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Our MSc Systems Engineering (Mechanical) and Engineering Management (Degree Apprenticeship Route) allows you to invest in your workforce by combining university education, work-based learning and ongoing professional development. While working as a valuable part of your team, your apprentices can develop the advanced knowledge and skills needed to solve complex engineering challenges with a mechanical emphasis.
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The University of Bolton's MSc Systems Engineering (Mechanical) and Engineering Management (Degree Apprenticeship Route) is designed to support the development of professionals that will perfectly match your organisation's current and future needs. You can offer structured on-the-job training and an internationally recognised qualification in systems engineering and engineering management, helping you to attract the best new talent and retain valued staff through career progression. Integrating study into the normal working week will allow your apprentices to put their new skills and understanding into practice immediately, benefitting your organisation without delay.
A systems engineer is the all-important link between complex programming and technology, and its users, customers and stakeholders. This postgraduate course will support your apprentices to develop a firm knowledge and understanding of both sides, and the ability to take a joined-up approach to ensure systems meet a wide range of needs reliably, efficiently, and in a user-friendly fashion. Our expert staff will guide them as they learn how to collect and organise information in order to understand the whole problem, explore it from all angles, and then find the most appropriate solution. Your apprentices will spend most of their time in the workplace, with a minimum of six hours per week being devoted to off-the-job training and university learning.
Our dedicated team will cover advanced control engineering concepts and design methodologies for mechanical engineering, digital signal processing for control applications, artificial intelligent technology and total quality management. Your apprentices will also explore the commercial aspects of project management and develop essential communication and time management skills. By underpinning our content and assignments with a strong industrial focus, we foster a unique blend of practical engineering and management-oriented skills and knowledge focused on solving complex mechanical engineering challenges. Throughout the course, we'll guide them as they build a portfolio of evidence representing the projects and tasks they have completed while working as part of your team.
The course is designed to meet professional institution standards in the UK and internationally.
If you're looking for postgraduate-level training in this subject area but don't work for an employer that offers apprenticeships, please see our related courses section for details of study opportunities that don't require current employment.
This course is designed to support apprentices to achieve the standard of International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) systems engineering practitioner. INCOSE is the international professional body for systems engineering.
In addition, this apprenticeship uses UK-SPEC learning outcomes designed to meet the academic requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Please see the Engineering Council UK website for further details of UK-SPEC.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
The MSc Systems Engineering (Mechanical) and Engineering Management (Degree Apprenticeship Route) programme is designed to meet the Systems Engineer (Degree) Level 7 apprenticeship standard (ST0107). Developed by employers, this apprenticeship standard underpins a highly relevant qualification and professional development pathway that supports apprentices in achieving the requisite postgraduate knowledge and skills.
This Level 7 apprenticeship aims to support the development of the next generation of master's level engineers for a range of mechanical engineering-related disciplines. On successful completion of the end point assessment, apprentices will be well prepared to take on demanding roles in systems engineering and engineering management. Career opportunities may include positions in project management, engineering design, materials and mechanics, dynamics and control and systems analyst roles.
Postgraduate apprentices will likely seek to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, and this master's degree is designed to meet the academic requirements leading to this professional registration. Apprentices may also choose to work towards achieving the standard of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) systems engineering practitioner. Alternatively, they may undertake further study to develop expertise in a specialist area, extend their business management knowledge, or pursue a PhD.
Apprentices will need to be employed by your organisation for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Your organisation will also need to commit to sponsoring apprentices to complete this qualification.
For further information on how your organisation can access funds to support apprentices, please e-mail email@example.com.
Whether you’re an employer, employee or school leaver, please visit our Apprenticeship web page for support and advice regarding apprenticeships.
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.
Apprentices will not be expected to pay tuition fees towards this programme. If your organisation has a wage bill of more than £3 million per annum, then it may be able to fund this apprenticeship through its Apprenticeship Levy contributions. If your organisation does not pay the levy, it will be eligible for government support to fund apprenticeships. This support, called co-investment, covers 95% of the apprenticeship's tuition fees, with your organisation funding the remaining 5% of the fees.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2023-2024 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
Engineering is a multi-faceted discipline, so we use a wide range of teaching and learning methods. These are designed to fully engage apprentices, helping them develop the skills, knowledge, self-awareness and behaviours essential for success in this field. Learning focuses on your workplace environment – your apprentices will spend the majority of their time gaining on-the-job knowledge and experience. They will also complete at least six hours per week in off-the-job learning, including studying at the university.
As well as attending timetabled lectures, discussions, tutorials, demonstrations and computer-aided learning sessions, apprentices will be expected to allocate significant time to independent and self-directed studies. For example, building a portfolio of evidence, background reading, revisiting practical work, preparing for seminars, working on assignments and revising for exams will support their timetabled learning and develop good habits for lifelong learning. Our friendly and supportive tutors will be here to guide them and will gladly help them devise an independent study regime focused on their individual development needs. Learning will also be supported by the University's virtual learning environment, Moodle.
Your organisation will need to provide each apprentice with a workplace mentor to support their development. They will also benefit from regular visits from a University tutor. The workplace mentor, University tutor and apprentice will work together to create an individual learning plan.
For the degree element of this programme, we assess each apprentice's individual performance through a strategic blend of assignments, practical work assignments, projects, oral presentations (including viva voce) and formal end examinations. Some assessments contribute to their final module marks. Others are designed to help them identify their strengths and weaknesses, and where they need to seek extra support from course tutors.
In addition to the assessments associated with the degree programme, apprentices will undertake the end point assessment (EPA) at the end of the apprenticeship period. Apprentices must also develop learning logs/professional development plans and build a skills portfolio in preparation for the EPA.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 68%, Practical exams 19%, Written exams 13%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 80%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 20%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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