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Foundation Degree in Engineering (Electronic Engineering)

89P116/A-1920
  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length2 Years
  3. Type of CourseFull Time
  4. Week Commencing09-09-2019
  5. Annual Fee£5950

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The Details

The Foundation Degree in Engineering is a unique course designed to meet the demands of the 21st century and address the shortfall of trained engineers.

Graduates will ideally be in a position to make a valuable contribution to the industry upon successful completion of the programme, having developed the analytical, research and design skills essential in today's marketplace.

You will study a total of 16 modules - six mandatory and 10 optional, depending on your individual needs and interests.

Core modules

  • Engineering science
  • Analytical methods
  • Engineering design
  • Communication/research skills
  • Group project
  • Electrical and electronic principles and/or mechanical principles

    Optional modules
  • Further analytical methods
  • Renewable energy
  • Plant and process principles
  • Plant technology
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Introduction to electronics
  • Digital electronics
  • Microelectronics
  • Operational amplifiers
  • ASIC design techniques
  • VHDL/VLSI development tools for PLDs
  • Programming languages
  • Computer systems networking
  • Control principles
  • Instrumentation and test methods
  • Utilisation of electrical energy
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Management techniques
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Project management

    Other Important Info

  • Typical lessons will involve research-based activities, individual and group projects, practical applications and seminar presentations
  • Assessment is through a combination of research and design tasks, practical investigations and analytical assignments, as well as observations and presentations
  • There will be end exams for some of the modules
  • When applying for UCAS you will need the following codes for your application: UCAS code H610 and MidKent College's Institution code M87

    Future Prospects

    Successful completion could lead to employment as an engineering technician, project/design engineer, or in systems commissioning/ applications. You may also progress to a full degree course.

    Entry Requirements

    You will need one of the following:

  • 80 UCAS points (under the new tariff) from A-levels (including maths)
  • Level 3 Diploma/National Certificate (to MM level)
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma/ National Diploma (to MMM level)

    Mature entry will also be considered. Admissions test for Maths and English.

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training. In the 2016 National Student survey, our higher-education students gave the College a student satisfaction score of 91%, ranking us 27th out of the 375 institutions that took part.
  • Our career advisers booked 1040 careers interviews in 2017-2018! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      Alex Camp

      I chose MidKent College because it was one of the main colleges that I thought was best equipped for the programme. In the future I want to have my own company that specialises in prosthetics and cybernetics; this requires electronics which is also one of the reasons I chose this College. Also, I love the welding aspect and the other bit and ...