Engineering & Science

Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Foundation Degree (Year 1 of 2)

Start Date: 18th September 2017
Course Code: C01975 FLF1A

  • Higher Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena (Farm Lodge)


Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Number of weeks: 30
Start date: 18th September 2017
End date: 1st June 2018
Day: TBC
Time: TBC

Fee for 2017/2018 Academic Year:

£2500 Click here to view payment options available

Course Content

Modules include:
• Engineering Mathematics
• Electrical Science 1 & 2
• Professional Studies
• Manufacturing Processes
• Electrical & Electronic Principles
• Industrial Robot Technology
• Energy & Maintenance Systems
• Electronic Systems
• Industrial Power & Machines
• PLCs
• Mechatronics (Analogue and Digital Electronics, Programming Techniques 1 & 2, Automation & Fluid Power)
• Work Based Learning

Special Features

A Certificate of Higher Education in Engineering is available on successful completion of all Level 4 units.

Assessment Methods

Each module is assessed by using a range of assessment methods.

University Connections

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• A minimum of 160 UCAS tariff points comprising a pass grade in at least one STEM subject at Advanced GCE or AS 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.
• A qualification or set of qualifications considered by the Course Team to be equivalent to one of the above;

•GCSE English 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, a one year bridging course may be offered to study the following BTEC Level 3 Engineering units: Mathematics, Mechanical Principles, Electrical Principles, Health and Safety plus two other units. A BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering will be awarded on successful completion of these units and permit progression to the Foundation Degree programme where this has been agreed.

Please Note If a course is over-subscribed the college reserves the right to enhance the entry criteria. Details of enhanced criteria will be provided at the February Course Information Sessions and at Interview Stage.

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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.

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