On this two-year foundation degree course you’ll gain a sound working knowledge of engineering concepts, methods, equipment and techniques, making you highly employable in the industry.
Through lectures and seminars you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the engineering field and key engineering principles. Work-based learning, group sessions and practical lab sessions will then give you the opportunity to apply what you’ve learnt and develop your practical engineering skills.
The core modules cover everything you’ll need to work as a competent engineering technician, including computer modelling, engineering mathematics and statistical methods for quality assurance.
You’ll also be thoroughly prepared for the challenges of different engineering functions, such as materials, quality assurance, process, production and test. Plus you’ll learn about fields such as mechatronics, applied mechanics and applied software.
Throughout the course we’ll challenge and develop your creativity, problem-solving abilities and team-working skills using real-life engineering problems and scenarios. This will not only keep things interesting but also prepare you perfectly for the workplace.
On that subject, we’re in constant contact with employers to discuss course content and the skills they’re looking for. This forms the basis of what we'll teach you here.
By the time you graduate you’ll have a good all-round knowledge of the main engineering functions and practices, a great set of engineering skills under your belt and the confidence to work with professional engineering teams. If you want to, you can add a third year to your studies and ‘top up’ your qualification to a full honours degree.
Graduating from this course will take you a good way towards incorporated engineer status, which is awarded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Our graduates go on to successful engineering careers in fields such as design and development, testing, quality assurance, production and assembly, as well as technical sales and marketing.
We'll assess you using a mix of coursework and essays, work-based and activity-based assignments, and exams.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
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