Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Engineering

Birmingham Metropolitan College

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  • Foundation degree
  • West midlands
Description

Aimed primarily at potential students already in relevant employment, the Foundation Degree allows students to work, earn and learn through a vocational route. The programme is aimed at technicians, engineers and those aspiring to this status, who wish to enhance their performance and career opportunities in disciplines related to manufacturing. In addition it aims to provide a progression route on to an Honours Degree programme. Students will gain skills and abilities necessary for independent enquiry and learning, problem solving, and interpersonal communication and teamwork. They will also gain a wide range of practical skills in the design, development and creation of items using computer-aided design, modelling, computer aided manufacture and CNC machines. Students will have the opportunity to apply in depth technical knowledge of manufacturing systems and processes, business awareness, and management skills to manage a personal project of commercial significance to their employer.

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Requirements: Applicants should be in relevant employment and have one of the following as a minimum: A BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in an engineering discipline 1 A level (preferably in Mathematics or Physics), with supporting GCSEs at grade C or above, including Science, Technology or Mathematics. Advanced Vocational Certificate in Education in an engineering discipline Alternative qualifications, and applicants not meeting the academic entry requirements but with appropriate experience will be considered. We are particularly interested in recruiting students who do not have standard University application qualifications.

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Starts Location
On request
West Midlands
Lichfield Road, B74 2NW, (select),
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Course programme

Course Level:
Level 4 and 5

Entry Requirements:
Applicants should be in relevant employment and have one of the following as a minimum:
·A BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in an engineering discipline
·1 A level (preferably in Mathematics or Physics), with supporting GCSEs at grade C or above, including Science, Technology or Mathematics.
·Advanced Vocational Certificate in Education in an engineering discipline
Alternative qualifications, and applicants not meeting the academic entry requirements but with appropriate experience will be considered. We are particularly interested in recruiting students who do not have standard University application qualifications.

Course Description:
Aimed primarily at potential students already in relevant employment, the Foundation Degree allows students to work, earn and learn through a vocational route. The programme is aimed at technicians, engineers and those aspiring to this status, who wish to enhance their performance and career opportunities in disciplines related to manufacturing. In addition it aims to provide a progression route on to an Honours Degree programme. Students will gain skills and abilities necessary for independent enquiry and learning, problem solving, and interpersonal communication and teamwork. They will also gain a wide range of practical skills in the design, development and creation of items using computer-aided design, modelling, computer aided manufacture and CNC machines. Students will have the opportunity to apply in depth technical knowledge of manufacturing systems and processes, business awareness, and management skills to manage a personal project of commercial significance to their employer.

Course Content:
There are six modules in the first year and four modules in the second year.
Year 1 modules:
·Mathematics for Engineers
·Science for Engineers
·Business Systems for Engineers
·Design Principles Tools and Techniques
·Materials and Processes
·Project
Total 120 credit points
Year 2 modules:
·Work-Based Project
·Manufacturing Technology 1
·Manufacturing Technology 2
·Quality and Environment
Total 120 credit points
The core subjects of Mathematics, Engineering Science, and Business Systems provide the necessary underpinning knowledge for advanced technicians and junior engineers, and support the study of the more specialist modules. The specialist modules cover materials science, manufacturing processes, quality and environmental issues. The Manufacturing Technology modules focus on a wide range of topics including; 2D and 3D CAD, solid modelling, computer-aided manufacture, CNC, hydraulics and pneumatics. The Project modules give the learner the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge to undertake a personal engineering project of commercial significance and benefit to their employer.

Progression:
Successful graduates will be awarded a Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Aston University. Students who successfully complete this foundation degree will be able to progress to the â€OEfinal year†stage of a relevant Engineering Honours Degree course at Aston University on a part-time, work-based distance learning basis.
Successful completion of this course can provide progression towards recognition / chartered status with various engineering institutions.

Board:
Aston University

Course Length:
The Foundation Degree is a two year part time programme requiring attendance one day per week. Some of the studies will be work based and take place outside of term time.
Starts 15-Sep-09 until 12-Sep-11, 9 hours per week, Tuesdays at 09:00

FAQ's:
The Foundation Degree Centre
Aston University
Birmingham
B4 7ET

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Course Available at:
Sutton Campus


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