Foundation Year in Engineering


All Engineering degree schemes at the University of Hertfordshire fulfil the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status.
Including the Foundation year in your course, you can complete your degree studies in four years full time or five years sandwich including integrated industrial training. On entry, you select the degree scheme most appropriate to you. On completion your choice is reviewed. The modules studied include engineering studies and skills, mathematics, engineering science, computers and applications to engineering, mechanical science, electrical science and electronics and engineering project.

Am I right for the course?

The course gives students who didn’t have the right qualifications the opportunity to progress on to an Honours Degree with the University of Hertfordshire. Building on their existing skills in maths and engineering students will undertake a range of relevant modules to give them the underpinning knowledge to progress.

48 UCAS points, including one GCE A level or equivalent, plus 3 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, Mathematics and Science or equivalent.

This will be a 100% In-Course Assessment.

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Our engineering teachers include people who have
previously built and designed engineered devices such as cars, domestic electronics and computers. All our engineers have industry related experience in a wide range of sectors.

What Next?

A BEng or BSc at the University of Hertfordshire.

There are so many different areas of engineering to work in; however, most engineers choose to specialise in just one, such as chemical, automotive or robotics.  Careers in engineering are constantly evolving and new processes and technologies are being developed all the time.  This allows engineers to stay on the ball and react to new problems and challenges in their chosen career.

Engineering careers are constantly varied in terms of their job responsibilities, but also in their working locations.  As an engineer you could be working in an office, in a laboratory, on an oil rig, in a factory or on a race track.

Each engineering discipline requires professionals with very specific skill-sets.  However each and every area of this sector is as complex as the next.  Consequently, all engineers need to have strong mathematical skills, logic and the ability to rise to intellectual and practical challenges.


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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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