Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

General Engineering (with a foundation year)

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Course summary

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Our BEng (Hons) General Engineering degree with a foundation year is delivered in the form of multi-disciplinary modules that provide a solid level of knowledge and skills. The foundation year will give you a solid introduction to engineering and applied technology. It is ideal if you consider you would benefit from additional knowledge and experience before selecting a specific specialism in engineering. Alternatively, if you're considering a career change and don’t have the necessary background qualifications for a future in engineering, this entry point will help you achieve your ambitions. During the foundation year, you’ll have the chance to gain basic engineering knowledge and skills, as well as hands-on experience in our electronics, mechanical, automotive, aeronautical and product design labs. Students who successfully complete the Foundation year automatically progress onto our General Engineering route, allowing you to continue with a broad education in Engineering or alternative choose to specialise in any of the following programmes: Aeronautical Technology, Automotive Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Medical Engineering, Motorsport Technology.

Course details


Level 3: Engineering Science, Foundation Quantitative Methods, Design & Communication, Engineering & Technology Applications, Principles of Materials. Level 4: Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering and Thermofluids, Introduction to Engineering Design and Practice, Introduction to Mathematics, Professional Development and Engineering Applications. Level 5: Mechanical Structures, Manufacturing Systems & Quality, Intermediate Engineering Mathematics, Automation and Control Engineering, Design Engineering, Electrical Rotating Machines, Leadership and Management, Team Design Project for Sustainability Level 6: Vibration Analysis, Electrial Generation, Transmission, Distribution & Supply Industry, Emerging Technologies and Innovation in Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Structures and FEA, Individual Engineering Project, Electrical Power Systems Engineering.

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Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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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
International £14000 Year 1

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General Engineering (with a foundation year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS