Below are the sessions that are available for this course.
Week Starting: 12 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 18
Total Hours: 525
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Uel.Little@swc.ac.uk
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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.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 3 years
This foundation degree is offered:
Students will study part time, and in the final semester will complete a period of work based learning to compliment and consolidate their academic study.
The Manufacturing Engineering Specialism is delivered in the Dungannon Campus.
*The fees quoted are payable for each year.
Other fees associated with the course:
During your course you may be required to purchase course textbooks and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying, and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.
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.
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.
The modules covered over the programme are as follows:The Professional EngineerApplied MathsElectronic PrinciplesMaterials and Manufacturing ProcessesCAE and DesignHydraulics and Pneumatics
Level 5 Engineering AnalysisRobotics and AutomationWork Based Learning
Manufacturing Specialism Further Study:Introduction to Operations ManagementDFM & DMAIC Implementation
Mechatronics Specialism Further Study:PLCsElectrical Systems
All modules are compulsory.
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.
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 The Open University.There are a number of alternative Higher Education Institutions offering part-time and full time top ups to Level 6 Degrees.
FULL TIME: 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.PART TIME: 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.
International Student Entry Requirements
Full time Option: International students must meet the general entrance requirements for admission to any College First Degree, Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma. English language requirements for international applicants is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE - Pass at Level 3 also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.