Take your career in engineering design to the next level with this level 6 top-up focused on design through to manufacturing. This course is delivered though a blended learning approach, meaning teaching and learning will occur both on site in the classroom and remotely via a virtual learning environment.

Meet our students Brandon Drake-Gould

Brandon Drake-Gould

“I enjoy the learning experience at Newbury College and the fact that it is convenient location and has a great atmosphere.”

Meet our students Lauryn Bailey

Lauryn Bailey

“My company were looking at a course to aid with my next stage in educational development, Newbury college stood out to me from the course selection they gave me as it is a well rated college and the course itself is better suited to my way of learning by being coursework based. The lecturers are always very helpful and their feedback on any assignments are really helpful in where to make improvements now and how to continue that level of detail on other assignments. The course itself it presented in a good way, it is a mixture of classroom teaching and hands on practical.”

Meet our students Sahi Laskar

Sahi Laskar

"I chose to study at Newbury College because I found Engineering an enriching subject, it gives me opportunities that can help broaden my career. I enjoy the graft of working and dedicating the time and energy to achieve my desired grades."

Meet our students Zachary Gibbon-Timms

Zachary Gibbon-Timms

“I have studied at Newbury College for nearly two years now and I feel the college is working hard to ensure I obtain the qualifications I need and want. The course covers a wide range of engineering sectors, allowing me to explore different forms of engineering. The teaching staff all have different backgrounds, making the lessons far more interesting and diverse. I would like to progress onto level 4 at the new University Centre.”

  • Description

    This is the ideal programme if you have already completed an HNC/HND in Engineering or a foundation degree.The degree has been accredited by the Institute of Engineering Designers (IED) to IEng level and provides professional recognition for the study undertaken.

    Subjects covered include:

    • Design for Manufacture
    • Leadership and Management
    • Work-based Research Project

    You will have the opportunity to take part in exciting educational visits to a range of different industries. (Subject to CV19 conditions) These will range from automotive to aerospace and will be selected by the interests of the students.

    This course operates using a blended learning approach where part of some units may be delivered online via Microsoft Teams. To participate in this programme you will need a suitable computer and/or device with sufficient internet access. Specific requirements and information on the support available to borrow or purchase equipment can be discussed at interview.

  • Entry Requirements

    You can join the course with advanced standing if you have previously completed a HNC/HND in Engineering or a Foundation Degree.

    Those taking an apprecticeship route be a new or existing member of staff within their organisation. You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and must not already hold a degree in that subject area or be receiving funding for other training. Apprentices must meet all the core requirement of the standards. You can download the full standards from the government's website.

    For non-apprentices, you should be in employment in a related industry and have completed an HND in a relevant subject area. Mature applicants without the above qualifications will also be considered for entry by interview and submission of an up to date relevant CV. In addition they should have a letter of support from their employer and demonstrate significant knowledge gained through the work place. This group of applicants may or may not be eligible for the apprenticeship levy depending on their prior learning and background.

    You are expected to have a keen interest in Engineering and Engineering activities, as well as a reasonable level of competency in mathematics and science. You should be familiar with basic computer functions and applications including Microsoft Windows and Office. Parts of your programme will be delivered using Microsoft Teams. Training for this application will be provided.

  • Qualification

    BEng (Hons) Engineering Design (depending on specialist pathway, either Electrical Engineering or Mechancial Engineering or Production Engineering) - Buckinghamshire New University

  • Progression

    Following the successful completion of the BEng Degree, subject to institution approval, you can apply for professional status with organisations that are expected to include:

    • The Institute of Engineering Designers (IED)
    • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
    • The Institute of Engineering Technologists(IET).

    You can then progress to the MSc programme as a progression route and can continue your professional development meeting the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer.

    If you wish to start your own business, you should consider a short course in self-employment or a Distance Learning course in Business and Administration.

  • Assessment

    This is an accredited degree programme and will be reviewed by the IED at periodic intervals.

    You will be assessed through a combination of assignments, work-based assessments, case studies, team projects, live projects and exams.

    In addition to these standard assessments, there are the two external assessments required by the apprenticeship programme. At the end of the programme those on the apprenticeship route will undertake an external assessment which is the final stage or End Point Assessment (EPA).These are separate from the degree assessments and will be completed by an independent assessor which will be appointed prior to the apprentice beginning their degree.

  • Home Study

    Homework will be set in class and/or via Microsoft Teams (Newbury Colleges online learning platform). You are expected to allocate approximately eight hours a week on research and homework outside of normal class time in order to build up knowledge, confidence and successfully complete the programme. This may be completed at home or in the UCN social area.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    The tuition fee for this programme is £9,250 per year.

    At times, you may be offered the opportunity to visit industries and shows, which may require additional entrance fees and costs. You will also benefit from purchasing a copy of a course-related textbook approximately £100.00 dependent on text. Further details will be discussed during induction. All students will join the IED as student members; this is free. There is an annual student assciation fee of £15 that is also payable.

* Terms and conditions apply. The fees stated on this website are for guidance purposes only and should be checked before enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, fees shown are for tuition only, over one term (Community Learning courses) or one academic year. Where a course is longer than one academic year, the fees stated are for the first year, and the cost of the second or subsequent years will be discussed at interview. For details of fee remission for students over 19 click here. If you think you may be entitled to a concession or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us on 01635 845000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.