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    1. 2017
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Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Foundation

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The Foundation course provides a pathway to BEng and MEng degree courses in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

Key Information

Start date

September 2017

Duration

Full-time: Four years for BEng degree with a foundation year. Five years for MEng degree with a foundation year. This is a BEng degree with integrated Foundation Year. The first year (Year 0) is held at City and Islington College.

Fees

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,000 (2016/17 fee; 2017/18 TBC)

Non-EU

Full-time: £10,620

UCAS code

H606 (BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Biomedical Engineering)

Who is it for?

If you wish to study for Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Biomedical Engineering degrees at City, University of London, but do not satisfy the entry requirements, Foundation courses can be the first year of a four year BEng (or five year MEng) degree.

Objectives

The emphasis in the Foundation courses is on developing your study skills and ability in core engineering subjects.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

  • 'A' Level: 80 UCAS tariff points including Mathematics at 'A' Level grade C or 'AS' Level grade A.
  • 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.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

You can apply through UCAS for our foundation year for our Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Biomedical Engineering foundation courses.

Flexibility
to change to a different engineering course after the foundation year, (subject to agreement).
Develop
your study skills and ability in core engineering subjects.
Progress
the BEng programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Teaching and learning

As a Foundation course student, you will take most of your classes at City and Islington College. Some laboratory classes are taken at City, University of London. Both institutions emphasise tutorial support and study skills.

There is some flexibility to change to a different engineering course after the foundation year, subject to the agreement of the course director concerned.

You may use the study and social facilities at both institutions. Assessment is by a combination of formal examinations and coursework.


Read more about the course on the City and Islington College website.

Modules

The course covers the following key modules:

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

Plus one option from:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Biomedical Engineering.

Career prospects

Further study

Students who successfully complete the Foundation course may transfer onto BEng Biomedical Engineering, BEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering or MEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering at City.

City is ranked 11th in the UK and 2nd in London for Electrical & Electronic Engineering degrees in the Guardian University Guide 2017.

Find out how studying at City, University of London helps you to improve your job prospects.

Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Foundation

UCAS code: H606 (BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Biomedical Engineering)


You can apply through UCAS for our foundation year for our Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Biomedical Engineering foundation courses.

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