Engineering Warwickshire College Group

Undergraduate

What is the aim of the programme?
Our aim is to provide students with theoretical and technical knowledge, integrated with their existing workplace and combined with practical skills such that students develop their academic and employment skills concurrently.

What is a Foundation degree in Engineering?
This Foundation Degree has been designed by Warwickshire College Group to meet the needs of students who wish to study Engineering at Higher Education level whilst in full time employment. The course closely integrates academic studies with employment so that assignment and project work is directly linked to your workplace in a number of modules.

The programme will be delivered at Warwick Trident College.

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Engineering - FdEng

  • Study mode

    Part-time

  • Location

    Warwick Trident College

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    2 years


Course details

Modules

Below is a list of the modules that are contained within the Foundation degree programme in specified pathways. Modules are delivered using staff with substantial industrial experience in engineering.

Course modules are at two levels. Level 4 modules are expected to provide an introduction to Engineering principles, 3D CAD and materials technology, with a firm foundation of science and mathematics. Level 5 modules deepen and consolidate subject knowledge and cover further science-based and specialist engineering topics.

During the two-year programme you will be required to complete a work-based learning element. Your employer needs to agree to completing work-based learning modules in the workplace as, during these periods, you will be gaining evidence towards the work-based learning modules and the project modules.

Structure of the Foundation degree
Students will study the three mandatory modules at level four (totalling 60 credits) and the mandatory Work-Based Project module at level five (40 credits). In addition, students will be able to take any optional modules that are offered within the academic year, timetable permitting. Delivery plans will normally be based on specific groups of modules recommended for preferred engineering specialisms as shown below. The following modules are indicatve of the content proposed for each pathway:

Manufacture and Maintenance Engineering Options

At Level 4:
3D Computer Aided Drafting
Thermofluid Mechanics 1
Electrical and Electronic Principles
Manufacturing Processes
Lean Manufacturing

At level five:
Programmable Logic Controllers
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
Optional modules:Product Improvement
CAD and CAE
Engineering Project Management
Engineering Business Management
Industrial Control Systems
Vehicle Sensors and Actuators
Operations Management Business
Improvement Techniques
Automotive Engineering Options

At level four:
3D Computer Aided Drafting
Thermofluid Mechanics 1
Electrical and Electronic Principles
Manufacturing Processes
Automotive Engineering Technology
Lean Manufacturing

At level five:
Vehicle Sensors and Actuators
Advanced Vehicle Technology

Optional modules:
Product Improvement
CAD and CAE
Engineering Project Management
Digital Electronics and Microprocessors
Static and Dynamic Engineering Systems
Thermofluid Mechanics 2
Electronic Devices and Applications
Engineering Business Management
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
Operations Management
Business Improvement Techniques
Mechanical Engineering Options

At level four:
3D Computer Aided Drafting
Thermofluid Mechanics 1
Electric and Electronic Principles
Manufacturing Processes

At level five:
CAD and CAE
Static and Dynamic Engineering Systems

Optional modules:
Product Improvement
Engineering Project Management
Programmable Logic Controllers
Thermofluid Mechanics 2
Engineering Business Management
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
Operations Management
Business Improvement Techniques
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Options

At level four:
3D Computer Aided Drafting
Electrical and Electronic Principles
Manufacturing Processes
Automotive Engineering Technology

At level five:
Digital Electronics and Microprocessors
Electronic Devices and Applications

Optional modules:
Product Improvement
CAD and CAE
Engineering Project Management
Electronic Computer Aided Design
Programmable Logic Controllers
Engineering Business Management
Operations Management
Business Improvement Techniques
Advanced Vehicle Technology

Assessment method

The majority of modules are assessed through in-course, formative and summative assessment, in the form of assignments and phased tests. Work-based learning is a fundamental aspect of the course for which your employer will need to be supportive, enabling the integration of your studies and employment.


How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted

Full level 3
The programme is designed for students working within the Engineering sector. All applicants will be assessed on individual experience and will be expected to demonstrate to ability to study at higher education level. Applicants with formal qualifications will be normally be expected to have at least 64* UCAS tariff points, this is equivalent to: BTEC National Diploma/Extended Diploma in a relevant subject (which includes a pass of 1 Mathematics, ideally (Further Maths) and 1 Science based module); or BTEC National Certificate/ Diploma in a relevant subject (which includes a pass of 1 Mathematics, ideally (Further Maths) and 1 Science based module); or one A Level in a relevant subject where Science or Mathematics is recommended.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,935 Year 1
England £6,935 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,935 Year 1
Scotland £6,935 Year 1
Wales £6,935 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.