Our Foundation Year courses offer an introduction to your chosen subject and are an ideal route to degree level qualifications, helping you develop the necessary skills for further study.
A highly-respected discipline, this qualification gives you broad and diverse career paths, from law, to business and even medicine. Engineers are always in demand and with the right skills and a degree level qualification, this industry can lead you to frequent travel, passion projects and a very fulfilling career.
This Foundation Year is ideal for those looking to start a career in the engineering industry. It provides you with opportunities to develop fundamental knowledge and skills in a range of mathematical and business principles, as well as the theories and concepts of electrical and mechanical engineering.
The course enables students who successfully pass to automatically progress to the Electro-Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) Degree course at CU Scarborough, subject to meeting specific entry criteria.
If you want to start a career in the engineering industry, this course aims to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills needed in a range of mathematical and business principles, as well as the theories and concepts of electrical and mechanical engineering. If you successfully pass all modules you can continue your studies with us on to year one of the BSc (Hons) Degree in Combined Engineering, subject to meeting specific entry criteria.
Academic and Professional Practice
This module is aimed at creating a culture of careful learning and self-reflection, where you’ll be encouraged to recognise the strengths and weaknesses and take ownership of your development. You’ll be introduced to a range of skills that will aid you throughout the programme and further study, such as time management, planning and resource management and interpersonal skills.
In addition, you also gain employment skills such as, digital proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint etc.), team management, communication, planning skills and more. We will also cover plagiarism, referencing, library skills and professional standard skills, alongside lectures on ethics, health and safety and technical skills, so that you receive thorough, full-circle training.
Fundamental Engineering Mathematics
This module provides you with fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills required to understand engineering and physical concepts. You’ll be equipped to turn real-world problems into mathematical problems and present mathematical and logical arguments. Gaining the ability to use and apply algebraic methods and trigonometry, you’ll also cover key concepts crucial to the fundamental principles in engineering, including, geometry, algebra, calculus, trigonometry and computation of volumes. We also work with you to develop key organisation skills and project management basics to aid your development and learning ability.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals
Covering the laws of electric circuits and electrical engineering, this module aims to introduce a basic analysis and design of electric circuits using DC and AC power sources. Assisted by our professional academics, you’ll have the opportunity to work with industry standard software to analyse techniques and identify and solve problems on electrical circuits. You’ll also understand the basic laws of magnetism as applied to electrical circuits.
Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals
This module delves into the fundamental knowledge of mechanical engineering principles and concepts. Underpinned by the application of mathematics and physics, concepts covered include fundamentals of energy, design, manufacturing, materials and engineering mechanics.
In addition, you’ll gain specific knowledge in mechanics, transport phenomena and thermodynamics.
Why choose this course?
You’ll be based in our CU Scarborough campus, which provides an outstanding learning and research environment. You will have access to our Library & Learning Services, fully equipped seminar rooms and impressive IT suites. Our laboratories are home to industry-standard equipment, so that you learn using the same equipment as many industry professionals.
Each course unit has been developed and is taught by specialists in the field of engineering. Our lecturers bring a wealth of expertise in practical matters. We have staff members who are currently contributing to the engineering industry, with staff members actively engaged with research into renewable energy and the stability and control of electronic systems.
The strength of the course lies in preparing students for further study, cementing the core principles of business ready to expand on this knowledge at degree level.
If you successfully pass the Engineering Foundation year, you are guaranteed a place on year one of the Electro-Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) Degree at CU Scarborough.