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Qualification name Foundation Degree in Engineering (Mechanical Design)
Qualification level 5
Awarding organisation Bournemouth University
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 7th July 2021
Cost £4,000.00
Attendance pattern Day/Block Release

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The course will give you a superb grounding in the essential principles and techniques needed to meet the increasingly challenging and exciting nature of the Engineering industry. It has been designed to be relevant to the needs of employment in the fields of Design and within Mechanical Engineering.As a student on this course you will have the benefits of using the College's excellent facilities including 3D printing, an industrial robot, CAD/CAM suites and material testing laboratory. Current students are registered as student members of the Institute of Engineering Designers (IED). Completion of the course enables partial Incorporated Engineer registration.During the first year you will use CAD software to produce both 2D production drawing and 3D models, undertake design simulations and run stress analysis. You will be introduced to the capabilities of 3D printing to produce physical models and use a CAM package to develop and simulate a milled product. There will be an introduction to business processes and theory within engineering companies and different project management techniques. This is tied together with the underpinning of mathematical theory, engineering science and materials science, including metal and polymer experiments.During the second year you will be introduced to different design principles and how to undertake a design project. The importance of considering manufacturing methods is emphasised, as is engineering calculations and the behaviour of materials when developing your design. You will undertake a group design project and an individual, company relevant, project that will also demonstrate your ability to project manage. The business processes and theories from the first year will be applied through the production of a business plan. Your understanding of mathematical theory and engineering science will continue to be developed throughout the second year. If successful, you graduate at this point with an HNC and if you achieve the nece

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HNC *Four GCSEs at at least grade 4/C, to include English and mathematics or an equivalent qualification, plus*One A Level at grade C in a relevant subject or equivalent AVCE or National Diploma / Certificate (or equivalent UK or overseas qualifications), or*A BTEC National Certificate or National Diploma in Manufacturing or Engineering (Mechanical Design). Students should normally have a Merit in Mathematics and/or Mechanical Principles,*An Access to Higher Education Diploma *Applicants should

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HNC Years 1 & 2 - Level 4 (Part time over 2 academic years or full time over 1 academic year)*Analytical Methods for Design*Business & Project Management*Computer Aided Engineering*Design Principles *Mechanical Design Principles*ProjectFdEng Year 3 - Level 5 (1 calendar year)*Design Applications*Major Project*Mechanical Design Applications*The Engineering Professional*Work Based Unit

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Assessment is by a variety of methods depending on the nature of the unit, these include but are not inclusive:*Assessments*Projects*Presentations*Tests*Practical work*Groups work*Laboratory work*Literature review*Research

Progression to the BEng/MEng (Hons) Engineering is an option for appropriate students.

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