School of Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering (Accelerated)

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 25 May 2020, 20 January 2020, 21 September 2020
  • Award BEng (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location University Telford Campus
  • School School of Engineering

Why choose this course?


This exciting new course has been developed with local manufacturing companies specifically to meet their needs. 
The aim of this modern manufacturing course is to develop students with a sound knowledge of manufacturing and the underlying engineering principles that shape current approaches.
Graduates from the course will be able to demonstrate a wide range of skills applicable to all aspects of design and manufacture including systems analysis, product development and manufacture, costing, life cycle management and sustainability/environmental concerns.
The course is specifically designed for those already working in the manufacturing sector working with sponsors who are able to support the many work based learning elements integral to programme.
You will experience analytical and researched methods of working in a manufacturing environment.  They will learn how to assess and make efficiency improvements and how to work in a sustainable environment within current legislation.  Their dissertation will enable a level of specialisation to suit their industrial sponsors or could lead to further studies at postgraduate level.



Applications for this course cannot be proceesed via UCAS.  Applications must be made directly to the University as this is an exclusive course designed specifically for industry.
The Apply Now link for January 2019 intake is for those wishing to start at level 6 and the May 2019 Apply Now link is for those wishing to commence at Level 5 only?.

What happens on the course?

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • CAD and Product Development
  • Managerial Systems and Operations
  • Engineering Management and Quality
  • Materials and Manufacturing Technology

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

This course is developed in response to direct industrial needs of a variety of industry collaborators from the aerospace and automotive industries. Focused on delivering to employees in these companies, it is envisaged that graduates will continue to work in the collaborating companies but the knowledge, skills and qualifications gained will prepare them for positions of significant responsibility that will require advanced levels of technical and/or management skills.
Graduates from this course will be well equipped to undertake a wide range of roles in the wider modern industry and will be fully conversant with the needs and methodologies adopted by leading manufacturing companies.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This course is developed in direct response to the needs of the local and national industry. It provides the opportunity to complete a specialist degree within a 2 year period (the maximum period for completion is 4 years) whilst continuing employment and allowing you to put theory into practice. Throughout the course you will study in the University environment but you will also work closely with an industrial supervisor to contextualise your learning in an industrial setting. Whilst at the University you will have access to state of the art laboratories containing the latest manufacturing technologies.

·       You will be able to understand of key scientific and mathematic principles and apply these to the manufacturing discipline including the analysis and provision of solutions to engineering problems


·       You will be able to analyse the performance of a range of manufacturing systems through application of modelling techniques, computer software and quantitative methods


·        At the end of the course, you will demonstrate creativity in the design of engineering products, systems, and processes and apply an innovative approach to their physical realisation


·       This course enables you to develop ethical solutions to manufacturing problems, addressing the prominent engineering, social, environmental, and commercial issues with reference to global strategic management and legal considerations


·        This course combines theoretical and practical skills to produce manufacturing solutions that comply with prevailing quality standards and codes of practice


·        You will develop a range of key skills required in practice including the ability to research unfamiliar subjects, effective communication, team working, improving self-learning and performance, and problem solving


2019 Entry

GCSEs at grade C+ /4 in an English-based subject and Maths or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Key Skills Level 2/ Learn Direct Level 2/ Functional Skills Level 2).

Employment in a relevant sponsoring company committed to the ethos of the course and able to support the many work based learning elements.



  • A Level minimum BB or CDD
  • Successful Merit Pass on a HNC in a relevant subject discipline
  • Successful completion of ‘Bridging Course’ completed at the Black Country UTC
  • A mature person (over 24 years of age) who has significant experience of working in a relevant industry but without gaining any formal qualifications (or recent qualifications, or qualifications at A level standard or equivalent) may also apply for entry to the course. They will be interviewed and, if appropriate, asked to complete a piece of work, to assess their suitability to be admitted and undertake the necessary work. We welcome enquiries and/or applications from such candidates who will be required to attend an interview. And/ or may be required to succeed with the bridging course.
  • International students must also have an IELTS with an overall band score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each element or equivalent in English.
  •  Please note that students on this course cannot access SLC Loans or University bursaries and scholarships


September start is for those with relevant Level 3 qualifications entering on Level 4

January start is for those with an approved and relevant L5 qualification entering on L6

May start is for those with an approved and relevant L4 qualification entering on to L5  


Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund ( for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


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