University of Portsmouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

Engineering and Technology with Foundation Year

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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

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction Engineering Management
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Modules

Modules currently being studied:

  • Computing for Engineers
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Materials and Design
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Principles
  • Sustainability and Energy Studies
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 method

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


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

CLEARING INFORMATION – Our entry requirements may be different during Clearing, so please contact us on 023 9284 8000 to discuss your options


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 5.5 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic51An overall score of 51 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7272 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 162 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 162 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISETrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level II with a Pass in all 4 components

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/Islands Year in placement/industry £925 Year abroad of a language course £925. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance EU **Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship** For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance International (Non-EU) Year in placement/industry £1,700 Year abroad of a language course £1,700. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/international-students/funding **Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.**

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Clearing contact details

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023 9284 8000

Course Clearing information

Additional information

​​Clearing Hotline opening hours: Tuesday 10th August - 08:30 - 20:00 Wednesday 11th August - 08:00 - 20:00 Thursday 12th August - 09:00 - 18:00 Friday 13th August - 09:00 - 18:00 Saturday 14th August - 10:00 - 15:00 Sunday 15th August - Closed Monday 16th - Monday 23rd August - 09:00 - 17:00 Tuesday 24th August onwards - 10:00 - 16:00


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Engineering and Technology with Foundation Year at University of Portsmouth - UCAS