University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering with Foundation Year

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Course summary

UWTSD ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in Manufacturing & Production Engineering – Complete University Guide 2023 Mechanical and manufacturing engineering is intended to provide a thorough grounding in mechanical engineering science and its application in design and the solution of a range of engineering problems. In addition, students will develop knowledge in a suitable range of manufacturing processes and materials. The programme will also consider environmental aspects of design and technology and will enable students to gain a range of skills, relevant to a broad range of employment opportunities.


Foundation Year (Cert HE STEM) The foundation year is designed to develop your mathematical, analytical and study skills, to equip you with the necessary academic skills required to successfully study engineering at a degree level. • Academic Skills (20 credits; compulsory) • Further Mathematics (20 credits; compulsory) • Further Science for Engineering (20 credits; compulsory) • Integrating Project (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Mathematics and Science (20 credits; compulsory) • Manufacturing and Materials (20 credits; compulsory). Year One – Level 4 (HNC, HND & BEng) • Electrical and Electronic Principles (20 credits; compulsory) • Engineering Applications and Study Skills (20 credits; component pass) • Engineering Design (20 credits; compulsory) • Engineering Mathematics (20 credits; compulsory) • Engineering Science (20 credits; compulsory) • Materials and Introduction to Processing (20 credits; compulsory). Year Two – Level 5 (HND & BEng) • Group Project (20 credits; component pass) • Management, Innovation and Sustainability (20 credits; component pass) • Manufacturing Design and Technology (20 credits; core) • Six Sigma Green Belt (20 credits; compulsory) • Stress Analysis and Dynamics (20 credits; compulsory) • Thermofluids and Control (20 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 (BEng) • Advanced Processes and Materials (20 credits; component pass) • Computational Methods (20 credits; component pass) • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Plant and Asset Engineering (20 credits; compulsory) • Structural and Fluid Analysis (20 credits; compulsory).

Assessment method

The course is assessed by a mixture of coursework, phase tests, presentations, vivas and examinations. Students are given the opportunity to undertake engineering projects in teams and as individuals, applying the content covered within the modules.

How to apply

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SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

In choosing to study at university you are making a considerable investment in your future and it is a decision that we take seriously. We will make every effort to ensure that your experience as a student here will help you to develop your potential to the full. We will provide you with sound academic knowledge, but we also believe that the rich diversity of cultural and social experiences that you will have as a student here will help you develop a range of personal and professional qualities as we believe that these are both equally important considerations when choosing a university.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering with Foundation Year at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS