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Course summary

Our BEng (Hons) General Engineering degree with a foundation year is delivered in the form of multi-disciplinary modules that provide a wide range of knowledge and skills. You will be surrounded by supportive and approachable teaching and technical staff, and you will be offered opportunities to develop skills that underpin engineering. You will be given the chance to collaborate, communicate, and be creative using our wide range of laboratory facilities. The foundation year will give you a solid introduction to the fundamentals of engineering science and applied technology. It is ideal for those that consider they would benefit from additional knowledge and experience before being able to select 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 will gain fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge through a range of engineering topics, You will have multiple opportunities to apply and evaluate this acquired knowledge on various practical situations using our electronics, mechanical, automotive, aeronautical, and design laboratory equipment. Students who successfully complete the Foundation year automatically progress onto our General Engineering route. Alternatively, you can choose to specialise in any of the following programmes: Aeronautical Engineering, Automotive and Motorsport Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering


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, Electrical Generation, Transmission, Distribution & Supply Industry, Emerging Technologies and Innovation in Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Structures and FEA (option module), Electrical Power Systems Engineering (option module), Individual Engineering Project.

Assessment method

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

How to apply

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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
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

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