This programme prepares you for a career in a variety of engineering disciplines and develops the concepts, knowledge, skills and techniques required for today’s competitive and dynamic engineering industry.
The programme consists of core modules and a series of optional modules, allowing you to focus your learning in areas of interest. Modules of study in the fields of mechanical, electrical, design, production, marine and control engineering, are included to allow for a wide range of possible career goals. The modules have been written with the aid of industry to ensure that the content meets industry needs; they include current best practice and insight into the changing face of engineering technology.
You will have a series of structured lectures, project-based practical activities and industrial visits to help inform and develop your learning. These activities will increase your ability to solve engineering problems, develop your project management skills and help you gain an understanding of the role of engineering in the modern technological world.
Assessment is a combination of coursework and formal examinations. Coursework can consist of analytical problems, formal reports, written reflections on industry practice or write-ups of practical activity. All modules will consider the modern world of engineering and will contextualise material to reflect on engineering practice. It is suggested that you undertake around 150 hours of work experience in an engineering field to support your learning. We will help you to find an appropriate placement if you are unable to find your own.
Possible careers available with this qualification:
– Electrical Engineer
– Marine Engineer
– Mechanical Engineer
– Manufacturing Engineer
– Design Engineer
– Automotive Engineer
– Aerospace Engineer
*Please note – the college will contribute up to £150 towards material costs for the course project and the student will be responsible for any additional costs.
- UCAS Code: H100
- Institution codes: CORN C78
- Awarded by: Cornwall College & Plymouth University
- Course Fee (per annum): £7500
48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required. Access to HE Diplomas - 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.
Course DocumentsFdSc Engineering Handbook
Indicative Modules Year 1
- Analytical Methods for Engineers 1
- Engineering Science 1
- Engineering Applications in a Business Context
- Instrumentation, Control & Automation
- Manufacture & Materials 1- Personal & Employability Skills Development
Indicative Modules Year 2
- Project Management
- Analytical Methods for Engineers 2
- Optional Theme – Mechanical, Manufacturing & Design Engineering
- Optional Theme – Electrical, Electronic & Control Engineering
- Optional Theme – Naval Architecture, Marine Technology & Maritime Operations
*Modules are subject to change and availability
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.
Careers advice available
If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk
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