FD In Computer Aided Engineering
Through the delivery of theoretical knowledge and practical experience you will develop the expertise sought after by local and national employers. The course combines an in-depth study of the application of computer technology to the engineering process, with additional industry related qualifications, such as SolidWorks, and a work placement module to enhance your skills.
Year 1 Modules are:
- Operations Management
- Electronics & Instrumentation
- Introduction to Mechanics
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Drawing & Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Year 2 Modules are:
- Structured Programming using C++
- Engineering Design and Manufacturing
- Work Based Study
- Engineering Analysis.
80 UCAS points taken from:
- a minimum of 2 A Levels which must include an Engineering, Maths, Physics, Computing or Electronics related subject at Grade A*-C.
- a National Diploma/Extended Diploma in Engineering or a related subject at Grade MMP.
- an NVQ Level 3 in a relevant subject.
- an Access to Higher Education Diploma in a related subject at Pass.
All applicants will additionally require GCSEs at Grade A*-C/9-4 in Science (unless holding a National Diploma/Extended Diploma in Engineering), English & Maths .
You may also qualify for the course if you have other qualifications or relevant life or work experience.
A variety of assessment methods will be used depending on the module. Assessment typically includes coursework, written assignments, practical exams, written exams and project workbooks.
Foundation Degrees are recognised qualifications in their own right, equivalent to the first two years of an honours degree. Many of our graduates chose to top-up their Foundation Degree to a full Honours degree by applying to the final year of the following IMechE approved degrees at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan):
• BEng (Hons) in Computer Aided Engineering – UCLan Preston
• BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering – UCLan Preston
• BEng (Hons) in Advanced Digital Engineering – UCLan Burnley.
If you wish to progress to an alternative university, you are strongly advised to research the entry qualifications required for your chosen course prior to enrolling at Runshaw College. Engineering underpins the world economy and is a vibrant vocation with international career opportunities. Depending upon your chosen specialism, career opportunities available include:
• Computer Aided Design
• Communications Engineering
• Sustainable Energy
• Motorsport Engineering
• Electronics Engineering
• Robotics Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Research & Development
• Product Design
• Television Engineering
• Telecommunications Engineering
• Audio Visual Work
• Systems Design & Management
• Information Technology
• Nuclear Design
• Rapid Prototyping
• Manufacturing Technology
The Programme Specification is the formal document that is Approved by the University of Central Lancashire. It sets out the key elements of the course on which Approval is based. Click below to view the Programme Specification.
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|Foundation Degree in
Computer Aided Engineering