Mechanical Technology (Top-Up) BSc (Hons)

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Location Stoke-on-Trent Campus
Duration 2 Years
Course start September
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Successful progression from Foundation Degree onto this award

Course outline

his Top-up course is intended to provide the high level of background knowledge and technical ability appropriate to  modern mechanical technology. Engineers and technologists have to operate in a wider marketplace than they did 20 years ago. The abundance of computer software and hardware available to the engineer has altered their job function tremendously. Industry has also taken the role of the engineer and technologist and altered it to a multidisciplinary career spanning the physical sciences, mathematics, information technology and management. This course has been developed to produce technologists who can operate in this fast changing environment. It fosters the use of the computer as a tool and the development of transferable skills, which are of paramount importance in industry today. The award recognises the importance of a strong understanding of background knowledge and the breadth and depth of technical knowledge appropriate to Mechanical Technology. This Top-up Degree offers the mix of skills and knowledge that employers and professional bodies are looking for through its distinctive blend of vocational, professional and academic components. Work-based learning is fundamental to these degrees. 

Course content

Level 6 will include your major individual technology project which may be inspired by your employment. As well as using specialist knowledge, this, plus core and option modules, will provide an opportunity for you to be able to consider the legal, ethical and environmental impact of engineering decisions on society.

Core Modules 

  • Technology Project
  • Advanced Engineering Analysis
  • Modern Power Plant Technology

Option Modules

  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Industrial Responsibility 

Entry requirements

Successful completion of  Staffordshire University Foundation Degree in Mechanical Technology (96 UCAS tariff points)

Employment opportunities

Mechanical Technologists are able to find career opportunities in areas such as energy generation, water supply, construction, transport, medical technologies, R&D as well as in general product manufacture.

Programme specification


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