HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.
The HEFCE domain - www.hefce.ac.uk - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.
It is designed to stimulate a new industry-funded undergraduate degree termed the Applied Engineering Programme (AEP). This programme manages the learning environment with a focus on the latest technologies. Learning by company employees takes place partly in the workplace, including through Higher Apprenticeships.
The AEP builds on the Warwick Manufacturing Group’s strength in applied research and novel developments at postgraduate level. It focussed initially on the automotive sector (with Jaguar Land Rover as an initial co-investor). There are now eight companies involved including Network Rail, with more due to start in 2015/2016. By October 2015, almost 200 industry-funded participants will be registered on the 4 streams of Manufacturing Systems, Product Creation, Business and Rail Engineering. Other streams for sectors such as aerospace will be added.
Each degree is run in one week blocks with extensive use of a Virtual Learning Environment to maintain involvement and to expand the learning of the participants between each one. Teaching is application led with the aim to give direct value back to the individuals and their supporting companies throughout the degree not just at the end
Page last updated 25 January 2015