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Foundation Degree in Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing)

  • Validated by:
    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • UCAS code: F1M2
  • Institutional code: H65


In Year One, the main focus will be developing knowledge and understanding of engineering to create a foundation for further study in the area. The fundamentals of the programme will include the different engineering pathways and you will be introduced to programming languages and CAD. Mathematics will play a fundamental part in the teaching and development throughout the course.

In Year Two, undergraduates will further develop knowledge and understanding of engineering. However, the key component of the year will be the work placement which will enhance the concepts taught on the Foundation Degree. You will be expected to develop independence and enhance your research skills. These latter skills will be key to you being able to progress to a full honours degree.

Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, practical workshops, research seminars, group work and project work.

Guest speakers from different areas of engineering will conduct workshops and Q&A sessions. Undergraduates will be involved in the performance of lab experiments and research activities.

Assessment will be via a combination of coursework, exams and lab work.

What topics/modules are covered?

Core modules include:

Year 1:

  • 2D & 3D Computer Aided Design
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Further Mathematical Methods and Analysis
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Introduction to Mechanics
  • Introduction to Programming in Engineering

Year 2:

  • Digital Systems
  • Computer Aided Design for Manufacturing
  • Design and Development for Manufacturing
  • Mechanics, Kinematics and Materials
  • Robotic Systems
  • Work Based Study

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants will normally be accepted who hold at least one of the following:

  • 80 UCAS points on the new UCAS Tariff (200 on the old tariff) at A2 level, comprising one or more A-Level passes in technical subjects plus GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics, English and a Science.
  • 80 UCAS points on the new UCAS Tariff (200 on the old tariff) from a technical vocational qualification plus GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English.
  • Successful achievement on the BEng (Hons) Engineering (Foundation Entry) programme and a satisfactory reference.
  • Mature students may not meet the standard entry requirements but they may still be considered for a place on the course. Mature students with no qualifications may offer experience in other forms such as life experience, work experience and continued personal and professional development. All students are interviewed and selected on merit. This course offers the opportunity for mature students who may have been out of education for a while, or without traditional qualifications, to up-skill.
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What can I do if I complete this course?

Successful completion of this access course leads to consideration for progression onto of one of the following courses, or similar at UCLan:

  • MEng / BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering
  • MEng / BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • MEng / BEng (Hons) Motor Sports Engineering
  • MEng / BEng (Hons) Robotics Engineering
  • MEng / BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering

Career Path

Students who complete the Foundation Degree will be well placed to enter employment in the industry specifically in the fields of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering.


Duration

Two years, full time or three years, part time.

Contacts

Primary contact:
Frank Dzokoto
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext. 5226 or email: frank.dzokoto@hughbaird.ac.uk

Secondary contact:
Delyth Coles
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5524 or email: delyth.coles@hughbaird.ac.uk


Cost

You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front – Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 for Home and EU students is:

  • £7,500 per year

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £8,000 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre's tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.


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Last modified on Monday, 17 July 2017 09:55

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