Foundation Degree Mechanical Engineering

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2018
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    University West of England
  • Cost
    TBC
  • Centre Location
    Bridgwater
  • Course Description

    The Foundation Degree in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide the knowledge and understanding of how advanced and innovative engineering underpins the mechanical design, advanced manufacturing and technical service areas of the industry. Mechanical engineers work to research, develop and manage projects, devising innovative solutions in design and manufacture. This course can also form part of a Higher Apprenticeship. 

    Example modules include:

    During your course you may study areas including:

    • Stress and Dynamics
    • Design, Materials and Manufacturing
    • Fluid Dynamics
    • Energy and Thermodynamics and Heat transfer
    • Power and the Environment.  
  • Teaching and Assessment

    You will learn through a combination of lectures, directed study, assignment work, practical exercises and the completion of a work-based project relevant to your employment. Your studies will be conducted in our Energy Skills Centre at the Bridgwater Centre of University Centre Somerset.

    Assessment will be via a variety of assignments and examinations which will include the analysis and resolution of engineering based scenarios, as well as a portfolio of case work and reflective assignments. 

  • Progression Opportunities

    Direct progression onto the BEng(Hons) or MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering Degree at the University of the West of England, Bristol is an option. This can be studied on full-time or part-time attendance patterns. Alternatively, you could progress to employment or to a higher apprenticeship programme.

    Upon completion you may seek to progress your career in the engineering sector within industries such as manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, energy and water. 

  • Entry Requirements

    You will require a minimum of 102 UCAS tariff points from a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area and at least four GCSEs at grades A* - C or Grade 4 including Maths and English. BTEC Level 3 Further Mathematics is required for applicants holding a BTEC Level 3 Diploma.