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Derby College

Integrated Engineering

UCAS Code: B101

Foundation Degree - FD

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2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The Foundation Degree (FdEng) provides a solid foundation in general engineering science and mathematics, with specialisms in mechanical, electrical and manufacturing engineering.

Validated by Sheffield Hallam University, this two-year programme has been designed in consultation with a number of employers who have expressed a need for engineering technicians to have specialist knowledge and an appreciation of the challenges across the various engineering disciplines.

The FdEng programme provides the opportunity for progression from Level 3 courses such as the BTEC National Certificate to an honours degree in Engineering.

We offer two routes to achieve this qualification:
Day-release (1 day per week) programme for apprentices already in the workplace

Full-time (3 days per week) programme for those not currently in employment. Students choosing to take the full-time route will be required to complete mandatory work experience equivalent to two days per week or block placement as determined by the work placement provider. Support will be provided to help students identify work placement providers.

The programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council and hence the course will partly meet the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

This programme is delivered at our Roundhouse Campus in the award-winning vocational skills centre packed with the latest industry-standard scientific and mechanical equipment – from rapid prototyping to robotics, CAD to electronics.

It is delivered as a series of modules that cover the major themes in engineering. Each module will constitute 1.5 hours per week for 36 weeks per year. Our module lecturing teams combine both academic and industrial experience.

As well as nine hours spent in College, it is expected that the student will equal this time working outside the College on assessments, research, revision and other learning activities.

The programme is regulated by HEFCE and the qualification is awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.

Modules

There are three pathways available on the FdEng Integrated Engineering (namely Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing), each comprising a range of specialist and core modules:

Year 1 (all pathways):
Maths and Engineering Science;
Engineering Principles;
Business and Project Management;
Investigative Project;
Manufacturing Processes (Mechanical and Manufacturing route) or Analogue and Digital (Electrical and Electronic route).

Year 2:

Mechanical:
Mechanical Engineering (A and B);
Engineering Design and Manufacture;
CAD;
Project;
Power Hydraulics and Control or Materials Engineering or Introduction to PLCs or Control and Instrumentation (dependent on employer requirements).

Manufacturing:
Engineering Design and Manufacture;
Project;
Automated Manufacture;
Process Improvement and Lean Operations;
Production and Operations Management;
Power Hydraulics and Control or Materials Engineering or Introduction to PLCs or Control and Instrumentation (dependent on employer requirements).

Electrical:
Analogue and Digital Electronics;
Project;
Machines and Drives;
Control and Instrumentation;
Microprocessor Systems.
•Power Hydraulics and Control or Introduction to PLCs or Materials Engineering (dependent on employer requirements)

Assessment methods

Each module has a different approach to assessment, optimised for the materials studied and skills acquired. There is a common theme of high quality presentation, referenced research and in-depth analysis that runs through all assessments, be they examinations, seminars, coursework or laboratory reports.

The intensity of the programme means that any prospective student must be able to make the commitment to study extensively outside of normal College hours.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,500
per year
EU
£7,500
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

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Derby College

Department:

Engineering

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