Prospective students invited to find out more about engineering course

Posted on 24 Jul 2014 by The Manufacturer

The University of Gloucestershire is encouraging potential students and sector employers to attend a briefing and information session for its new engineering course

The BEng Integrated Engineering course, which was validated in June, is an employer-led, part time, day release course aimed at either students with prior academic study or those with industry experience, knowledge or relevant work experience.

People who are interested in finding out more about the innovative Level 6 Top-Up course are encouraged to book onto a session that will take place on Monday, August 4 at the University’s Park Campus in Cheltenham. The briefing will be held in Fullwood House between 8.30am and 11am.

Mike Simmonds, business development manager at the University of Gloucestershire, said: “We are very excited about this new course and I encourage as many interested students and employers in the engineering or manufacturing sector to come along as possible. The event will include a briefing about the content and structure of the course and will give an excellent insight into exactly how the course will run, as well as giving details about module content and providing an opportunity for questions.

“There will be a free networking breakfast to start the event followed by a welcome from the University’s pro-vice chancellor (operations), Maxine Melling. The launch of this innovative course is further evidence of the University’s commitment to investing in research, technology and staffing to support business needs and working in partnership industry to help economic growth in the region.”

The course will begin in September this year and has been designed in conjunction with some of Gloucestershire’s leading engineering and manufacturing companies and the county’s enterprise partnership, GFirst LEP.

Dr Kevin Hapeshi, head of school, computing and technology at the University of Gloucestershire, said: “The course has been developed with some of the best engineering and manufacturing businesses in the county.

“Gloucestershire has a wealth of excellent engineering companies and it is a very important sector for the county. The University has worked closely with the likes of Spirax Sarco, Ultra Electronics and Delphi, as well as GFirst LEP, to create a high-level engineering programme. The aim is that it will up-skill employees for future career progression, as well as providing businesses with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge within the workforce.”

The course will enable students to combine skills in mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, computer enabled technology and manufacturing and engineering to meet the requirements for modern industry and satisfy the needs of the local and national economy.

To book your place contact Rhiannon Bressington on 01242 714104 or email [email protected]