Engineering (Mechatronics) - BEng Hons Degree
Course Code: ET1HE580
UCAS Code: HH73
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If you're interested in Engineering and want to know how things are integrated, designed, manufactured and made to work, this is the course for you. Mechatronics is a term defined to encompass the study of mechanical, electrical / electronic and control engineering. Through consultation with local employers, we have developed a highly industry relevant programme that delivers the knowledge, experience and general transferable skills required for employment in this broad and exciting field.
Our BEng (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering programme will provide you with the core and specialist principles of engineering to furnish you with the required skills to enjoy an exciting career path within this diverse sector. You will have the opportunity to customise your course to follow a Mechatronics pathway, after you have sampled core engineering subjects.
The course consists of core common modules at level 4 and then develops with more subject specialisms later in the programme. Opportunities to explore software and practical subject areas such as computer aided design, microprocessors and controls & simulation are embedded within the modules to enable a blend of practical and theoretical experiences to enhance employability.
A current shortage of skilled Mechatronics engineers means there are excellent career opportunities for talented engineering graduates as design, production and project engineers within a variety of sectors. Many of our graduates are now employed by major companies such as EDF Energy, Westinghouse Springfields, BAE Systems, Airbus, NIC, GCE and Ford Motor Company as design, production, project or research and development engineers.
HNC/D with an overall Merit grade in Mechanical, General or Aeronautical Engineering or an appropriate Engineering discipline.
Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.
Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.
Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.
|Assessment Method||Level 4||Level 5||Level 6|
Level 4 Modules
|Managing a Professional Engineering Project||ET4MD215||20||Mandatory|
|Computer Aided Design||ET4MD217||20||Mandatory|
|Introduction to Academic Study Comp Sci Eng||ET4MD219||20||Mandatory|
Level 5 Modules
|Engineering Project Management||ET5MD210||20||Mandatory|
|Computer Aided Design||ET5MD211||20||Mandatory|
|Electrical and Electronic Systems||ET5MD216||20||Mandatory|
|Further Engineering Mathematics||ET5MD223||20||Mandatory|
|Professional Engineering Management||ET5MD225||20||Mandatory|
Level 6 Modules
|Control and Simulation||ET6MD187||20||Mandatory|
|Microprocessors and Microcontrollers||ET6MD190||20||Mandatory|
Teaching and Learning Methods
Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.
Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.
Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.
|Learning Method||Level 4||Level 5||Level 6|
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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