Course Information

Ulster University FdEng Engineering with Specialisms (Manufacturing Engineering/Mechatronics)

Ulster University
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 18
Total Hours: 525
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Uel.Little@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 18
Total Hours: 525
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: stuart.morrow1@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Monday
Time: 13:00–22:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 40
Hours per Week: 11
Total Hours: 440
Fee: 1000
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Glenn.Campbell@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 16 September 2020
Day: Wednesday
Time: 10:00–16:00
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 390
Fee: 1000
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: Anne.Loughran@swc.ac.uk

Description

This programme has been designed to ensure graduates develop the skills and attributes to contribute in a meaningful way to local and regional engineering companies. There is a focus on developing the broad engineering skills in mathematical and scientific principles, underpinned by a practical and applied approach to developing technical, professional and 21st century skills which are informed by, and aligned with, the needs of industry. The programme aims to instil a sense of enquiry, problem solving, and pragmatism through the integration of project based learning, industry relevant teaching and assessment and an introduction to future systems which will ensure a ‘work ready’ and sought after graduate.

Additional Information

This foundation degree is offered:

  • Full time over 2 years. Students will study full time, and in the second year will complete a period of work based learning to compliment and consolidate their academic study.
  • Part time over either 2.5 years or 3 years
  • Terms & Conditions

    Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: www.swc.ac.uk and on the College VLE).
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • The minimum overall passmark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Course Content

    The FdEng in Engineering (with Specialisms) has an industry focused approach, where graduates develop an extensive range of professional subject knowledge and technical skills. The programme has been designed in a more applied nature and includes an element of work based learning.

    Core Modules

    The modules covered over the programme are as follows:

  • Level 4 (Year One)
  • The Professional Engineer
  • Applied Maths
  • Electronic Principles
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • CAE and Design
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Level 5 (Year Two)
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Robotics And Automation
  • Work Based Learning
  • Manufacturing Specialism Further Study:
  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • DFM &DMAIC Implementation
  • Mechatronics Specialism Further Study:
  • PLCs
  • _x000D_
  • Electrical Systems

    Optional Modules

    There are no optional modules but you can choose to study the two modules from either

  • Manufacturing Specialism Further Study:
  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • DFM & DMAIC Implementation
  • Mechatronics Specialism Further Study:
  • PLCs
  • Electrical Systems

    Assessment Method

    Assessment is varied and linked to industry relevant qualities and will include written reports and assignments, CAD drawings, individual and group presentations, class tests, laboratory reports and formal, end-of-semester examinations.

    Progression Opportunities

    Completion of this Foundation Degree will facilitate progression to higher level roles within the engineering sector. Students are also in a position to articulate into year two of an associated Honours Degree at UU, provided they meet the entrance criteria. Students can progress to a ‘Top Up Degree’ in Engineering within SWC approved by Open University.

  • There are a number of alternative Higher Education Institutions offering part-time and full time top ups to level 6 Degrees.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entrants should have attained a grade C or above in GSCE Maths and English and hold a related Level 3 qualification(s) equating to 64 UCAS points. Mature candidates currently working/or with experience in the engineering industry but haven’t acquired the 64 UCAS points may apply through an Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) route.