Degree ApprenticeshipPostgraduate Engineer in Engineering Management

Key facts

 Funding: funded by Education Skills Funding Agency

 Award: Level 7 postgraduate

 Duration: 2 years

Degree Apprenticeships at Strathclyde

  • dedicated delivery team who listen, understand and work with employers to offer a fully integrated, contextualised degree
  • funded study with the opportunity to progress from Undergraduate to Masters and Doctoral levels
  • anywhere, anytime learning via our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Myplace, complemented by tailored intensive seminars on campus or an employer’s location
  • Degree Apprentices apply knowledge within their work context via a series of bespoke work-based projects

Why this course

Our bespoke Postgraduate Engineer in Engineering Management Degree Apprenticeship has been mapped against the Level 7 Postgraduate Engineer Standard (Postgraduate Engineer Standard) and is designed for companies who are seeking an innovative curriculum to develop their engineering graduates’ knowledge, skills, competencies and professional behaviours at the level of Chartered Engineer.

The programme is designed for the development of postgraduate engineers who are capable of finding solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change whilst having an appreciation and understanding of associated risks and technical accountability.

The programme is delivered via bespoke high quality online resources with apprentice learning and skills development facilitated by world class academics from the Department of Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management.


Add value to your organisation

We focus on developing your workforce so that they can quickly add value to your organisation. We start with the fundamentals, providing a solid foundation for future learning and helping apprentices become productive.

The course content has been developed in partnership with industry and is designed to equip apprentices with knowledge of contemporary tools and technology. We don’t just focus on tech – our approach to work-based learning helps develop more rounded professionals, with a wide range of soft skills that enable apprentices to contribute widely to your organisation.

A flexible delivery model ensures minimal time away from the workplace, utilising a combination of online learning supported by a series of online tutorials, an annual face-to-face on-campus workshop and work-based learning activity.

Hear from our people

Find out more about the course from Colin Andrews Programme Lead, Colin Burns Academic Mentor and Helyn Gould, Deputy Associate Principal.

In taking on this course, you're tapping into a team of people who have got a fantastic track record in delivering capable, knowledgeable and skilled engineers who go on to work throughout the world.

Course structure

The curriculum includes six 10-credit core classes:

  • Engineering Risk Management
  • Management of Total Quality and Continuous Improvement
  • People, Organisation and Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Procurement Management
  • Technology and Innovation Management

Further personalisation of studies is possible through the 20 credits of optional classes and the integral 40 credit individual project which allows the apprentice to apply module content to a real workplace situation.

Throughout the two years of study each apprentice is supported by a University Academic Mentor who will facilitate the development of effective reflective skills enabling individuals to achieve their potential in terms of evidencing of knowledge, skills and behaviours at the level of C. Eng.

Completing this course

Upon completion, Degree Apprentices will be awarded:

  • a PgDip Postgraduate Engineer in Engineering Management
  • a Degree Apprenticeship aligned to the Level 7 Postgraduate Engineer Standard (with successful completion of an End Point Assessment)

Entry requirements

Applicants will be domiciled in England for at least 50% of their working week.

We have an inclusive admissions approach and applications will be considered on an individual basis with input from employers.

Typically, entrants will have an Engineering Degree (or a good HND in engineering) plus relevant industrial experience.

It is a requirement by the Education and Skills Funding Agency that an apprentice holds or achieves an approved level 2 qualification in both Maths and English before they can successfully complete the apprenticeship. Such evidence can include GSCE/O Level grade C/4 or higher.


Degree Apprenticeships are funded by the Education Skills Funding Agency.

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Why Strathclyde

Praised for our close links with business and industry as well as our commitment to making an impact on the global economy, the University of Strathclyde has been named The Sunday Times Good University Guide Scottish University of the Year 2020.

The place of useful learning

Strathclyde has also been nominated for The Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2019 University of the Year, been awarded the THE Awards 2014 Entrepreneurial University of the Year and 2016 THE Awards Business School of the Year.

Since our inclusion on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) in 2017, we have developed a varied portfolio of Degree Apprenticeship programmes for delivery in England.


The Programme Team will be happy to work with employers to streamline the recruitment process for new apprentices. If you are interested in this Degree Apprenticeship programme, we'd be delighted to speak with you, please email: