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BEng (Hons)

Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught

Want to study Manufacturing Engineering but don't have the formal qualifications you need? Study our Foundation Entry programme. You'll learn the academic, practical and study skills needed to succeed on a Mechanical Engineering degree.

Why study with us

  • Enjoy our Additive Manufacturing Lab, Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology research centre and the Jost Institute for Tribotechnology.
  • Study at the heart of one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing regions in the UK. Major employers include BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, Aircelle, Kaman, Senior, RLC and Magellan.
  • Learn in our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre. Access the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available.

Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

Explore the EIC

What you'll do

  • Join different engineering clubs, learn new skills, and enter international competitions. Bond with staff and fellow students.
  • Full-time students can take an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry. This will compliment your learning and enhance employability.
  • Our Engineering Innovation Centre enables you to work on real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.

Module overview

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Manufacturing engineering facilities

You’ll get to work in our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre, gaining real-world experience on live projects. Key facilities include:

  • Intelligent systems laboratory
  • Motorsports and air vehicles laboratory
  • Rapid prototyping and 3D printing equipment
  • High performance computing labs

Industry links

Courses are informed by Industry Steering Groups with representatives from many areas. This includes regional SME and sector groups through to global PLCs. This provides a powerful insight into the skills they need to help them innovate.

Academic expertise

Future careers in manufacturing engineering

Manufacturing Engineering can lead to a diverse career in:

  • Aerospace
  • The automotive industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Computing and electronics
  • Energy conversion
  • The Ministry of Defence
  • Research development

Interested in the applied scientific and mathematical aspects of manufacturing engineering? Carry your studies through to a career in research and teaching.

Fees and funding

First year£6,500 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£11,000 for the first year
Full-time£14,900 per year
First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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