Hugh Baird College has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This Foundation Degree with Integrated Foundation Entry is designed for those who want to study for the foundation degree but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start just yet. The foundation entry modules include: Core Study Skills for Engineers, Creative Problem Solving, Technical Communication Skills, Mathematical Methods, Electronic Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing.
The course will go on to focus on developing knowledge and understanding of engineering to create a foundation for further study in the area. The fundamentals of the programme will include the different engineering pathways and you will be introduced to programming languages and CAD. Mathematics will play a fundamental part in the teaching and development throughout the course.
In FdA Year Two, undergraduates will further develop knowledge and understanding of engineering. However, the key component of the year will be the work placement which will enhance the concepts taught on the Foundation Degree. You will be expected to develop independence and enhance your research skills. These latter skills will be key to you being able to progress to a full honours degree.
Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, practical workshops, research seminars, group work and project work.
Guest speakers from different areas of engineering will conduct workshops and Q&A sessions. Undergraduates will be involved in the performance of lab experiments and research activities.
Assessment will be via a combination of coursework, exams and lab work.
You will study a range of core modules, including:
Foundation Entry year:
•Core Study Skills for Engineering
•Creative Problem Solving
•Technical Communication Skills
•Electronic Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing
•Mechanical Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing
FdA Year 1:
•2D & 3D Computer Aided Design
•Further Mathematical Methods and Analysis
•Electronics and Instrumentation
•Introduction to Mechanics
•Introduction to Programming in Engineering
FdA Year 2:
•Computer Aided Design for Manufacturing
•Design and Development for Manufacturing
•Mechanics, Kinematics and Materials
•Work Based Study
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have:
•At least five GCSEs at grade C or above (new grade equivalent 9-4) to include maths and English
•a BTEC Extended Diploma at Level 3 within a relevant subject
•A Levels or International Baccalaureate
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.hughbaird.ac.uk/index.php/engineering-advanced-manufacturing-foundation-degree-fdeng-with-integrated-foundation-entry#accordion
Additional entry requirements
Additional Selection Criteria:
Meeting the minimum entry requirement for a course does not necessarily guarantee a place. Entry to all courses is subject to a successful interview. When assessing an application, we take into account your grades, predicted grades, reference and personal statement. From your personal statement and interview, we consider your motivation and commitment to success, and any relevant experience you may have. For some courses, we may also ask for a portfolio of appropriate work or an audition, or you may be required to find a work placement prior to enrolment.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check:
To gain access to some courses you may need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you have criminal convictions or cautions, please do not be put off from applying for the course. Your acceptance on to the course will depend on the nature of any convictions and will be at the discretion of the University Centre and your placement provider. If you would like to discuss this issue in confidence, please contact Student Services Advisors in The Pod on 0151 353 4444, or call in to speak to them in person.
We recognise that some mature students may not meet the standard entry requirements but may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience and, therefore, we would consider your application on an individual basis. We would take into account your work and life experience and may ask you to discuss this in more details at interview.
All applicants are invited to attend an interview with either the Course Leader or Course Tutor. You will be notified of your interview by our Admissions Team who will also update UCAS Track with details of your application.
English language requirements
UK and EU Entry: Equivalent international qualifications will be considered towards meeting the general entry requirements. Additionally, EU students, for whom English is not their first language, will be required to evidence an IELTS score or 6.0 or equivalent. Equivalences include: •TOEFL written examination score of 550 plus a test of written English (at 4) •TOEFL Computer Equivalent score of 230 •Proficiency in English (Cambridge) at Grade C or above
Fees and funding
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|Northern Ireland||£6,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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