Course Information


Ulster University FdEng Engineering with Specialisms (Mechatronics) HLA (Omagh Campus) (2.5 or 3 year options)

Ulster University
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 390
Fee: FREE
Places Available: 10
Course Coordinator: Anne.Loughran@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 45
Hours per Week: 12
Total Hours: 540
Fee: FREE
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Glenn.Campbell@swc.ac.uk

Description

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.Course delivery is part, over two and a half or three years. Students will study part time, whilst working in a relevant place of employment in the engineering industry and in the final semester will complete a period of work based learning to compliment and consolidate their academic study.

Additional Information

The Mechatronics Specialism is delivered in the Omagh Campus. There is an option to undertake this course 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

    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.

    Core Modules

    The modules covered over the programme are as follows:
    Level 4

  • The Professional Engineer
  • Applied Maths
  • Electronic Principles
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • CAE and Design
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Level 5
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Work Based Learning
  • Mechatronics Specialism Further Study:
  • PLCs
  • Electrical Systems

    Optional Modules

    All modules are Compulsory.

    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 candidates own place of work. Students are also in a position to articulate into year two of an associated Honours Degree at Ulster University provided they meet the entrance criteria. Students can progress to a ‘Top Up Degree’ in Engineering within SWC approved by the Open University on a part time basis. There are a number of alternative Higher Education Institutions offering part-time and full time top ups to level 6 and above.

  • 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 56 UCAS points. Mature candidates currently working/or with experience in the engineering industry but haven’t acquired the 56 UCAS points may apply through an Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) route.