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BSc (Hons)

Product Support Engineering

Year of entry

UCAS code

Institution code: H12


4 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement

Start date

September 2020


Harper Adams University campus (and location of work placement)

Typical offer

96-120 UCAS points

The course

Develop an exciting and rewarding engineering career based around the management and technical support of the latest in the agricultural and/or construction plant machinery industries.

The Product Support Engineering degree programme aims to provide graduates who can function effectively as members of engineering teams within the agricultural mobile machinery and construction plant based industries, taking particular responsibility for product support, product specialist and technical sales roles.

Key aspects developed during the degree programme include:

  • A core mechanical engineering foundation.
  • A detailed understanding of current technologies and the requirements of their working environment(s), to ensure industry readiness from day one.
  • The capability to diagnose and report technical failures.
  • The skills to successfully maintain the relationships between manufacturer / importer, dealer, customer and end user – in order to maximise suitability and up-time of engineered products in their applications.

Entry requirements for 2020

What will I study?

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Work placement

Students spend their third year on placement, where they work as engineers within product support, product specialist, technical sales and demonstration roles for companies such as:

  • CLAAS UK Ltd
  • CNH
  • JCB
  • AGCO
  • John Deere

You will be helped to find the right role by an engineering placement manager based at Harper Adams. Placement roles are generally paid positions.


Accredited by: Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)

Accredited by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of meeting the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

Teaching and learning

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Building on our established reputation for delivering industry ready graduates in to the agricultural and off-highway vehicle engineering industries, we have worked closely with key employers within these sectors to develop the unique specialist technical knowledge and skills required by these roles, and Harper Adams engineering graduates are highly sought after within industry and career opportunities are excellent.

Graduates from this programme will typically find employment within the manufacturing and commercial areas of agricultural and off road engineering companies.

Our graduates are employed as professional engineers in:

  • Product Support
  • Technical Sales and Demonstration
  • Product Specialist
  • Technical Training

97% Employability

Harper Adams University has the best and most consistent long-term graduate employment performance in specialist agri-food higher education

(HESA 2018)


For course related enquiries please contact:

Telephone: +44 (0)1952 815 000
Email: admissions@harper-adams.ac.uk


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