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.
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.
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.
Please note, course fees are payable in each 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 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)
- 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)
- 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.
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.
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
For more information or help with this course send us an enquiry and a member of our team will get back in touch.
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