University of Portsmouth
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) (2 Year) BEngTec (Hons)
University of Portsmouth

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Overview If you have an interest in improving and creating products and want to top up your HND or Foundation degree to a full Bachelor's degree, this BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering top-up degree course is ideal.

The course is delivered by distance learning over 2 or 3 years. So you can easily fit it around work and other commitments. You’ll learn the fundamentals of engineering science and design, including Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and specialise in advanced subjects such as conservation and quality management.

With your Bachelor's degree, you'll contribute more to your employer, boost your career prospects and be prepared for work in engineering and technology in areas such as consumer product design, robotics, defence or aerospace.

After the course, you'll be eligible to apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status and progress to Chartered Engineer status (CEng) with further study and experience.

On this course you'll:

  • Learn about the underlying elements of successful engineering and manufacturing projects, including solid mechanics and dynamics, and electrical and electronic principles

  • Specialise in advanced subjects such as Computer-Aided Design (CAD) engineering, sustainable product development and design for quality

  • Tap in to our Library’s electronic resources, which you can access from anywhere with a Web connection

  • Get the same support and similar benefits to students based on campus

  • Work at your own pace, in your own time and in your own location, with interactive online learning materials

  • Take part in live Web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students

  • If you can get to Portsmouth, you can also:

  • Use our CAD and rapid prototyping suites, energy systems lab, petroleum engineering lab, and metrology and 3D scanning microscopy facilities

  • Put your skills to the test by building your own products in our manufacturing workshops

  • Get involved in Formula Student, where you'll design, construct and test a competitive race car with fellow students

Work experience and career planning If you're not currently in an engineering role, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and build your portfolio.

Careers and opportunities There's currently a shortage of talented engineers in the UK and abroad, so there will be many opportunities open to you when you graduate.

Previous graduates have gone on to work in areas including:

  • product design

  • manufacturing and installation

  • project management

  • research development

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • manufacturing engineer

  • product design engineer

  • aerospace engineer

  • application engineer

Other graduates have joined graduate training schemes or continued their studies at postgraduate level.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

The accredited BEng (Hons) will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer and Students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UKSPEC. The accredited BEng (Hons) will also automatically meet in full, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 67 graduates of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) (2 Year) BEngTec (Hons) at University of Portsmouth for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Manufacturing Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
68 /100
67 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) (2 Year) BEngTec (Hons) at University of Portsmouth

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) (2 Year) BEngTec (Hons) 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 £27000 £29000 £35000
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £32000 £25500 - £35000 £30500 - £41000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Manufacturing Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28793 £31378 £36263
25-75 percentile range £25309 - £31996 £25264 - £38338 £28593 - £44295

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

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

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

Example below based on all graduates of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) (2 Year) BEngTec (Hons) at University of Portsmouth

49% Engineering professionals
12% Managers, directors and senior officials
8% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Customer service occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
3% Sales occupations
2% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
2% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
2% Business and public service associate professionals

You’ll be assessed through: - written examinations - coursework - practical tests - project work - presentations Ideally, you'll carry out your final project at your place of work with a mentor approved by the University. If this isn't possible, then you can carry out the project at the University or elsewhere with the guidance of a University-approved mentor. You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

An appropriate HND, Foundation degree, or successful completion of 2 years of degree study in an appropriate subject.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic 54 An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT) 79 79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English Advanced Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English Proficiency Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISE Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Portsmouth is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in 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.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Portsmouth in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is located on the United Kingdom’s only island city, Portsmouth. This public university, which was previously known as Portsmouth Polytechnic, forms part of the University Alliance, an organisation whose aim is to promote growth and innovation in the UK by putting an emphasis on links with business and industry.

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