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Product Design and Development Engineer, BEng Hons (Degree Apprenticeship)

This engineering apprenticeship provides students with the skills to design and create products before launching them on the market.

Degree apprenticeships enable students to gain industry-relevant skills, with most learning based in the workplace. Employers lead staff development, with course fees subsidised by government funding.

This degree apprenticeship in product design and development explore all stages of creating a product, from concept to launch. This includes working in concept studios, rapid prototyping, assembly and analysing performance.

Students gain expertise in materials, product design, computer-aided manufacturing, prototyping and project management. They graduate as skilled product design and development engineers who can work in multidisciplinary engineering environments.

Degree apprenticeship

Applications are made through the apprenticeships programme.

Campus

Medway

Duration

5 years part-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2023/24

2023/24 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Five-year course mapped to the Manufacturing Standard – Product Design and Development Engineer
  • One day release with work-based learning project – employer focused
  • Practical Training. Earn while you study. Flexible learning at our Medway Campus in Kent.
  • Key learning towards: design and materials, product design, computer aided manufacturing, technology and prototyping, advanced product design, management and strategy, engineering enterprise, interpersonal skills and group project management.

How apprenticeships work


Study for a degree and gain valuable experience without leaving your job or paying any fees.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Welcome to our Degree Apprenticeship course. When you join us, you'll be taught by an experienced team whose expertise and knowledge closely reflects the modules of this course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, lab technicians, and external experts who provide guest lectures on some modules. Our PhD researchers also offer lab support, which our undergraduate students find very useful.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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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

If you are

Applicants must be employed by a sponsoring organisation within the UK. Programme-specific entry requirements apply, as agreed with the sponsoring organisation.

Typical entry requirements for our engineering apprenticeship degrees are as follows:

104 tariff points from:

  • A-levels (subjects may be specified by your employer). Preferred subjects would be mathematical and a science-based subject.
  • An appropriate BTEC National award (90+ credits).
  • A recognised Access to Engineering course.
  • Other relevant qualifications, if accepted by your employer, including progression from an appropriate Level 3 apprenticeship programme.
  • Relevant experience, including experience gained from voluntary activities.

You will also need GCSE in English (language or literature) and maths at grade 4/C, or equivalent qualifications.

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

To be eligible for entry to this course you should be employed in this field.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2022/23. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2022/23 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

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

  • Timetabled learning
  • 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

A common first year across Engineering programmes results in large lecture groups of 100+ students. However, in order to enhance your learning experience, practical class sizes typically vary from 5 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

Apprentices spend the majority of their time in the workplace, gaining hands-on knowledge of their organisation and contributing to the effective running of the laboratory. It is a requirement that apprentices allocate 20% of their time to learning outside the job, including attendance at University and self-study.

Apprentices are expected to work outside of their university contact hours to complete any additional reading, homework and tutorial preparation, and to work on their final assessment report for each module.

Overall workload

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

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

The course fees are shared between government and employers. Visit our degree apprenticeships pages to find out how the cost of your course is met.

The cost of the apprenticeship can be paid by one of three methods:

The apprenticeship levy

The employer must pay into the apprenticeship levy to be eligible for this form of payment. Please see this article for more information on the apprenticeship levy

Apprenticeship levy transfer

Large employers that pay the apprenticeship levy can choose to transfer up to 25% of their levy funds each year to businesses, to pay for their apprenticeship training. More details are available from: Transferring your apprenticeship levy to another business - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Government sponsored (co-investment Model)

If the employer is classed as an SME (small to medium sized enterprise), you are eligible for government sponsorship for up to 95% of the cost of the apprenticeship. The employer has to pay the remaining 5% of the cost plus the additional third-party EPA costs, if applicable.

The cost of the apprenticeship is the number of credits the apprentice undertakes plus the cost of the End Point Assessment, where applicable.

Please contact apprenticeships@greenwich.ac.uk for a bespoke cost as this varies from course to course.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This course is a popular choice for furthering your career in your workplace.

Do you provide employability services?

It is expected that apprentices will already be in employment relating to their chosen discipline.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

On your first day, apprentices are allocated an Academic Mentor, who remains your first point of contact for the duration of your studies.

The Academic Mentor plays a crucial role in helping apprentices feel a sense of belonging, and in guiding and supporting your journey. The Academic Mentor is also available as a contact for employers, whether for queries or concerns, or to find out how their apprentices are progressing. Academic Mentors visit you and the employer at the workplace regularly, though it can also be arranged as a video/conference call.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.