University of Ulster Foundation Degree in Mechatronics Engineering

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Program Description

The Foundation Degree (FdEng) in Mechatronic Engineering provides students with a broad-based engineering education in aspects of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electronic Engineering.

Mechatronic Engineering is one of the more recently developed engineering disciplines. It combines mechanical engineering problem-solving and design skills with the expertise of digital electronics and computer systems to produce advanced products and systems through automation and the use of robotics.

Typically, weekly contact hours are scheduled for a minimum of 17.5 hours per week per semester. Student workload usually includes 2 to 3 assessments (a combination of coursework and or/ examination) per module. The Foundation Degree also provides students with an opportunity to undertake a structured placement with an engineering company during the final year of the programme.

The teaching team consists of staff who are highly qualified with valuable industrial experience. Our staff are regularly trained to keep up-to-date with the changing needs of the industry.

MANDATORY MODULES

The full-time programme comprises the following modules:

Year 1

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Mechanical Principles A
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Professional Studies
  • Programmable Logic Controlled Electro-pneumatic Systems
  • CAD Techniques
  • Electrical & Electronic Fundamentals
  • Engineering Materials

Year 2

  • Mechanical Principles B
  • Analogue & Digital Electronics
  • CAD/ CAM
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Principles & Applications of Embedded Systems
  • Work Based Learning

Please note: The above is the structure for the full-time option. This course can also be studied on a part-time basis. The part-time option runs over three years requiring attendance on one full day per week.

This course may grant you privileges as an Associate Student of Ulster University and you may have access to a number of University services and facilities, including membership of the Ulster University sports centre and access to the campus libraries.

Entry Requirements

  • GCE A-Levels to include a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths subject or a Level 3 vocational qualification in Engineering, equivalent to 64 UCAS Tariff points.

AND

  • You must satisfy the University’s General Entry Requirements, which are:
  • GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above.
  • GCSE English Language Grade C or above or Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Communication.

OR

  • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the course through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). APEL is a process by which you may be awarded credits for learning that you have gained in the past, and which is relevant to the course to which you have applied. It may also help you gain entry to a programme if you do not have the required entry qualifications. This may be certificated or experiential learning.

In circumstances where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, SERC reserves the right to select those candidates offering the highest grades.

To study the programme part-time you will require:

  • A-Levels to include a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths subject or a Level 3 vocational qualification in Engineering, equivalent to 48 UCAS tariff points, the University's General Entry Requirements and relevant industrial experience.

Please apply online and then you will be invited to attend for interview.

Where will it take me?

On completion of this course you may progress to further study on the following programmes at Ulster University; BEng Hons Mechatronic Engineering, BEng Hons Mechanical Engineering, BEng Hons Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

How will it make me more employable?

The Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering provides students with a broad-based engineering education in aspects of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electronic Engineering which equips them for a career in industry or allows them to progress to Degree level programmes in Mechatronic, Mechanical / Manufacturing or Electrical / Electronic Engineering.

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Some modules are assessed entirely through coursework, while others are assessed through a combination of coursework and written examination. Where a module is assessed through coursework and examination 70% of the final module mark will be comprised of the coursework element and 30% of the end of module examination.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this programme.

Accreditations

Course and Provider regulated by Ulster University

Miscellaneous

Sessions

Full-time

  • Week Starting: 04/09/2017
  • Fee: £ 2500.00
  • Places Available: 20+
  • Interview / Assessment Required
  • Year of Study: 1

Part-time (per year)

  • Week Starting: 11/09/2017
  • Day: Thursday (year 1) Tuesday (year 2) Wednesday (year 3) | Time: 09:00-19:30
  • Fee: £ 860.00
  • Places Available: 15
  • Interview / Assessment Required
  • Year of Study: 1
Last updated May 2019

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