Praise for ‘essential’ new course

Leading businesses from the Black Country’s manufacturing industry have welcomed the University of Wolverhampton’s newest engineering course. 

The BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering, is an accelerated two-year, work-based degree from the University of Wolverhampton. 

As the sector enters a new era of manufacturing driven by technological change, the winners will be those companies that show adaptability and flexibility to change as well as the ability to attract, retain and develop the talent required for this new era.

For employers in the manufacturing and engineering sector, the BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering can help them to fast-track their employees’ training, with a qualification designed to address specific skills demanded by the company.

Richard Baker, regional director of Walsall-based Bullock Construction, who completed a degree in construction engineering from the University in 1986, said: “These courses give an employer the confidence that an individual not only has the academic knowledge, but also, with the practical side to the course, the experience.”

The employer-sponsored degree programme was developed with the industry.  Its flexible delivery allows learning to be fully integrated with the employees' working patterns, causing minimal disruption to employers.