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Blackburn College

Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Entry

UCAS Code: FH10

Bachelor of Engineering - BEng

Entry requirements


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32-48

Applicants to the foundation year with A-level (or other level 3 qualifications) gained within 5 years of entry will required to have either a minimum 32 UCAS points (formjerly 80 UCAS points) from subjects related to their intended target award or a minimum of 48 UCAS points(formerly 120 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. 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. 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 | 2021

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Entry degree course is designed for students who want to study Mechanical Engineering, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start the Honours degree programme just yet.

This Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) course is the traditional route for those who wish to study Mechanical Engineering at University. You'll study for four years full-time and will enjoy studying both at University Centre at Blackburn College as well as in The Futures Centre -a new state-of-the-art development in Blackburn equipped with specialist electrical laboratory spaces and workshop areas.

This Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) is specifically concerned with design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of just about anything that has moveable parts. As a result, there are job opportunities for mechanical engineers in practically every field of work, transport, health, defence, manufacturing, entertainment, finance, publishing, building, design and research, to name but a few.
Mechanical engineers work on the design and analysis of mechanical systems such as automobiles, aircraft, heating and cooling systems and industrial machinery. At University Centre at Blackburn College we have a strong history of training tomorrow's engineering professionals. We have strong links with industry in the North West and industry experts frequently contribute to the programme in the form of visiting lecturers or subject specific tutors. Students on this programme will enjoy studying in our brand new £7million Futures Centre - a science and technology development on the Blackburn College campus featuring state-of-the-art workspaces and workshops for engineering students.

Modules

At Level 3, you will study 3 modules in total. These modules have been designed to help you prepare for higher level study. You will develop an understanding of the requirements of degree level study and assessments. This provides a firm grounding for study at Honours level.

At Level 4, you will study a common set of modules alongside other engineering students that have been designed to help you develop the skills you’ll need for the higher levels.

At Level 5 you will study modules which are unique to Mechanical Engineering. All of the modules are mandatory.

At Level 6 you will undertake a core set of mandatory modules including an Advanced Individual Project of your choice, within your discipline.

All students take a total of 120 credits per level.

Level 3 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include:
?Preparing for Higher Education
?Foundation in Mathematics
?Foundation Science for Engineering and Construction

Level 4 Modules:
?Laboratory and Workshop
?Mathematics for Engineers
?Mechanical and Electrical / Electronic Fundamentals
?Introduction to CAD/CAM
?Programming and Control
?Materials, Design and Sustainability

Level 5 Modules:
?Fluid Power and Control
?Mathematics and Simulation
?Group Design and Build Project
?The Professional Engineer
?Thermofluids
?Materials, Manufacturing Methods and Sustainability

Level 6 Modules:
?Advanced Individual Project
?Engineering Leadership and Management
?Vibrational Analysis and Failure Modes
?Mechanical Systems
?Advanced CAD/CAM

Assessment methods

Throughout the course a range of assessment techniques will be used such as; examinations, practical assessments, essays, presentations, reports and logbooks, etc.

Feedback is given on all assessments as part of the ongoing learning cycle, which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback used include; one-to-one meetings with a tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, verbal, etc.. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutors.

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Course location:

Blackburn College

Department:

Business, Health and Technology

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