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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (Automotive Engineering Stream) (STEM)

UCAS Code: HR3U

Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

Entry requirements


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About this course


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Course option

1year

Full-time | 2019

Other options

1.0 year | Full-time | 2019

Subject

Computer science

This Foundation Year, which is also offered as a stand-alone CertHE, is designed to allow students to gain the skills required for entry onto our BSc/BEng programmes in the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering.

The Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (FACE) is a multidisciplinary faculty, covering architecture, automotive and motorsport engineering, built environment, computing, electronics, environmental conservation, logistics and mechanical and manufacturing engineering.

Modules

All streams have common core modules offering instruction in skills such as maths, science and academic writing. Each stream also has specialised modules relating to the area of study (see modules below for details). Common to all streams:Academic Writing (20 credits), Integrating Project (20 credits), Mathematics (10 credits), Further Mathematics (20 credits), Science (10 credits). Foundation in Automotive Engineering: Further Science for Engineering (20 credits), Introduction to Automotive Engineering (20 credits). Foundation in the Built Environment: Further Science for Construction (20 credits), Introduction to Construction Technology (20 credits). Foundation in Computing: Computer Systems (20 credits), Introduction to Computer Programming, Analysing and Solving Problems (20 credits) or Further Mathematics (20 credits). Foundation in Electronics: Computer Systems (20 credits), Introduction to Electronics (20 credits). Foundation in the Environment: Environmental Science (20 credits), Fieldwork Studies (20 credits). Foundation in Mechanical and Manufacturing: Further Science for Engineering (20 credits), Manufacturing and Materials (20 credits)

Assessment methods

Our aim is to generate work that is mainly student-driven, individual, reflective and vocationally-orientated. Feedback to students will occur early in the study period and continue over the whole study session thereby allowing for greater value added to the student’s learning. The Faculty has a principle of purchasing industry standard facilities. Examples include our 5 axis CNC machining centre, Composites Autoclave, Engine dynamometers, Thermographic cameras, GIS mapping systems, and leading software from Solidworks, Siemens NX, ANSYS Fluent, Mapinfo, MATLAB, AutoCad and many other specialist applications. It is a principle of the Faculty that students have access to all facilities. This principle often generates exciting cross-disciplinary project work. Our Automotive and Motorsport students have the added benefit of access to our own dedicated facility at the Pembrey Racing Circuit, which allows us to test suspension systems, undertake data acquisition measurements, and test our two-wheel and four-wheel performance vehicles. The Built and Natural environment students take full advantage of our coastal location for field work, reflecting a particular research strength in that school. Our computing students have access to state of the art High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities, as well as leading edge development systems for computer games and mobile application development.

The Uni


Course locations:

SA1 Waterfront Campus - 1

Townhill, Swansea

Department:

STEM Foundation Entry

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
high
Computer science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

63%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Information technology technicians
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computer science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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