Course Information

Ulster University Foundation Degree in Engineering (with Specialisms: Manufacturing Engineering or Mechatronics)

Ulster University
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Description: Ulster University Foundation Degree in Engineering with Specialism: Mechatronic Engineering
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 450
Fee: £2600.00
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Uel.Little@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Description: Ulster University Foundation Degree in Engineering with Specialism: Mechatronic Engineering (2 Year 3 Semester)
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: £1000.00
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Glenn.Campbell@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Description: Ulster University Foundation Degree in Engineering with Specialism: Mechatronic Engineering
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 450
Fee: £2600.00
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Glenn.Campbell@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Description: Ulster University Foundation Degree in Engineering with Specialism: Mechatronic Engineering
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: £1000.00
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: Glenn.Campbell@swc.ac.uk

Description

Are you a problem-solver? Do you ever wonder how things work? Do you want to be part of one of the largest and most innovative sectors in Northern Ireland? This course has a broad application in the fields of manufacturing engineering and mechatronics. The course attracts school and college leavers, as well as employees wanting to up-skill. The course focuses on common core engineering disciplines and skills and then incorporates specialist topics relevant to each specialism.The course provides a comprehensive foundation in the skills needed to design and maintain electronic equipment, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, mechanical systems and products, as well as the specialist skills needed for each of the two specialisms. The course aims to prepare learners to progress to Honours Degree level or directly enter employment as a highly skilled employee.

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 course provides a comprehensive foundation in the skills needed to design and maintain electronic equipment, pneumatic ad hydraulic systems, mechanical systems and products as_x000D_ well as the specialist skills needed for each of the two specialisms._x000D_

    Core Modules

    Core modules include:

  • Mathematics for Engineering;
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles;
  • Introduction to Engineering;
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics;
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes;
  • CAD and Project;
  • Engineering Science;
  • Mechanical Technology;
  • Engineering Analysis,
  • Work Based Learning.
  • Optional Modules

    There are no optional modules, however depending on specialism the following modules are delivered Manufacturing:

  • Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Computer Aided Manufacture
  • Programming Concepts and Robotics
  • Manufacturing Systems,
  • Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling
  • Mechatronics:
  • Digital Electronics;
  • PLCs;
  • Programming Concepts and Robotics;
  • Hardware and Networking,
  • Computer Aided Manufacture,
  • Power Generation, Transmission and Utilisation of Electrical Energy.
  • Assessment Method

    Weighting = 40%

    Progression Opportunities

    The Foundation Degree in Engineering offers the following articulation routes:

  • The South West College Open University BEng (Hons) in Engineering (Omagh & Dungannon) Manufacturing Engineering- BEng Hons in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Magee);
  • Mechatronics - BEng Hons in Mechatronic Engineering (Jordanstown);
  • Career opportunities for Engineering graduates are also available in a wide range of industries.

    Entry Requirements

  • 56 UCAS points (140 in old UCAS points) - AS / A Level
  • BTEC qualifications or approved equivalent, GSCE English and Mathematics at Grade C or University approved equivalent.
  • * Mature Learners will be assessed on an individual basis. Refer to general entry requirements.
  • * Please contact course director for information on acceptable alternatives to GCSE prior to application.