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  • Course Length

    12 months

  • Fees

    £7,570 per annum

  • Awarded By

    Oxford Brookes University

  • UCAS codes

    • Course Code: O66
    • Institution Code: H700
    • Campus Code: N

Foundation Degree (FdENg) Manufacturing Engineering

About the course

The Foundation Degree programme offered in the Engineering Professional Department is aimed at consolidating and extending the skills and knowledge of those working in the engineering sectors. Essential subject knowledge content has been designed in collaboration with employers, professional sector bodies and accreditation from Oxford Brookes University. Progression opportunities from the FdEng is through a 1 year, day release, Top-Up BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering also, to be, accredited by Oxford Brookes University.

Topics in year one include: Electrical & Electronic Science; Engineering Management; Mathematics 1; Mechanical Principles; Engineering Science; Work based module.

Topics in year two include: Stress Analysis and Materials; Manufacturing 1 and 2; Programmable Logic Controllers; Work based project; Computer Aided Engineering.

Students will have access to our industry-standard workshop facilities.

This course is studied part-time over 12 months.

You will be provided with details of the assignment requirements for each Unit. Students will be encouraged to engage with personal and professional development, gaining formative feedback on progress towards Unit outcomes, and developing knowledge and competence in the discipline.

Summative assessment is mainly through coursework. Students will evidence their progress through written academic essays and reports, or practical activities, which will vary according to each individual Unit assessment requirements. Each Unit will carry more than one assessment task in order to meet the learning outcomes and criteria for the Unit as a whole. There are no summative written exams for this course, however in some Units, your knowledge may be formatively assessed through in class tests.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs, incl. either Maths or Science, at grade 9-4 (A*-C). Alternative equivalency testing may be undertaken plus 2 A Levels at grades A-D (one of which should be subject related) and Vocational Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in a related subject or Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Mature applicants without formal qualifications, but with evidence of sufficient, relevant industrial experience will be considered.

Where next?

On successful completion of this course, students may progress onto studies at Level 5 or above including HND or BSc/BEng. Progression onto other courses will be subject to meeting the entry criteria of the institution. Students may also move into higher roles or positions within their organisation, or wish to develop their career further by moving into other employment.

Example job roles:

  • Self Employed
  • Engineer

Work experience and employability

N/A

What additional resources will I need?

N/A

Fees information

Tuition fees for 2020 entry: £7,570 per annum.

Find Student Finance Information on the Government website.

Students enrolling on this course can apply for the Higher Education Scholarship.

Contact

For queries about the course, please contact steveclough@swindon.ac.uk

Important COVID-19 update – Information about how courses and teaching may be affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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