This degree programme has been designed by Aston University's School of Engineering and Applied Science in collaboration with National Grid. The programme lasts two years and requires part-time block attendance, with seven modules studied in each year
This degree programme has been designed by Aston University's School of Engineering and Applied Science in collaboration with National Grid. It is a two years programme and is structured from 10 credits and 20 credits modules at level 4 and level 5. At the end of completing the programme the student graduates with a 240 credits Foundation degree (Principles of Gas Transmission Engineering). At level 4 the student studies the necessary fundamental underpinning topics and level 5 includes much of the specialised topics. The programme is delivered by two weeks block release.
Duration: 2 years
Location: Aston University
Typical offer level
Admission to the programme is available to candidates from a wide diversity of backgrounds and with a wide range of prior learning experience. Applicants must demonstrate their suitability for entry on to the programme to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programmes, School of Engineering & Applied Science (or her/his nominee at Aston or at a partner institution approved for the delivery of this programme).
In addition to satisfying the general entry requirements, candidates are expected to demonstrate prior knowledge and skills equivalent to BTech NC, NVQ or similar vocational awards.
Specific subject requirements
To be accepted on the programme a student must normally be supported by the head of department in the place of work. Students not currently in employment must secure the offer of a work placement before being admitted to this programme.
£7,650 for UK/EU students. (2014).
£11,750 for Outside EU students. (2014). More on fees
The prescribed modules are:
Electrical & Electronic Principles
Mathematics for Engineers
Business Systems for Engineers
Materials & Processes
Gas Engineering Principles
Science for Engineers
Instrumentation & Control
Elements of Gas Engineering
Work Based Project
Quality & Environmental Systems & Procedures
Mathematical Methods in Engineering
You will experience a range of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, group-working, case studies, site visits and presentations. Delivery of the programme modules is by lecturing and laboratory experiments supported by a virtual learning environment that is used to host a range of electronic supporting materials. This programme is assessed by assignments, tutorial classes, class tests, examinations and presentation of work-based projects.
Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree in Gas Transmission have the opportunity to progress on to the BEng Professional Engineering programme. The new BEng Professional Engineering degree course has been developed to give the opportunity to those engineers coming from engineering disciplines other than power engineering who would like to study a more general professional engineering qualification.
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