Higher Level Apprenticeship in Mechatronics
Mechatronic Engineering unites the principles of mechanics, electronics and computing.
Course Code: 78181
Duration: 33 to 34 Weeks
It combines mechanical engineering problem-solving and design skills with expertise in digital electronics and computing systems to produce advanced products and systems through automation and the use of robotics. During this course you will complete the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering.
The teaching team consists of staff who are highly qualified with valuable industrial experience. Our staff are regularly trained to keep up to date with the changing needs of industry.
- Engineering Mathematics
- Mechanical Principles A
- Manufacturing Processes
- Programmable Logic Controlled Electro-pneumatic Systems
- Electrical & Electronic Fundamentals
- Engineering Materials
- Professional Studies
- CAD Techniques
- CAD/ CAM
- Analogue & Digital Electronics
- Mechanical Principles B
- Business Improvement Techniques
- Principles & Applications of Embedded Systems
- Work based Learning
Contact Hours per Week
8.5 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials
Personal Study to include Practical Assessments
A further average of 2-3 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.
General GCSE Requirements:
- GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above
- GCSE English Language Grade C or above or Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy
A minimum of 48 UCAS points including:
- GCE A-Levels to include a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths subject or
- Level 3 National Award in Engineering
- Currently be employed in the industry
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
- IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5
- Trinity ISE: Pass at Level III, or other University-approved equivalent qualifications
Equivalent qualifications include:
- Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
- Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
Tier 4 Students:
- SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
- Successful completion of the admissions process
- Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course may enable you to apply to progress to a supervisory or management position within your company. Alternatively successful completion depending on performance will allow direct entry to Year 2 of the following degree programmes at Ulster University:
- BEng Hons in Mechanical Engineering
- BEng Hons in Mechatronic Engineering
- BEng Hons in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
How will it make me more employable?
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