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Mechanical Engineering

Course Code: UF4933, UX4934
  • Level: 5
  • Qualification: Foundation Degree
  • Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)
  • Course type: Full-time, Part-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Fridays 9am-6.15pm (part-time)

What's it all about?

Full Fee

Full-time £14,900 (£7,450 per year)
Part-time £11,100 (£3,700 per year)

This Foundation Degree will enable you to develop the necessary technical knowledge and skills required for gaining entry into the exciting world of mechanical engineering. The course has been designed to provide you with a wide breadth of knowledge in order to prepare you for the multi-disciplined elements of working in this industry.

For more information about this course please read the Programme Quality Handbook which contains programme specifications and module information.

Course information

The course includes the following subjects:

Full-time
Year 1

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science 1
  • Engineering Materials
  • CAD (computer-aided design) Techniques and Design
  • Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Management Techniques in Mechanical Engineering

Year 2

  • Engineering Science 2
  • Advanced CAD and FEA (finite element analysis)
  • Thermo and Fluids
  • Engineering Design
  • Engine Technology and Auxiliary Systems
  • Project

Part-time
Year 1

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science 1
  • Engineering Materials
  • CAD Techniques and Design

Year 2

  • Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Management Techniques in Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Science 2
  • Advanced CAD and FEA

Year 3

  • Thermo and Fluids
  • Engineering Design
  • Engine Technology and Auxiliary Systems
  • Project

We welcome applications from those who have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including maths and science, and one or more of the following:

  • 48 UCAS tariff points
  • a BTEC National Certificate/Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject
  • an Advanced Apprenticeship
  • a level 3 qualification in mathematics
  • a level 3 qualification in a related subject
  • T level pass in an appropriate subject area
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

Should the entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

On successful completion you may be able to progress to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture or BEng Mechanical Engineering degrees at the University of Plymouth or gain employment in the industry.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Elected Officers and Representatives

£142,360.02

Potential salary

£14,376.99

Entry level salary

£60,151.29

Average salary

2

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