Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering - Foundation Degree
Start Date: 16th September 2019
Course Code: C01974 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
Information Event: Y
Fee for 2019/2020 Academic Year:
£2500 Click here to view payment options available
- Manufacturing Processes
- Engineering Mathematics
- Professional Studies, Quality & BIT
- Engineering Science
- Mechatronics and Fluid Power
- Engineering CAD
- Mechanical Systems & Materials
- 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.
Having not got the A Levels she needed to go to university, Dearbhail Magill decided to enrol on the Foundation Degree in Mechanical Engineering course. She explains, “Looking back now, I actually feel I wasn’t ready to go to university and I’m so glad I took up this opportunity instead.”
“I really enjoy the modules hydraulics and pneumatics. The facilities are brilliant - it is great to use the actual equipment.” She recognises the College environment to being very different to school. “You are treated like an adult and there is more independent learning preparing you for university.” She plans to either study Degree in Mechanical Engineering at UU and eventually wants to become a mechatronic engineer working on ships or windmill. She continues, “I wasn’t worried about coming into a male dominated environment as this was something I wanted to do and that wasn’t for stopping me.”
Eoin Shaw was signposted to the Foundation Degree by his school, after he didn’t get the A Level results he need to go straight to Ulster University to study a Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Eoin commented, “This actually has turned out to have been a good decision for me as I have really appreciated the support and guidance through the smaller class size.”
He adds, “I would recommend this course to others as it is a good alternative to university and the link to Ulster University is an attractive bonus.”
Eoin is currently undecided as to whether to go to university or straight into employment to become a design engineer.
After completing the Level 3 BTEC Engineering course at Farm Lodge, Bronagh progressed to the Foundation Degree in Mechanical Engineering. “My lecturers had informed me about the Foundation Degree. This really appealed to me more so than going straight to university, firstly because I have already formed a great relationship with the lecturers but also as I liked the idea of smaller classes than at university.”
She continues, “I would really recommend this course to others as not only does it prepare you for university but you work regularly in the industry standard workshops with experienced lecturers.”
Bronagh plans to go Ulster University next year to study Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
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