Course code: FHAG306P
Subject area: Engineering
Study level: Undergraduate
Course level: H
9:00am - 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
24th Sep 2020 - 25th Jun 2022
The aim of the Foundation Degree is to provide a rational, structured and coherent programme of study that offers an alternative pathway to well-motivated and skilled engineers within the region in which Abingdon & Witney College is situated. The programme is relevant to the needs of employers, facilitates CPD of the student and benefits the regional economy as well as potentially offering an opportunity for growth in Higher Education.
This programme intends to:
• Provide students, from a wide range of educational backgrounds, with an opportunity for further study including an alternative route for learners who have completed a Level 3 course and wish to gain work experience and study part-time• Equip learners with the broad knowledge and ability to apply current technology to existing products and designs as well as developing new ones• Enable learners to have a sound understanding of Engineering Principles and the skills necessary to communicate them to others and develop them into finished products that meet customer expectations and agreed specifications• Develop the learner’s ability to reflect on their own work evaluating what worked, what can be improved and how the overall process can be changed for the better• Enable learners that are employed to make an immediate professional contribution in their work environment through skills learnt and in particular via a work-related project• Develop the learners’ skills, personal qualities and attitudes essential for reflective learning and practice leading to successful performance in working life through the integrated, but explicit, curriculum and assessment.
Students who are following the full-time programme will be expected to attend college for the equivalent of 2 days per week over two academic years, with students who are following the part-time programme expected to attend college for the equivalent of 1 day per week over three academic years.
The programme consists of lectures, seminars, project work, and directed activities to promote independent learning along with workshops, and tutorials. Work-based learning is also an important part of the programme and will be linked in with core modules. The course runs over two semesters per year, from September to June.
Although the course is one or two days per week, there is a substantial amount of self-study required in order to be successful on this programme. Each single undergraduate module is 150 hours of effort. Modules presently consist of 45 hours contact time and are delivered using a mixture of lectures, tutorial/seminar sessions and laboratories. A student can expect to undertake an additional 105 hours of independent work per single module (210 for the double-module project).
This course is validated by Oxford Brookes University. Applications are made via UCAS - code H305.
16 - 18 Fee
19+ Reduced Fee