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Mechanical Engineering

Course Code: UF4933, UX4934

Level: 5
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Foundation Degree
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)
When you'll study: Tuesdays, 9.00am - 6.15pm (part-time)

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About the course

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.

What you'll learn

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
Entry requirements

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
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

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

Assessments/Exams

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

What's next?

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.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Full-time Part-time

Course Code: UF4933

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £7450

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: UX4934

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £3700

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.