Renewable Energy Engineering with Science and Engineering Foundation Year at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Renewable Energy Engineering with Science and Engineering Foundation Year

Course summary

Not got the UCAS points required to start an undergraduate engineering degree? Returning to education or changing your career? This one-year course is the ideal way to prepare for degree study, with successful completion granting direct access to undergraduate engineering, manufacture, yacht design or electronics courses. By the time you start your course you will have acquired an essential portfolio of academic and subject specific skills, giving you the very best chance of achieving a high-level degree. Modules of study include a group technology project; an exploration of information and analysis; a theoretical and applied look at concepts and processes within technology; and a project relating directly to your chosen degree path. The degree related project is undertaken with the support of academics who will be teaching on the degree programme you have chosen. This ensures that the skills and knowledge which you develop during the foundation year will be directly applicable to your degree studies. Throughout your time at foundation level you will benefit from a supportive and student focused approach to learning. The course team have significant experience of working with students from a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds. Foundation courses are taught in relatively small groups with a focus on individual development and 'learning by doing'. This teaching style develops through the year, gently putting the emphasis on the learner in preparation for further study at degree level. Collaborative working is another key element of the course. From the start of the year you’ll work on both individual and group work, helping you to meet fellow students and develop group working skills. These are essential in the science and engineering industries, where cross-discipline working and teamwork are vital parts of delivering successful projects. A programme of study specifically designed to help students with unconventional qualifications to access degree programmes. What does this course lead to? This Foundation Year offers the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge you need to begin on one of our degree programmes. These can lead to challenging careers in the STEM industries, where graduate salaries and employment prospects are good and the work undertaken is critical to the economy. Who is this course for? This course is intended for students without the UCAS points for direct entry. This could be mature students returning to education, younger students without the required qualifications, or students looking to change career path after completing further education qualifications.

Modules

FOUNDATION MODULES Group Technology Project Information and Analysis Technology Concepts and Processes (Theory) Technology Concepts and Processes (Applied) Personal Development Planning Degree-Related Project On successful completion of the foundation year, you will automatically progress onto the 3 year BEng (Hons) Renewable Energy Engineering course where you will study the following modules: YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Applied Mathematics CAD and the Design Process Mechanical Principles Manufacturing Principles Introduction to Electronics Professional Engineering Skills YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Applied Mathematics for Engineering Automation and Control Environment and Environmental Impact Assessment Wind and Tidal Energy Systems Solar and Wave Energy Systems Competition and Contracts in Engineering YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Power Storage and Distribution Composite and Floating Structures Eco-Vehicle Technology Project YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (Please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Business Strategy Entrepreneurship

Assessment method

Students experience a wide variety of assessment methods in preparation for their parent degrees. Coursework projects make up the majority of the final grade (83%). Practical exams will also take place (17%). There are no formal written examinations.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H800
Institution code:
S30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

IELTS minimum score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component reading, writing, listening and speaking. TOEFL (IBT) minimum score of 71 with a minimum of 19 in each component reading, writing, listening and speaking.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15050 Year 1
International £15050 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries

Renewable Energy Engineering with Science and Engineering Foundation Year at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS