Degree-level programmes in Engineering Technologies Launch in Cheltenham

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The University’s School of Business and Technology will start offering degree-level programmes in a range of engineering specialisms this September, led by Dr Salah Al-Majeed, Head of Engineering Technologies.

The aim is to establish a leading and highly sustainable Engineering Technologies community, recognised for its high-quality engineering offering; one that fosters new talent and innovation and supports the growth of our students and engineering employers locally, nationally and internationally. The vision is to provide high quality engineering education, research, outreach and engagement programmes that enable our students to achieve their career goals, boost the productivity of the employers we work with and promote a strong, sustainable engineering future for the region.

The offering includes traditional degrees along with degree apprenticeships, which provides students with different learning preferences the opportunity to develop a career in electronic engineering.

Programmes are being developed in close collaboration with Industry and FE Partners including with support from Gloucester-based Gloucestershire Engineering Technology (GET) who have been providing work-based learning in engineering for 40 years. All the Engineering Technologies courses and programmes are designed to incorporate a strong industrial pathway, reflecting the needs of the evolving engineering industry. Some of the​​ firms involved in supporting this include BAE systems, Airbus, BT, GE Aviation and​ Raytheon among others.

These companies offer placements for our students but also help co-design our curricula ensuring our degrees are ultra-relevant, producing career-ready graduates. Our programmes are also designed to meet the requirements for relevant professional bodies; Chartered or Incorporated Engineer level of the Engineering Council UK through IET, iMechE and​ EI.

Establishing a solid a multi- and inter-disciplinary applied engineering research capability is a key part of the Engineering Technologies offering. This ensures that the curriculum remains up-to-date, inspiring and intellectually challenging. We offer a range of postgraduate taught degrees​ that could be your first step towards undertaking research in the field of engineering. ​​The importance of collaboration as a foundation for promoting innovation and competitiveness in manufacturing and services is crucial, especially in transitioning industries.

For more information about our new Engineering courses, visit the University website