This bespoke Degree Apprenticeship programme has been mapped to the Science Industry Plant and Process Engineer Standard (SIPPE) to develop professionally qualified engineers who would be eligible, upon graduation, to for applying for IEng (Incorporated Engineer) level membership.
Degree Apprentices will acquire underpinning knowledge and understanding with core engineering competencies being developed through an integrated work based learning curriculum. Academic modules will be delivered by leading academics from the University of Strathclyde and the blended delivery mode allowing maximum flexibility for the employer.
The Degree Apprenticeship is a five-year programme resulting in a BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering degree and, with successful completion of an End Point Assessment, a Degree Apprenticeship aligned to the SIPPE standard.
Dr Kenneth Moffat tells us a bit more about the Chemical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship.
IChemE can only accredit programmes once the first cohort of students has graduated. For Strathclyde, the first cohort from our Chemical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship will graduate in 2025 and we intend to seek accreditation by IChemE at the earliest possible date after this first graduation.
The University of Strathclyde has been in consultation with IChemE during design and development of the Degree Apprenticeship programme. We are working towards a successful application for accreditation and, if achieved, this could be backdated to include all graduations from the start of the programme delivery.