Industrial Training Programme

Industrial Training Programme

Highlight of the MEng course

If you choose to specialise on the Materials, Structures and Manufacturing module on one of our four year MEng courses, you’ll take part in the Industrial Training Programme (ITP) in your fourth year. This innovative and popular module gives you the unique opportunity to work with our prestigious industry partners as part of your course. Unlike a traditional placement which requires you to take a year out of your studies, the ITP is incorporated into our courses.

The Industrial Training Programme has been the most enjoyable module that I have undertaken at university so far, due to the real world applicability of the project.


Bringing your knowledge to life

The ITP’s are run in collaboration with Rolls-Royce and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Applying the engineering knowledge you’ve acquired throughout your studies, you’ll work in small groups to analyse and solve an open-ended problem set by industry related to the design, production, quality or service performance of a part or component.

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to take part this hands-on project. It has presented me with a large breadth of learning opportunities that would not have been possible in a typical lecture-based learning environment.


Aerospace Students on a site visit to Rolls-Royce

Building industrial relations

With your future career in mind, this is your opportunity to network with some of the biggest names in industry and make a good impression. The practical experience you’ll gain on the module gives you valuable evidence to draw upon in applications and interviews too.

Academic learning and practical experience

Alongside a comprehensive programme of academic learning and practical experience, there’s a strong emphasis on developing your team-working and independent study skills on the ITP. You’ll attend academic lectures and industrial seminars, as well as analysis, laboratory work and site visits at Rolls-Royce, Airbus and a High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centre. You’ll be supported throughout by your academic Mentor.