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Mechanical Engineering (FdEng, Solihull College)


Key facts

UCAS code


Start dates

September 2023

Course length

Full time: 2 years

Part time: 3 years


The (FdEng) in Mechanical Engineering has been developed by Solihull College and Oxford Brookes University, to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for a technical or management career in the mechanical engineering industry.

This programme offers flexible learning patterns. It enables students with a relevant Level 3 qualification in a Mechanical Engineering subject, or equivalent, to obtain a FdEng in Mechanical Engineering. If desired, you could progress to a BSc (Hons) programme in Mechanical Engineering and practice in a career as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). The BSc (Hons) programme aims to meet increasing industry demand for employees with the right vocational knowledge and skills. This will help you progress in the workplace or continue your studies to a higher-level degree course.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) full time off campus

Home (UK) part time off-campus

Home (UK) full time off campus

Home (UK) part time off-campus

International full time off-campus
£9,900 (new students); £9,650 (continuing students)

Tuition fees

2022 / 23
Home (UK) full time off campus

Home (UK) part time off-campus

2023 / 24
Home (UK) full time off campus

Home (UK) part time off-campus

International full time off-campus
£9,900 (new students); £9,650 (continuing students)

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

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

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

Further offer details

Typically entrants will possess:

  • National Certificate / Diploma or other full equivalent Level 3 qualification, in a discipline related to Engineering, minimum grade MM, plus a minimum of three passes at GCSE (grades A-C) including Mathematics at grade B or equivalent and English language.


  • Employment in an appropriate workplace setting with their organisation’s support for the programme.

Entrants with equivalent qualifications and experience will be accepted on an individual basis. Full-time students may be admitted with equivalent qualifications and experience subject to identifying suitable work placements.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Entrants to the programme will be expected to have the support of their employer and will need to demonstrate the employer will provide the opportunity for work-based learning, e.g. a letter of employer support with the application form. For full-time students, arrangements will be made to identify appropriate work placement in advance of admission. It follows that in order to undertake the assessment on the programme, a student must have access to an appropriate work environment (voluntary or paid; full-time, part-time or work placement). If during the course of the programme a student loses their work or access to the work-place then alternative arrangements, if feasible, will be made as soon as possible. Whilst the college will facilitate as far as possible, fundamentally, it remains the learner’s responsibility to secure such access in order to complete the assessment on the programme.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Selection process

Applicants are normally interviewed and may be required to undertake numeracy and literacy tests as part of the assessment by the College, especially where experiential learning is used to support admission, to ensure that they possess the appropriate attributes to succeed on the programme and to check on the suitability of the work environment to which applicants have access.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International applications

International students will normally have to study full-time unless they have full-time employment within the UK.

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 with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

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

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.