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About

This foundation year course sets you up for success if you don’t yet meet the entry requirements for one of our Bachelor's degrees in computing, engineering, surveying, maths or physics.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

There’s more than one route to a degree, and missing out on the right grades first time round or beginning your studies as a mature student shouldn’t stop you realising your potential. On this BEng (Hons) Engineering and Technology degree with foundation year, you’ll develop the maths, science and technology skills vital for studying at degree level.

You’ll then move onto the first year of one of our Bachelor’s degrees.

Course highlights

  • Develop the knowledge to go onto your Bachelor's degree course with confidence
  • Study alongside other students working towards achieving a full degree, just like you
  • Experience hands-on practical work in our technology laboratories such as the Microcontroller and Digital lab, Energy Lab and the Future Technology Centre Computing Lab
  • Benefit from remote access to our simulation software, including Google App Scripting and LTSpice – supporting your studies even when you're off campus
  • Discover how to learn engineering concepts using everyday materials at home
  • Get student membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), paid for by the University

After your foundation year

Once you’ve successfully completed your foundation year, the topics and modules you go on to study will depend on the degree course you choose to take.

Bachelor's degrees you could progress onto:

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A foundation year course allows you to:

  • Explore your options before choosing your Bachelor's degree course
  • Experience university life and get a taste for the way you'll be taught
  • Develop the study skills and knowledge you'll need to succeed in your chosen Bachelor's degree

Careers and opportunities

Studying engineering, technology, maths or physics gives you in-depth knowledge of the parts that make the modern world work.

This foundation year, and the Bachelor's degree you move onto, will give you the skills employers need to implement innovative technologies and designs that could influence our healthcare system, aviation, transport, communication and so much more.

Depending on the degree you move onto after your foundation year, it's likely there will be a high demand for your profession in the industry sector you graduate into. And you'll get ongoing careers support from our Careers and Employability Service for up to 5 years after you graduate from your full Bachelor's degree.

Teaching​

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratory work
  • project work
  • Computed aided design and simulation activity
  • open access study

There's an emphasis on building practical skills, working with the latest technology and learning practices.

How you're assessed​

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written examinations
  • coursework
  • practical tests
  • project work
  • presentations

The way you’re assessed will depend on the modules you select throughout your course. Here's an example from a previous year of how students on this course were typically assessed:

  • 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

Programme Structure

Foundation year

  • Computing for Engineers – 20 credits
  • Electrical Engineering – 20 credits
  • Engineering Materials and Design – 20 credits
  • Engineering Mathematics – 20 credits
  • Engineering Principles – 20 credits
  • Sustainability and Energy Studies – 20 credits

Years 2, 3 and 4

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

48-56 points to include 1 A level, or equivalent. Other qualifications such as Vocational A levels (AVCE), BTECs and Access courses will also be considered.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 5.5 with no component score below 5.5.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance/tuition-fees-living-costs-and-other-study-costs

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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