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Degree Apprenticeship Undergraduate: BEng (Hons) Electro-mechanical Engineering Electro-mechanical Engineer


Develop your mechanical, electrical, and electronic engineering expertise, solve real-world problems, and make an impact in your workplace with our Electro-mechanical Engineer Degree Apprenticeship. Study for an honours degree in Electro-mechanical Engineering while you work, with no tuition fees.

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Course highlights

  • Gain the knowledge and behaviours to excel within complex engineering environments
  • Develop the advanced skills and techniques to meet the evolving demands of the industry and future proof your career
  • Study while you work, with no tuition fees
  • Work-based approach allows you to deliver impact in the workplace as you learn

This apprenticeship is ideal if you’re currently involved in an engineering role or want to launch an exciting career in electro-mechanical engineering and don’t have a university level qualification. You’ll use your passion for problem solving to support or lead in the research, development, design, and aftermarket support for new products. You’ll develop your mechanical and electrical engineering expertise to excel in complex engineering environments and open the door to a wide range of career opportunities.

Key facts

An apprenticeship is a job with training, combining practical experience with academic learning.

At least 20% of your contracted working hours will be classed as 'off-the-job'. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore are not part of your usual work duties.

The off-the-job learning will be delivered through face-to-face workshops, online lecturer-led learning sessions and activities, and practical learning experiences in your usual work setting. You’ll attend our ARU Peterborough campus 1-day a fortnight and join a 1-day online workshop on the weeks you aren’t on campus.


You will be assessed at the end of each module you undertake (on-programme assessments) which will contribute towards the final award of your qualification.

You will also undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete your apprenticeship.

The EPA for this apprenticeship is independently assessed and takes place when all on-programme assessments have been successfully passed.


Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will have a university level qualification as well as a minimum of four years’ relevant work experience. The skills, knowledge and experience you develop during the course will arm you with the tools for a rewarding career, working in engineering sectors involving design, manufacture, and research & development.

Some typical job titles for a Electro-mechanical Engineer Degree Apprentice include: Design Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electro-mechanical Engineer, Instrument Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Systems Engineer and Test Engineer.

Entry requirements

In addition to the person specifications that have been set out by your employer, these are the entry requirements for the course.

*If you do not have the appropriate Level 2 Maths and English, you must ensure you complete these prior to the start of the End Point Assessment. For further details about which qualifications meet Level 2 requirements check the gov.uk website.

**We will also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications provided you have a significant amount of relevant experience, are well-supported by your employer, and demonstrate the ability to manage university-level study. This is with the exception of ESFA approved Level 2 Maths and English qualifications which are mandatory.

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How to apply

To apply for an apprenticeship, you need to have the support of your employer. If you already have the support of your employer or have any questions before talking to them, please do not hesitate to contact one of our apprenticeship experts who will be happy to help.

For employers

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of degree apprenticeships, then our dedicated Degrees at Work team are here to help. Get in touch today on the details above or take a look at our information for employers.

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