Manufacturing Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year

University of Sunderland
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree

About this program

Manufacturing Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering course, with an integrated foundation year. Learn how to apply engineering management techniques to ensure timely completion of projects. Implement and manage the maintenance procedures required to make sure machinery is running reliably and productively. Develop transferable skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as essential engineering skills.

This course will provide you with the necessary skills you will need to work effectively in a modern manufacturing engineering environment.

Sunderland has been an excellent place to study engineering and technical subjects for over 100 years. We’ve built up strong links with industry, including regional manufacturing giants such as Nissan, and teaching at Sunderland reflects their requirements.

Admission requirements

Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent), including Maths and English at grade C or above** and a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent) OR

Demonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience.

English Language Requirements

We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. The standard of English language required varies between courses so please check each course page carefully.

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Foundation Year

The Engineering Integrated Foundation Year includes five modules:

  • Essential Study Skills
  • Maths
  • Foundation module
  • Project
  • Subject Specialism

Year 1 :

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Design, Drawing and Practical Skills
  • Manufacturing and Materials
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Energy Conversion
  • Electronic and Electrical Principles

Year 2 :

  • Microprocessors and PLC
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Design Methods and Applications
  • Electrical Power Systems and Machines
  • Electronics
  • Computer Aided Engineering

Year 3: Work placement (optional)

Final year:

  • Project
  • Manufacturing Systems Design
  • Professional Management Techniques
  • Operations Management
  • Advanced Maintenance Practices

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please visit university website for more information.


The annual fee for this course is £9,250 if you are from the UK/Ireland/EU settled/pre-settled.

Career paths

Graduates from this course can go on to jobs in the automotive, materials, food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, among many others. More generally, you will be equipped to take up a wide range of roles throughout the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

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University of Sunderland

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University of Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road
SR1 3SD Sunderland

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