Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering
Mechatronic Engineering unites the principles of mechanics, electronics and computing. It combines mechanical engineering problem-solving and design skills with the expertise of digital electronics and computer systems to produce advanced products and systems through automation and the use of robotics.
The Foundation Degree programme comprises the following modules:
- Engineering Mathematics
- Mechanical Principles A
- Manufacturing Processes
- Professional Studies
- Programmable Logic Controlled Electro-pneumatic Systems
- CAD Techniques
- Electrical & Electronic Fundamentals
- Engineering Materials
- Mechanical Principles B
- Analogue & Digital Electronics
- CAD/ CAM
- Business Improvement Techniques
- Principles & Applications of Embedded Systems
- Work based Learning
This course will grant you the status of Ulster University Associate Student.
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Contact Hours per Week
15 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.
Mandatory Additional Study
Maximum of 3 hours per week average over the academic year.
19 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.
Work Placement – Year Two
3 days per week over 12 weeks across both semesters.
GCSE and University General Entrance requirement
- GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy
- GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above
Minimum 64 UCAS points which includes;
- A GCE Advanced level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a STEM subject, OR
- Level 3 National Award in Engineering
- Access to Higher Education Diploma with overall average of 60+%
- 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
- 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?
Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, project based learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies. This is dependent on the requirements of each module. Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.