Foundation prospectus

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Foundation Degree

If you already work in industry, this electrical and electronic engineering foundation degree based at our Medway Campus can help you get ahead in your career.


Engineering Science



3 years part-time

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirements for registration as an engineering technician and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as an incorporated engineer.

This course builds upon the Faculty of Engineering & Science's extensive provision in this area. It differs from an HNC by focusing on the specific skill needs identified by the industry.

In addition to the core courses required to ensure the specialist integrity of the course, there are up to 90 credits of sector-specific accredited work-based learning/training. 

This course is available only to applicants that are currently employed in industry. It is aimed at electrical engineering practitioners operating at higher technician level who wish to combine industrial practice with a greater knowledge of the associated theoretical principles.

This course is part-time in terms of the credits studied at the university. However, it is envisaged that with supplementary learning and work-based projects being undertaken outside the normal academic year, learning will be full-time.

The development, design and delivery of this foundation degree has been informed by extensive consultation with local industry. It meets the academic requirements for progression to BEng Hons degrees.

Course aims

  • To provide a progression route for students that have or are in the process of completing an Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering and who aspire to study at higher technician level to achieve a Higher Apprenticeship and/or Incorporated Engineer Status
  • To provide a nationally recognised qualification (exit award) that successfully integrates learning at work and academic study in a manner that provides significant flexibility for the sponsor company to develop the profile of their employee(s)
  • To facilitate progression onto 'Incorporated Engineer' types of honours degree
  • Placing the student at the centre of learning.

What you will study


Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact for more information.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Entry requirements

  • 80 UCAS points 
  • GCSEs in English language/literature, mathematics, and science, with a minimum C grade (9-4), or Level 2 equivalents.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

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Financial support

Additional information


Assessment includes:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Laboratory practicals
  • Written reports
  • Assignments
  • Phase tests
  • Presentations
  • Project work.

Work based learning credits are assessed on an individual basis for content, volume and level. This usually involves the student's employer, the training provider and the university quality office.


This foundation degree has been designed to facilitate integrated career pathways for employed engineering technicians who aspire, through approved further learning, to achieve Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer status.

Specialised equipment

3,000m2 of specialist and integrated laboratories that encompass many subject disciplines and include the following resources:

  • Electronics
  • Electronics manufacturing
  • Thermodynamics
  • Hydraulics/Fluids
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Engineering Applications workshop
  • Renishawe Productivity Centre
  • Materials
  • CAD.

Specific costs for a course

Safety equipment
Engineering students are also provided safety boots and protective headwear in addition to lab coats and non-prescription safety glasses. Students would be expected to pay for their own prescription safety glasses (approx. £90+) if they choose to purchase them.

Field trips
The cost of field trips is activity dependant. Some are free, while others may require a contribution. You are not obliged to pay for field trips in order to complete your course.

Professional memberships
The standard professional memberships attached to accredited courses are covered by your tuition fees. You are welcome to take up additional professional memberships at your own cost.

Course texts and other study resources are available from the Drill Hall Library. You may wish to purchase your own copies. You also receive an allowance for printing costs, which you can top up if required.

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