Where will this course lead?

This course is a top-up programme designed to enable students from Foundation Degrees in Electronic Engineering to obtain a BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Oxford Brookes). It was developed to provide a natural level 6 progression route for students studying the Foundation Degree in Electronic Engineering at Solihull College & University Centre. This programme is designed to support students in their application for Incorporated Engineer.

What will I study?

The principal aim of this course is to provide for wider access for practising Engineers to undergraduate studies and education in Electronic Engineering. Learners who have the necessary range of skills, knowledge and experience can underpin and establish a base to successfully progress careers as professional Engineers in the industry. A distinguishing feature of this course is its practical and applied electronic emphasis, which it derives from local industries and the expertise of the staff. Graduates of the course should be able to work effectively in industry as part of design, development, or research teams with the skills necessary to turn concepts into engineering solutions.

The programme you will study has the following level 6 modules which are all mandatory:

· Engineering Project (Double)

· Management, Ethics, Energy & Sustainability (Double)

· Advanced Analogue Electronics

· Industrial Power System Design

· Sensors & Data Logging

· Advanced Control

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

How will this course be delivered?

The programme consists of lectures, seminars, project work, and directed activities to promote independent learning along with workshops, and tutorials. Work-based learning is also an important part of the programme and will be linked in with core modules.

The programme is designed for part time attendance 1 day per week (Part Time) over 1.5 years for employed learners.

There is the possibility of alternative attendance modes if there are sufficient applicants to make the course viable.

Please note that the fees will be calculated based on the number of modules studied each year.

What qualifications will I get?

On successful completion of all the modules the learner will have 120 credits at level 6 and will be awarded a BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Oxford Brookes University.

How will I be assessed?

A variety of methods of assessment will be used within the programme, including coursework, assignments, examinations, experimental reports, and presentations. Most modules consist of more than one method of assessment.

How do I get a place on the course?

In order to gain a place on this course, applicants must meet the entry criteria and attend a formal interview. All applications for full time study are to be submitted via UCAS using the following codes:

INSTITUTION CODE: O66 (Oxford Brookes University)


CAMPUS: L (Solihull College & University Centre)

Part Time applications are to be made via the university's website https://www.brookes.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/applying-directly/

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview.

If you need help completing your application, we can help with this too. https://www.solihull.ac.uk/about-us/student-services/


What are the entry requirements?

Entrants to the Programme normally possess the following:

· Foundation Degree (Engineering) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Solihull College

· Foundation Degrees from other Universities or Colleges will be admitted if their modules are equivalent and accepted on application.

Qualification requirements:

· Foundation Degree in Engineering - 55%

· Pearson HND - Overall Merit profile

For entry into the top up BEng (HONS) course there must be a minimum of 240 credits in a relevant subject such as Engineering/Mathematics and/or Science disciplines.

Other qualifications and combinations of qualifications will be considered and maybe also acceptable -

Please contact HE.Admissions@solihull.ac.uk

English Language requirements

Students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English but can demonstrate capability in English at a standard commensurate to IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 being awarded on individual sections for a level 4, 5 or 6 qualifications may be considered as eligible to apply for the programme.

What else do I need to know?

If you are applying for financial help from Student Finance England, then you should do this as soon as possible to ensure your funding is in place for the start of your course. https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?

· Additional fees may be applied if there are any repeat studies for modules

· Scientific Calculator (estimated £10)

· Optional: Books: £100 for the year with average estimated book price at £15 to £20

· Optional: Printing and binding in the college over and above print allowance (dependent upon page numbers and colour)

· Optional: Laptop/Home computer (required for assessment work and accessing software remotely)

· Optional: Project based costs may be incurred if components are required which are not available through college stock.

· Optional: 3D printing may form part of a project.

Where possible, the college will pay for the printing materials. However, for larger designs, a contribution may be required from the student.

Please read our full terms and conditions https://www.solihull.ac.uk/uni-level-learner/policies-and-applicant-information

For more detailed information please refer to the course specifications.

Please note that when you enrol you are accepting that the course content and module descriptions are accurate at the time of publishing and that the course content as described is based on what is possible to deliver under the government advice and social distancing rules at that particular time.

In the event of changes made to those rules, by national or local government, the College may need to make further alterations to the published course content. By enrolling with the College, you will be confirming that you are content to proceed with the course as detailed at that time and on the basis that the programme may be subject to reasonable change.

What can I do after this course?

You could continue your studies and apply for an MSc programme.


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