You’ll cover topics such as sustainability and health and safety, and work on projects that contribute to your success at work. You'll tailor what you learn to suit your professional goals and the type of role that you have, as well as your employer's objectives.
The Engineering Competence (Distance Learning) (Degree Apprenticeship) at University of Portsmouth is work-based, and combines a mixture of lectures and online learning. You'll spend 20% of your work time on your apprenticeship via lectures, distance learning, writing assignments and other related study. The government or your employer will pay your tuition fees – so it won't cost you anything.
After the course, you'll have the skills, knowledge and experience to take responsibility for complex engineering projects and move into more senior roles. You could also top your diploma up to a Master's degree and work towards achieving Chartered Engineering status, or complete a Master's degree through our Learning at Work department.
Careers and opportunities
There's currently a shortage of talented engineers in the UK and abroad, so there will be many job opportunities open to you when you graduate, in your current organisation and beyond.
You can use the course to progress to senior or managerial engineering roles and top up to a Master's degree. You can also work towards Chartered Engineer Status.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
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You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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An honours degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics subject.
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Total tuition fees are £24,000 paid over 2 years.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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