Automation Engineering University of Lincoln

Undergraduate

Course Start Date: 17th September 2018
This is an industry-guided course that aims to produce skilled engineering professionals who can actively participate in and manage the executive design and development of automation systems. Automation Engineering at Lincoln has been designed in collaboration with global industrial giants, such as B&R Automation and Schneider Electric.

The course aims to give students the chance to design or manage systems produced through a combination of skills from the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering. This flexibility helps to promote a large variety of possible applications, helping students to learn how to manage the demands of the continuous evolution of technology as well as the job market.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Lincoln (Main Site)

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

The first two years of study will lay the common foundations of automation engineering in areas including mathematics, computing systems, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as information and telecommunication in the industrial automation sector. During the second year, students undertake a group project in the Design Engineering module, which provides their first insight into modern automation systems. Students have the opportunity to consolidate their practical knowledge in the third year while undertaking an individual project on an aspect of automation engineering.

For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

Assessment method

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H660
Institution code L39
Campus name Lincoln (Main Site)
Campus code L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points To include 40 UCAS Tariff points from A Level Maths, or equivalent qualification. A level 'Use of Maths' will not be accepted in lieu of A level Maths.
A level BCC To include grade B from A Level Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering accepted.
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diplomas in Engineering, Electronics and a Physical Science accepted. Applicants must also have studied a level 3 Maths component as part of their Access Diploma: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits to include 30 at merit or above will be required, including a distinction in the Maths component.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade C or above, which must include English and Maths.

Applicants whose first language is not English will also need British Council IELTS band 6.0 or above or equivalent.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points To include higher level grade 5 in Maths
Scottish Advanced Higher CDD To include grade C from Advanced Higher Maths

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in placements. When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry. Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.