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Extended Degree Programme Engineering

Southwark Campus

Mode: Full-time; Part-time

Overview

Get into engineering

The Extended Degree programme is offered both as a full and part time course and aims to prepare and equip the students with the knowledge and skills required to enable them to progress onto their chosen degree programme.

If you 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!

The Extended Degree in Engineering is the first part of an integrated 4/5 years programme, and prepares you with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake a degree-level engineering 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 2020.

Why Engineering at LSBU?

Top 10 in UK for career prospects in Chemical Engineering (Guardian 2019).

Ranked 1st for graduate prospects in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).
Placement opportunities – in your third year you have the option to undertake a placement, giving you valuable experience.
Ranked joint 3rd for student voice, Engineering (National Student Survey 2019).
Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
4 Years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Part-time
Duration
5 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Sandwich
Duration
5 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Modules

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.

The course consists of modules with a total credit value of 120 credits which are made up of 6 standard modules of 20 credit points each. 5 modules are shared between all streams and 1 module is specific to the chosen stream (the degree course proceeding the first year).

On average the assessment of the course is based on 30% coursework and 70% examination.

  • Applied mathematics 1
    This module provides you with the mathematical knowledge and skills to support study of the BEng programmes. The module covers basic algebra, linear and simultaneous equations, quadratic equations and graphical methods.
  • Scientific principles for engineering
    This module will cover the principles of chemistry and physics, at a level between GCSE and A-Level. It will introduce you to a range of skills required in both chemical and physical sciences, as appropriate to your intended programme of study.
  • Study and laboratory skills
    This module introduces study skills considering both individual and team-working skills. 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.
  • Mathematics for engineering
    This module will provide you with the mathematical knowledge and skills necessary for transition to Level 4 study of engineering subjects. 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.
  • 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 fluids, electrics, dynamics, statics, heat and energy.

Plus one specialist module from:

  • Practical electronics (electrical engineering)
    This module is a mixture of workshop exercises and practical project work about fundamentals of electronics.
  • 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.
  • Chemistry and applications (chemical and energy engineering)
    This module provides you with the principles of chemistry and its applications to support study of the BEng programmes.It covers fundamentals of chemistry and chemical reactions, and the skills necessary for effective communication in scientific and technical subjects.
  • 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.

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), BEng (Hons) or MEng (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.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

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.

Professional links

We’ve been educating professional engineers for over 100 years. And in that time we’ve built up lots of contacts in industry. Our close links with industry ensure that our course content is up-to-date with their needs – and this means are graduates are in demand.

Teaching and learning

A number of academic staff from different schools teach on The Extended Degree programme in Engineering. All are enthusiastic about their teaching, available and ready to support your learning experience as you move through your degree.

All modules are taught through a combination of three or more of lectures, tutorials, computer workshop, laboratory practicals, seminars and group work which deliver the intended knowledge and understanding, and intellectual/practical/transferable skills.

Most modules are assessed through both examination and individual/group coursework, with typical weightings of 70% examination and 30% coursework. There are also coursework only modules.

Staff

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry to the programme you will be required to have:

  • 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 students

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

Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code 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
Mode
Sandwich
Duration
5 years
Start date
September
Application code
H101
Application method

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.

Prepare to start

Applicant events

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

Enrolment

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 Enrolment pages.

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

Year 1 FT Southwark Chemical & Petroleum SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2019/20.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13780
AOS/LSBU code: 3184Session code: 1FS02

Year 1 FT Southwark Civil SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2019/20.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13780
AOS/LSBU code: 3184Session code: 1FS03

Year 1 FT Southwark Electrical SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2019/20.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13780
AOS/LSBU code: 3184Session code: 1FS00

Year 1 FT Southwark Mechanical & Building Services SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2019/20.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13780
AOS/LSBU code: 3184Session code: 1FS01

Year 1 PT Southwark Chemical & Petroleum SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2019/20.
UK/EU fee: £6166.67International fee: £9186.67
AOS/LSBU code: 3185Session code: 1PS02

Year 1 PT Southwark Civil SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2019/20.
UK/EU fee: £6166.67International fee: £9186.67
AOS/LSBU code: 3185Session code: 1PS03

Year 1 PT Southwark Electrical SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2019/20.
UK/EU fee: £6166.67International fee: £9186.67
AOS/LSBU code: 3185Session code: 1PS00

Year 1 PT Southwark Mechanical & Building Services SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2019/20.
UK/EU fee: £6166.67International fee: £9186.67
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.