Course Information

Ulster University Foundation Degree in Engineering (With Specialism: Manufacturing Engineering) (HLA)

Ulster University

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Time: 09:00–17:30
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 45
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 585
Fee: Free
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator:

Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Time: 09:00–18:00
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 390
Fee: Free
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator:


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? Talented engineers, technicians and managers are vital to the future success of our engineering and advanced manufacturing sectors and the opportunities are both vast and impressive. Manufacturing Engineers are the individuals responsible for the design, manufacture, implementation, and monitoring of everything from hair straighteners to aircraft. Locally Manufacturing Engineers are heavily involved in the Design and Manufacture of machinery to support areas such as Agriculture, Quarrying and Recycling. In order to be a successful Manufacturing Engineer you should possess strong analytical, communication, technical and organisational skills.

Additional Information

Work Placement is an integral part of this course, providing students with on-the-jobtraining that provides valuable employability skills for their future career. Upon successful interview, you will be placed with a company for four days a week while attending collegeone day a week for the duration of this course.

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: 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 work of engineers is both challenging and rewarding. There are countless innovative and exciting jobs for professionals in this field, allowing you to employ your creative and analytical skills to develop products and services that improve lives.

    Core Modules

    Core modules include:

  • Mathematics for Engineering (Maths 1)
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Material and Manufacturing Processes
  • Engineering Science
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • CAD and Project
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
  • Programme Concepts and Robotics
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Engineering Analysis (Maths 2)
  • Manufacturing Planning & Scheduling
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Computer Aided Manufacture
  • Work Based Learning
  • Optional Modules

    Specialist Modules

  • Manufacturing
  • Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Computer Aided Manufacture
  • Programming Concepts and Robotics
  • Manufacturing Systems,
  • Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling
  • Assessment Method

    Foundation Tier: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Progression Opportunities

    The Foundation Degree in Engineering offers the following articulation routes:

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

    Career Opportunities

  • Design
  • Maintenance
  • Management
  • Production
  • Quality inspection & testing
  • Sales
  • 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.