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Precision Engineering - BEng (Hons) Add-On

Course Code: N/A




1 Year Full-Time, 2 Years Part-Time


Mechanical & Automobile Engineering

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Undergrad Add Ons



This programme was developed with industry partners to allow employees within the engineering sector, with relevant qualifications, opportunities to access the equivalent of Year 4 (final year) of the full-time Precision Engineering programme at TUS via advanced entry.  This Level 8 add-on degree in Precision Engineering has been designed to respond efficiently and effectively to the needs of the Precision Engineering industry. Applicants can apply from different engineering disciplines where a relevant qualification has been achieved at Level 7 or Level 8 or higher.

This workshop/lab-based programme focuses on key factors such as, Design for Manufacture, Additive Manufacturing, 3D Simulation of Plant Layout and Optimisation, and Robotics and Automation. Students will also learn how to analyse materials and design capabilities using Ansys simulation software and materials engineering software. This programme also focuses on Lean Six Sigma implementation and Quality Management systems. The content of the modules is aligned to the prestigious ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt Certification. Students will work on a mix individual and groups assignments with a focus on a variety of industrial standard engineering projects.

This programme can be completed in one-year full time. Alternatively, a work/learn model can be used over two years; students work three days per week and study in TUS two consecutive days per week.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants can apply from different engineering disciplines where a relevant qualification has been achieved at Level 7 or Level 8 or higher.

Where a candidate does not have sufficient/appropriate prior learning experience in these areas, entry to the Level 8 programme in Precision Engineering can still be granted based on agreement to undertake level 7 modules to gain the required level of knowledge before entering the Level 8. Each student’s application is individually assessed.

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What modules will I study?

Each module listed below is worth 5 credits.

Semester 1 - (September to December):

  • Computer Integrated Machining
  • Implementation of Lean and six Sigma Systems
  • Mechanics & Materials Testing
  • Additive Manufacturing Technology
  • Project Management
  • Applied Research Project (Year long)

Semester 2 - (January to May):

  • Automated Manufacturing systems
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Modern Material Selection
  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly
  • Project Management 2
  • Applied Research Project (Year long)

Are there opportunities for further study?

Following successful completion of this level 8 programme, graduates can pursure a level 9 masters qualification or level 10 PhD.

What are the career prospects?

Graduaste will typically be employed in one of the following roles:

  • Precision Engineer in a world class machining environment
  • Applications Engineer utilising CAD/CAM to maximise utilisation of machines tools
  • Design Engineer working on development of complex components
  • Manufacturing Engineer/Production Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Process Control Engineer
  • Equipment Test Engineer/Technician
  • Engineer in the Medical Device, Human Implant, and Life Sciences Industries

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Why take this course?

This course will benefit those who want to progress their qualifications from Level 7 onto Level 8, especially those with qualifications in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Process or Production Engineering.  This course is suited to those that are interested in learning to design, manufacture and evaluate precision parts and assemblies used in high and low technology devices.