Engineering & Science

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering - Foundation Degree

Start Date: 19th September 2018
Course Code: C01974 FLD1A

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  • Part-Time
  • Ballymena (Farm Lodge)


Duration: 3 Years Part-time
Number of weeks: 30
Start date: 19th September 2018
End date: 29th May 2019
Day: Wed
Time: 09:00 - 21:00
Information Event: Y

Fee for 2018/2019 Academic Year:


Course Content

Modules include:
• Engineering Mathematics
• Mechanical Science
• Electrical Science 1
• CAD Techniques 1
• Professional Studies
• Electric Science 2
• Automation & Fluid Power
• Manufacturing Processes
• Materials
•Electrical & Electronic Principles
• Industrial Robot Technology
• Energy & Maintenance Sys’s
• Electronic Systems
• PLCs
• Mechatronics
• 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.

Course Update

Please note that due to campus redevelopment Ballymena and Coleraine courses may be relocated to alternative suitable locations.

University Connections

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• A minimum of 120 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 along with relevant engineering industrial experience.
• BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (PPP) in an Engineering Programme and relevant engineering industrial experience.
• BTEC Level 3 Diploma (MP) in an Engineering Programme and relevant engineering industrial experience.
• 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 mature students wish to have prior education and/or experience taken into account, in lieu of meeting the full course entry requirements, they should contact the relevant Course Director by 13th August, as an application deadline will apply.
Where applicants do not meet the necessary entry requirements, students may be offered to study the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.

Please Note If a course is over-subscribed the college reserves the right to enhance the entry criteria.

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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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