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Programmes administered by the Learning Partnerships Office 2012/13

UEME-HFF44: FdSc Engineering Systems


Mode of attendance: Full-time (Franchised) at Swindon College

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Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-FD assessment regulations:
  • This programme has the following designated alternative programme (DAP): Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE)
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.

Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 1

Compulsory Units
LP10440 Personal development planning (work-based learning) 6 Credits
LP10505 Engineering maths 12 Credits
LP10506 Engineering science 12 Credits

Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 1

Compulsory Units
LP10430 Introduction to HE study skills 6 Credits
LP10507 CAD/CAM 6 Credits
LP10508 Manufacturing materials and processes 6 Credits

Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 1

Compulsory Units
LP10435 Application of HE study to the workplace 6 Credits
LP10509 Quality improvement techniques 6 Credits

Year 2

Click here for further information NFAAR assessment regulations:
  • This year of this programme of study does not currently fall within the NFAAR

NB. LP20443 is a programme-long unit which will be assessed in the final year.

Academic Year

Compulsory Units
LP20247 Hydraulics and pneumatics 10 Credits
LP20443 Work-based learning 10 Credits

Semester 1

Compulsory Units
LP20248 21st century manufacturing 5 Credits
LP20249 Automation, control and PLCs 5 Credits
LP20251 Mechanical principles 5 Credits
LP20252 Health & safety, risk assessment 5 Credits
LP20480 Developing professional skills 5 Credits

Semester 2

Compulsory Units
LP20250 Engineering business management 5 Credits
LP20253 Impact of engineering on the environment 5 Credits
LP20254 Robotics 5 Credits
LP20482 Introduction to research methods 5 Credits

* This programme catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that later years of a programme will be in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.