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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.

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering
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Part-Time 10/09/2018
Day: Thursday
Time: 09:00-19:00
16 £864.00 Apply Now

During your study, you may need financial support and SERC is here to help. Find out more information on student fees and financial support in the Student Finance section.

Course Overview

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 part-time Foundation Degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering requires attendance on one full day per week over three years. Student workload usually includes 2 to 3 assessments (a combination of coursework and or/ examination) per module. 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.


The Foundation degree programme comprises the following modules which may include:


Year 1

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Science 1
  • CAD Techniques 1
  • Mechanical Science
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Materials

Year 2

  • CAD Techniques 2
  • Professional Studies
  • Automation and Fluid Power
  • Industrial Robot Technology
  • Energy and Maintenance Systems
  • PLCs

Year 3

  • CAD/CAM 1 and 2
  • Quality and BIT
  • Work Based Learning 1 and 2
  • Mechatronics
Entry Requirements

Applicants must: 

  1. Hold GCE A-Levels to include a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths subject or a Level 3 vocational qualification in Engineering, equivalent to 48 UCAS Tariff points
  2. Be employed in a suitable engineering company
  3. Satisfy the University's General Entry Requirements as detailed below:
  • GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above

  • GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Communication

Note: In circumstances where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, SERC reserves the right to select those candidates offering the highest grades.

Please apply online and then you will be invited to attend for interview.

Where will it take me?

Successful completion of this course will enable you to find employment 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?

This course will equip you with formal qualifications which will improve your job opportunities and employability skills in the engineering sector. You will also gain a range of soft skills regarded as highly desirable by employers. These include:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Research skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Computer & Technical Literacy
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Adaptability

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Some modules are assessed entirely through coursework while others are assessed through a combination of coursework and written examination. 

Additional Costs
There are no additional costs associated with this programme.
This programme is validated by Ulster University
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
Students are required to:
  • Comply with College Policies and procedures. 
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates. Coursework submitted without prior consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme. *The minimum overall pas mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.

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