Automotive Engineering and Technology - BEng Hons Degree - Topup

Course Code: EA1HE118
UCAS Code: H334

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
09/09/2019Bispham Campus1 YearApply
09/09/2019Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

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.

Entry Requirements

Only students who have studied the Foundation Degree in Automotive Engineering and Technology (Automotive) at Blackpool and The Fylde College and have achieved a minimum of a pass will be considered for this top-up course.

Qualification Obtained

BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering and Technology (Automotive)

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Coursework

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.

Exam

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

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 MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6
Coursework0055
Exam0035
Practical0010

Course Structure

Level 6 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
DissertationEA6MD04640Mandatory
Dynamic SimulationEA6MD04320Mandatory
Engine Design Simulation and AnalysisEA6MD04540Mandatory
Alternative Power SourcesEA6MD04420Mandatory

Teaching and Learning 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.

Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6
Scheduled00720
Independent00480
Placement000
Total001200

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

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.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Programme Handbook

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