York College

Foundation Degrees in Engineering - Pathway in Electrical Electronic Engineering


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Foundation Degrees are a government initiative that address the engineering skills needs of the UK in the 21st century, preparing students for areas of the economy where there is a demand for advanced technical and professional expertise.This is a high level qualification that is equivalent to the first two years of a full-time degree programme. It is possible to progress from a Foundation Degree to an honours degree following a period of further study.

Duration and Attendance

Three years part-time study. A significant proportion of the Foundation Degree is carried out in the workplace in the form of work-based assignments and projects. It is anticipated that you will be working in a relevant engineering or related environment.

Engineering Foundation Degree Programmes offered:

Electrical Electronic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering.

Sixteen modules are required for a Foundation Degree award, each module has a weighting of 15 credits, 240 credits are required for a Foundation Degree. Each programme has Scheme and Route Modules, which all students must complete, plus a selection of Award Modules for a particular pathway. An interim Certificate of Higher Education is achieved on completion of 120 credits at Higher Education Level 4.

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 qualification in an engineering discipline
  • Appropriate GCE A Levels
  • Applicants who can demonstrate an equivalent academic level are welcome to apply.
  • You will need to be employed in a sector of engineering relevant to the programme of study selected.


The Foundation Degree is based on a modular framework of Scheme, Route and Award modules.

Scheme Modules:
Personal and Professional Development (four modules)
Work-based Learning (four modules)

Route Modules:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Business Management and New Technology
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Application of Programmable Logic Controllers

Award Modules:

  • Electrical Electronic Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Microelectronic Applications
  • Industrial Power Electronics and Machines
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Advanced CAD

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About York College, York, United States

The history of York College dates back to the 1800s. In September 2007, the York College opened its doors to some 13,000 learners on the Sim Balk Lane site, Bishopthorpe, York. The College offers a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications at all levels. It offers courses in the fields of Art, Design and Crafts, Business, Admin, Finance, Child Studies, Construction and Engineering, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Media Make-up, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, Information Technology, Science, Social Science and Health, Sport and Public Services, and Teacher Education and Training.

Moreover, York College is one of the largest providers of A Level and vocational programs in the region, it offers over 40 A Level subjects and 80 vocational programs. The college provides an outstanding preparation for universities. Also, the college offers a wide range of Higher Education courses for full and part-time studies, as well as many Adult Learning classes. 

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