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This BEng (Hons) Engineering Degree programme has been designed with industry objectives at its core. The aim of this programme is to produce graduates who can apply their understanding, knowledge, experience, skills and know-how to create social and economic value within the context of the Northern Ireland and UK economy.
It aims to produce graduates who understand the underlying engineering principles and can conceive, design and implement a solution to a problem, creating something new which adds value to an organisation and society, within the boundaries of organisational strategy.
This course is offered through the Higher Level Apprenticeship pathway. Higher Level Apprenticeship
The objective is to develop graduates who:
There are no optional modules on this course.
The Honours Degree Top Up will be available to any candidate who satisfies the criteria below:
To be eligible to commence study on the HLA pathway, applicants must have secured full-time paid employment in an engineering-related position.
Assessment is varied and broadly aligned to the skills which are prevalent in the engineering industry. This will include, but is not limited to, a range of activities such as reports, presentations, group work, project based learning activities, lab work, practicals and exams.
On Successful completion of this Honours Degree, you will be in a position to go straight into a job commensurate with a degree level education.
You will also be in a position to progress onto a Masters degree programme with another institution.
South West College is approved by The Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards.
The Open University regulations can be found Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of the Open University here.
You can also download the full programme specification here.
*The fees quoted are payable for each year.
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Total Annual Fee FREE
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