University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Automotive Engineering) (STEM)

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Course summary

This Foundation Year, which is also offered as a stand-alone CertHE, is designed to allow students to gain the skills required for entry onto our BSc/BEng programmes in the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering. The Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (FACE) is a multidisciplinary faculty, covering architecture, automotive and motorsport engineering, built environment, computing, electronics, environmental conservation, logistics and mechanical and manufacturing engineering.

Course details


All streams have common core modules offering instruction in skills such as maths, science and academic writing. Each stream also has specialised modules relating to the area of study (see modules below for details). Common to all streams:Academic Writing (20 credits), Integrating Project (20 credits), Mathematics (10 credits), Further Mathematics (20 credits), Science (10 credits). Foundation in Automotive Engineering: Further Science for Engineering (20 credits), Introduction to Automotive Engineering (20 credits). Foundation in the Built Environment: Further Science for Construction (20 credits), Introduction to Construction Technology (20 credits). Foundation in Computing: Computer Systems (20 credits), Introduction to Computer Programming, Analysing and Solving Problems (20 credits) or Further Mathematics (20 credits). Foundation in Electronics: Computer Systems (20 credits), Introduction to Electronics (20 credits). Foundation in the Environment: Environmental Science (20 credits), Fieldwork Studies (20 credits). Foundation in Mechanical and Manufacturing: Further Science for Engineering (20 credits), Manufacturing and Materials (20 credits)

Assessment method

Our aim is to generate work that is mainly student-driven, individual, reflective and vocationally-orientated. Feedback to students will occur early in the study period and continue over the whole study session thereby allowing for greater value added to the student’s learning. The Faculty has a principle of purchasing industry standard facilities. Examples include our 5 axis CNC machining centre, Composites Autoclave, Engine dynamometers, Thermographic cameras, GIS mapping systems, and leading software from Solidworks, Siemens NX, ANSYS Fluent, Mapinfo, MATLAB, AutoCad and many other specialist applications. It is a principle of the Faculty that students have access to all facilities. This principle often generates exciting cross-disciplinary project work. Our Automotive and Motorsport students have the added benefit of access to our own dedicated facility at the Pembrey Racing Circuit, which allows us to test suspension systems, undertake data acquisition measurements, and test our two-wheel and four-wheel performance vehicles. The Built and Natural environment students take full advantage of our coastal location for field work, reflecting a particular research strength in that school. Our computing students have access to state of the art High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities, as well as leading edge development systems for computer games and mobile application development.

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SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Automotive Engineering) (STEM) at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS