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    1. 2018
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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 2018

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.

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,250 (2017/18 fee. Fees for 2018/19 entry TBC)*

Non-EU

Full-time: £10,620 (2017/18 fee. Fees for 2018/19 entry TBC)**

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.

More about fees

* The tuition fee for UK and EU students is determined by the UK Government and was £9,250 for the first year of study at City in 2017/18. The tuition fee for students commencing their studies in 2018/19 has not yet been confirmed: we will update these pages as soon as we receive confirmation. Fees in each subsequent year of study may be subject to an annual increase limited to the Student Fees Inflation Index as determined by the UK Government’s Office for Budget Responsibility. However, this is subject to confirmation. The index is derived from the All Items Retail Prices Index. If fees do increase in each subsequent year of study, we will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study.

** The tuition fee for Non-UK/non-EU students was £10,620 for the first year of study in 2017/18. The tuition fee for students commencing their studies in 2018/19 has not yet been set by the University: we will update these pages as soon as the fee is confirmed. Fees in each subsequent year of study may be subject to annual increase, as detailed above for UK and EU students, but this is also subject to confirmation.

Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

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.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on written examinations, formal laboratory reports, technical reports and essays, class tests and oral presentations of project or software development work.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:

Year 0

50% written, 0% practical, 50% coursework

Year 1

50% written, 3% practical, 47% coursework

Year 2

60% written, 0% practical, 40% coursework

Year 3

51% written, 6% practical, 43% 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.

Overall workload

Single taught modules normally comprise minimum of 20 hours of lectures, 10 hours of problem solving, example and revision classes, a minimum of 15 hours of laboratory classes, and on average at least 60 hours of independent study.

Most contact hours will take the form of lectures, tutorials, practical work and design projects. The number will decrease as you progress and you become more able to direct your own learning. Approximate study time based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:

Year 0

43% scheduled, 57% independent, 0% placement

Year 1

33% scheduled, 67% independent, 0% placement

Year 2

28% scheduled, 72% independent, 0% placement

Year 3

26% scheduled, 74% independent, 0% placement

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.

Contact details

Engineering Admissions Officer
City and Islington College
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