Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering
This course is studied part time over 3 years.
The Foundation degree programme comprises the following modules:
- Engineering Mathematics
- CAD Techniques
- Programming & Embedded Systems
- Electrical & Electronic Fundamentals
- Analogue & Digital Electronics
- Mechanical Fundamentals
- Professional Studies
- Automation, Robotics & PLCs
- 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.
Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering (Year 1)
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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.
General GCSE Requirements:
- GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above
- GCSE English Language Grade C or above or Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy
- 2 GCE A-Levels to include a STEM subject or a Level 3 vocational qualification in Engineering, equivalent to 56 UCAS points
- 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
- 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)
- Successful completion of the admissions process
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
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