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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.

Department

Engineering Science

Duration

3 years part-time

Start month

September

UK/international fees

2019/2020 fees

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2020/2021 fees

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Aimed at employed electrical engineers operating at a higher technician level, this foundation degree in electrical and electronic engineering is a route towards gaining incorporated engineer status. A great alternative to an HNC course, this foundation degree focuses on the specific skills the industry requires. Although the university-based teaching of the course is part-time, you will also be required to undertake work-based projects and supplementary learning.

This foundation degree meets the academic requirements for you to progress to a degree course accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Over 90% of all our academics have a PhD, 65% of whom also have their PGCert Higher Education teaching qualification. We are committed to growing these percentages annually and we now recruit only PhD academic staff.

The Faculty has a vibrant research programme with over 100 academic staff publishing work of internationally leading quality. We have 12 Professors in the Faculty who are playing key roles in the leadership of research. On the teaching side we pride ourselves with the highest professional standards. Many of our staff have become Fellows, Senior Fellows and Principal Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. We strive to place the student experience at the heart of all we do.

The vast majority of courses in engineering are also supplemented by external industrial experts who come to give guest lectures and presentations on the latest developments in the industry. These specialists come from leading multinational pharmaceutical companies.

Our PhD students offer support to the academics in the laboratories, this approach is very popular with our undergraduates.

  • University gave me the chance to study abroad and achieve my ambition. I would like to thank my professors for all their encouragement.

    - Dalal Alsalman, Electrical and Electronics Engineering BEng (2018)

  • What I'll miss most about the university is the staff and the amazing support they offer. They really encourage you to have your own voice and ideas.

    - Aishling Egan, Primary Education Undergraduate

  • They gave me a lot of help and advice, including mock interviews, which really helped.

    - Josh Watkins, Business Management

  • The University of Greenwich experience has been absolutely brilliant. It's been a fantastic ride so far, and I'm looking forward to the next couple of years.

    - Bradley Burnett, Engineering

Come and visit us

You can find out a lot about a university online, but to really get a feel for what it's like to live and study here you should come and visit. Come take a look at our historic campuses in London and Kent.

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To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

If you are

  • 80 UCAS points 
  • GCSE's in English, mathematics, and science, with a minimum C grade, or Level 2 equivalents

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

Due to the design of the curriculum, applicants to this programme are usually employed in related businesses and industry.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Professional qualifications and Brexit

The UK's departure from the European Union may affect the professional recognition of your qualification.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

University study requires students to work more independently than they may have been used to in school. Students in Engineering and Science are expected to develop their independence progressively throughout their degree. At foundation level and in year 1 of the degree, students are given more support by their Module leaders and personal tutors than in subsequent years. In years 2 and 3 students are expected to demonstrate increasing willingness and ability to work independently to build upon material delivered in lectures and laboratories.

This means independent reading to broaden and deepen knowledge and time spent outside the classroom to prepare coursework. Ultimately, it is expected that the mark of a Greenwich graduate is the ability to think and work independently, analytically and creatively to solve problems.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date. 

Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

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.

2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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2020/2021 fees

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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

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.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Information coming soon.

For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

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.

Do you provide employability services?

Information coming soon.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We are ambitious for all our students and we want you to make the most of you time with us. You can access support to improve your study skills through your tutor, our subject librarians and our online academic skills centre.

We have a Learning Skills Coordinator and a writing Fellow, both of whom support students in improving their writing skills. Additional Maths support is also available through the Drill Hall library. All students are allocated a personal tutor throughout the duration of their studies

Support from the department

Students within the Faculty of Engineering and Science have a Retention and Success Officer (RSO) whose role it is to provide an additional layer of support for student engagement, and provision for extenuating circumstances, withdrawals and interruptions, Faculty level resit and Personal Development Planning enquiries. The University wide STAART (AccessAbility Retention and Transition) programme encourages and supports students with a disability, providing support for disabled students.

Accommodation information

Accommodation pages

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