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Mechanical Engineering (UU) (Level 5 Ulster University Foundation Degree)


Course Overview

Three year Part-time course.Year 3 includes Work Based Learning module where students complete 400 hours in an appropriate engineering setting.
  • Start Date
    11 Sept 2023
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    30 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

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.

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechanical Engineering (UU) Ref D115
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 11/09/2023
    Full £500.00
    Concession £200.00
    Examination £262.00

You may be eligible for funding on this course *

If you are an employer or employee of a NI based company

If you are an individual based in NI that needs to upskill

* Terms and Conditions apply

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Awarding Body
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Course Modules

  • Mathematics for Engineering
  • Mechanical Science
  • Business Management & Improvement Techniques
  • Parametric CAD with Engineering Design
  • Strength of Materials
  • Work Based Learning
  • Graphical Communication & CAD
  • Engineering Materials
  • Electrical & Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

UK – 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

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required


Access NI Check


Attendance at Information Session


Additional Information

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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    NWRC has helped me develop in my career, improving my skills in technology and business development. I will continue to be involved with the College. Life Long Learning is key to long and healthy relationships.
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