University of Lincoln has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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.
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.
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
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||Lincoln (Main Site)|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|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.