Derby College

Engineering (Top Up) Derby College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University


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Course summary

TEF Silver

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The one year BEng Top-up programme is designed to complete the journey to a full degree programme, either from a Foundation Degree or equivalent level 5 qualification.

The College offers the following three programmes:

BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering (Top-Up)
BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering (Top-
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Top-Up)
The programmes are currently going through accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council.

This programme is delivered at our Roundhouse campus in the award-winning vocational skills centre packed with the latest industry standard
scientific and mechanical equipment – from rapid prototyping to robotics, CAD to electronics.

The course is delivered as a series of modules that cover the major themes in engineering. Each module will constitute 1.5 hours per week for 36 weeks per year. The lecturer for each module has relevant industry and academic experience.

As well as 9 hours spent in college, it is expected that the student will equal this time working outside the college on assessments, research, revision and other learning activities.

This is a new programme and will run with a minimum of 10 students enrolled on each pathway. It is regulated by HEFCE and awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.

Course details


BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Top-Up)

Further Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Applied Structural Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis
Design Evaluation Methodology
Systems Engineering
Project and Project Management
BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering (Top-Up)

Design Evaluation Methodology
Composite Materials
Automation and Robotics
Further Manufacturing Techniques and Materials
Design Simulation and Operation of Manufacturing Systems
Project and Project Management
BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering (Top-Up)

Electronic Engineering Application
Electrical Power Systems
Automation and Robotics
Final Year Project
Control Systems Engineering

Assessment method

Each module has a different approach to assessment, optimised for the materials studied and skills acquired. There is a common theme of high quality presentation, referenced research and in-depth analysis that runs through all assessments, be they examinations, seminars, coursework or laboratory reports.

The intensity of the programme means that any prospective student must be able to make the commitment to study extensively outside of normal College hours.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H10H
Institution code D38
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications, experience and any other related issues.
You will need to be employed and have permission from your employer to undertake this programme.
You should have one of the following:
•The FdEng Integrated Engineering (Sheffield Hallam University)
•A Foundation Degree from another university in a relevant field
•A HND in an engineering field at Merit level
You will also need:
•GCSE English and Maths grades A*- C.
International students will need to demonstrate the minimum IELTS score identified for this course in English, in addition to having a successful interview. Please contact the College for more information.
All applicants are subject to approval by Sheffield Hallam University.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,500 Year 1
EU £7,500 Year 1
International £12,000 Year 1
England £7,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 Year 1
Scotland £7,500 Year 1
Wales £7,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to amendment

Provider information

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Derby College
The Roundhouse
Roundhouse Road
Pride Park
DE24 8JE

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