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- Delivery type
- Graduate Apprenticeship
- 4 years
- BEng (Hons)
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
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
- 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.
- Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 1
- Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 2
- Electrical Lab Skills and Programming
- Design and Manufacture 1
- Analogue Electrical Fundamentals
- Digital Logic and Systems
- Engineering Praxis
- Mechanics Fundamentals
- Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 4
- Operations Management
- Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 4
- Digital and Programmable Systems
- Electrical Circuits Analysis
- Design and Manufacture Project
- Instrumentation and Robotics
- Electromechanical Systems
- Design and Manufacture 1
- Probability and Statistics for Data Science and Engineering
- Project Management
- Integrated Systems Project
- Semiconductor Technology
- Applied Electromagnetics
- Business Awareness and Sustainability
- Electrical Machines and Energy Systems
- Signals and Systems Analysis
- Engineering Apprenticeship
- Digital Signal Processing
- Embedded Systems
- Linear Control
- Advanced Analogue Electronics
- Image Processing
- Embedded Software
- Sustainable Energy and Power Systems
- Communication Devices and Systems
- Individual Project A
- Individual Project B
- Employer-based Activity
- 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
- SQA Advanced Highers at BBB including Mathematics, plus Physics or similar
- A-Levels at ABB including Mathematics, plus Physics or similar
- SQA HND in an engineering discipline (or relevant Modern/Technical Apprenticeship) with Engineering Mathematics 1, 2 & 3 (or equivalent)
- A combination of qualifications totalling 96 SCQF credits at level 7
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.
Ranked 4th in Scotland and 21st in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering by The Times/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 1st in Scotland and 9th in the UK for General Engineering by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
Read our graduate apprenticeship partners' success stories who are already seeing the benefits.
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Our EDM Electronic programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The programme surpasses the requirements set by the Engineering Council UK needed for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and satisfies the requirements for engineers working towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
Register your interest in Graduate Apprenticeships
Places are in high demand, and offered on a first come, first served basis to qualified employees – so please register your interest right away.
If you are an employer, please complete the contact form to our GA team and we will contact you to discuss a detailed plan for your company.
If you are already working, ask your manager to get in touch with us by completing this web form.
If you are looking for an employer who could employ you and put you forward for the GA programme, you can find vacancies with current partner companies.