University of Wales Trinity Saint David has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
There have been huge increases in the number of people that participate in sports such as surfing, kitesurfing, skating and snowboarding. This course provides the first degree programme of its kind in the UK specialising in the Engineering, Development and Optimisation of equipment for the Extreme Sports Industry. Advances in equipment, materials and manufacturing techniques mean that sports that were seen as dangerous or ‘extreme’ until relatively recently are now becoming more main stream. This industry has significant opportunities for graduates with in depth knowledge of the science and manufacturing behind these sports.
The foundation year 0 is designed to develop your mathematical, analytical and study skills, to equip you with the necessary academic skills required to successfully study engineering at a degree level. Your academic skills will be developed through engineering relevant modules including Mathematics, Engineering Science, Study Skills and IT, Manufacturing Technology and an Engineering Project. In the first year, you would study: Engineering Science, Mathematics, Engineering Design, Materials and Introduction to Manufacturing Technology In the second year, you would study: Group Project, Thermofluid Mechanics, Management Innovation and Sustainability, CAE and Stress Analysis, Extreme Sports Engineering, Rapid Product Development, In the final year, you would study: Major Project, Stress Analysis and FEA, Materials and Manufacturing for Niche Markets, Extreme Sports Entrepreneurship.
The course is assessed by a mixture of coursework, phase tests, presentations, vivas and examinations.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
In choosing to study at university you are making a considerable investment in your future and it is a decision that we take seriously. We will make every effort to ensure that your experience as a student here will help you to develop your potential to the full. We will provide you with sound academic knowledge, but we also believe that the rich diversity of cultural and social experiences that you will have as a student here will help you develop a range of personal and professional qualities as we believe that these are both equally important considerations when choosing a university.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|