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2019/20 entry

BEng Advanced Manufacturing

Course fees

Tuition fee type Cost (per annum)
Part-time tuition fee: Not applicable

Course type



UCAS info

Points required: Please see detailed entry requirements below.

UCAS code: Not applicable

Institute code: L51

Study mode

Five years part time

About your course

The Advanced Manufacturing programme is studied as a part-time degree and has been designed to meet the growing demand for graduates with high-level manufacturing skills.

  • The Advanced Manufacturing BEng (Hons) programme forms the core of a Degree Apprenticeship scheme
  • The programme is delivered using both face-to-face delivery and flexible online learning
  • It is available to be delivered at LJMU in Liverpool or the AMTC in Coventry
  • On completion, students can apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status

The programme provides a company-focused engineering degree apprenticeship that adds value to an employer’s business. This flexible engineering apprenticeship programme can be adapted for a wide range of manufacturing environments. Using work-based learning, each module enhances the apprentices and the employer’s capabilities. Apprentices gain a strong, well-rounded view of engineering functions and specialise in areas most important to an employer’s business.

The programme is aimed at engineering / manufacturing businesses of all sizes and sectors who want to develop and upskill their employees. The collaboration between work and study shapes your employee to add value to your business and provide a demonstrable return on investment.

Completion of the degree and Degree Apprenticeship will facilitate fast track progression and future potential by increasing skills and knowledge in advanced manufacturing.

Employer benefits

The degree apprenticeship is delivered to allow maximum time supporting the day-to-day activities of an employer. The programme also:

  • Provides a pathway to develop the higher-level skills sought after by employers
  • Secures the long-term employment of degree apprentices ensuring a genuine return on investment and business impact
  • Supports recruitment strategies by targeting talented individuals with the opportunity to secure a degree whilst in employment
  • Produces ‘oven ready’ graduate employees who are able to immediately add value to your business through their knowledge and understanding of your company and the wider manufacturing sector

Work-related learning

Translating your academic studies into essential professional experience

You can study while you work and earn. This programme is delivered by a blended approach (online, campus based, work based), and as it it forms part of a Degree Apprenticeship, you will be entitled to one day per week 'off-the-job' to study.

Completion of the degree and Degree Apprenticeship will facilitate fast track career progression and future earning potential by increasing your skill and knowledge base in advanced manufacturing.

Course details

The Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering is one of the UK’s leading centres for maritime and engineering education with an outstanding reputation for producing world-leading research. The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the MTC. Linked to the MTC Catapult, the AMTC was the first organisation to be designated as a hub of the National College of Advanced Manufacturing.

LJMU and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) share research and programmes for the development and transfer of new technologies in advanced manufacturing. The MTC has established a base at LJMU which is the only National Catapult Centre in the North West of England to introduce emerging Industry 4.0 technologies and processes to the manufacturing sector. The partnership to deliver the BEng (Hons) Advanced Manufacturing degree in the Midlands and North West builds on an existing partnership for the development of new technologies and technology transfer.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Advanced Manufacturing is a highly integrated discipline, which harnesses a range of specialisations in the production of components, products and systems. This programme is designed to produce highly skilled Manufacturing Engineers with expert knowledge and skills associated with the key areas of materials and processes, computer aided design, analysis and manufacture, automated manufacture and control, manufacturing operations management and quality systems, advanced manufacturing technology, management and business innovation. It is a broad-based programme which in addition to the above provides a solid grounding in mathematics, mechanics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, electronics and electrical engineering.

This part-time degree programme is delivered by Liverpool JMU and also the AMTC (Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, Coventry). The degree forms the academic learning for Degree Apprentices (DAs) on the Degree Apprenticeship standard for a 'Product Design and Development Engineer'.

The programme is unique in that it is delivered by 'blended delivery' (online, campus based and workbased). Apprentices require one day/week during each study semester 'off-the-job' to undertake study online, carry out work based projects or attend University/AMTC for campus based tutorials and /or laboratory sessions. For each module students will attend University/AMTC for 1 day in every 3 weeks for tutorials on the modules they are studying that semester (there are 3 semesters/yr). Modules contain 30% work based learning /assessment at each level which can be focussed on the needs and requirements of the employer.

The content is as follows:

Level 4

  • Materials and Manufacture
  • Engineering Mathematics A
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Engineering Application A
  • Engineering Mathematics B
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechatronics for Manufacturing A

Level 5

  • Materials and Processes
  • Mathematics for Manufacturing Engineers
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Mechatronics for Manufacturing B
  • Business and Project Management
  • Engineering Application B
  • Industrial Automation Systems

Level 6

  • Manufacturing Systems Design
  • Automated Manufacture
  • Management and Business Innovation
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Project and Professional Review

Assessment and feedback

Assessment involves a combination of exams and coursework.

Learners are assessed throughout the apprenticeship via exams, coursework, work-based projects and case studies. The apprenticeship also includes an end point assessment, which involves a holistic review of their apprenticeship journey.

Entry requirements

Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements

Minimum points required from qualifications

Please see detailed entry requirements below.

GCSE and equivalents

  • 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject.

A Levels

  • Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
  • Subject specific requirements: Two A levels at grade C or above in Mathematics (or a recognised equivalent), and a science, technology or engineering related subject.
  • Is general studies acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
  • Additional information: Please contact the Faculty if you have any questions relating to yor eligibility for this programme.

BTEC qualifications

  • BTEC certificate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • 90 credit diploma: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Diploma (QCF): Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Diploma subjects / grades required: Please contact the Faculty of Engineering and Technology for more information.
  • Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Extended diploma subjects / grades required: Must be in an appropriate Engineering subject and include a Distinction in the Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians Unit (or an appropriate equivalent)
  • Level 3 in childrens play, learning and development: Not acceptable

Access to Higher Education Diploma

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Further information: Must be in an Engineering discipline. Please contact the Faculty for further information

International Baccalaureate

  • International Baccalaureate: Not applicable

Welsh awards

  • Welsh Baccalaureate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications

Irish awards

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: N/A

Key skills

  • Will Key Skills tariff points be counted towards an offer? No
  • What minimum Key Skill level is appropriate?


  • Are Level 3 NVQs acceptable? Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Additional entry requirement information

​We welcome applications from highly motivated mature students with relevant experience but without the necessary formal qualifications. All applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Will I be interviewed?

No interview required



Can this course be deferred?


Is a DBS check required?


Is RPL accepted on this programme?


International requirements

Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.


If your company is an apprenticeship levy paying organisation, the course can be funded through your digital apprenticeship account. If your company does not pay the apprenticeship levy, the course may be eligible for government co-investment.

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International study

Please note: this programme is not suitable for students who require a Tier 4 visa. Due to immigration requirements, Tier 4 international students must study on a full-time basis.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
Further information on the terms and conditions of any offer made, our admissions policy and the complaints and appeals process.

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