Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering

Mechatronic Engineering unites the principles of mechanics, electronics and computing. It combines mechanical engineering problem-solving and design skills with the expertise of digital electronics and computer systems to produce advanced products and systems through automation and the use of robotics. The teaching team consists of staff who are highly qualified with valuable industrial experience. Our staff are regularly trained to keep up to date with the changing needs of industry.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10706

Campus: Lisburn

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Higher Education

This course is also available for the following academic years:

  2022/23 Academic Year

An academic year runs from September to August of the following year.

Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Lisburn
19/09/2022
Day: Thursday
Time: 09:00-19:00

Course Structure

This course is studied part time over 3 years.

 

The Foundation degree programme comprises the following modules:  

Year 1

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • CAD Techniques
  • Programming & Embedded Systems
  • Electrical & Electronic Fundamentals 

Year 2

  • Analogue & Digital Electronics
  • Mechanical Fundamentals 
  • Professional Studies
  • Automation, Robotics & PLCs 

Year 3

  • CAD/CAM
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Work-Based Learning 

This course may grant you privileges as an Associate Student of Ulster University and you may have access to a number of University services and facilities, including membership of the Ulster University sports centre and access to the campus libraries. To find out more visit UU Associate Student.

Contact Hours

Typically, weekly contact hours are scheduled for a minimum of 8.5 hours per week per semester. 

Student workload usually includes 2 to 3 assessments (a combination of coursework and or/ examination) per module. 

The Foundation Degree also provides students with an opportunity to undertake a substantial work based project during the final year of the programme. 

Entry Requirements

General GCSE Requirements:

  • GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above
  • GCSE English Language Grade C or above or Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy

UCAS: 

  • 2 GCE A-Levels to include a STEM subject or a Level 3 vocational qualification in Engineering, equivalent to 64 UCAS points.  (Level 3 qualifications other than BTEC or City & Guilds will be subject to UU approval, and OCN qualifications are generally not accepted)

International Requirements:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5
  • Trinity ISE: Pass at Level III, or other University-approved equivalent qualifications

Equivalent qualifications include:

  • Grade C (or above) in GCSE English or
  • Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)

Tier 4 Students:

  • SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Admissions

  • Successful completion of the Admissions Process
  • Prospective students will need to upload a copy of their GCSE Mathematics certificate before conditional offers will be made (this must be the official awarding body certificate – results slips will not suffice).

In circumstances where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, SERC reserves the right to select those candidates offering the highest grades

 

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Candidates are assessed using a range of different methods. These include exams, coursework, presentations, practical and a work based project.  This is dependent on the requirements of each module  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

Where will it take me?

Successful completion of this course may enable you to apply to progress to a supervisory or management position within your company. 

Alternatively successful completion depending on performance will allow direct entry to Year 2 of the following degree programmes at Ulster University:  

  • BEng Hons in Mechatronic Engineering

How will it make me more employable?

This course will equip you with formal qualifications which will improve your job opportunities and employability skills in the engineering sector.  You will also gain a range of soft skills regarded as highly desirable by employers.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this programme.

Accreditation

Course and Provider regulated by Ulster University.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme. *The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.

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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering

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Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Lisburn
19/09/2022
Day: Thursday
Time: 09:00-19:00

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Lisburn

19/09/2022
Day: Thursday
Time: 09:00-19:00

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£895.00

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An academic year runs from September to August of the following year.

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