|Mode of study||HE Part-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||7 September 2020 Please note that day of week is just an indication at this stage and could be subject to change|
|Tuition Fee||£3,960 Tuition fees stated are the annual cost|
|Course code||PLR4EEN001 (2023)|
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Foundation Degrees are primarily designed for those who are progressing from the HNC and are in employment, allowing students to take any new ideas back to the workplace and make an immediate and direct impact. Your degree will build on your work experience and will involve your employer. Progress from this course onto a BSc Honours at Staffordshire University. Graduates from the programme are likely to find employment in the following areas of Engineering: Automotive industries, Aviation industries, Consultancy, Electricity Generation and Transmission, Manufacturing, Nuclear Energy and Robotics & Control.
This course is awarded by Staffordshire University (you will need 40 UCAS points) and is primarily designed for those in employment but also is suitable for Level 3 progressors or those with relevant experience.
The minimum entry requirements for this course are normally one of the following: 100 UCAS points with 80 points from at least one A Level, 20 points may come from Key Skills, AS or other units; BTEC Diploma or Certificate; an Advanced Apprenticeship or Advanced GNVQ at pass grade. Accreditation may be given for prior learning or relevant work experience for mature learners. Entry requirements include GCSEs for English and Maths at grade 4 or above however equivalent qualifications and/or work experience will be taken into consideration. Applicants without GCSEs will be required to complete initial assessments and may wish to consider the part-time GCSE courses that the College offers both during the evening and daytime.
International Students: You will need to have reached a certain standard of speaking English. Please see our ESOL course.
Specialist Units: Electrical & Electronic Technology; Electrical/Electronic Principles; Mechanical Technology; Electrical Machines; Mathematics; Electrical Power; Instrumentation & Measurement; Engineering Applications; Signal Processing Technology; Personal Development; Modern Communications; Design Project; Applied Electronics; Control Technology; Work Based Project.
Your work will be continually assessed throughout the course. The assessment will depend upon the particular module being studied. Typical assessment methods include assignments, examinations, practical experiments, log books and presentations. Please refer to the Course Specification for information on assessment for this course.
The Foundation Degree is a three year programme. You will be required to attend college for one day per week (Wednesday for year 1). The academic year is split into two 12 week semesters.
We do our best to make HE study as easy as possible for you and that includes making living away from home for the first time an exciting prospect, rather than a cause for concern. Student accommodation is now available in the centre of Shrewsbury.
This course is awarded by Staffordshire University
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering
Previous school: Church Stretton School
I came here because I'm interested in Engineering. I really enjoyed doing my final project and having the creativity to come up with my own design and I have also enjoyed working with hydraulics. I achieved D*D*D* in my Diploma and am now going on to do an Apprenticeship. The teachers are helpful and the equipment at the College is state-of-the-art.
A Level Product Design (Maths, Physics)
Previous school: The Priory School
Product Design gives you a lot of options for your future. I enjoyed the project where we had to make something out of a generic Ikea stool – I created an adjustable table. After College I would like to do an Apprenticeship with JLR.
Level 3 in Engineering
Previous school: Holy Trinity School, Telford
Level 2 was mostly practical and this year on Level 3 there is a lot of theory and it's preparing me for university. I live outside of Shrewsbury and the transport links to the College are good.
A Level Product Design (Media Studies and Music)
Previous school: Belvidere School
I took Product Design at A Level because I was inspired by my GCSE teacher. I really enjoy how hands on the subject is and using the computers to bring your designs to life. You can explore your creative side in a relaxed environment.
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