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University of Portsmouth

Engineering and Technology with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: H108

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


32-48 Tariff points to include 1 A level.

48 Tariff Points from the Access to HE Diploma.

Cambridge Pre-U score of 32.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English, Mathematics and Combined Science/Physics at grade C, or equivalent/GCSE English, Mathematics and Combined Science/Physics at grade 4, or equivalent.

32-48 UCAS Tariff points to include 1 Higher Level subject.

40 tariff points to include a Higher Level subject.

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 Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

32-48 Tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

32-48

32-48 points to include 1 A level, or equivalent. Other qualifications such as Vocational A levels (AVCE), BTECs and Access courses will also be considered.

98%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

General or integrated engineering

**Overview**
If you’ve got ambitions for a career in engineering, but don’t meet the entry requirements for one of our Bachelor's degree programmes, then this BEng (Hons) Engineering and Technology degree course with foundation year is ideal.

In your first year, you’ll develop your skills in maths, science and technology. You can then take your skills and knowledge onto one of our engineering and technology degree courses.

With a degree in engineering, you can start a career as a professional engineer in areas such as a manufacturing engineering, product design and aerospace.

**On this course you’ll:**
- Get a grounding in the maths, science and technology skills that are vital for studying engineering at degree level

- Choose the degree route to follow after your foundation year – subjects we offer include civil, mechanical and electronic engineering

- Apply your engineering skills in practical settings, working with our local charity and business partners on projects

- Spend time in our tech labs, such as the Analogue Electronics Laboratory

- Have the opportunity to get the ‘International Computer Driving Licence’ to show evidence of your IT skills

- Get student membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), paid for by the University.

**Work experience and career planning**
To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies and build your CV.

**Placement year**
After your third year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Previous students have secured placements at organisations such as:
- Airbus Defence

- Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

- GE Aviation

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

**Careers and opportunities**
When you finish your degree course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

Previous engineering graduates have gone on to enjoy successful careers in roles such as manufacturing engineer, product design engineer, aerospace engineer and project manager.

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Modules

The course focuses on skills and knowledge required for creating and making. Maths and science are the basic tools which are complemented by other subjects, enabling you to build a course that prepares you for your degree. You will specifically focus on the following areas: mathematics, electrical technology, international computer driving licence (ICDL), engineering science, engineering materials structure and design concepts and design development.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods encourages a deeper understanding of engineering and allows you to develop your skills. We assess your work through written examinations, coursework, practical tests, project work and presentations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Technology

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Engineering professionals
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Information technology technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

As a mixed subject within engineering where students get a chance to learn from a range of disciplines, this course isn't taken by as many people as some of the more specialist disciplines. Demand for engineering skills is high, though, and so unemployment rates are low and the average starting salary was a very healthy £26,400 for 2015 graduates. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering — especially in design and development - as well as engineering project management. IT and management consultancy were some of the more common jobs outside engineering. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to a MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

General or integrated engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£30k

£30k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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