & Instrumentation

Year 1 

Exit award: Certificate of Higher Education level

 

Year 2

Exit award: Diploma of Higher Education level

Manufacture & Materials 2, Engineering Design and Analysis 2

 

Level 3

Exit award: BEng Engineering (Design and Manufacture) (Degree level)

Engineering Design & Analysis 3, Control Engineering 3, Instrumentation

 

Level 4

Exit award: BEng (Hons) Engineering (Design and Manufacture) (Honours Level)

Computer Aided Engineering, Applied Instrumentation Systems, Control Engineering 4, Systems Health Management

 

Stream - Electrical Power Engineering Design

Year 1 

Exit award: Certificate of Higher Education level

 

Year 2

Exit award: Diploma of Higher Education level

Analogue and Digital Electronics, Electrical Distribution System

 

Level 3

Exit award: BEng Engineering (Design and Manufacture) (Degree level)

Power Electronic Systems 3, Control Engineering 3, Electrical Machines

 

Level 4

Exit award: BEng (Hons) Engineering (Design and Manufacture) (Honours Level)

HV and Condition Assessment, Renewable Power Integration, Control Engineering 4, Power System Analysis & Protection

 

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

The module and assessment information described here has been approved in line with the University’s Quality Assurance and Enhancement Process. This allows us to ensure that the courses we offer are high quality and relevant for today’s students. Occasionally we have to make changes to programme information after it has been published. For full details of potential changes to programmes and how they can affect your application please read the Information for students relating to Programme Changes/Cancellation and Withdrawal from Portfolio.

The experienced academic team within the School of Computing Engineering and Built Environment have worked with a variety of industry professionals to design a programme structure that develops the skills and knowledge required to enhance your capability whilst providing a pathway to professionally accredited engineer.

This innovative programme has 3 distinct streams that engineers can follow including:

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)

Control & Instrumentation (C&I)

Electrical Power (EP)

You will be taught in seminars and tutorials led by our experienced engineering academics and tutors along with a fully supported and integrated work-based assessment and support process. On successful completion of this Programme learners will be able to apply to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Graduate Apprenticeships are co-designed by GCU and industry partners. GCU invites a diverse range of guest lecturers - dependent on relevant subject areas, current industry news and course needs - to share their expertise in every subject area.

The Apprenticeship is delivered via blended learning (online and face to face). All reading material, tutor discussions, assignment setting, marking and feedback, timelines and key dates are located in the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) GCU Learn. Through a one password access logon for the VLE, students also access the University’s library.