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Hugh Baird College

Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing) with optional Integrated Foundation Entry

UCAS Code: F1M3

Foundation Degree in Engineering - FdEng

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3.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

This Foundation Degree with Integrated Foundation Entry is designed for those who want to study for the foundation degree but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start just yet. The foundation entry modules include: Core Study Skills for Engineers, Creative Problem Solving, Technical Communication Skills, Mathematical Methods, Electronic Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing.

The course will go on to focus on developing knowledge and understanding of engineering to create a foundation for further study in the area. The fundamentals of the programme will include the different engineering pathways and you will be introduced to programming languages and CAD. Mathematics will play a fundamental part in the teaching and development throughout the course.

In FdA Year Two, undergraduates will further develop knowledge and understanding of engineering. However, the key component of the year will be the work placement which will enhance the concepts taught on the Foundation Degree. You will be expected to develop independence and enhance your research skills. These latter skills will be key to you being able to progress to a full honours degree.

Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, practical workshops, research seminars, group work and project work.

Guest speakers from different areas of engineering will conduct workshops and Q&A sessions. Undergraduates will be involved in the performance of lab experiments and research activities.

Modules

You will study a range of core modules, including:
Foundation Entry year:
• Core Study Skills for Engineering
• Creative Problem Solving
• Technical Communication Skills
• Mathematical Methods
• Electronic Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing
• Mechanical Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing

FdA Year 1:
• 2D & 3D Computer Aided Design
• Manufacturing Engineering
• Further Mathematical Methods and Analysis
• Electronics and Instrumentation
• Introduction to Mechanics
• Introduction to Programming in Engineering

FdA Year 2:
• Digital Systems
• Computer Aided Design for Manufacturing
• Design and Development for Manufacturing
• Mechanics, Kinematics and Materials
• Robotic Systems
• Work Based Study

Assessment methods

Assessment will be via a combination of coursework, exams and lab work.

Tuition fees

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£6,000
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£6,000
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Northern Ireland
£6,000
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Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, BUSINESS and COMPUTING

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