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Mechanical Engineering (FdEng, Abingdon and Witney College)

Fd(Eng)

Key facts


UCAS code

H305

Start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Course length

Full time: 2 years

Part time: 3 years

Department

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Overview


This foundation degree (FdEng) in Mechanical Engineering has been developed by Abingdon and Witney College and Oxford Brookes University, to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for a technical or management career in the mechanical engineering industry.

It is aimed at those currently working, or wishing to work, in a mechanical engineering job.

To find out more about what it is like to study at an Oxford Brookes partner college, visit our partnership course pages.

Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,350

Home/EU part time off-campus
£5,010

International full time off-campus
£9,000

Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,570 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Home/EU part time off-campus
£5,045 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time off-campus
£9,270

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2019/20
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,350

Home/EU part time off-campus
£5,010

International full time off-campus
£9,000

2020/21
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,570 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Home/EU part time off-campus
£5,045 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time off-campus
£9,270

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

How to apply


Typically entrants will possess 

  • a minimum of one pass at A-level or 6-unit Vocational A-level (in Maths, Physics or a closely related subject), plus a minimum of three passes at GCSE (grades A-C) including Mathematics at grade B or equivalent and English language.

OR

  • a National Certificate or Diploma or other full equivalent Level 3 qualification, in a discipline related to Engineering, including merits in the applied units, plus a minimum of three passes at GCSE (grades A-C) including Mathematics at grade B or equivalent and English language.

Students with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting that have a line manager's letter of support and recommendation are encouraged to apply.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Entrants to the programme will be expected to have the support of their employer and will need to demonstrate the employer will provide the opportunity for work-based learning, e.g. a letter of employer support with the application form.  For full-time students, arrangements will be made to identify appropriate work placement in advance of admission. It follows that in order to undertake the assessment on the programme, a student must have access to an appropriate work environment (voluntary or paid; full-time, part-time or work placement). If during the course of the programme a student loses their work or access to the work-place then alternative arrangements, if feasible, will be made as soon as possible.  Whilst the college will facilitate as far as possible, fundamentally, it remains the learner’s responsibility to secure such access in order to complete the assessment on the programme.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Selection process

Applicants are normally interviewed and may be required to undertake numeracy and literacy tests as part of the assessment by the College, especially where experiential learning is used to support admission, to ensure that they possess the appropriate attributes to succeed on the programme and to check on the suitability of the work environment to which applicants have access.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International applications

International students will normally have to study full-time unless they have full-time employment within the UK.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Application process

Full time Home / EU applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home / EU applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time applicants can also apply through UCAS

Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.