Electrical and Electronic Engineering Foundation Entry Route BEng (Hons)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Foundation Entry Route BEng (Hons)

School of Engineering




Under- graduate



Contact UCLan

University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Full-time: Four Years

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • UCAS Code:

    LE11; Short form:

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:


  • Award Type:

    BEng (Hons)

Why study this course?

Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. Electrical and Electronic Engineering at UCLan provides a balance between the interrelated but distinctly different areas of electrical engineering and electronic engineering. You will develop skills in power electronics, motor control systems, renewable energy and compliment this with in depth knowledge of electronics such as analogue circuits and embedded systems development. The course has practical modules based around building skills needed within industry such as problem solving in an engineering context, project management and communications skills. You will be given opportunities to explore specialist areas in our dedicated laboratories that include modern test and measurement equipment as well as more specialist equipment for power electronics and robotics.

Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 72 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted

BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.

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Course at a Glance

Year 1

  • Study Skills
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Information and Communications Technology


  • Practical Skills
  • Design Studies
  • Analytical Studies

Year 2

  • ER1010 Engineering Analysis
  • ER1630 Engineering Applications
  • ER1730 Electronics and Electronic Engineering Practice
  • ER1731 Digital Electronics and Programmable Systems

Year 3

  • EL2801 Power Engineering
  • EL2205 Electronic System Applications
  • EL2241 Electronic Systems
  • EL2242 Digital Systems
  • EL2104 Instrumentation and Control

Optional Modules

  • EL2006 Data Communications
  • EL2311 Software Development 2

Year 4

Optional Industrial Placement Year

  • EL3995 Project
  • EL3996 Engineering Professionalism
  • EL3813 Power Electronics
  • EL3800 Power Systems Operation and Control

Optional Modules

  • EL3300 Machine Intelligence
  • EL3251 System on Programmable Chip
  • EL3425 Computer Aided Instrumentation
  • EL3250 Microcontroller Systems
  • EL3243 Real-Time Embedded Systems
  • EL3147 Digital Signal and Image Processing A

Further Information

During your studies at the UCLan Preston campus you’ll benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).

Located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK, the EIC provides an integrated space for teaching and research with direct links to industry enabling you to work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.

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Sandwich Placement Year

This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry – this comes between the second and third years. You are responsible for finding your own placement. We will support you in preparation for this with the Faculty Placement Team and UCLan Careers, who can help you plan and develop your CV and applications, and have practice interviews.

Placements are an invaluable opportunity to help consolidate your first two years learning, gain experience, and radically enhance your employability. The benefit of the experience gained during a placement is often evident in improved performance in the final year of the course, and when competing for graduate jobs.

If you’re in any doubt about placements, do it! It gives you an idea of being in the industry you have chosen to be a part of. You can make sure it is right for you and gives you an idea of what area within that industry you enjoy, what you don’t like and where the most money is made. That way you can focus your time learning and honing the skills required for that chosen area while the facilities are still available while you are a student.


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Engineering Workshop

Electronic & Control System Laboratory


For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Fees 2020/21

Full-time: The fee for the first year of the course will be £5,500 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2 to 4 will be £9,250* (UK/EU) per year

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries