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Engineering Extended Degree Programme

Overview

This programme covers the fundamentals of mathematics and science, and you will also learn how to use relevant technology to pursue a career in your chosen field of engineering.

5 reasons to study here

Alternative route: A way into scientific professions for those who haven't followed traditional route of A levels in Maths and Science.
Superb resources for learning: No.1 University in London for Learning Resources in General Engineering (National Students Survey 2017).
Academic progression: Preparatory year that naturally leads into a full degree in a variety of engineering areas, part-time mode allows to progression to part time HNC.
Great teaching: Staff members are experts in their respective fields.
Dedicated facilities: Facilities include 6000m2 specialist engineering laboratories, workshops and computer suites for student use.
Strong alumni network: Become part of an 80,000-strong LSBU alumni network.

This course covers...

An Extended Degree is a structured 4/5 year programme, where the first year is designed to prepare you with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake a degree-level course. This course covers:

  • applied mathematics
  • scientific principles
  • laboratory skills
  • engineering science
  • practical electronics
  • design and modelling
  • chemistry and applications
  • construction and built environment
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 detail the preparatory element (the first year) of the overall Extended Degree programme. For details on modules at degree level please look at the individual course entries of your chosen progression route.

  • 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

This course allows you to go on study one of our HNC, HND, BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) courses in a range of engineering subjects. The results you achieve may restrict what subject specialisms you can choose.

Four engineering progression pathways

Each pathway leads onto different Bachelor degree courses and your choice will greatly impact on your future employability.

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

For examples of the employment opportunities available to you if you complete the chemical and petroleum engineering pathway, please review the employability information linked to our HND Chemical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Chemical & Process Engineering and our BEng (Hons) Petroleum Engineering.

Civil Engineering

For examples of the employment opportunities available to you if you complete the civil engineering pathway, please review the employability information linked to our HNC Civil EngineeringBSc (Hons) Civil Engineering and our BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering.

Electrical Engineering

For examples of the employment opportunities available to you if you complete the electrical engineering pathway, please review the employability information linked to our HNC/HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering and BEng (Hons) Computer Systems and Networks

Mechanical Engineering

For examples of the employment opportunities available to you if you complete the mechanical engineering and building services pathway, please review the employability information linked to our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design.

Part-time progression route

The part-time mode provides progression to a part-time HNC or HND in electrical, mechanical, building services or civil engineering. After studying an HNC or HND, you can continue to a degree.

LSBU Employability Service

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

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.

Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
  • Job Shop – daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
  • Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
  • Higher education achievement report - The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
    It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
  • Employability workshops - delivered free to students all year round on a variety of related topics
  • Careers fairs throughout the year to really focus your thoughts on a career after university

Find out about any of these services by visiting our student employability page

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

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

All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the University's Institution Code L75. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.

All part-time students should apply directly to London South Bank University and full details of how to do this are given on our undergraduate How to apply webpage.

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – 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 Bursary Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
Part-time
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £12500
AOS/LSBU code: 3184Session code: 1FS02
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £12500
AOS/LSBU code: 3184Session code: 1FS03
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £12500
AOS/LSBU code: 3184Session code: 1FS00
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £12500
AOS/LSBU code: 3184Session code: 1FS01
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £6166.67International fee: £8333.33
AOS/LSBU code: 3185Session code: 1PS02
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £6166.67International fee: £8333.33
AOS/LSBU code: 3185Session code: 1PS03
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £6166.67International fee: £8333.33
AOS/LSBU code: 3185Session code: 1PS00
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £6166.67International fee: £8333.33
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.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Applicant Open Days

To help you and your family feel confident about your university choice we run Applicant Open Days. These are held at subject level so students start getting to know each other and the academic staff who will be teaching them. These events are for applicants only and as an applicant you would receive an email invitation to attend the relevant event for your subject.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

 
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