Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Foundation Degree
Start Date: 16th September 2019
Course Code: C01975 FLF1A
- Higher Education
- Ballymena (Farm Lodge)
Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Number of weeks: 30
Start date: 16th September 2019
End date: 29th May 2020
Fee for 2019/2020 Academic Year:
£2500 Click here to view payment options available
- Analogue & Digital Electronics
- Engineering Mathematics
- Professional Studies, Quality & BIT
- Engineering Science
- Mechatronics and Fluid Power
- Programming Techniques
- Electronic Applications & Microprocessors
- Electrical Systems & Machines
- Industrial PLCs & Robotics
- Energy & Maintenance Systems
- Work Based Learning
A Certificate of Higher Education in Engineering is available on successful completion of all Level 4 units.
Each module is assessed by using a range of assessment methods.
- A minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points comprising a pass grade in at least one STEM subject at Advanced GCE level. Candidates must have studied Maths or Physics to at least Level 3.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (MPP) in an Engineering Programme.
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma (MM) in an Engineering Programme.
- Alternative qualifications as approved by the University as the validating body.
- GCSE English minimum Grade C or approved equivalent.
- GCSE Maths minimum Grade C or approved equivalent.
In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the college reserves the right to select candidates from those achieving the highest grades.
Where applicants do not meet the necessary entry requirements, students may be directed to study an appropriate BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering.
Where applicants wish to have prior education and/or experience taken into account, they should contact the relevant Course Director by 13th August, as an application deadline will apply.
Please Note: If a course is over-subscribed the college reserves the right to enhance the entry criteria.
Students successfully completing the course will be suitable for full-time employment and/or progression to full-time and part-time degree in related disciplines. Foundation Degree students with appropriate grades will be eligible for exemption from the first year of related degree programmes at the University of Ulster.
Conor Duggan progressed from the Level 3 in Engineering to the Foundation Degree in Electronic Engineering. He really enjoys pneumatics. “The practical side and course structure with the balance of assignments and examinations really suits the way I study as I would have struggled with 100%V exams.” Conor is unsure if he wants to go to university or straight into employment but hopes his work placement will help him come to a decision. He would like to become a mechatronic or biomedical engineer.
Andrew McDonald didn’t get the A Levels he had hoped for to go to university to study radiography. Having considering his course options based on the A Level subjects he studied he was drawn towards the Foundation Degree in Electronic Engineering. "I’m glad I made the decision to come to study a Foundation Degree at the College. I really enjoy the practical side to the course which includes building circuits and getting them to work.” He continues, “The College is in between school and university and I think the independent learning will give me a head start at university than those who will be starting from a A Level background.”
Andrew plans to go to university to study engineering but not sure of the discipline. He hopes his work placement next year will help him make the decision.
Jake Loftus is currently studying Foundation Degree in Electronic Engineering. He previously studied GCSEs at Ballyclare High School and then progressed to the Level 3 in Engineering in Farm Lodge. He enrolled on the Foundation Degree as he recognised it both as a stepping stone to university and a standalone qualification. He explains, “Everything I am covering is relevant to university and the smaller classes are easier to follow and more supportive. I believe this will give me a better chance of passing my Foundation Degree.”
He plans to go to Queens or UU to study a Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Samuel Courtney progressed from the Level 3 in Engineering in Farm Lodge to the Foundation Degree in Electronic Engineering as it was a continuation of what he was taught previously on the Level 3. “I enjoy the course as it is provides a more practical sense of what you are learning. I’m also looking forward to completing the work placement component next year as it will provide me with an insight into an engineering company and open up employment opportunities.”
“I would recommend the course as it less stressful than university. I have found it an enjoyable experience to date and have met some great friends.”
Samuel plans to study a Degree in Electronic Engineering at UU and would like to become an electronic engineer either in NI or overseas.
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