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BSc (Hons) Top-Up inEngineering (Mechanical) Top-Up (Full-time)

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The BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Engineering (Mechanical) offers you the opportunity to study either full-time or part-time with the aim of converting your existing foundation degree or HND into a full BSc with Honours. This course provides you with the specialist knowledge and skills required for a career in mechanical engineering.

As a University of Derby validated course, you can take advantage of the facilities provided by both Loughborough College and the university.

Awarded by:University of Derby

Key Facts

Start Dates:

  • September 2024



Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Course Duration:

1 Year

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Aiming to provide you with an understanding of the key concepts relating to mechanical engineering, this course is flexible in its approach to delivery and allows you to construct a programme that coincides with your individual circumstances. The BSc (Hons) in Engineering provides you with the opportunity to enrol on a range of modules specific to your area of interest. All individuals enrolled on this course will have their own learning programme and extensive support is available via phone, email, Skype and LearnZone.

With industry standard workshops and facilities that have been modernised for effective practice, this course has been developed in collaboration with our external partners to ensure that the education you receive is relevant and up-to-date. Emphasising the importance of work-based experience, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to existing companies and gain valuable skills that will inform your future practice. You will be expected to complete a level of self-directed study throughout the duration of this course and we require you to commit a dedicated amount of time to your learning both in and out of College.


Minimum grade 4/C in GCSE Maths and English.

240 credits at Level 5, either from a BTEC Higher National Diploma in a relevant engineering discipline (with a minimum of five Merit module grades) or a completed Foundation Degree in a relevant engineering discipline.


Upon completion of this one year course, our graduates find success in a broad range of sectors and the opportunities for further progression are varied. Some of our graduates choose to enrol on higher level qualification courses such as a Masters, with others seeking career development in Mechanical Engineering.

Course Costs

Programme Costs (Per Year):

  • Full Time (FT):

  • UK / EU Residents: £8,500
  • Non EU: £12,500

The fees and information stated on this page are for the 2023/24 academic year and may change for the 2024/25 academic year. We will update fee and course information for 2024/25 as soon as it is available.

You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included, while studying a course within the Engineering department are listed below:

  • DBS checks, where required, are included in the fees.
  • The cost of all assessments at first attempt are included in your course fees, but if you do not pass at first attempt you will be responsible for resit fees, at a cost of £40 per module.
  • The Engineering department run an annual field trip abroad and whilst this is not a compulsory part of the programme, it is educationally relevant. Students are asked to make a contribution towards the costs of this trip, normally around £200-250. Students will also be asked to make an additional contribution towards food, which varies depending on the duration of the trip.
  • The department runs a number of day trips and additional workshops/ qualifications, which students do not pay for. A refundable deposit may be asked for which is normally around £20. The deposit is refunded upon attendance/ successful completion of the course. There may be some food and drink costs and you should budget for day trips, which will vary depending on duration and venue.
  • All work is electronically submitted. You may need to provide a printed copy of your final dissertation and poster. The estimated cost for this is around £20-£25 per student in the final year.

Please click here for a full breakdown of our fees policy

Find out more about the course costs and Financial Support available, or contact our Undergraduate Admission Team for more information.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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