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BEng (Hons) Engineering (Top-up)

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Studying an Engineering Top-up degree at ARU

Develop the necessary technical, communication and workplace skills required by engineers that are competent in both mechanical and electrical/electronics engineering in the 21st century.

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We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

If you’d like to convert your HND or Foundation Degree into a full Engineering degree, then this top-up course if for you. As a BEng (Hons) Engineering Top-up student at ARU Peterborough, you’ll develop skills in original thinking and independent learning, whilst acquiring holistic engineering skills to further a successful career in engineering.

You’ll be involved in the design, analysis, optimisation and manufacture of state-of-the-art engineering systems and processes and gain experience in the use of digital tools for engineering with a focus on design for manufacture.

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Outstanding student support

Join our student community at ARU Peterborough and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

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ARU Peterborough collaborates with local employers in the design of the course, industrial visits, and lectures from visiting engineers, ensuring that the course aligns with current methods used in industry today to ensure you graduate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need.

Graduate careers can range from a broad variety of engineering disciplines including automotive, aerospace, product design, manufacturing, engineering analysis and engineering training sectors.

You could also continue your study in postgraduate courses such as MSc Mechanical Engineering and MSc Engineering Management.

Employability and personal career development

Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.

To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.

Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.

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Graduate Capitals

To help you stand out when competing for a job after you graduate, we've developed the ARU Graduate Capitals. This is a set of six attributes, valued by employers and industry, that we integrate into our courses and help you develop, so you’ll have life-long career-skills.

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Life in Peterborough

Study in the heart of Peterborough, a historic yet thriving city that's a great home for students. ARU Peterborough is easily accessible by public transport, making it ideal for you to live and study locally.

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