Start Date14 Sep 2021
Duration2 years full time / 3 years part time
Fees must be paid at the time of enrolment, or arrangements should be put in place to pay by instalments. The full fee includes tuition, registration and examination fees (where relevant). Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a reduced (concessionary) fee. Reduced fees are applied to the cost of tuition only. Failure to enrol before the Awarding Body deadline may result in you incurring a late fee.
Course: Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechanical Engineering (UU) Ref D129Campus: Strand RoadType: Part TimeStart Date: 14/09/2021
- Site location Strand Road
UK RequirementsUK – 56 UCAS points; Applicants must have Level 3 passes in at least one of Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering, Science or Technology (or equivalent), and a minimum Grade C/4 in GCSE Mathematics* and English (or University-approved equivalent**). *Certain BTEC Level 3 Maths units (as instructed on an annual basis from the Faculty) may be acceptable in lieu of GCSE Maths: **Level 2 Essential Skills in Communication is acceptable in lieu of GCSE English. Relevant Access Course: with an overall mark of at least 41%, including passes in Mathematics and a Science subject. ILC – 56 UCAS Points; Applicants must have at least one of Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering, Science or Technology at C3 Higher level and 4 OLCs (Grade 04 or above) Maths and English at Grade H6 or above (Higher Level) or Grade O4 or above (Ordinary Level) if not sitting at Higher Level is also required . As with all Higher Engineering courses, students require a good standard of mathematics and applied mathematics. APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) may apply for entry
Further StudyCompletion of the Foundation Degree can lead to direct entry to second year of a Honours Degree at university (depending on your overall mark).
This 3 year, part time course, is a combination of mechanical engineering principles and design, and manufacturing processes and systems. The course allows for a wide range of practical activities and opportunities for team working, incorporating various computer-based IT engineering applications. Whether you want to specialise in mechanical, manufacturing, production, aeronautical, energy supply, electronics, electrical, communications or maintenance engineering, there is a wide range of engineering opportunities available in Ireland, the UK and abroad. Students have access to industry standard design, manufacture and control software packages including Solid Works, AutoCAD, Cosmos FEA and are encouraged to develop their IT skills using software such as Microsoft Office.
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