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BEng (Hons) Engineering Design and Manufacture (Electronic or Mechanical) Graduate Apprenticeship

Key information

Level
Undergraduate
Delivery type
Full Time
Degree qualification
BEng (Hons)
Mode of delivery
On-Campus
Duration
4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Start date
September

BEng (Hons) Engineering Design and Manufacture (Electronic or Mechanical) Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) is aimed to develop experts in the following areas: Engineering Design; Manufacturing Engineering; Engineering Consultancy; Engineering Operations Management; Engineering Project Management.

The graduate apprenticeship programme is open to new or existing employees in Scotland of all ages and consists of 20% academic learning and 80% work-based learning.

We are offering graduate apprenticeships in two sub-disciplines of Engineering Design and Manufacture:

  • Mechanical Engineering;
  • Electronic Engineering

Graduates' skillset

The Engineering Design and Manufacture graduate apprenticeship programme aims to produce BEng (Hons) graduates who:

  • have a sound basis in theoretical engineering principles and methods as well as their application in the context of design and analysis
  • are able to operate in a team as well as in multidisciplinary contexts
  • have an appreciation of the wider societal and commercial influences on, and impact of, engineering
  • have problem-solving skills and the ability to apply such skills by developing innovative solutions to society's practical needs
  • have developed the personal qualities and professional competencies of mechanical engineers
  • are tailored to the needs of their company.

Key areas of the programme

The primary focus of the Engineering Design and Manufacture graduate apprenticeship programme is on developing the knowledge, understanding and skills outcomes sought by employers.

Engineering design and manufacturing principles

  • Manufacturing with materials
  • Engineering product design
  • Computer aided design and analysis
  • Electrical and electronic design principles
  • Planning and design of manufacturing systems
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Design and manufacture applications
  • Engineering IT

Engineering business and management

  • Business functions, behaviours, ethics and courtesies
  • Engineering design and manufacturing operations management
  • Supply chain management
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Business strategy and management
  • Business finance and accounting
  • Industrial engineering
  • Global manufacturing strategy

Personal and interpersonal

  • Communications
  • Personal attributes
  • Professional attributes
  • Team working

Project and delivery management

  • Project management methodologies
  • Project planning
  • Project execution
  • Project risk assessment and management

Each of the four key content areas is combined to deliver a holistic learning experience.

Your student experience

Our graduates are specialist, creative, progressional, global citizens. The Engineering Design and Manufacture Graduate Apprenticeship Programme is taught by respected and experienced academics and business professionals. We are the only university offering Electronic stream options as part of the EDM programme.

Ranking (Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Ranked 1st in Scotland and 7th in the UK for Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

Ranking (Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Ranked 4th in Scotland and 21st in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

Ranking (Mechanical Engineering, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

We are ranked 4th in Scotland and 20th in UK for Mechanical Engineering by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

Ranked (General Engineering, The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)

Ranked 1st in Scotland and 9th in the UK for General Engineering by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

Go Global

There are currently no Go Global opportunities for this particular programme. However, other Go Global opportunities may be available. Please contact studywithus@hw.ac.uk for more information.

Course content

September Intake - Edinburgh

Mandatory September

  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 1

Mandatory January

  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 2

Mandatory AY

  • Electrical Lab skills and Programming
  • Analogue Electrical Fundamentals
  • Engineering Praxis
  • Design and Manufacture 1
  • Mechanics Fundamentals
  • Thermofluids Fundamentals

Entry requirements

We have standard entry requirements for all of our courses that you will have to meet.

  • SQA Highers at BBBB including Mathematics, plus Physics or similar​
  • A-Levels at BBC including Mathematics, plus Physics or similar​
  • SQA HNC in an engineering discipline (or relevant Modern/Technical Apprenticeship) with Engineering Mathematics 1 & 2 (or equivalent)​
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering in conjunction with SQA Highers at BBB* including Mathematics​
  • A combination of qualifications totalling 96 SCQF credits at level 6 or Minimum 106 UCAS points

Why Heriot-Watt

We're the top university in Scotland for graduate outcomes which means that more of our graduates are employed or in postgraduate education than any other institution in the country and we ranked 5th in the UK.

We're also rated number one in the UK for CEO or MD roles, meaning more of our graduates go on to become CEOs or MDs than any other university in the whole of the UK. On top of that, we have beautiful campuses, across the globe, so you'll get a truly international education. Our Edinburgh Campus is home to Oriam, Scotland's National Sports Performance Centre combined with plenty of wellbeing resources, prioritising fitness and mental health for all students. Our Global Research Institutes look at solving real world issues such as climate change and saving our oceans as well as working on the next medical technological breakthrough and the future of AI and robots.

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