Ayrshire College has joined Strathclyde University’s Engineering Academy as a partner college. The Engineering Academy is a pioneering programme that offers you an alternative route into university and employment as a Strathclyde student. The first year is an enhanced HNC programme with direct transfer into second year of one our engineering degrees.
The Academy is a collaboration between the University of Strathclyde, partner colleges and the engineering industry.
As part of the University’s outreach objective, the Academy was established to increase widening access participation by delivering various pathways to a range of engineering degrees in our leading Faculty of Engineering.
Your first year is taken as an enhanced HNC programme at Ayrshire College together with practical skills units. The curriculum has been designed in consultation with the participating departments at the University.
Three separate HNC programmes have been developed to allow you to progress to a variety of degree programmes.
Students who achieve the required performance are guaranteed transfer to the second year of one undergraduate degree programmes:
We typically look for 4 Highers at Grade B and these must include Maths and Physics or, for entry to Chemical Engineering, Maths, Chemistry and Physics, or for entry to Biomedical Engineering, Maths, Physics and Biology or Human Biology.
The Engineering Academy offers you the chance to engage with sponsoring companies who will mentor you throughout your studies and support your professional development, whilst providing paid summer placements. This will allow you to put the theory you learn into practice and get hands-on industrial experience.
The placements take place during the summer break between years 2 & 3 and 3 & 4. The continuous contact with your sponsor company ensures you have an enhanced CV, giving you an extra edge in today’s competitive job market.
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