Course Code: EA1HE122 UCAS Code: M4T7 Automotive and Motorsport Engineering Technology - Foundation Degree Duration2 Years Day/s of weekTuesday and Wednesday Time09:00 - 16:30 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 09 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 2 Years Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis two-year foundation degree could provide all the skills you need to gear up for a rewarding career within the automotive and motorsport sectors. Co-created with employers and taught by industry specialists, the course equips you to compete for senior positions in automotive engineering, vehicle design, service and repair, manufacture, motorsport, research and development, and quality assurance. With the North West being the UK’s second biggest region for automotive manufacture, there is certainly plenty of opportunity for you to make your mark. Tomorrow's talent. Trained today. Meet the tutor - Tim Lewis Qualifications: PGCE, BSc (Hons) Product Design Engineering, Verifier and Assessor, Level 3 Vehicle Body and Paint Operations Industry Background: Vehicle Refinisher at HB Panelcraft and TVR Engineering Areas of Expertise: Vehicle Body and Paint Operations, Automotive Composites and Manufacturing Enjoys teaching at B&FC because: The students are fantastic and it is a pleasure to see hardworking individuals achieve brilliant qualifications that enable them to achieve success Entry RequirementsA minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff Points (excluding Functional Skills) from an appropriate discipline: Motor Vehicle Level 3 Extended Diploma Motorsport Level 3 Extended Diploma Vehicle Body/Paint Level 3 Extended Diploma Other engineering-related Level 3 Extended Diploma A-level qualifications (including engineering or science-based disciplines). UCAS Tariff Points Calculator If you haven’t got the qualifications required for this foundation degree, please apply for the Foundation Degree in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering Technology with Foundation Year, which includes a one-year bridging programme. Taught over two-years, this Foundation Degree provides students looking to progress their careers in the automotive and motorsport industries with all the expertise and knowledge necessary to transition successfully into highly skilled and well-paid employment both locally and nationally. What's more, B&FC benefits from coveted STEM-assured status, a superbly equipped £10.5 million Advanced Technology Centre and strong employer relationships that support work-based learning. The support we offer is second to none and if you’re returning to education after some time you needn’t worry – our dedicated higher education learning mentors will support you with every aspect of your learning journey. Successful students have the option of ‘topping up’ this qualification to a full BEng (Honours) Degree with either a one-year full-time, or two-year part-time, programme of additional study. Both qualifications are delivered here in Blackpool and awarded by Lancaster University. Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343. Qualification ObtainedFdEng Automotive and Motorsport Engineering Technology Industry Placement and Field TripsThe Work Based and Placement Learning module at Level 5 will provide you with the opportunity to undertake a minimum of 96 hours’ work placement in an appropriate area. During this placement you will be able to apply what you’ve learned in real-world scenarios and gain invaluable experience before embarking on your professional career. Learning and Teaching Methods Scheduled Learning 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. Independent Study 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. Placement 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. Expert Tutors 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. What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Major Project EA5MD051 40 No Advanced Engineering Principles EA5MD052 20 No Hybrid Powertrain Design EA5MD053 20 No Vehicle Dynamics and Data Logging EA5MD054 20 No Work Based Learning EA5MD057 20 No Engineering Principles EA4MD045 20 No Modules at level 5 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Computer Aided Engineering and Design EA4MD049 20 No Vehicle Aerodynamics and Computational EA4MD050 20 No Combustion Engine Development EA4MD051 20 No Engineering Practical Applications EA4MD052 20 No Introduction to Academic Study EA4MD053 20 No How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 84% 66% 0% Exam 10% 10% 0% Practical 6% 24% 0% Other Costs and Equipment NeededWe provide all specialist software requirements, most of which will be available to use on your own devices. You will need to provide your own protective overalls and safety boots for carrying out practical activities in workshops and laboratories. You will also need a scientific calculator and technical drawing apparatus. The additional costs will be under £100 for each academic year. Tuition Fees Please visit our finance page for more information on tuition fees and available financial support. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: The University of Lancaster Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 340 349 0 Independent 860 821 0 Placement 0 30 0 Total 1200 1200 0 Programme specification Programme Spec AMT-2020.pdf Adobe PDF, 276.92 KB Career Options and Progression With the emergence of new technologies and the focus on delivering more sustainable transport options in the future, there has never been a more exciting time to work in the automotive industry since the inception of the motor car itself. We envisage that graduates from this programme will become the next generation of automotive engineers, designers and researchers developing and transforming these new technologies to make the sustainable and potential self-driven vehicles of the future. More specifically, graduates can look forward to lead roles in: Design, research and development Manufacturing Automotive systems and competence testing Our alumni are working with prestigious employers including Jaguar Land Rover and Ford Motor Company as well as with luxury marques like Bentley and Lotus. Graduates have also secured employment with highly regarded specialists in the automotive and motorsport sectors such as M-Sport and JE Powertrain. Students committed to further study can progress to B&FC's BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering and Technology course - where an honours degree can give them a further competitive advantage – and beyond, to postgraduate study including Lancaster University’s MSc Mechanical Engineering.