BEng Manufacturing Engineering Top-up

BEng (Hons)

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Start dates

September 2024

Course length

Full time: 1 year

Part time: 2 years


The Top-up Degree in Manufacturing Engineering is designed to offer flexible learning patterns and enable students with a relevant foundation degree to continue to progress on to a BEng(Hons) top-up programme in Manufacturing Engineering and practice in a career as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).  It is expected that the majority of students on this programme will continue from the FdEng in Manufacturing Engineering at New College Swindon, thus providing a continuous programme from Level 4 through to Level 6.

The programme has been developed to answer the needs of industry which has experienced an increasing demand for employees with the right vocational knowledge and skills and with the independence to add value to organisations.  Graduates from the programme will have a wider and deeper range of skills and knowledge than their contemporaries on more traditional courses that will help them progress and add value in the workplace or help them to continue their studies to a higher-level degree course.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note

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Tuition fees

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Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.

Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students. 

The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support. 

How and when to pay

Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.

  • For information on payment methods please see our Make a Payment page.
  • For information about refunds please visit our Refund policy page

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Entry onto the top-up year requires successful completion of a relevant Foundation Degree in Engineering at one of Oxford Brookes’ partner colleges.  It is expected that the majority of students on this programme will have studied a Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Engineering at one of Oxford Brookes partner colleges, however students from Mechanical Engineering will also be considered if accompanied by relevant experience.

Foundation Degrees from other Universities or Colleges may be admitted if their modules are equivalent and considered of a suitable standard.  Other qualifications, such as HND, deemed equivalent by the University will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.

Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home (UK) applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS

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Programme changes:
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.