This course employs a strong practical focus and a ‘knowledge then practice’ approach to learning, providing opportunity for knowledge gained to be strengthened with practical activities. The University of Wolverhampton, in partnership with South Staffordshire College, boasts mechanical, manufacturing and mechatronic laboratory equipment alongside exemplary design and rapid prototyping suites, facilities which will be put into use across a flexible course, mindful of your abilities, qualifications and aspirations. Led by lecturers with a wealth of industry experience and supplemented by visiting speakers, external visits and real time case based activities, in conjunction with local employers and community organisations offering to develop your skills, attributes and experience, you will be able to take responsibility for your own independent work as an engineering technician. The educational aims for this course collectively strive to develop independence, creative talent, as well as the capability for continuing professional growth and self-learning. This ensures that graduates are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and enterprising capabilities to practise engineering professionally, ethically and sustainably. Thus, the course will:
- aim to develop in learners a range of knowledge and skills to enable successful students to operate in their respective fields in industry as Engineering Technicians
- the Fd(Eng) programme also aims to form a foundation on which learners may build on in order to progress to undergraduate level if desired, and attain IEng of CEng status
- aim to develop in learners the transferable skills necessary to operate effectively in industry especially self-reliance, self-discipline and a capacity for collaboration with other members of a team
- aim to develop in learners the analytical and research skills necessary for mechanical engineering design, the ability to interpret results of testing and computer-based engineering analysis and an ability to reflect upon the shortfalls
- inherent in this will be an ability to competently use and apply computer aided engineering design techniques and to manage modern technology
- aim to develop in learners the knowledge and critical understanding of the established principles in Mechanical Engineering and understanding of the limits of their knowledge
- aim to develop in learners the ability to evaluate critically the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems and to apply these in a work context
- aim to develop in learners the ability to apply their knowledge and skills to new situations, including in the workplace.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Entrants to the programme will be expected to have the support of an employer and will need to demonstrate that it will provide an opportunity for work-based learning, e.g. a letter of employer support with the application form. For full-time students, arrangements will be made to identify an appropriate work placement in advance of admission. It follows that in order to undertake the assessment on the programme, a student must have access to an appropriate work environment (voluntary or paid; full-time, part-time or work placement). If during the programme a student loses their work or access to the workplace then alternative arrangements, if feasible, will be made as soon as possible. Whilst SSC will facilitate this as far as possible, fundamentally, it remains the learner’s responsibility to secure such access in order to complete the learning outcomes of the programme.
English language requirements
As an EU or International applicant you will need to showcase your English language proficiency skills during your admissions process. The below qualifications are accepted for a number of courses, please be aware these scores are a guide on what is acceptable. http://wlv.ac.uk/english We have a suite of courses that require differing English language proficiency, these requirements are there to ensure that you have the correct ability to achieve your desired qualification with us. You will also need to check each individual course page for accuracy as our Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies courses require specific English qualifications prior to entry.
English Language Requirements - EU and International Applicants
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Fees and funding
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