Preparatory studies

Extended degrees in engineering

We offer you an Extended Degree in Engineering and Technology if you haven't achieved the necessary examination subjects for the course you had planned to take, or your results were not as good as you had hoped.


An Extended Degree will give you the knowledge and skills you need to progress to the first year of any of our engineering degrees. Find out more about the initial year of the Extended Engineering degree.

Year 1

The content is broad with a core of mathematics and technology and the emphasis is on the application of engineering.

During the year, you spend 4 days a week at one of 3 associate colleges in the area. On the other day, you come to the University for laboratory sessions where you carry out practical engineering work and develop an engineering project of your own.

The modules included in the first year of the course are:

  • Computers and applications to engineering
  • Engineering science
  • Engineering studies and skills
  • Mathematics
  • Electrical science and electronics
  • Mechanical science
  • A research project

How to apply

If you are interested in studying for one of these degree programmes and would like to apply for a place, you should make your application via UCAS.

We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to the University of Hertfordshire.

The Extended Degree is suitable for UK/EU students.

Associate colleges

If you would like to study for a degree in engineering but do not have the necessary examination subjects or your results were not as good as you had hoped, you can choose to study for an Extended Degree in Engineering at the following colleges:

Your future career

If you are ambitious and excited by cutting-edge technology and rapid developments, then you could join the vast number of our graduates who work in a stimulating career.

See more about future careers.

More information

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