Automotive Engineering and Technology with Foundation Year - Foundation Degree
Course Code: EA1HE116
UCAS Code: HH31
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This innovative and highly vocational degree programme has been designed collaboratively with local, national and international employers to provide the knowledge, skills and qualification requirements for higher Engineering Design and R&D roles within the Automotive industry. The specialist nature of this programme provides graduates with niche skills that allow them to contend for positions with the Automotive industry’s highest profile employers within Automotive Research, Development, Manufacture and Quality Assurance. Our alumni have forged successful careers with companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Ford Motor Company, Bentley, Lotus, M-Sport and Westfield Sportscars. Others have opted for postgraduate study, such as Lancaster University’s MSc Mechanical Engineering.
A minimum of 36 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline: Level 3 Diploma in Motor Vehicle, Motorsport, Vehicle Body, Paint or A/AS-level qualifications. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
The overall strategy for teaching aims to allow you to become progressively more independent automotive / motorsport engineers with a broad based knowledge in the automotive area and with skills to perform within employment.
In your first year, in addition to your taught theory elements, you will engage in group, pair and individual problem-solving practical activities in the workshops. To develop your practical skills, we take advantage of every opportunity to use our industry-standard strip and rebuild facilities, where you will develop component identification and complex fault diagnostics.
In your second year you will attend interactive lectures and apply engineering principles to solve problems. Extensive use will be made of specialist software that will introduce you to the world of simulation. You will engage in a major project and attend a work placement. These two elements of the course are delivered using one-to-one and small-group tutorials. The key here is 'individualised learning'. You will negotiate your projects and your work placement with your tutor, who will provide the relevant support.
Work 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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