Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Engineering

Course overview

Manufacturing engineering is the perfect career choice for critical thinkers who enjoy a technical and creative approach to their work. From consumer electronics, such as televisions,
to food, vehicles and machinery, this is a diverse sector involving the creation and production of a range of industrial and commercial products. This course will prepare you for work at a technical or supervisory role and will develop your knowledge, understanding and vocational skills to a high level. You will develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will allow you to progress to a technical, professional or managerial career.

Entry requirements

A relevant Level 3 or National Certificate/Diploma in Engineering,AVCE full award or
GNVQ Advancedin Engineering.
A-levels in mathematics and an appropriate Science.
Related work experience or qualifications deemed equivalent to those above.

How will I be assessed?

Technology Fundamentals Electrical - Core Module
A preparation module, that is taught across all of our foundation degree programmes, to develop the principles of electrical technology.

Mathematics for Technology - Core Module
A mathematics module, taught across all foundation degree programmes, providing contextualised analysis of mathematics in engineering situations.

Design Techniques Mechanical - Core Module
A design based module, taught across all foundation degree programmes, introducing the student to a number of design features within a technological and manufacturing process.

Control Technology Electrical - Core Module
This module provides an understanding of control system design principles.

Personal Development - Core Module
This module helps students become effective self-managers.

Work based Project - Core Module
A project to develop skills of independent enquiry demonstrating project
management skills relevant to the students own employment and ambitions.

Thermo-Mechanical Principles – Mandatory Module
for Mechanical Technology Pathway
This module will develop the principles of mechanics and thermodynamics.

Electrical and Electronic Principles – Mandatory
Module for Electrical Technology Pathway
This module gives students the analytical skills to predict circuit behaviour and electrical machine performance.

Electrical and Electronic Principles – Mandatory Module
for Manufacturing Technology Pathway
This modules develops ideas that are central to the design and development of mechanical principles in relation to manufacturing.

What can I do next

You may wish to top-up your HNC to the HND Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering. After completing your HND, you may wish to progress to university and top-up your qualification to a BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering. Alternatively you could choose to develop your career and specialise in areas such as product design, process design and improvement, facility design, operations management and information systems

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Start Date
September 2017

Qualifications / Level
Level 5

Study Type
Part Time

Cathedral Building Worcester

HE Fee Information
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