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ENGINEERING (MECHATRONICS) Level 5 Foundation Degree Higher Level Apprenticeship

  • Level 5
  • Higher Level Apprenticeship
  • Portadown Campus
  • The Open University


The Higher Level Apprenticeship Engineering (Mechatronics) provides students with a broad education in aspects of mechanisation, automation, and control systems which will equip learners for a successful career within the industry. It recognises the rapid growth and changes occurring within engineering and provides learners with the skills and knowledge to apply in an industrial environment and within their job role.

This 3-year Higher Level Apprenticeship is designed to equip apprentices with the ability to understand, utilise and develop the skills needed whilst working in the engineering industry. It builds transferable skills in communication, teamwork, and the ability to self-reflect.

Students will study 80 credits per year over 3 years and are required to attend SRC Portadown campus during semester time, for one full day per week. The remaining 4 days will be based with an employer. Students are required to engage in independent study.

All staff delivering on this programme are highly experienced with an extensive level of skillset across all engineering disciplines.

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Portadown Campus

Full Time
Mode of Study
Class Type
3 Years
Hours Per Week
Total Full Fee Per Year
Full Fee Breakdown

1 Available Session