South and City College Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
The programme provides a progression route to Higher Education which supports the regional skills agenda, including widening participation and increased female participation in STEM. The core academic disciplines are Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) and Mechatronics because these address a regional core skills gap, and will include development of quantitative, digital, knowledge transfer, well being, personal development, problem solving, creativity, reflection and employability skills. The curriculum will include access to facilities across all partners, so that students are integrated into the study communities of all teaching partners; this is crucial to supporting the transition from SCCB to UoB. The wrap-around provision from UCB (including academic and employability skills support, intervention workshops for mathematics skills, and online content) and the mathematics support resources from UoB are key elements missing from existing progression pathways.
The programme will provide a parallel path to the first two years of the traditional degree programmes at UoB. The innovation here is the teaching and learning strategy and wrap-around support will be geared towards the student cohort, with the longer terms at SCCB providing the opportunity to do this. Support for summer industrial placements will be built into the programme as “value-added” rather than credit bearing; the experience will connect to the project work through the academic years, for which the syllabus, learning objectives and assessment methods are professionally-focused.
Year 1 Modules:
• Transition Mathematics
• Integrated Design Project 1
• Engineering Mathematics 1
• Electrical Engineering 1
• Mechanics 1
• Introduction to Computing for Engineers
• Engineering Materials 1
Year 2 Common Modules:
• Integrated Design Project 2
• Engineering Mathematics 2
• Electrical Energy Systems and Control
• Electronic Circuits, Devices and Electromagnetics
• Digital Systems and Embedded Computing
Year 2 Module (Mechatronics Pathway):
• Mechanics 2
Year 2 Modules (Electrical & Electronic Engineering Pathway):
• Multidisciplinary Software Systems Engineering
• Communcations Systems
A range of coursework assessment methods will be used, including presentations, group projects, reports, essays and examinations.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*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!
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|Campus name||Bournville College|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||48 points|
Additional entry requirements