Foundation Degree in Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing)


Approved by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Start:
September
Location:
Port Academy Liverpool building
Level:
4-5
Institution code:
H65
UCAS code:
F1M3

Course Details

This Foundation Degree is designed to provide you with vast opportunities to develop skills in two engineering pathways, Mechanical and Electronic.

In Year One, the main focus will be developing knowledge and understanding of engineering to create a foundation for further study in the area. The fundamentals of the programme will include the different engineering pathways and you will be introduced to programming languages and CAD. Mathematics will play a fundamental part in the teaching and development throughout the course.

In Year Two, undergraduates will further develop knowledge and understanding of engineering. However, the key component of the year will be the work placement which will enhance the concepts taught on the Foundation Degree. You will be expected to develop independence and enhance your research skills. These latter skills will be key to you being able to progress to a full honours degree.

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. Undergraduates will be involved in the performance of lab experiments and research activities.

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

You will study a range of core modules, including:

FdEng Year 1:

  • 2D & 3D Computer Aided Design
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Further Mathematical Methods and Analysis
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Introduction to Mechanics
  • Introduction to Programming in Engineering

FdEng Year 2:

  • Thermo-fluids
  • Further Engineering Mathematics and Simulation
  • Design and Development for Manufacturing
  • Mechanics, Kinematics and Materials
  • Thermo Dynamics
  • Robotic/Digital Systems
  • Mathematics
For full entry criteria, please see the Programme Specification.
Two years, full time or three years, part time.

Successful completion of this access course leads to consideration for progression onto of one of the following courses, or similar at UCLan:

  • MEng / BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering
  • MEng / BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • MEng / BEng (Hons) Motor Sports Engineering
  • MEng / BEng (Hons) Robotics Engineering
  • MEng / BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering

Students who complete the Foundation Degree will be well placed to enter employment in the industry specifically in the fields of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering.

Primary contact:
Kevin Donnelly
Email: kevin.donnelly@hughbaird.ac.uk

Secondary contact:
Delyth Coles
Email: delyth.coles@hughbaird.ac.uk

How much will this course cost me?

Tuition fee loans cover university/college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university/college by Student Finance England, so you don’t need a pot of money up front.

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 a certain amount.

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It’s never too late to learn

We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 years or above). Even if you don't have the entry requirements, you may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience, so we would consider your application on an individual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local. You don’t need to pay for 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. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

Yes. We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help guide you through the admissions process, from selecting the right course, to completing your UCAS application and applying for financial support.

If you have any questions, or need help at any stage, call the Retention and Progression Team on 0151 353 4444, or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.

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