PETROC

FdSc Mechanical Design and Manufacture

One of the largest colleges in Devon. A key part of the economic, cultural and social development of the county’s rural communities. Rated ‘good’ with 'outstanding features' by Ofsted. We have strong links with local employers, so you gain invaluable, hands-on experience. And, when you’re ready to move on, you have a degree from Plymouth University – one of the top three modern universities in the UK, as ranked by the Sunday Times University Guide.   

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • PETR1004 Organisational Behaviour

      This module considers how organisational behaviour and attitude influences the behaviour of individuals and groups at work. The module will use a range of theories and managerial approaches to analyse and explain human behaviour at work.

    • PETR1031 Developing Graduate Skills

      This module is designed to enable students to demonstrate that they have all the qualities and transferable skills necessary for appropriate academic work and employment requiring the exercise of responsibility and decision making, including the ability to relate their professional practice to underlying theory and principles.

    • PETR1032 Analytical Methods

      This module focuses upon the mathematical strategies and processes involved in solving a wide range of engineering problems. Develops analytical and algebraic skills transferable key to engineering projects. Give students the analytical tools to solve problems in their own field and also be exposed them to the application of complex number, matric methods, calculus and statistics across engineering

    • PETR1033 Advanced CAD Techniques

      This module develops both 2D and 3D modelling skills and the use of computer simulation in support of engineering tasks. The principal activity will be developing a portfolio of engineering drawings and designs by working through graded tasks. Students' produce working drawing and designs, where some are used to produce animations and analysis.

    • PETR1036 Engineering Science

      This module provides an introduction to solid mechanics and energy systems so that students will have a firm base from which to work when they under take further studies.

    • PETR1037 Engineering Materials

      This module provides an introduction to solid mechanics and energy systems so that students will have a firm base from which to work when they under take further studies.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • PETR2029 Level 5 Project

      This module is an individual investigation of a specific problem in any of the engineering disciplines encountered in the programme. It represents a significant amount of work in which the student is proactive in managing their own learning and other resources needed to find a solution to the task which will normally relate to the student's place of work.

    • PETR2030 Instrumentation and Control

      This module introduces electrical and mechanical engineering students to basis instrumentation in terms of measuring system approach. Develops knowledge understanding sensor technologies in the application and determining the calibration requirements. Solve problems using modern control systems approach. Appreciate the major developments in digital technologies that impact on instrumentation and control.

    • PETR2037 Mechanical Principles

      This module introduces the student to an extended range of mechanical principles which underpin the analysis and design of engineering systems.

    • PETR2038 Manufacturing Processes

      The module investigates the use of conventional and non-conventional forming and machining techniques used in component manufacture in modern engineering industry.

    • PETR2039 Manufacturing Systems

      This module introduces students to the concepts of modern industrial management and control philosophies.

    • PETR2040 Design Processes

      This module consists of a lecture course including design methodology, information gathering and interpretation, and the design of a range of machine elements. Students work individually or in small groups on design assignments.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.



Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

*Your progression route application must be submitted by 28th November 2016.

Our partnership with PETROC

Plymouth University has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Petroc

With main campuses in Barnstaple, Tiverton and Brannams, if you decide to study at the combined college, you’ll be able to take advantage of increased resources and the plethora of learning opportunities associated with them.

Find out more about studying at Petroc