Initial Year for Extended Degrees in Engineering

About the course

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The Extended Engineering and Technology Degree is designed as a preparatory year to enable you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills you need to progress to the first year of a variety of our Engineering Degrees.

You don’t need to decide which course you will progress to at this point. This general Initial Year provides an overview of many types of Engineering, giving you greater flexibility and more choices when you decide to progress on to an undergraduate Engineering programme. Your tutor will support you with making a decision and supporting you through the application of progression. Progression is dependent on achievement. Please note that some courses have specific academic and non-academic requirements in order to progress such as an interview and/or satisfactory DBS. Please contact us to find out which requirements apply to which course.

To study the Initial Year for Extended Degree in Engineering course, you need to apply through UCAS and select the course code H100.

Take a look at the course booklet to find out more.

The Extended Degree is suitable for UK/EU students. Non-EU students are advised to apply to the International Foundation Programme instead.

On completing this extended degree, you may choose to progress on to one of the following Bachelor's or Masters courses:

BEng Degrees:

BSc Degrees:

During the initial year, you spend four days a week at one of four associate colleges in the area. On the other day, you come to the University for laboratory sessions where you carry out practical engineering work including undertaking project labs in three key engineering areas.

Study location

The initial year is taught at one of four colleges: Hertford Regional College, Oaklands College or Barnet and Southgate College. You will be taught over two semesters (A and B) where you will study eight core modules in engineering, providing you a solid platform from which to progress to your choice of Engineering Honours degree.

On successful completion of the initial year you will then continue your degree studies at the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane campus.

You will study 1 year at the college and progress onto the University of Hertfordshire for another 3 years (full-time) – 4 years total.

Or you will study 1 year at the college and progress onto the University of Hertfordshire for another 4 years (sandwich) – 5 years total.

Why choose this course?

This programme is an ideal alternative route to higher education as it prepares you for progression to an Engineering related Honours degree at the University of Hertfordshire.

On completion of your initial year, and providing you meet the requirements set by the University of Hertfordshire, you will progress to your selected Degree course in Engineering. You will not need to reapply through UCAS for this.

Entry requirements...

2016 entry 

120 points from one GCE/VCE A Level or one VCE Double Award in any subject.

OR

BTEC ND/NC in any subject.

Plus

GCSE Mathematics, Science and English Language at grade C or above.

Applications are also welcomed from mature applicants who are considered on the basis of employment experience in addition to formal qualifications.

Overseas students would be expected to have attained a minimum IELTS of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent before commencement of their studies.

If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English and foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

2017 entry 
UCAS are introducing a new tariff for 2017 entry so the points being asked for are substantially different to previous years.

48 UCAS points 

IB - 48 points with a minimum of 1 HL subject at grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

GCSE Maths, English Language and Science at grade 4 or above.

Careers

The Extended Degree gives you the opportunity to get your engineering studies back on track. Extended Degree students can go on to graduate with good honours degrees and excellent career prospects.

All Engineering Honours degrees at the University of Hertfordshire are professionally accredited meaning that after graduation you can apply for recognition as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer. 

The Extended Degree is suitable for UK/EU students.  Non-EU students are advised to apply to the International Foundation Programme instead.

Teaching methods

You'll spend an initial year gaining all the knowledge you need to progress to the first year of any of the University of Hertfordshire's BEng degrees or technology based BSc degrees. During that year, you'll spend four days a week at your preferred college, plus a day at the university. There, you'll work alongside all the other Engineering Extended degree students, carrying out lab and project work under the supervision of the university's staff. 

This is a great way of becoming familiar with the School of Engineering, as well as getting to know the staff and students from all three colleges. The lab sessions and projects have been developed so that you'll undertake practical activities in each of the major engineering discipline areas.

Structure

Level 0

Core Modules

  • Engineering Initial Year Engineering Studies & Skills

    Credits: 15

    In Engineering studies, students will be introduced to some of the major engineering disciplines by means of guided laboratory work in the Engineering departments of the University. The role of the engineer in industry and society will be introduced through lectures, films, videos, seminars about and visits to, industry and/or engineering companies; students shall also attend and prepare reports on presentations by guest speakers. One of the roles of this module is to help students in their eventual choice of engineering discipline, whether it be to confirm their original selection or to consider other possibilities. Study and Learning Skills aim to develop in students motivation, self-discipline and time management, effective study and learning methods. This includes note making, using learning resources and IT to obtain, interpret, organise and present information effectively, writing essays and reports.

  • Engineering Initial Year Project

    Credits: 15

    Through a series of mini projects this module will enable students to develop the skills required to successfully study a set of engineering problems and to present reports describing their activities and findings.

  • Engineering Initial Year Mathematics 1

    Credits: 15

    The module will help develop confidence in mathematics and allow students to study and learn the basic mathematical skills required to solve basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry problems in an engineering context.

  • Engineering Initial Year Mathematics 2

    Credits: 15

    This module will help further develop confidence in mathematics and inculcate the fundamental mathematical skills required to solve arithmetic, algebra, calculus, geometry and trigonometry problems in an engineering context.

  • Engineering Initial Year Mathematics 1

    Credits: 15

    The module will help develop confidence in mathematics and allow students to study and learn the basic mathematical skills required to solve basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry problems in an engineering context.

  • Engineering Initial Year Mathematics 2

    Credits: 15

    This module will help further develop confidence in mathematics and inculcate the fundamental mathematical skills required to solve arithmetic, algebra, calculus, geometry and trigonometry problems in an engineering context

  • Engineering Initial Year Mathematics 1

    Credits: 15

    The module will help develop confidence in mathematics and allow students to study and learn the basic mathematical skills required to solve basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry problems in an engineering context.

  • Engineering Initial Year Mathematics 2

    Credits: 15

    This module will help further develop confidence in mathematics and inculcate the fundamental mathematical skills required to solve arithmetic, algebra, calculus, geometry and trigonometry problems in an engineering context

  • Digital and Software Applications in Engineering - BAR

    Credits: 15

    This module will enable students to become familiar with Digital and Software Applications commonly used in Engineering. Students will study different forms of PC Hardware and undertake a CAD workshop before being introduced to Digital Technology and its applications.

  • Digital and Software Applications in Engineering - HRC

    Credits: 15

    This module will enable students to become familiar with Digital and Software Applications commonly used in Engineering. Students will study different forms of PC Hardware and undertake a CAD workshop before being introduced to Digital Technology and its applications.

  • Digital and Software Applications in Engineering - OAK

    Credits: 15

    This module will enable students to become familiar with Digital and Software Applications commonly used in Engineering. Students will study different forms of PC Hardware and undertake a CAD workshop before being introduced to Digital Technology and its applications.

  • Electrical Science and Digital Technology - BAR

    Credits: 15

    The primary aim of this module is to enable students to gain knowledge and proficiency in the application of electrical science and digital technology. Students will experience applications of basic electronics, measuring systems and computers in a range of engineering scenarios.

  • Electrical Science and Digital Technology - HRC

    Credits: 15

    The primary aim of this module is to enable students to gain knowledge and proficiency in the application of electrical science and digital technology. Students will experience applications of basic electronics, measuring systems and computers in a range of engineering scenarios.

  • Electrical Science and Digital Technology - OAK

    Credits: 15

    The primary aim of this module is to enable students to gain knowledge and proficiency in the application of electrical science and digital technology. Students will experience applications of basic electronics, measuring systems and computers in a range of engineering scenarios.

  • Digital and Software Applications in Engineering - NHC

    Credits: 15

    This module will enable students to become familiar with Digital and Software Applications commonly used in Engineering. Students will study different forms of PC Hardware and undertake a CAD workshop before being introduced to Digital Technology and its applications.

  • Electrical Science and Digital Technology - NHC

    Credits: 15

    The primary aim of this module is to enable students to gain knowledge and proficiency in the application of electrical science and digital technology. Students will experience applications of basic electronics, measuring systems and computers in a range of engineering scenarios.

  • Engineering Initial Year Mathematics 2 - NHC

    Credits: 15

    This module will help further develop confidence in mathematics and inculcate the fundamental mathematical skills required to solve arithmetic, algebra, calculus, geometry and trigonometry problems in an engineering context.

  • Engineering Initial Year Mathematics 1 - NHC

    Credits: 15

    The module will help develop confidence in mathematics and allow students to study and learn the basic mathematical skills required to solve basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry problems in an engineering context.

  • Engineering and Materials Science (BAR)

    Credits: 15

    An introduction to the chemistry of matter and engineering materials, their properties and applications; fundamentals of electricity and electro-magnetism, the generation and applications of electricity; heat; basic mechanics - statics and the fundamentals of mechanical motion.

  • Engineering and Materials Science (HRC)

    Credits: 15

    An introduction to the chemistry of matter and engineering materials, their properties and applications; fundamentals of electricity and electro-magnetism, the generation and applications of electricity; heat; basic mechanics - statics and the fundamentals of mechanical motion.

  • Engineering and Materials Science (NHC)

    Credits: 15

    An introduction to the chemistry of matter and engineering materials, their properties and applications; fundamentals of electricity and electro-magnetism, the generation and applications of electricity; heat; basic mechanics - statics and the fundamentals of mechanical motion.

  • Engineering and Materials Science (OAK)

    Credits: 15

    An introduction to the chemistry of matter and engineering materials, their properties and applications; fundamentals of electricity and electro-magnetism, the generation and applications of electricity; heat; basic mechanics - statics and the fundamentals of mechanical motion.

  • Mechanical Science and Structures (BAR)

    Credits: 15

    This module will develop appropriate knowledge of the fundamentals of mechanical motion, both linear and in rotation, and of vibrations and mechanics of materials, at a level suited to preparing students for entry to an engineering degree.

  • Mechanical Science and Structures (HRC)

    Credits: 15

    This module will develop appropriate knowledge of the fundamentals of mechanical motion, both linear and in rotation, and of vibrations and mechanics of materials, at a level suited to preparing students for entry to an engineering degree.

  • Mechanical Science and Structures (NHC)

    Credits: 15

    This module will develop appropriate knowledge of the fundamentals of mechanical motion, both linear and in rotation, and of vibrations and mechanics of materials, at a level suited to preparing students for entry to an engineering degree.

  • Mechanical Science and Structures (OAK)

    Credits: 15

    This module will develop appropriate knowledge of the fundamentals of mechanical motion, both linear and in rotation, and of vibrations and mechanics of materials, at a level suited to preparing students for entry to an engineering degree.

Optional

Fees & funding

The government has yet to announce the upper limit of Tuition Fees for applicants wishing to study an undergraduate course in 2018/19. As soon as this information becomes available, our website will be updated and we will contact everyone who has applied to the University to advise them of their Tuition Fee.

Fees 2017

UK/EU Students

Full time: £6,000 for the 2017 academic year

International Students

Full time: £6,000 for the 2017 academic year

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time: £6,165 for the 2018 academic year

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

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Living costs / accommodation

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How to apply

2018

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2019

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