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Engineering Foundation Year


About the course

UCAS Code: H606 Electrical and Electronic, Biomedical, Telecommunications (View this course on UCAS)| UCAS Institution Code: C60

This Engineering Foundation Year is the first year of a four year BEng Degree course or a five year MEng Degree course, delivered by City University, London. It allows you to study at degree level even if you don't have the standard university entry requirements or are returning to education to brush up your technical knowledge and study skills. It allows you to progress to a range of Engineering degrees (at City University, London), and gives you access to state-of-the-art labs and close teacher support.

Study on this foundation year will take place mostly at City and Islington College, but you will take some laboratory classes at the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at City University, London.

For 2017 Entry

  • 80 UCAS points, including A Level Maths at grade D with either one science subject or electronics.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronical Engineering with an overall grade of DDM including a merit in both mathematical L3 modules.
  • International Baccalaureate - 30 points overall including Higher Level Maths and a Science subject at Grade 4.
  • Access Course - We do not accept any Access qualifications for this course

The course covers the following key modules:

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Electrical Science
  • Mathematics
  • C Programming
  • Study Skills
  • Electronic Hardware
  • Software Experiments.

You will also choose one of the following optional modules: Computer Hardware or Biomedical Engineering.

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Assessment is continuous and is mostly based on practical assessments and periodic written tests to demonstrate your knowledge.

Progression onto the relevant degree course at City University London is automatic on passing the Foundation Year.

The degree courses are:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering with Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Telecommunications.

It may be also possible to transfer to a Mechanical, Civil, Motor Vehicle or Aeronautical Engineering degree course depend on your overall achievements average mark and agreement between the two departments.

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I am really enjoying my course and am passionate about pursuing a career in engineering

Thijaya-Laxmi Sumoreeah

Thijaya-Laxmi Sumoreeah

Studying: Extended Diploma in Engineering

During her course, Thijaya-Laxmi Sumoreeah gained work experience at global satellite communication company, Inmarsat.

Thijaya-Laxmi is studying an Extended Diploma in Engineering and plans to study Aerospace Engineering at University, said: “The work placement has been amazing as it is directly linked to my course and what I want to go on and do. Having this experience gives me a head start and will look really good on my CV and on my applications.

“I am really enjoying my course and am passionate about pursuing a career in engineering.”

Course information

Start date
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24 September 2018

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Course level
Not Applicable
Course code
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Applied Sciences
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
Adults (19+)
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