University of Derby
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Top Up) BEng
University of Derby

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 20 graduates of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Top Up) BEng at University of Derby for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Tourism, Transport and Travel.

Overall student satisfaction
87 /100
20 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Tourism, Transport and Travel

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Tourism, Transport and Travel at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22500 £18500 £21500
25-75 percentile range £19500 - £24000 £14500 - £23000 £15500 - £28000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Tourism, Transport and Travel

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22910 £20830 £24369
25-75 percentile range £19839 - £26189 £16042 - £26488 £18552 - £31827

Course Description

This top-up programme equips you with a solid background and appropriate skills that would enable you to practice successfully as a professional engineer. It incorporates elements of all relevant technologies and their applications throughout the programme. You’ll complete modules suited to either Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering.

  • KEY FEATURES OF THIS COURSE
  • ACCREDITATION: The degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). On completion, you will have met the full requirements to register as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
  • FACILITIES: You'll have access to excellent labs and facilities whilst studying this degree. Spaces include our Additive Manufacturing Lab with various 3D printed technology, Wind tunnel and Thermodynamics area that includes a jet engine and test engine, and our Mechanical Workshop with both traditional lathes and milling machines, alongside more modern CNC equipment
  • EMPLOYABILITY: You’ll gain key employability skills, such as practical skills, problem solving, awareness of current and developing engineering and strategic issues, together with transferrable skills, such as presentation skills, team work and technical/management writing.
  • EXPERT TEACHING: Learn from our expert team of academic staff who have extensive industrial experience of engineering
  • WHAT YOU’LL COVER

On the Mechanical Engineering route, you’ll cover key topics including engineering design modelling, computational fluid dynamics and materials and applications.

On the Manufacturing Engineering route, you’ll cover engineering materials and applications, manufacturing automation and control, and technology and systems.

Both routes explore the processes involved with innovating in organisations, as well as the ethical and environmental standards. You’ll also work on a project in an area that interests you.

  • HOW YOU WILL LEARN

There’s a mixture of lectures, research projects, seminars and workshops as well as industrial visits and guest lectures from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

  • YOUR CAREER

On completion of this top up degree, you will have a solid background and appropriate skills that would enable you to practice successfully as a professional engineer. You will be able to analyse, synthesise and evaluate the engineering factors that are required to produce engineering solutions. You’ll also develop management skills which can take you in to many sectors. To further your learning, you could study our MSc Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Top Up) BEng at University of Derby

45% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Elementary occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Finance Professionals
5% Design occupations
5% Sales occupations

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

ALL applicants must possess a Level 5 qualification, such as an HND or FdA in a relevant area in order to be considered for this course. A copy of your HND/FdA module transcripts will be requested, and the original required to be seen at enrolment.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Top Up), BEng, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Top Up) BEng

EU £14900 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £14900 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

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About University of Derby

The University of Derby is a publicly owned university located in the city of Derby, England. The university’s main campus is in Allestree, a suburbian zone in Derby itself, and is situated directly opposite the popular Markeaton Park where many students enjoy going for a walk in their free time.

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13155
postgraduates:
2515
Total:
15670
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