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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering


The Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering (FdEng) aims to develop industry current skills to ensure that the future needs of the Engineering sector are fully met. This qualification will provide you with knowledge and practical experience in mechanical/electrical engineering, programming, robotics, PLCs and CAD/CAM as well as other core skills required for employment within the engineering industry.

72490
Lisburn
34 Weeks
Level 5
Full-Time Study
Summary

Campus: Lisburn

Course Code: 72490

Duration: 34 Weeks

Level: 5

Type: Full-Time

Course Structure

The Foundation Degree provides students with an opportunity to undertake a structured work-based learning placement within the engineering industry during the final year of the programme. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain a suitable work placement employer.  Assistance, however, will be provided by the college as required. This course will grant you the status of Ulster University Associate Student.

Modules (year 1)

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • CAD Techniques
  • Programming and Embedded Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals
  • Automation, Robotics and PLCs
  • Professional Studies

Modules (year 2)

  • Mechanical Fundamentals
  • CAD/CAM
  • Analogue and Digital Electronics
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Work-Based Learning

In addition to the above modules, you will also work towards a professional/ personal development qualification and will be involved in a range of activities, designed to improve employability within the Engineering sector.  

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Lisburn

Full-Time

02/09/2019

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£2505.00

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Contact Hours

Contact Hours

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.

Placement

The Foundation Degree also provides students with an opportunity to undertake a substantial work based project during the final year of the programme. 

Entry Requirements

 GCSE English

  • GCSE English Language Grade C or above

GCSE Maths

  • GCSE Mathematics Grade C (or University-approved equivalent)

2 Additional GCSEs

  • In addition to Maths and English, two additional GCSEs at Grade C or above are required

UCAS

A minimum of 64 UCAS points including:

  • A levels OR
  • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering 

Access Diploma

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma with an overall average of 45+%

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)  

Admissions

  • Successful completion of the admissions process

APEL

  • 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 sec APEL 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?

 Either to a career in the engineering industry or to related degree programmes, normally at second year of entry.

 

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.
Additional Costs
There are no additional costs associated with this programme.
Accreditation
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:
 
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