Engineering: Design and Manufacture
What's Engineering: Design and Manufacture like?
With a Graduate Apprenticeship in Engineering: Design and Manufacture, you'll be part of a growing industry.
You'll study design methodologies, learn about project management and develop your creative thinking.
We've worked with colleges, universities and industry employers to create this qualification. You'll gain the skills and knowledge the industry expects from a graduate - and earn yourself a degree.
You'll gain a Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 10.
This qualification can help you achieve Incorporated Engineer (IEng) recognition. You'll also be on course for the requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) recognition.
When you complete it you'll achieve the following qualification(s):
BEng (Honours) degree in Engineering: Design and Manufacture at SCQF Level 10
A Grduate Apprenticeship is much more than getting a degree. Because it’s work-based, you’ll also gain a range of useful experience and skills, such as:
design for manufacture with concurrent engineering
integrating engineering principles, materials and technology into design
understanding business economics and sustainability
design engineering and design creativity
understanding the engineering business enterprise environment
working closely with other employees, stakeholders and customers
project management and creative thinking skills
problem-solving and modelling
There are four key content areas which make up this Graduate Apprenticeship:
Engineering principles and enabling technologies (60-65%)
Business management (10-15%)
Personal and interpersonal effectiveness skills (10-15%)
Project management (10-15%)
Your Graduate Apprenticeship will also help you to develop meta-skills. Employers value these skills, which include:
working with others
These skills are crucial for your future life and career as they help you to:
cope and excel during change
collaborate with others
There are many areas you could work in, including:
engineering operations management
engineering project management
Entry requirements for Graduate Apprenticeships vary by course and institution.
Each vacancy advert tells you what qualifications you need to start the apprenticeship. Or you can contact the university for guidance on entry requirements.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll study at university about 1 day a week. When you complete the apprenticeship you’ll have achieved an honours degree.
How long will it take?
This is a Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 10 (Honours degree level) and will take up to 4 years to complete.
You might complete the apprenticeship in a shorter time. That’s because you might have prior learning or experience that can be taken into consideration. This means you don’t have to repeat some parts of the qualification.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.