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Ulster University Foundation Degree (FdEng) Mechanical Engineering

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Engineering

Course Overview

Fulltime is 2 years of study ; Part-time is 3 years of study. This 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. Students have access to industry standard design software packages including Solid Works, AutoCAD, Cosmos FEA, and are encouraged to develop their IT skills using software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Start Date
    6 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 years full time / 3 years part time
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: UU Level 5 Foundation Degree FdEng in Mechanical Engineering
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021
    Fees:
    -

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

64 UCAS points (for Fulltime); 56 UCAS points (for Part-time); 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 45%, including passes in Mathematics and a Science subject. 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 (see page 12 for more details)

ROI Requirements

64 UCAS points (for Fulltime); 56 UCAS points (for Part-time); Applicants must have at least one of Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering, Science or Technology at H5 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 (see page 12 for more details)

Work Placement

N/A

What's Next?

Further Study

Completion of the Foundation Degree can lead to direct entry to second year of a Honours Degree at university (depending on your overall mark).

Career Prospects

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.

Enquiry

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    When I finish my Foundation Degree I’d like to go on to University and do a Bio-Medical Degree and eventually work in a forensic lab.
    Suzanne Ramage

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