Solent University (Southampton) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Are you fascinated by how things are made? Looking for a challenging and varied career? Southampton Solent University’s engineering design and manufacture programme will help you to develop theoretical and practical engineering skills for use in both electronic and mechanical projects. This course also places a strong emphasis on employability, helping to ensure you graduate with a relevant and sought-after engineering skillset.
Engineering design and manufacture at Solent will provide students with a solid grounding in essential engineering concepts including mechanics, electronics, drawing, CAD and manufacturing. Critically, past students have been able to gain an insight into real-life engineering problems, tackling projects defined for them by our network of industry contacts.
Students benefit from a range of specialist facilities including well-equipped laboratories for electronics, mechanics, material testing and manufacturing. These laboratories feature the latest prototyping equipment, and software such as PSpice, NI Multisim, Solid Works and CES.
The engineering academic group’s extensive network of industry contacts has provided past students with the opportunity to work on live briefs, helping them to develop transferable analytical, problem solving, team working and business management skills.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Wessex Round Table of Inventors (WRTI) hold regular professional development events on campus. These events give students the opportunity to earn Continued Professional Development (CPD) points and network with their industry colleagues.
"Year one: CORE UNITS *Engineering Mathematics *CAD and the Design Process *Manufacturing Principles *Engineering Principles *Microprocessors and Applications *Professional and Study Skills. Year two: *Advanced Manufacturing Techniques *Applications of Engineering Principles *Computer Simulation and Modelling *Quality and Product Development *Measurement and Control. OPTIONS *Competition and Contracts in Engineering *Curriculum Plus. Year three: CORE UNITS *Mechatronics *Manufacturing and Automation *Manufacturing Operations *Project. OPTIONS *Business Strategy *Entrepreneurship."
Formal examinations, written assignments, group work, laboratory reports and presentations are how you will be assessed.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points||
From 2 A levels or equivalent qualification, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD. A minimum of 1 STEM subject: Maths, Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Engineering Design Technology, Product Design or ICT.
We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview / and or portfolio. Please contact for further details.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
M: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
|60 Credits overall with 45 Merit level credits and 15 at Pass.|
|AS||In combination with other qualifications|
|Extended Project||In combination with other qualifications|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||MMM|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||In combination with other qualifications|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Bursaries and scholarships Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
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