Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering
The Foundation Degree (FdEng) in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering provides students with a broad-based engineering education in aspects of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
Course Code: 78304
Duration: 32 Weeks
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineers are creative problem solvers who require vision to work with a range of other engineers in the development of innovative and cost-effective products. Students must master modern technologies and skills such as robotics, computer-aided design and simulation.
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 the industry.
- Engineering Mathematics
- Electrical Science 1
- CAD Techniques 1
- Mechanical Science
- Manufacturing Processes
- CAD Techniques 2
- Professional Studies
- Automation and Fluid Power
- Industrial Robot Technology
- Energy and Maintenance Systems
- CAD/CAM 1 and 2
- Quality and BIT
- Work based Learning 1 and 2
8.5 hours' contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials
A further average of 8 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials
The Foundation Degree also provides students with an opportunity to undertake a substantial work-based project during the final year of the programme.
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
- 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?
Candidates are assessed using a range of different methods. These include assessments, coursework, project based learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies. This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study. Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.
Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course will enable you to apply for jobs within advanced industries as diverse as aerospace, consumer goods, electronics and pharmaceuticals, as well as the more traditional light and heavy engineering sectors. Alternatively successful completion depending on grade 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
How will it make me more employable?
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