Staffordshire University
General Engineering (with a foundation year) BEng (Hons)
Staffordshire University

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Engineering

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Engineering at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21000 £26500 £32000
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £24000 £21000 - £33000 £25500 - £39000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £33003 £35380 £40536
25-75 percentile range £27415 - £38863 £27710 - £44237 £31831 - £51154

Course Description

Our BEng (Hons) General Engineering degree with a foundation year is delivered in the form of multi-disciplinary modules that provide a wide range of knowledge and skills. You will be surrounded by supportive and approachable teaching and technical staff, and you will be offered opportunities to develop skills that underpin engineering. You will be given the chance to collaborate, communicate, and be creative using our wide range of laboratory facilities.

The foundation year will give you a solid introduction to the fundamentals of engineering science and applied technology. It is ideal for those that consider they would benefit from additional knowledge and experience before being able to select a specific specialism in engineering. Alternatively, if you're considering a career change and don’t have the necessary background qualifications for a future in engineering, this entry point will help you achieve your ambitions.

During the foundation year, you will gain fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge through a range of engineering topics, You will have multiple opportunities to apply and evaluate this acquired knowledge on various practical situations using our electronics, mechanical, automotive, aeronautical, and design laboratory equipment.

Students who successfully complete the Foundation year automatically progress onto our General Engineering route. Alternatively, you can choose to specialise in any of the following programmes: Aeronautical Engineering, Automotive and Motorsport Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of General Engineering (with a foundation year) BEng (Hons) at Staffordshire University

20% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
15% Engineering professionals
10% Elementary occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Customer service occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Access to HE Diploma

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 4.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Others
    • 5.0
    • Others for specific English Language and undergraduate awards for overseas students
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees Journalism
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Journalism and Media Studies

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study General Engineering (with a foundation year), BEng (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees General Engineering (with a foundation year) BEng (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £16750 year 1
International £16750 year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of Staffordshire University in top UK and global rankings.

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About Staffordshire University

Established in 1970, Staffordshire University offers students the opportunity to become a part of the diverse and lively city of Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands. This university provides a rich experience in a variety of disciplines, including state-of-the art Specialist Technical Facilities, such as their Motion Capture suites for Biomechanics students, or the Simulation Hospital Wards for those in the Medical programme. International learners can also benefit from language support offered by the university’s designated teams, ensuring both a strong academic and social start.

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Student composition of Staffordshire University

undergraduates:
12255
postgraduates:
1340
Total:
13595
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Where is this programme taught

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
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