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Manufacturing Engineer (Degree)

Supporting all operations related to taking products from design to manufacture.


This Higher manufacturing engineer (degree) apprenticeship standard will provide you with a level 6, non-integrated degree qualification. This apprenticeship standard was approved on the 12/11/2014 and typically takes 60 months to complete. However, it is important to note that the duration of the apprenticeship standard stated does not include the End-Point Assessment period.

What the course covers

A manufacturing engineer plays a pivotal role in taking a product from a design programme into production. They partake in both launch and delivery; this might be an exciting new product on the market or refreshment of a pre-existing product. During this apprenticeship, you will develop critical skills in advanced manufacturing techniques and project management, to ensure that products launch on time and meet the budget and quality standards. Manufacturing engineers should expect to work with a team of other engineers and managers, from both within their company and the supplier base.

During the early stages of the apprenticeship, you will be trained to develop a solid grasp of core engineering skills. These skills include complying with regulations and safety requirements; producing components using joining techniques; creating computer design models; preparing and using specialist machines and high-tech equipment; providing Computer Numeric Control programmes; using computer software and producing and managing project plans.

This apprenticeship requires a high level of academic knowledge; hence, all apprentices will complete a foundation degree or HND, covering at least 960 hours of academic guided learning. You will cover mathematics and science for engineers, 3D computer design, manufacturing processes and business management.

Careers and jobs associated

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Visit the manufacturing engineer (degree) apprenticeship standard, on the Institute for Apprenticeships site, to find further information on skills and knowledge learnt, assessment methods and more.

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