Hugh Baird College

Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing) with optional Integrated Foundation Entry Hugh Baird College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire


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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.

Course details


You will study a range of core modules, including:

Foundation Entry year:
•Core Study Skills for Engineering
•Creative Problem Solving
•Technical Communication Skills
•Mathematical Methods
•Electronic Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing
•Mechanical Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing

FdA Year 1:
•2D & 3D Computer Aided Design
•Manufacturing Engineering
•Further Mathematical Methods and Analysis
•Electronics and Instrumentation
•Introduction to Mechanics
•Introduction to Programming in Engineering

FdA Year 2:
•Digital Systems
•Computer Aided Design for Manufacturing
•Design and Development for Manufacturing
•Mechanics, Kinematics and Materials
•Robotic Systems
•Work Based Study

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 F1M3
Institution code H65
Campus name University Centre
Campus code L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

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

And either:
•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 course

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.

Mature Students:
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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,000 Year 1
EU £6,000 Year 1
England £6,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,000 Year 1
Scotland £6,000 Year 1
Wales £6,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Optional Foundation Entry Year is £6000 Years 1 and 2 of Foundation Degree are £8000 per year

Provider information

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Hugh Baird College
Balliol Road
L20 7EW

Course contact details

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0151 353 4654

Fax: 0151 353 4469

Main Contact

0151 353 4444

Fax: 0151 934 4469