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Mode of study HE Part-time
Duration 3 Years
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 9 September 2019 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 PLR4MEN001 (1922)
  • Who is it for?

    Course Specification

    Foundation Degrees are primarily designed for those 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.

  • Entry Requirements

    This course is awarded by Staffordshire University and is suitable for Level 3 progressors or those with relevant experience. You will need 40 UCAS points. All applicants will be considered on an individual basis. Motivation and commitment will be considered alongside academic qualifications.

    International Students: You will need to have reached a certain standard of speaking English. Please see our ESOL course.

  • What does the course involve?

    Specialist Units; Electronic Technology; Manufacturing Systems; Mechanical Technology; Mechanical Principles; Mathematics; Introduction to Manufacturing; Instrumentation & Measurement;  Engineering Applications; Material Properties & Selection; Personal Development; Quality Management & Control; Design Project; Product Creation Technology; Control Technology; Work Based Project.

  • How is the course assessed?

    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.

  • Additional Notes

    The Foundation Degree is a three year programme. You will be required to attend College for one day per week (Wednesday in 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.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online by, clicking the apply button above, where you will need to create an account as a new user. If after reading this fact sheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Gemma Elliot

Gemma Elliot

Foundation Degree in Electrical and Electronics Technology
Previous Institution: Llanfyllin High School

My Foundation Degree is funded by the engineering firm James Fisher. I’m learning so much and absolutely loving it.

Owen Mason

Owen Mason

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.

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