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(FdENg) in Manufacturing Engineering

Level: 5

Delivery Method: Foundation Degree Full-time

Typical Duration/length of course:  24 Months

Fees: £7570 per annum

Entry Requirements:

Typically, applicants will have one of the following:

  • Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in a related subject

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship

  • 2 A Levels: A-D (one of which should be Maths or Science related).


Additionally, 3 GCSEs at grade A-C (9-4), including English and Maths (or equivalent). You will also be required to attend an interview with the Programme Leader.


Mature applicants without formal qualifications, but with evidence of sufficient, relevant industrial experience may be considered.

Course Code: EP1309H

UCAS Code: H700

Institution code: 066 


Course Overview:

The Foundation Degree programme offered in the Engineering Professional Department is aimed at consolidating and extending the skills and knowledge of those working in the engineering sectors. Essential subject knowledge content has been designed in collaboration with employers, professional sector bodies and accreditation from Oxford Brookes University.


Progression opportunities from the FdEng is through a 1 year, day release, Top-Up BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering also, to be, accredited by Oxford Brookes University.

Topics in year one include:

Electrical & Electronic Science; Engineering Management; Mathematics 1; Mechanical Principles; Engineering Science; Work based module.


Topics in year two include:

Stress Analysis and Materials; Manufacturing 1 and 2; Programmable Logic Controllers; Work based project; Computer Aided Engineering.


On successful completion of this course, students may progress onto the 1 year BEng Top-Up in Manufacturing Engineering at the IOT. Progression onto other courses will be subject to meeting the entry criteria of the institution. Students may also move into higher roles or positions within their organisation, or wish to develop their career further by moving into other employment.


  • Self Employed

  • Engineer

  • Chief Engineer

  • Engineering Manager

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