Aston Professional Engineering Centre (APEC) Work-Based Learning

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to all new students joining Aston University to undertake one of our work based learning courses. We are pleased that you have chosen to study with us and wish you all the success with your chosen degree pathway.

Since it was formed, one of the objectives of APEC (Aston Professional Engineering Centre) has been to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies of employees to further the competitiveness of the companies for which they work. We aim to do this by delivering cutting edge teaching that links latest industry thinking with hands-on experiential learning, underpinned by world-leading research. To this end, APEC has forged close links with industry, business and the public sector, working in partnership to develop and deliver work based learning programmes that develop industry best practice, meet strategic requirements and benefit the economy and society as a whole.

This student handbook aims to serve as a reference guide for programme delivery and the information within it is intended to help get you started. It will give you a brief introduction to the support and services available to you during your time at Aston. It can still be referred to during the entire time at University as a useful point of reference of the support and other services that the University offers

Each Programme Director has written their own personal welcome to students joining each programme. Please do have a look at the relevant area as it also contains further contact details should you need to get in touch with them.

If you have any questions or queries and are unsure of who to contact, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Programme Support Team who will be able to assist you. You will find our contact details under the ‘APEC Contact List’ tab.

Wishing you all the best with your studies!

The APEC Team