Graduate Apprenticeships in Scotland


An NDT-related degree course with funding for Scottish students is now available. The BEng (Hons) Engineering: Design and Manufacture degree is a bespoke graduate apprenticeship programme available through the University of Strathclyde, designed in partnership with engineering employers, which will develop apprentices’ knowledge, skills, competencies and professional behaviours.

Learners will acquire underpinning knowledge and understanding via a blended and online learning delivery mode with core engineering competencies being developed through an integrated work-based learning curriculum.

The BEng (Hons) Engineering: Design and Manufacture degree (SCQF Level 10) has content areas designed to support:
  • Engineering design and manufacturing principles
  • Engineering business and management
  • Personal and interpersonal skills
  • Project and delivery management.
This graduate apprenticeship will develop professionally qualified engineers eligible for IEng level membership.

Course structure
During Years 1 and 2 of the degree, learners will study four core modules addressing mathematics and numerical tools, design and production, mechanical engineering systems and electrical and electronic engineering.

Years 3 and 4 are designed to develop higher-level cognitive skills and enable the continued integration of knowledge, professional competencies and transferable skills via two 60-credit project modules, with further opportunities for specialisation via optional modules.

Entry criteria
The BEng (Hons) Engineering: Design & Manufacture graduate apprenticeship has a flexible admissions approach and applications will be considered on an individual basis with input from employers. Typically, applicants will have four Highers (minimum B grades) including maths or equivalent qualifications.

The programme has been designed to meet the needs of learners with a range of vocational and academic qualifications, including the potential for progression from foundation apprenticeships in a related discipline and recognition of vocational qualifications and experiential learning.

Further information
For further information about the BEng (Hons) Engineering: Design and Manufacture graduate apprenticeship available via the University of Strathclyde, click here.

Scottish employers: for more information and download the graduate apprenticeships framework document, click here.

Scottish apprentices: for more information on finding and applying for an apprenticeship in Scotland, click here

For more information, contact: Dr Susanne Boyle ( or John Moody at BINDT (