The Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering provides students with a broad education in aspects of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering, which equips them for a career in industry. This course recognises the rapid growth and changes occurring within engineering and provides students with the skills and knowledge to apply in an industrial environment and within their future job role. The course is designed to equip students with the ability to understand, utilise and develop the skills needed whilst working in the engineering industry. It builds transferable skills in communication, team working and the ability to self-reflect.
You will study 80 credits per year over three years. Students are required to attend the College's Portadown campus during semester time, for one full day per week. Students are also required to engage in independent study. All staff delivering on this programme are highly experienced with an extensive skillset across all engineering disciplines.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before 1st July in the year of proposed entry to the course.
- Applicants should have obtained a minimum of 56 UCAS points achieved through the completion of A-Levels, National Awards, Access or other alternative approved level 3 qualifications. This must include a STEM A-Level subject or Level 3 Engineering.
- Applicants should have attained at least 15 points at Level 2 or above (e.g. GCSE) or have alternative approved qualifications. This must include GCSE English Language Grade C or Essential Skills Communication Level 2 and GCSE Mathematics Grade C or approved equivalent.
- Applicants who do not meet the criteria outlined above but have evidence of substantial knowledge or relevant industrial experience and skills, which has not been formally assessed, should refer to the College’s Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) Policy at https://www.src.ac.uk/the-college/policies.
Please Note: The entrance criteria above may change subject to awarding body regulations. The College reserves the right to enhance the entrance requirements beyond the minimum 56 UCAS points where demand exceeds the number of available places.
Applicants progressing to higher education courses at Level 4 and above in the College or UK Universities may require a specific GCSE/A-Level profile. In some cases, the Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy may not be a suitable alternative to a GCSE. The list of acceptable qualifications for equivalency to English and mathematics for Ulster University is available from the following link: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements#eng. It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each University’s progression requirements before enrolling on a course at the College.
Year 1 - Semester 1
- Engineering Mathematics.
- CAD Techniques.
Year 1 - Semester 2
- Electrical & Electronic Fundamentals.
- Programming & Embedded Systems.
Year 2 - Semester 1
- Automation Robotics & PLC's.
- Professional Studies.
Year 2 - Semester 2
- Analogue and Digital Electronics.
- Mechanical Fundamentals.
Year 3 - Semester 1
- Business Improvement Techniques.
Year 3 - Semester 2
- Work-Based Learning.
ACCREDITED BYThis course is validated by Ulster University.
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Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress to the Level 6 Bachelor of Engineering degree course at SRC. Alternatively you may progress to employment.
HOW TO APPLY
All Higher Education courses starting in September 2022 are open for applications. Please click on the 'Apply Now' button above to begin your application.
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