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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.

33 Weeks
Level 5
Part-Time Study

Campus: Lisburn

Course Code: 72490

Duration: 33 Weeks

Level: 5

Type: Part-Time

Course Structure



The Foundation Degree programme comprises the following modules:


Year 1

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Mechanical Principles A
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Professional Studies
  • Programmable Logic Controlled Electro-pneumatic Systems
  • CAD Techniques
  • Electrical & Electronic Fundamentals
  • Engineering Materials

Year 2

  • 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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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering
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Time: 09:00-19:00



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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering - Year 2 (Year 2)
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Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-19:30



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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering - Year 3 (Year 3)
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Contact Hours

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.

Personal Study

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.

Entry Requirements

GCSE and University General Entrance requirement

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

GCSE Maths

  • 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 Diploma

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma with overall average of 60+%

English Language Requirements for International students:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English

Equivalent qualifications include:

  • Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
  • Successful completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
  • Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
  • ESOL 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?

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.

Where will it take me?
On completion of this course, and depending on performance, you may progress to further study on the following programmes at Ulster University; BEng Hons Mechatronic Engineering; BEng Hons Mechanical Engineering; or, BEng Hons Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
How will it make me more employable?
The Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering will provide you with a broad-based engineering education in aspects of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electronic Engineering which will equip you for a career in industry or allow you to progress to degree level programmes in Mechatronic, Mechanical / Manufacturing or Electrical / Electronic Engineering.
Additional Costs
There are no additional costs associated with this programme.
Course and Provider regulated 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:
  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme. *The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
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