Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) (3 Year) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

University of Portsmouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) (3 Year)

Course summary

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. Study anywhere that suits you, over two or three years, while learning how to create and improve products that could change people's lives and transform the way businesses operate. Boost your current career prospects, contribute more to your employer or launch into new areas of engineering and technology, such as 3D printing, robotics and defence. The content of the course is broadly similar to IET accredited courses offered by the Department, although since the programme is equivalent to a one-year full-time programme, it is not accredited by the professional body. The proposed programme is compatible with similar courses offered in the department and other institutions within the UK. Course highlights

  • Enhance your existing knowledge of engineering science and design fundamentals
  • Specialise in subjects such as computer-aided design (CAD), sustainable product development, conservation and quality management
Careers and opportunities You could use this top up to secure a more senior role if you're planning to stay with your current employer after graduating. You could also apply your skills to any number of roles in industries such as oil refinery, machinery manufacture and plastics. All engineering roles are listed in the UK Government’s 'skills shortage list' – which means engineers are currently in high demand. Our graduates have worked in areas such as:
  • product design
  • manufacturing and installation
  • project management
  • research development
What jobs can you do with a mechanical and manufacturing degree? Roles you could go onto include:
  • product design engineer
  • manufacturing engineer
  • application engineer
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.


Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Manufacturing Systems – 20 credits
Optional modules in this year currently include:
  • Advanced Materials for Product Realisation – 20 credits
  • Computer Aided Engineering – 20 credits
Year 2 Core modules in this year include:
  • Design and Sustainable Development – 20 credits
  • Mechanics of Materials – 20 credits
There are no optional modules in this year. Year 3 Core modules in this year include:
  • Individual Project – 20 credits
  • Quality Management – 20 credits
There are no optional modules in this year. We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

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.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Relevant HE study leading to a Level 5 qualification, for example an appropriate HND, foundation degree or Advanced Diploma, or 240 credits from year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc), in a relevant subject.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £2060 Year 1
England £2060 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2060 Year 1
Scotland £2060 Year 1
Wales £2060 Year 1
Channel Islands £2060 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £2060 Year 1
International £2060 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) (3 Year) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS