University of Portsmouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

Engineering and Technology with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Overview 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. 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
Quick guide to foundation year courses 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. Placement year opportunities Between your third and fourth year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry. Taking an optional placement year will give you the experience you need to increase your chances of landing your perfect role after graduation. We'll give you all the support you need to find a placement that prepares you for your career, and we'll continue to mentor you throughout your placement.

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


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


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
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
International £18300 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Placement Year and Year abroad: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £925 | EU – £925 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £1,800. 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. For more information about fees, go to port.ac.uk/ug-tuition-fees
Engineering and Technology with Foundation Year at University of Portsmouth - UCAS