This degree programme has been designed to meet the growing demand for graduates with both mechanical engineering knowledge and manufacturing skills. About the Foundation Year The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the ability to study for a degree but don’t have the qualifications to enter directly onto the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering honours degree programme. Once you pass the Foundation Year you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria). About the BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering degree By completing this degree, you will gain the high level technical and manufacturing expertise required to practice manufacturing engineering and function in the role of Chartered Engineer within the engineering and manufacturing industries. The course aims to produce a high quality mechanical engineer with good technical skills, but also with the manufacturing knowledge which is in demand across many industrial sectors. Alongside the core engineering syllabus you will learn essential manufacturing techniques at all levels of the programme, in areas such as manufacturing processes and materials engineering plus as core business skills. LJMU is currently seeking Institution of Mechanical Engineers accreditation for this new programme. Such accreditation will qualify you for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Progression opportunities If you perform particularly well in Levels 4 and 5 of this degree, you can transfer onto the MEng programme, which fully qualifies you to register as a Chartered Engineer. Industry links and placement opportunities Links with national and international companies, such as BMW, Airbus Industries, Rolls Royce and Shell mean that the course is tailored to the needs of employers. Capitalising on these and other links with industry, you will be encouraged to complete a year’s paid placement out industry so that you can apply what you have learnt at University in the workplace. Such experience will enhance your CV and your future job prospects.