Manufacturing Engineer BEng (Hons) Top-Up Degree Apprenticeship

in Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing

Manufacturing Engineer BEng (Hons) Top-Up Degree Apprenticeship


The usual duration for this top-up course is two years and students will typically spend one day a week at the Institute of Technology, Dudley.


For employers with a payroll below £3 million:

For employers who will not be paying the Apprenticeship Levy, the Government will pay 95% of the cost of the Apprenticeship training and assessment for Apprentices of any age. They may also be eligible for extra employer incentives.

For employers with a payroll above £3 million:

Employers will be able to use their Apprenticeship Levy contributions towards the cost of the Apprenticeship using their digital account.

We will agree a payment schedule and discuss funding availability with each employer before starting any Apprenticeships to ensure the cost to a business is clear upfront.

Delivery Location

IoT Dudley

Delivery Partners
University of Wolverhampton

Delivery Model
  • Day release
Entry Requirements

Top -Up Degree is suitable to individuals that have completed a HNC in Engineering.

Mature applicants with sufficient experience and/or appropriate qualifications (other than those above) will be considered.

Occupational Profile

Manufacturing Engineers primarily support the activities involved in bringing design programmes into manufacture. This role is pivotal to the launch planning and smooth delivery of exciting new products or product refresh programmes.

The focus is on the advanced manufacturing techniques and project management skills required to launch products on time, on cost and to the right quality. Typically Manufacturing Engineers work closely with a range of other engineers, functions and managers both within their own company and supplier base.

Training and Development Summary

The Degree Apprenticeship standard has been designed and developed in collaboration with many employers and professional bodies. Apprentices should be employed in roles where they are able to put their academic knowledge into practice via real life projects.

Delivery will be at Black Country & Marches IoT Dudley and will include timetabled access to classrooms, lecture theatres, laboratories and workshops. There will also be occasional industrial visits and trips; and additional technician and teaching staff hours associated with teaching, project and practical activities, with further time committed to support Apprenticeship students in the workplace to satisfy the work-based learning elements of the Degree Apprenticeship.

Modules will include:

  • Engineering Practice
  • Innovative Design
  • Analysing and Improving Processes
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
  • Environment and Society
  • Emerging Manufacturing Technologies.
Professional Recognition and Career Progression

This Degree Apprenticeship will provide individuals with enhanced skills, knowledge and experience in a range of areas that will benefit businesses, including:

  • Manufacturing functions and procedures
  • Improved operations and working practices
  • Practical and logical approaches to problem-solving
  • Interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Team working and people management
  • The ability to work well under pressure and take on new challenges
  • Organisation and time management
  • Project management and the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Commercial awareness
  • Improved awareness of health and safety issues.
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