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Engineering Extended Degree Programme

Overview

Get into engineering

Didn’t follow the traditional route of Science and Maths A Levels? You can still find your way into the engineering professions. Whether you’re a mature student needing a degree to progress your career, someone from a non-engineering background looking to change direction, or a school leaver without the grades for level 4, this programme is for you.

This course covers the fundamentals of maths, science and technology relevant to engineering. The experience you gain during the year, and your discussions with tutors, will help you choose the degree best suited to your interests and abilities.

Q: What is an extended degree?
A: It’s a structured 4/5 year programme, where the first year prepares you with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake a degree-level course.

We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2018.

Why Engineering at LSBU?

Have other commitments? Take the part-time route – and progress to a part-time HNC/HND and degree too.
Superb resources for learning: No.1 university in London for Learning Resources in General Engineering (National Students Survey 2017).
Open your prospects in electrical, mechanical, building services, chemical, petroleum and civil engineering.
Our staff are experts, with a great deal to share.
We’ve been educating engineering professionals for over 100 years.
Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Sandwich
Duration
5 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Full-time
Duration
4 Years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Part-time
Duration
5 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Modules

The following modules show the preparatory element (the first year) of your overall Extended Degree programme. For details on modules at HNC/HND/BSc/BEng/MEng level please look at the individual course entries of your chosen progression route.

This preparatory year is all about giving you the core grounding of knowledge to move on to a qualification that fits your future career ambitions. You don’t have to have it all worked out in advance, your tutors will be on hand to advise you. The results you achieve may restrict your subject choices.

  • Applied mathematics
    This module will provide you with the mathematical knowledge and skills to support study of the Extended Degree programme and for entry into the BEng or BSc programmes. The class this module is designed and intended for is a mix of mature students with some prior learning experience and young students with below A Level of mathematical background. Assessment methods: 30% coursework, 70% exam.
  • Scientific principles for engineering
    This module will cover the principles of chemistry and physics, at a level between GCSE and A-Level. It will serve as a preparatory module for students intending to undertake engineering undergraduate degree courses in the University, and will introduce you to a range of skills required in both chemical and physical sciences, as appropriate to your intended programme of study. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Study and laboratory skills
    This module provides an introduction to both study and laboratory skills to support study of the Extended Degree programme and for entry into BEng or BSc programmes. The module will introduce study skills considering both individual and team-working skills, it will cover exam preparation, revision and question answering techniques. It will also introduce you to your own Personal Development Planning process. This module will enable you to develop and use appropriate safe working practices in the workshop or laboratory environment specific to your subject /discipline. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Mathematics for engineering
    This module will provide you with the mathematical knowledge and skills necessary for transition to Level 4 study of engineering subjects. The class this module is designed and intended for is a mixed cohort of mature students with some prior learning experience and younger students with below A-level mathematical background. You'll attend lectures and tutorial where worked exercises will be undertaken. Where possible, the statistical content will introduce the use of statistical packages and the presentation of real life data sets. You'll keep a logbook of the problems tackled. Beside the 52 contact hours, you'll be encouraged to spend some time on your own to practise the mathematical concepts you'll have learnt during the lectures and solve extra problems. Assessment methods: 40% coursework, 60% exam.
  • Engineering science
    This module is aimed at extending your science knowledge in preparation for continuing on your engineering degree. It will cover general applied physical principles, including dynamics, statics, fluids, heat and energy. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam. 

Plus one specialist module from:

  • Practical electronics (electrical engineering)
    This module is a mixture of workshop exercises and practical project work. You'll work in pairs thought the semester. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Engineering design and modelling (mechanical and building services engineering)
    This is an introductory module to engineering design. You'll be taught the basic design process and apply this to a simple product. you'll also be introduced to the workshop and simple model making tools. You'll learn basic drawings skills and also where engineering design sits within a home and globalised company. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Chemistry and applications (chemical and petroleum engineering)
    This module will continue to develop the concepts and skills of chemistry as introduced in the first semester, at a level between GCSE and A Level. It will serve as a preparatory module for students intending to undertake science-based undergraduate degree courses in the University. Assessment methods: 40% coursework, 60% exam.
  • Constructing the built environment (civil engineering)
    This module will seek to develop an understanding of the use of traditional materials and construction technologies in domestic buildings of the past, and the development of the modern technologies used today. It focuses on the history of the built environment, domestic construction and the role of the institutions and regulatory authorities in the construction industry. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.

Employability

You probably already know that engineering is one of the most well-paid and secure of all professions. It's also one of the most exciting! We should know – we've been educating professional engineers for over 100 years.

This course allows you to go on to study one of our HNC, HND, BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) courses in a range of engineering subjects. Whichever pathway you choose you can be sure that the applied technical skills that you’ll develop as an engineer will always be in demand.

Looking for career inspiration? Take a look at our careers in engineering guide (PDF File 3,650 KB) to see where your career might take you.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Placements

Staff

Darren James

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Construction Technology

Darren's specialisms include construction, surveying, environmental issues in construction and surveying, and educational paths into the built environment sector.


Facilities

Our engineering workshops are the highest quality in the capital – thanks to the wide-range of specialist equipment and space available for practical teaching. Highlights include the latest rapid prototyping facilities (including 3D printing), anechoic chamber and reverberation chambers, materials testing labs, mechatronics labs, electrical labs, building information modelling suite, industry-standard design and modelling software, and the Centre for Renewable and Efficient Building (CEREB) – which is London's first teaching, research and demonstration facility for low carbon technologies.

Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A Level DD or;
  • BTEC National Diploma MPP or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with Pass or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 64 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

How to apply

Apply now for a full-time course starting this September through Clearing.

Call 0800 923 8888 to speak to one of our dedicated Clearing advisors who’ll take you through your application.

You can also speak to us in person at one of our clearing application sessions.

If you’re applying for a health and social care course use our online application service.

For more information visit our Clearing page.

Part-time course

Please follow the instructions on the table below to apply for a part-time course.

International students

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

2019 entry

International students

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Sandwich
Duration
5 years
Start date
September
Application code
H101
Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
4 Years
Start date
September
Application code
H101
Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
5 years
Start date
September
Application code
3185
Application method

For full-time courses, please send your applications through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using our code L75. UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.

For part-time courses, you can apply directly to the University.

For more details on how to apply (full-time and part-time) see our how to apply page.

Accommodation

Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.

Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.

Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
Part-time
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13125
AOS/LSBU code: 3184Session code: 1FS02
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13125
AOS/LSBU code: 3184Session code: 1FS03
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13125
AOS/LSBU code: 3184Session code: 1FS00
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13125
AOS/LSBU code: 3184Session code: 1FS01
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £6166.67International fee: £8750
AOS/LSBU code: 3185Session code: 1PS02
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £6166.67International fee: £8750
AOS/LSBU code: 3185Session code: 1PS03
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £6166.67International fee: £8750
AOS/LSBU code: 3185Session code: 1PS00
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £6166.67International fee: £8750
AOS/LSBU code: 3185Session code: 1PS01

The individual Tuition Fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

Scholarships

We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. The majority of our scholarships are given as direct Tuition Fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our National Scholarship Programme (NSP). The NSP features 100 full scholarships that exempt students from all Tuition Fees, and there are many more partial scholarships. Find out more about scholarships and fee discounts for undergraduate students.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

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Applicant events

After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.

Welcome Week

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.

 
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