Awarded by: Plymouth University
This programme prepares you for a career in a variety of engineering disciplines and develops the concepts, knowledge, skills and techniques required for today’s competitive and dynamic engineering industry.
The programme consists of core modules and a series of optional modules, allowing you to focus your learning in areas of interest. Modules of study in the fields of mechanical, electrical, design, production, marine and control engineering, are included to allow for a wide range of possible career goals. The modules have been written with the aid of industry to ensure that the content meets industry needs; they include current best practice and insight into the changing face of engineering technology.
You will have a series of structured lectures, project-based practical activities and industrial visits to help inform and develop your learning. These activities will increase your ability to solve engineering problems, develop your project management skills and help you gain an understanding of the role of engineering in the modern technological world.
Assessment is a combination of coursework and formal examinations. Coursework can consist of analytical problems, formal reports, written reflections on industry practice or write-ups of practical activity. All modules will consider the modern world of engineering and will contextualise material to reflect on engineering practice. It is suggested that you undertake around 150 hours of work experience in an engineering field to support your learning. We will help you to find an appropriate placement if you are unable to find your own.
Possible careers available with this qualification:
– Electrical Engineer
– Marine Engineer
– Mechanical Engineer
– Manufacturing Engineer
– Design Engineer
– Automotive Engineer
– Aerospace Engineer
*Please note – the college will contribute up to £150 towards material costs for the course project and the student will be responsible for any additional costs.
The application process for full-time and part-time degree level courses with The Cornwall College Group starting in September 2017 is still open and we are taking applications. Full-time applicants should apply via UCAS and part-time applicants directly via the College website.
Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
Cornwall College Camborne
17 September 2018
Indicative Modules Year 1: - Analytical Methods for Engineers 1 - Engineering Science 1 - Engineering Applications in a Business Context - Instrumentation, Control & Automation - Manufacture & Materials 1 - Personal & Employability Skills Development. Indicative Modules Year 2: - Project Management - Analytical Methods for Engineers 2 - Project - Optional Theme – Mechanical, Manufacturing & Design Engineering - Optional Theme – Electrical, Electronic & Control Engineering - Optional Theme – Naval Architecture, Marine Technology & Maritime Operations.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Cornwall College Camborne|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||From acceptable level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.|
|A level||DD||At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma||PPP||In an appropriate subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.|
|Scottish Higher||A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level||A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma||PPP grades in an appropriate subject.|
Any other qualifications will be considered upon enquiry/application. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.
Criminal records check (DBS)
|Channel Islands||£9,750||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,400||Year 1|