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BEng (Hons) Engineering (Foundation Entry)

Approved by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
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This one year course provides an access route into education at degree level, guaranteeing progression for successful students onto our Foundation Degree in Engineering (Advancing Manufacturing).

The course has been written in close collaboration with an array of students and industry professionals to develop an holistic and exciting course. The qualification is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills in two engineering pathways, Mechanical and Electronic.

The programme has been designed to develop knowledge and understanding of engineering as a whole. It will focus on developing the undergraduate's core study skills, electronic and mechanical technical knowledge and problem solving abilities. In addition, in respect of its importance, there will be an emphasis on building up the students’ mathematical skills to enable them to progress to Foundation Degree level and beyond.

Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to visit engineering facilities to enhance their understanding and perception of their studies. Visiting academics and employers will further enrich their experience on the course.

Core modules, include:

  • Core Study Skills for Engineers
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Technical Communication Skills
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Electronic Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing

Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, practical workshops, research seminars, group work and project work.

Guest speakers from different areas of engineering will conduct workshops and Q&A sessions. Students will be involved in the performance of lab experiments and research activities.

Assessment will be via a combination of coursework, exams and lab work.

Validated by: UCLan
UCAS code:: F9L3

Institutional code: H65

Primary contact:
Frank Dzokoto
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext. 5226 or email: frank,dzokoto@hughbaird.ac.uk

Secondary contact:
Delyth Coles
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5524 or email: delyth.coles@hughbaird.ac.uk

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  • What are the entry requirements?

    In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have:

    • At least five GCSEs at grade C or above to include maths and English

    And either:

    • a BTEC Extended Diploma at Level 3 within a relevant subject

    OR:

    • A Levels or International Baccalaureate

    Additional Selection Criteria:
    Meeting the minimum entry requirement for a course does not necessarily guarantee a place. Entry to all courses is subject to a successful interview. When assessing an application, we take into account your grades, predicted grades, reference and personal statement. From your personal statement and interview, we consider your motivation and commitment to success, and any relevant experience you may have. For some courses, we may also ask for a portfolio of appropriate work or an audition.

    For some courses, students may be required to find a work placement prior to enrolment and/or undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. These requirements will be discussed at interview.

    Mature Students:
    We recognise that some mature students may not meet the standard entry requirements but may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience and, therefore, we would consider your application on an individual basis. We would take into account your work and life experience and may ask you to discuss this in more details at interview.

    Interview:
    Entry to all courses is subject to a successful interview. All applicants are invited to attend an interview with either the Course Leader or Course Tutor. You will be notified of your interview by our Admissions Team who will also update UCAS Track with details of your application.

    UK and EU Entry:
    Equivalent international qualifications will be considered towards meeting the general entry requirements. Additionally, EU students, for whom English is not their first language, will be required to evidence an IELTS score or 6.0 or equivalent. Equivalences include:

    • TOEFL written examination score of 550 plus a test of written English (at 4)
    • TOEFL Computer Equivalent score of 230
    • Proficiency in English (Cambridge) at Grade C or above

    Please note: To gain access to some courses you may need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you have criminal convictions or cautions, please do not be put off from applying for the course. Your acceptance on to the course will depend on the nature of any convictions and will be at the discretion of the University Centre and your placement provider. If you would like to discuss this issue in confidence, please contact Student Services Advisors in The Pod on 0151 353 4444, or call in to speak to them in person.

  • What can I do if I complete this course?

    Successful completion of this course leads to guaranteed progression on to Year 1 of a related degree programme at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, you may have the option of progressing onto a related degree programme at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

  • Duration

    One year, full time or two years, part time.

  • Cost

    You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front – Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

    For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 for Home and EU students is:

    • £6,000 per year

    The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 for Home and EU students is:

    • £1,000 per 20 credit module

    The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.

  • Disclaimer

    We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course. For full details of our terms, conditions and disclaimers, click here.

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