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Engineering and Technology with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


A level

D,E,E-E,E,E

We also accept other combinations equivalent to 48-56 Tariff points to include 1 A level.

48-56 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.

Cambridge Pre-U score of 32.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English, Mathematics and Combined Science/Physics at grade C, or equivalent/GCSE English, Mathematics and Combined Science/Physics at grade 4, or equivalent.

48-56 UCAS Tariff points to include 1 Higher Level subject

48-56 tariff points to include a Higher Level subject.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MM-MP

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP-PPP

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

MM-MP

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MPP-PPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP-PP

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP-PPP

48-56 Tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

48-56

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

General or integrated engineering

**Overview**

If you’ve got ambitions for a career in engineering, but don’t meet the entry requirements for one of our Bachelor's degree programmes, then this BEng (Hons) Engineering and Technology degree course with foundation year is ideal.

In your first year, you’ll develop your skills in maths, science and technology. You can then take your skills and knowledge onto one of our engineering and technology degree courses.

With a degree in engineering, you can start a career as a professional engineer in areas such as civil engineering, manufacturing engineering, electronic and energy engineering, and aerospace.

**What you'll experience**

On this course you’ll:

- Get a grounding in the maths, science and technology skills that are vital for studying engineering at degree level

- Choose the degree route to follow after your foundation year – subjects we offer include civil, mechanical and electronic engineering

- Apply your engineering skills in practical settings, working with our local charity and business partners on projects

- Spend time in our tech labs, such as the Analogue Electronics Laboratory

- Get student membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), paid for by the University.

**Careers and opportunities**

When you finish your degree course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

What jobs can you do with an Engineering and Technology with Foundation Year degree?

Previous engineering graduates have gone on to enjoy successful careers in roles such as manufacturing engineer, product design engineer, aerospace engineer and project manager.

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

"I enjoyed my course, particularly the project based learning, which allowed practical work to be carried out alongside the theory." Sophie Washington , Engineering and Technology Student

Modules

Modules currently being studied:
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Materials and Design
- Engineering Mathematics
- Engineering Principles
- Introduction to the use of Computers

The modules you study in years 2, 3 and 4 will depend on which degree you choose at the end of year 1.

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through:

written examinations
coursework
practical tests
project work
presentations

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

Year 1 students: 60% by written exams, 23% by practical exams and 17% by coursework
Year 2 students: 54% by written exams, 6% by practical exams and 40% by coursework
Year 3 students: 42% by written exams, 2% by practical exams and 56% by coursework
Year 4 students: 45% by written exams, 5% by practical exams and 50% by coursework

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Technology

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

General or integrated engineering

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
E
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
86%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Engineering professionals
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Information technology technicians

As a mixed subject within engineering where students get a chance to learn from a range of disciplines, this course isn't taken by as many people as some of the more specialist disciplines. Demand for engineering skills is high, though, and so unemployment rates are low and the average starting salary was a very healthy £26,400 for 2015 graduates. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering — especially in design and development - as well as engineering project management. IT and management consultancy were some of the more common jobs outside engineering. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to a MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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