Creating the Future for Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineers

On 14 December 2016 Nottingham Trent University will host an Industry Advisory Group discussion with employers to inform the creation of NTU’s new Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship.

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New engineering apprenticeship to launch in 2017

On 14 December 2016 Nottingham Trent University (NTU) will be hosting an Industry Advisory Group discussion at the Clifton Campus. This discussion will inform the creation of NTU’s new Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship for Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineers, which starts in September 2017.

The workshop will be led by the School of Science and Technology. This focused session will lend itself to lively discussion and the sharing of ideas across industry and academia, as well as building new bridges for long-term engagement with and commitment from employers.

The businesses invited to the event are from a range of industrial sectors, including Automotive, Telecommunications, Energy, Transport and Consumer Electronics, and include employees from HR and Product Development, as well as Senior Management.

NTU’s approach to the way that engineering is taught and delivered will ensure that the Degree Apprenticeship is industry-relevant, industry-led and based around real-life projects, giving employers live benefits. With the help of industry and the wider sector, NTU will create a unique engineering curriculum built around project-based teaching, supported by world-class expertise and facilities. NTU will develop the next generation of apprentices with problem-solving techniques that lead to increased commercialisation and the creativity skills required to meet future challenges in industry.

The course itself will map onto the national Apprenticeship Standard – Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer – and will lead to an Honours Degree in Electronics or Electrical and Electronic Engineering, accredited by one of the Professional Engineering Institutions licensed by the UK Engineering Council. Individual employers will set their own entry requirements in terms of prior academic qualifications and experience. However, candidates will typically have attained A-Level standard or equivalent in Maths and at least one further STEM based subject such as Physics, ICT, Computing or Electronics and will have English Language at GCSE (grade C or above). The duration of the apprenticeship is unlikely to be less than 36 months.

The course will deliver information, skills and behaviours to enable the final engineer to apply their knowledge of electronics and of embedded software to the design of circuits or devices that provide a useful function, that are capable of being manufactured at a competitive cost, and that are reliable and safe in use. Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineers will spend their careers developing the next generation of products such as smartphones, electric vehicles, communications satellites and smart grids and bringing concepts such as smart cities into reality.

From April 2017 employers with an annual pay bill of over £3 million will be required to pay the new apprenticeship levy. Both levy-paying and non-levy paying employers will be able to access funding to train apprentices. To prepare for this new way of drawing on the funding made available for apprenticeships, NTU will launch a series of Degree Apprenticeship courses, starting in September 2017.

If you have any questions about this event or NTU’s new Degree Apprenticeship, please email Jonny Crawley or call 07795 318 228.

Creating the Future for Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineers

Published on 30 November 2016
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