Solent University (Southampton)

Future Transport Engineering with Science and Engineering Foundation Year Solent University (Southampton) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Solent University

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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.
Units 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. Successful completion of the Science and Engineering foundation year will provide a pathway to the Future Transport Engineering degree.
With a broad curriculum covering everything from analogue and digital electronics to contemporary embedded systems, signal processing technologies and modern communications, graduates can expect to seek employment in research and development, maintenance engineering, electronic design, telecommunications and much more.
In the first year, students develop a solid foundation in maths and circuitry before getting to grips with analogue, digital and microcomputer systems. The latter half of the year is focused on developing an understanding of industry software, key professional skills and manufacturing techniques.
These proficiencies will form a solid foundation for the second and third year, where students will study embedded systems and advanced data communications, carry out their own research and undertake a major practical project.
This course is also offered as standard full-time study to students or on a one-day-per-week part-time study basis for professional CPD for staff already in employment.

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Modules

Core units

Group Technology Project Information and Analysis Technology Concepts and Processes (Theory) Technology Concepts and Processes (Applied) Personal Development Planning Degree-Related Project

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code FTE3
Institution code S30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each individual component TOEFL IBT 71 with a minimum of 19 in in each individual component- TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points From A Levels or equivalent qualifications
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma MP
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma PPP
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma MM
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma MM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each individual component
TOEFL (iBT) 71.0 TOEFL IBT 71 with a minimum of 19 in in each individual component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,330 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. These additional costs are listed below. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact student.funding@solent.ac.uk. The 2019/20 other costs are not yet available. For guidance, the 2017/18 other costs were: Optional costs Normal stationary requirements and printing costs will come to approximately £10. There may be very minor costs (circa £10) for optional materials in the degree related project.

Sponsorship information

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Provider information

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Solent University (Southampton)
East Park Terrace
Southampton
SO14 0YN


Course contact details

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Main Contact - Admissions and Enrolment Team

+44 (0) 23 8201 5066