Degree Apprenticeship in Integrated Engineering (BEng)

Course Overview: 

(updated October 2022)

An opportunity for employed engineers or apprentices to gain a prestigious Bachelors in Engineering Honours degree from a leading Russell Group University in Wales has arisen. Cardiff University has partnered with Gower College Swansea, to offer this exciting opportunity for existing employees or newly recruited staff to achieve a fully accredited BEng Hons Integrated Engineering degree on a part time day basis over 5 years. It is fully funded through the Welsh Government's new Degree Apprenticeship scheme.

The BEng Integrated Engineering Degree Apprenticeship will build upon your employment experience to develop higher level skills required for a professional engineer. The programme incorporates a blend of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering modules which is designed to produce engineers with a broad knowledge and skilled in more than one of the traditional engineering disciplines integrated with work based learning in the form of a significant industrial project and ongoing reflection on the application of your learned skills in the workplace.

Level 4 Modules

  • Engineering Maths 1
  • Mechanics
  • Laboratory
  • Professional Engineering
  • Engineering Computing
  • Network Analysis
  • Power Engineering and Electrical Materials
  • Analogue Communications Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Level 5 Modules

  • Thermofluids
  • Integrated Product Design
  • Control Engineering
  • Microcontroller Applications and Embedded Design
  • Engineering Maths 2
  • Materials and Manufacture
  • Programming and Microcontroller Applications
  • Machine and Power Electronics
  • Engineering Management

L6 Modules

  • Engineering Product Management
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Automatic Control
  • Power Electronics
  • Industrial (Work Based) Project

NB - In addition there are 4 modules of your choice

Entry Requirements: 

A minimum of a Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject (ie A Levels or a relevant BTEC/EAL Engineering Extended Diploma in mathematical, scientific or engineering subject areas) or equivalent industrial knowledge and experience.

Level 3 Maths Skills (ie A Level Maths or BTEC/EAL Further Maths or equivalent indusrtial knowledge)

Be employed in an engineering role within a company in Wales that can facilitate an engineering project, and will grant you one day a week release throughout the 5 years.

Course Delivery: 

Lectures will be delivered one day a week over five years. The first three years (Level 4 and 5) will be taught at GCS and the final two years (level 6) will be taught at the University.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who is a member of University academic staff associated with your degree course, as well as a tutor at Gower College and you will meet with them individually and jointly on a regular basis throughout the whole five years of the programme.

A combination of coursework assignments and examinations set at appropriate stages as the module progresses. Examinations count for 50-60% of all assessment throughout the programme. A typical module has an examination at the end, plus a coursework assignment.

Additional Information: 

Fully funded through the Welsh Government’s new Degree Apprenticeship scheme.

There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e: travel to and from college, or placement photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks) printing and binding gowns for graduation ceremonies

Course deliverable in Welsh: 
No