School of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

FD (Engineering) Full-time 2 years, Part-time 4 years

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code H30A
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award FD (Engineering)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (2 years), Part-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location South Staffordshire College Cannock Campus
  • School School of Engineering
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Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £6165 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £6165 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £4110 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £4110 per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Entrants to the programme will be expected to have the support of an employer and will need to demonstrate that it will provide an opportunity for work-based learning, e.g. a letter of employer support with the application form. For full-time students, arrangements will be made to identify an appropriate work placement in advance of admission. It follows that in order to undertake the assessment on the programme, a student must have access to an appropriate work environment (voluntary or paid; full-time, part-time or work placement). If during the programme a student loses their work or access to the workplace then alternative arrangements, if feasible, will be made as soon as possible. Whilst SSC will facilitate this as far as possible, fundamentally, it remains the learner’s responsibility to secure such access in order to complete the learning outcomes of the programme.

In addition, the general entry requirements are as follows:

  • GCSEs at grade 4 / C+ including Science, Technology or Mathematics
  • PLUS

    • A Levels - DDE / CC preferably including Mathematics or Physics
    • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma in a Science or Engineering based subject - grades MPP
    • BTEC L3 Diploma in a Science or Engineering based subject - grades MM
    • Access to HE Diploma in a Science or Engineering based subject: 15 L3 credits at Merit and 30 L3 credits at Pass
    • Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

        Mature applicants, over the age of 21yrs, may be considered based on experience.

        In addition, applicants for whom English Language is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component, or the nationally recognised equivalent.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

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.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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