Next Open Day - 23 March

Book now

Next Open Day - 23 March

Book now

Undergraduate courses 2024/25

Engineering Manufacturing Technician, CertHE

Study an innovative course that has been designed with manufacturing engineers in mind where you will develop professional skills essential to the engineering and manufacturing industry.

This new programme is developed and designed to allow students to develop the necessary core skills, as well as professional and transferrable skills to enter the workplace and secure worthwhile employment in a rewarding industry. With the shortage of skilled personnel in the manufacturing sector and the rapid development in manufacturing processes, the skills and competencies you develop by taking this programme will boost your employment opportunities.

This level 4 qualification will also serve as a springboard to those looking to progress to degree apprenticeships or a BEng in manufacturing, mechanical engineering or product design & development engineer.

School

Engineering

Location

Medway Campus

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

Home fees 2024/25

£9,250

What you should know about this course

  • Bespoke qualifications to change the future of the engineering and manufacturing industry
  • Resources which are industry standard
  • Assessments which are authentic and applied to real work scenarios make our learners work ready
  • Industry experienced qualified academics
  • This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent.

What you will study

Subject to validation

We continually develop new courses to reflect the needs of students, employers, and professional bodies. This course is currently subject to the final stage of our approval and validation process.

In the unlikely event that the course is not approved before the start date, we will help you find an alternative course.

Indicative modules

  • Design and Materials
  • Engineering Principles
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Processes and Systems
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Technology Mathematics

About the course team

We are an experienced team of academic and industry professionals. Trained postgraduate researchers also contribute to seminar teaching with their latest research-led insight. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

Come and meet us

We are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

Next Open Days

Got a question?

To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

    • 96 UCAS Tariff points which must include one of the following:
      • A Level: Mathematics (or AS/Core Mathematics at Grade B) and one of either Physics or Further Mathematics.
      • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in an Engineering subject and must include both Mathematics units with one at Merit.
      • A Level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in an Engineering subject and A Level Mathematics (or AS/Core Mathematics at Grade B) if Mathematics units for the BTEC National are not included.
      • A Level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and A Level Mathematics (or AS/Core Mathematics at Grade B).
      • International Baccalaureate: 26 points overall with Higher Level Mathematics and Higher Level Physics.
      • Access to Higher Education Diploma: Engineering/Engineering Science.
      • T Level: Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing or Engineering, Manufacturing, Process & Control at grade Pass (with A*-C on core).
    • In addition, you will need: GCSE Mathematics, GCSE English Language/Literature and GCSE Science all at grade 4/C. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.
    • We make Contextual offers to this programme. Applicants that meet specific eligibility criteria will be made a contextual offer with a reduced tariff of up to 16 UCAS Tariff points. Other entry requirements such as GCSEs, Interview, etc., will still need to be met. For further information, please see our Contextual Admissions policy.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Further information about entry

We welcome applications from mature students.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Common first year modules across Engineering courses results in large lecture groups of 100+ students. However, in order to enhance your learning experience, practical class sizes typically vary from 10 to 30 students depending on the module. Similarly, tutorials operate in the same way as practical sessions with class sizes varying according to the nature of the module being studied.

Independent learning

At university, you must develop the ability to work more independently than you have done before. You will receive a high level of support from module leaders and personal tutors.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Part time courses

Whilst the university tries to ensure that part-time attendance is one day of the week only, this cannot be guaranteed for every course and subsequent years. For further information regarding part-time timetables contact fes-courseinfo@gre.ac.uk

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date. Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £9,250 £2,312 per 30 credits N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Safety equipment
Engineering students are provided with safety boots and protective headwear in addition to lab coats and non-prescription safety glasses. You'll be expected to pay for prescription safety glasses (approx. £90+) if you choose to purchase them.

Field trips
The cost of field trips is activity dependant. Some are free, while others may require a contribution. You are not obliged to pay for field trips in order to complete your course.

Resources
Course texts and other study resources are available from the Drill Hall Library. You may wish to purchase your own copies. You also receive an allowance for printing costs, which you can top up if required.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

The level 4 curriculum will help students develop core skills, as well as professional and transferrable skills that are essential to the construction industry. It will also help those aspiring to progress to levels 5 and 6 to develop a solid foundation to succeed. Students completing the programme successfully will be able to enter employment at supervisory level or positions with responsibilities.

Do you provide employability services?

We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. This includes an Employer Partnerships Manager, who works with companies to provide placement and employment opportunities.

Our team will also help you understand the jobs market, produce effective CVs, and prepare for a graduate job and placement applications in your final year.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We are ambitious for all our students and we want you to make the most of you time with us. You can access support to improve your study skills through your tutor, our subject librarians and our online academic skills centre.

We have a Learning Skills Coordinator and a writing Fellow, both of whom support students in improving their writing skills. Additional Maths support is also available through the Drill Hall library. All students are allocated a personal tutor throughout the duration of their studies

Support from the department

Students within the Faculty of Engineering and Science have a Retention and Success Officer (RSO) whose role it is to provide an additional layer of support for student engagement, and provision for extenuating circumstances, withdrawals and interruptions, Faculty level resit and Personal Development Planning enquiries. The University wide STAART (AccessAbility Retention and Transition) course encourages and supports students with a disability, providing support for disabled students.

Accommodation information

Skip image gallery

Not quite what you were looking for?

We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate courses or check our related courses below.....

Construction at the University of Greenwich

Our range of courses, some of which are professionally accredited, will give you the skills and knowledge you need to start, or develop, your career.

Visit our construction degrees page.

Building solid foundations


Study a course in construction or quantity surveying and lay the groundwork for a career in a rapidly increasing industry.

Studying engineering at the University of Greenwich

Gain a solid foundation in all aspects of engineering in specialist labs on our Medway Campus and choose the area you want to specialise in later in your studies.

Visit our engineering degrees page.

Engineering subjects

Chemical engineering degrees

Study in specialist laboratory facilities at our Medway Campus where you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to become a professional chemical engineer, using the latest equipment and simulation software.

Civil engineering degrees

Discover pioneering approaches in specialist laboratory facilities on our Medway Campus, where you will use the latest surveying equipment and learn how to apply them in real-world scenarios.

Computer engineering and cybernetics degrees

These pioneering degrees combine technical engineering with an impressive depth of computer theory. You'll gain the specialist knowledge and skills needed to work in this cutting-edge industry.

Construction degrees

Our range of courses, some of which are professionally accredited, will give you the skills and knowledge you need to start, or develop, your career.

Electrical and electronic engineering degrees

Learn how to make the world a better, more connected place. You will study in specialist lab facilities on our Medway Campus and benefit from our close ties with engineering companies such as BAE Systems and Ford.

Engineering management degrees

Combine solid technical skills in engineering with business enterprise management skills. Studying on our Medway Campus, you will benefit from specialist and integrated lab facilities.

Engineering technology degrees

Learn how to apply engineering to a range of real-world problems. Studying on our Medway Campus, you will develop the skills and knowledge you need to drive changes in product design using the latest technological advances.

Mechanical engineering degrees

This is one of the broadest areas of engineering. You will learn about the design, construction and operation of mechanical systems. Studying at our Medway Campus, you’ll benefit from our strong links with local industry.

Mode of study

Select from the dropdown below.

Course level
UCAS code
Duration
Location

Apply now

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.