FdEng Engineering

Aston University
En Birmingham (Inglaterra)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (Inglaterra)
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Key benefits of this course To provide students with the opportunities to realise their academic potential through a range of learning experiences To provide students with appropriately structured curricula, combining teaching and learning in technology, management and design issues with practical skills training To provide an up-to-date and employer focused curriculum To equip students with the necessary skills for a range of technology based careers
To produce capable graduates who are highly valued by employers and who have the opportunity to progress onto one of the BEng Professional Engineering programmes (by distance learning).

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Requisitos: Aston’s Foundation Degrees are varied, flexible and accessible.The aim of the programme is to provide a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of Engineering, including relevant aspects of Business Management.  It will also equip students with the necessary skills for a range of technology based careers across a wide range of engineering sectors. Upon completion, further specialist study can be acquired through the bolt on B.Eng in Professional Engineering which is delivered on a distance learning basis meaning minimal time away from the workplace. ...


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West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendés en este curso?

Basic IT training
Basic IT
IT Management
Natural Gas
GCSE Mathematics
Skills and Training


Entry Requirements

  •  A relevant National Certificate or Diploma in Engineering or related subject awarded at Merit or Distinction level.
  • 2 ‘A’ levels (preferably including Mathematics or Physics), with supporting GCSEs at grade c or above, including Science, Technology or Mathematics.
  • Equivalent Scottish or overseas qualifications to those listed above.
  • If over 21, on the basis of experience or qualification deemed equivalent to those above.
  • Candidates with appropriate level 4 plus qualifications may be allowed direct year 2 entry


Subject Specific Requirements

  • Applicants should be in paid employment in which they can achieve the work based learning elements of the programme


Fees (per annum)

£7,850 (Home/EU) £13,000 (Outside EU) for 2016/17

Year 1

Core Modules:

  • Business Systems for Engineers (EE1F07)- Managing work activities, costing systems and techniques; financial planning & control; project management.

  • Electromechanical Systems (EE1F04) - Rotating magnetic fields; 3 phase induction motors; applications of power electronic drive systems; statics and dynamics; Beans shafts and Cylinders

  • Principles of Electrical Engineering (EE1F05)- Circuits; complex numbers; circuit theorems; per-unit analysis; three phase connections. 
  • Engineering Mathematics (EE1F06)- Algebraic methods; Trigonometry; Calculus

Specialist Modules:
Electrical & Mechanical
  • Energy Conversion & Energy Transfer (EE1F03) - Magnetic materials & characteristics; self & mutual inductance; ideal transformer; energy and co-energy; thermal systems.
Gas Transmission
  • Gas Engineering Principles (ME1F20)– Natural gas characteristics; gas transmission; basic concepts of natural gas processing; acid gas treating.
Water Distribution & Treatment
  • Hydraulics & Pumping Systems (EE1F30) – Principles of channel flows, weir and flumes; Hydraulic profiling; Flow distribution, divisions and combination; Flow through hydraulic structures and unit process; Time varying flows through treatment works; Pump system calculation; Principles and sizing of pumps; Sludge pumping systems; Pumping station design; Pump maintenance.

At the end of Year 1, students may be awarded a Certificate in Higher Education or proceed to Year 2.

Year 2

Core Modules:

  • Data Acquisition & Control (EE2F10) – Fundamental principles or instrumentation; transducers; telemetry; control; hardware; intrinsically safe systems.
  • Work Based Project (EE2F07) - Self management and organisation; developing appropriate concepts and solutions; Project planning management; Design/Engineering implementation; Client liaison; Design/Engineering production; Recognition of needs and identifying problems; Professional practice; Research and the collection of information; Marketing; Selection and analysis.
  • Mathematical Methods (EE2F06)- Laplace method of solution and applications relevant to electrical engineering; fourier analysis and applications relevant to electrical engineering; numerical techniques; statistical analyses of experimental data; computer modelling & simulation of simple electrical systems using spreadsheets and micro-cap.
  • Computer Aided Design (2D & 3D) (EE2F11) – Introduction to CAD, Design intent, Robust modelling; Material properties and selection for purpose; Research methods; Introduction to CAE, virtual prototyping and testing; Static and dynamic analysis.

Specialist Modules:

  • Thermodynamics Heat Transfer & Fluid Mechanics (EE2FG1)– Fluid mechanics; heat transfer; thermodynamics; project.
  • Materials Technology (EE2F04)– Basic properties of engineering materials; mechanical properties of materials, methods of fatigue testing; stress concentration factors.


  • Electrical Machines (EE2FG1)– Materials and machine construction; Stator and field circuits; Machine parameters; Characteristics of synchronous machines; generator model; power system stability.
  • Substations, Transformers and Circuit-Breakers (EE2F04)– Substation function; equipment and elements of a substation; earthing; auxiliary plant; vector grouping; cooling; banking/parallel operation; top changers; transformer maintenance, testing and commissioning; circuit breakers & switchgear.

Gas Transmission

  • Elements of Gas Engineering (ME2F33)– Natural gas compression; control elements and automation of gas transmission; pipelines design operation; business and environmental.
  • Materials Technology (ME2F21)– Basic properties of engineering materials; mechanical properties of materials, methods of fatigue testing; stress concentration factors.

Water Distribution & Treatment

  • Chemical Processes for the Water Industry  (EE2F31) – Fundamental chemical processes; associated with the water industry; biological techniques associated with the water industry; fundamental drinking water processing; fundamental foul water processing.
  • Water and Waste-water Treatment Principles (EE2F32)– Classification of water impurities; remediation strategies; water processing plant design; control strategies associated with treatment plants.

At the end of year 2, students will be awarded a Foundation Degree in Engineering and may choose to proceed to Year 3 BEng (Hons) Professional Engineering.