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Blackburn College

General Engineering with Foundation Entry

UCAS Code: FH40

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32-48

You’ll need 32 UCAS points to join this programme (formerly 80 UCAS points). All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English. Applicants to the BEng (Hons) General Engineering with Foundation Entry with A-level (or other level 3 qualifications) gained within 5 years of entry will required to have either a minimum 32 UCAS points from subjects related to their intended target award or a minimum of 48 UCAS points overall. Students meeting this criterion may be admitted without interview. We welcome applications from mature students without formal qualifications for these courses or from mature students whose Level 3 qualifications were gained more than 5 years ago. If this applies to you will be interviewed before your course and offered a place on the basis of your previously gained skills and experience. You will not be required to have GCSE (or equivalent qualifications) at level 2 in English. However, all applicants will be required to have GCSE Mathematics grade C or higher, a qualification directly equivalent to GCSE Mathematics grade C in terms of level and scope, or to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skill in an assessment undertaken as part of the application process.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Our BEng (Hons) General Engineering with Foundation Entry (Subject to Validation) programme allows you to study Engineering at Honours degree level. It is designed for students who want to study Engineering, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start the three-year Honours degree programme just yet.

Our General Engineering qualification will allow you to study a range of Engineering subjects without focussing on just one area (eg. Mechanical or Electrical and Electronics Engineering).

Engineering impacts upon every aspect of modern life. Disciplines include mechanical, electrical and electronic, energy, chemicals, metals and materials, aeronautical, other aspects of transport, automotive and bioscience. The pace of technological change in engineering means that there is an increasing need for skilled workers and, according to the Engineering Council, professional engineers currently achieve salaries comparable with other professionals, for example, accountants and solicitors.

The sector is very significant in the UK, accounting for more than a third of all UK exports and remains crucial to our economy and economic recovery. The UK electronics industry is the fifth largest in the world, in respect of production, and UK Aerospace industry is the second largest in the world after the USA.

Modules

First year modules include:
?Preparation for Higher Education
?Mathematics for Engineering and Construction
?Science for Engineering and Construction

Second year modules include:
?Laboratory and Workshop
?Mathematics for Engineers
?Mechanical and Electrical/Electronic Fundamentals
?Introduction to CAD/CAM
?Programming and Control
?Materials, Design and Sustainability

You will then study
?Group Design and Build Project
?The Professional Engineer
?Mathematics and Simulation

And three modules from at least two of the groups below.

Group A:
?Thermofluids
?Electro-pneumatic Machine Control
?Materials, Manufacturing Methods and Sustainability

Group B:
?Electrical Power and Machines
?Analogue and Digital Circuit Design and Testing
?Electrical Energy Generation and Transmission

Group C:
?Robotics

And in your final Honours level year will complete the following modules:
?Advanced Individual Project
?Engineering Leadership and Management

And three modules from at least two of the groups below.

Group A
?Vibrational Analysis and Failure Modes
?Mechanical Systems
?Advanced CAD/CAM

Group B
?Principles of Semi-conductors and Optoelectronics
?Power Electronics and Control
?Electronic Circuit Applications

Group C
?Robotics and Intelligent Machines

Assessment methods

In your first year your assessment is designed to give you a flavour of how you will be assessed in the later stages of the programme.

Throughout the course a full range of assessment techniques will be used. You will be assessed by examinations, including open-book examinations, practical assessments, assignments, briefs, essays, presentations (including group presentations), reports and portfolio building.

Formative and summative assessments enable lecturers or tutors to monitor the learning that has/is taking place. Summative assessment is not always noticeable by the student as it is a continuous process; lecturers or assessors may observe participation and responses to class discussions and group work, a student’s response to question and answer sessions, participation in workshop practical and engagement with demonstrations. Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. art portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence.

Students receive both formal and informal feedback. Formal feedback is through assessments, is usually in writing and given within 3 weeks following the submission date. However, some lecturers will provide group feedback, for example, following an examination they may choose to work through the exam paper in a tutorial. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions.

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Blackburn College

Department:

Business, Health and Technology

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