This a one year full time course designed for those who are over 18 years of age and who may not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to a BEng or BSc Degree programme at the University of Hertfordshire, or older students who have followed a vocational route in engineering and now wish to return to education to seek a change in career path through an engineering degree route.
The Extended Engineering course is a qualification offered in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire. The entry requirement is 48 UCAS points, or BTEC ND/NC in any subject, Plus GCSE maths, English language and science at grade 4/5 (former 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. A minimum IELTS score of 6.0, TOEFL 550, is required for those for whom English is not their first language. Students unsure of their tariff points can contact the college/university for guidance. Please ensure you have an accurate list of all qualifications dates, boards, etc. together with copies of the relevant certificates.
This course will cover the following topics over two semesters of 13 teaching weeks: Semester 1 covers Mathematics 1, Engineering Science, Digital and Software Applications in Engineering, and Engineering Studies and Skills. Semester 2 covers Mathematics 2, Mechanical Science, Electrical Science and Digital Technology, Engineering Project. Engineering Studies & Skills and the Engineering Project are taught at the University, which give students a taster of university study whilst at college. You will spend four days a week at Barnet and Southgate College, plus a day at the University.
Assessment will be through College and University coursework, which will include written assignments, timed tests and practical tasks. In addition there will be end of semester examinations in Mathematics 1 and Engineering Science, as well as in Mechanical Science, Electrical Science and Digital Technology in Mathematics 2. Final marks for all modules are determined by aggregating all coursework and examination marks.
On successful completion of your initial year, you will progress onto the first year of a BEng Engineering or BSc Technology Degree Programme at the University of Hertfordshire, providing you meet the requirements required.
Applications are usually through UCAS; however, any applications to the College will be forwarded to the University Admissions Team.
Yes, depending on your qualifications and experience. You may also be asked to take a diagnostic test during either enrolment or induction to check your suitability for the course/identify any additional support/learning requirements.
Students will be required to purchase text books for each subject area. Any such costs or charges will be outlined to you during your induction week.
This is a one year course, where students will spend up to four days at the College and one day at the University. You will have a course tutor and a link tutor assigned to deal with both College and University requirements, and provide support and guidance. In addition you will also have access to student services at both the College and the University. After enrolment you will be able to use the College facilities on all sites as well as the facilities at the University.