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Course summary

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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. 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

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

If you are a UK student enrolling on a full-time Foundation Degree or a Bachelor degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton in 2023/4, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s fee requirements). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here -
Mechanical Engineering at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS