Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering
The Foundation Degree provides students with an opportunity to undertake a structured work-based learning placement within the engineering industry during the final year of the programme. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain a suitable work placement employer. Assistance, however, will be provided by the college as required. This course will grant you the status of Ulster University Associate Student.
Modules (year 1)
- Engineering Mathematics
- CAD Techniques
- Programming and Embedded Systems
- Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals
- Automation, Robotics and PLCs
- Professional Studies
Modules (year 2)
- Mechanical Fundamentals
- Analogue and Digital Electronics
- Business Improvement Techniques
- Work-Based Learning
In addition to the above modules, you will also work towards a professional/ personal development qualification and will be involved in a range of activities, designed to improve employability within the Engineering sector.
Available 21/22 Sessions
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Contact Hours per Week
16.75 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.
Mandatory Additional Study
Maximum of 3 hours per week average over the academic year
19 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.
The Foundation Degree also provides students with an opportunity to undertake work placement during their final year.
- GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Essential Skills Level 2 Literacy
- GCSE Mathematics Grade C (or University-approved equivalent)
2 Additional GCSEs
- In addition to Maths and English, two additional GCSEs at Grade C or above are required
A minimum of 64 UCAS points including:
- A levels OR
- Level 3 Diploma in Engineering
- Access to Higher Education Diploma with an overall average of 45+%
English Language Requirements for International students:
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
- IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
- PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English
Equivalent qualifications include:
- Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
- Successful completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
- Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
- ESOL 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
- Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions sec APEL Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Candidates are assessed using a range of different methods. These include assessments, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies. This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study. 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 will enable you to apply for jobs in the engineering industry or alternatively, you would be eligible to apply to related degree programmes where you will normally be able to start at second year of entry.
How will it make me more employable?
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