Skills for Engineering (CertHE) | UWTSD

The programme team will work with you to develop your practical, verbal and written skills — whilst allowing you to demonstrate to potential employers that you can plan and work effectively independently and with other people to deliver on your objectives… the skills that employers want!

Course details

During your studies, you will gain the specialist and transferable skills to enable you to identify and solve real-world engineering problems and to confidently apply knowledge in a dynamic workplace environment.

  • Intake: October, February, June
  • Course fee: £9,000 per year
  • Location: Swansea
  • Mode of study: Daytime: 2 day campus weekday

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Course overview

The course will be delivered through a mix of online delivery, face-to-face theory and practical sessions. This will be delivered over three days per week in a blended learning format. Theory and practical sessions will be at UWTSD’s new Waterfront Campus in Swansea.

The programme team will work with students and industrial partners to provide opportunities for students to gain work experience within a real industrial environment or within the university.


Entry requirements

We are interested in people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals with varying levels of prior experience or qualifications.


Employability skills are embedded within each of the modules of the programmes. Communication, workplace etiquette, creative problem solving, team working and practical skills are developed further throughout the programme. 

After successful completion of the Certificate of Higher Education Programmes, students may choose to stay at the University and progress onto various BEng, BSc, HND or HNC programmes.


The module assessments are comprised of coursework, portfolios and in-class lab-based exercises in order to closely resemble the way in which you will use knowledge and skills in the workplace.

  • Applied Analytics (10 credits; compulsory)
  • Automation and Robotics / Industry 4.0 (10 credits; compulsory)
  • Computer Aided Engineering Design (10 credits; compulsory)
  • Digital Technologies (10 credits; compulsory)
  • Integrating Project (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Measurement and Quality in Manufacturing (10 credits; compulsory)
  • Skills Development in the Workplace (30 credits; compulsory)
  • Technical Skills Development (20 credits; compulsory).