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Full Time Metallurgy and Materials Foundation Degree

Bradford College

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Modules Covered The Core modules in Level 1 are Mathematics, Structure and Properties of Metals and Materials, Materials Science, Microstructure of Metals, Personal & Professional Development 1A and 1B, Work-Based Learning 1A and 1B. The Core modules in Level 2 are: Failure and Mechanics of Metals and Materials, Chemical Metallurgy, Personal & Professional Development 2A and 2B, Work-Based Learning 2A and 2B. Electives we offer are: Ferrous Metallurgy, Non-Ferrous Metallurgy, Surface Engineering, Non-Metallic Materials, High Temperature Materials, Shaping of Materials, Foundry Process, Joining of Materials, Further Mathematics, Corrosion and Oxidation, Production and Operations Management. Teaching Methods Modules are delivered through two main channels: taught class and distance learning. Taught Class comprises an exciting variety of learning experiences including: lectures, group and tutor-led classes, demonstrations and practical workshops, on-line learning materials delivered in Moodle and the use of educational networking blogs, e-portfolios, etc. Distance learning involves all aspects of the programme and is supported by use of the college VLE - Moodle, Industrial Mentors and college tutor visits. Work Placement/Fieldwork Where appropriate, and by negotiation, work placements will be offered to you. Course Overview Metallurgy and Materials is fundamental to the economic and social prosperity of the UK. It is responsible for the creation of all the material objects people need for modern life, from concept to customer to decommissioning. Qualified Metallurgists have an important position in the City, where metals and materials values and sources are set against the world markets. This Foundation degree is structured around academic subjects and work-based learning. Your studies will allow you to develop an appreciation of metallurgical principles and their use, and to identify technical competencies using a wide range of personal and professional skills. The course is ideal if you would like to, or are currently working in, the following areas of the metals industry: Metals processing: Metal finishing and fabrication including welding and casting, Metals testing and evaluation, Forensic metallurgy, Technical sales and support, Materials selection and specification, Equipment manufacture. We also welcome applications from unemployed people. Course Structure Normally, you will take the programme over six semesters. It is made up of a combination of Core and Elective modules. Where appropriate, overseas students should have an IELTS of 4.5 or above on their English and Mathematics. Learning Methods We will support your development on the programme with our teaching and learning strategies. Work-based activities are an important part of the programme. The latter require you to demonstrate your acquired knowledge and skills using the work place as part of the learning environment. Assessment Your progress will be assessed using a variety of formal examinations, work based projects, assignments, case studies, essays, oral presentations and viva. Entry Requirements A wide range of qualifications will be considered by the Admissions Team, which normally include an appropriate level 3 qualification (eg Advanced Apprenticeship or Advanced vocational qualification). In addition, you should have GCSE passes or equivalent in English and Mathematics. If you are a mature applicant without any of the above formal qualifications you will be invited for an interview with a member of academic staff, to see if your experience and qualifications will be suitable. This is incorporated into a process of Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (APEL), which in some cases will exempt you from elements of the course or lead to short bridging programmes that can prepare you for entry to the course. Holders of a Higher National Certificate/Diploma will be considered for direct entry to Level 2 of the course. Please contact our Admissions Te

Modules Covered The Core modules in Level 1 are Mathematics, Structure and Properties of Metals and Materials, Materials Science, Microstructure of Metals, Personal & Professional Development 1A and 1B, Work-Based Learning 1A and 1B. The Core modules in Level 2 are: Failure and Mechanics of Metals and Materials, Chemical Metallurgy, Personal & Professional Development 2A and 2B, Work-Based...

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