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Engineering Bridging Studies (EBS)

DT030

Description

The aim of this programme is to enable students who already hold a relevant Technician Diploma qualification at Pass or Merit (Lower Division) levels to proceed to a Degree in one of four engineering disciplines.

Content

Three subjects from the second year of the full-time programme are studied for one academic year.

For students who intend to specialise in any one of Mechanical, Manufacturing or Building Services Engineering, these subjects are:

  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics

For students who intend to specialise in Structural Engineering these subjects are:

  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials 2

Entry Requirements

The Foundation year is for applicants who hold a cognate Technician Diploma at Merit (Lower Division) or Pass level. Following successful completion of the Foundation Programme, students will complete three years of part-time study for the Degree in Engineering or can apply for entry to an appropriate full-time programme. 

Merit (Upper Division) is the level of award when the average mark lies in the range of 60-69%. 

Merit (Lower Division) is the level of award when the average mark lies in the range of 50-59%.

Further Information

Early application is encouraged.  As the number of places is limited, candidates may be short-listed on the basis of information supplied on the application form. Late applications may be considered should vacancies remain. Candidates will be notified of the outcome or of any short listing procedures. 

Part-time enrolment will take place in early September.  Dates and times to be confirmed.

Examinations

Examinations are held at the end of each academic year in the subjects taken during that year. Repeat examinations are held in early September.