Electrical and Electronic Engineering (FdEng)


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Start dates

September 2024 / September 2025

Course length

Full time: 1 year

Part time: 2 years


This foundation degree (FdEng) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering has been developed by Solihull College and Oxford Brookes University to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for a technical or management career in the electrical and electronic engineering industry.

This programme offers flexible learning patterns. It enables students with a relevant Level 4 qualification in an Electrical and Electronic Engineering subject, or equivalent, to obtain a FdEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. If desired, it is then possible to progress to a BEng(Hons) programme in Electronic Engineering and practice in a career as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

The course has been developed to meet the industry's increasing demand for employees with the right vocational knowledge and skills. Graduates from the programme will have a wider and deeper range of skills that will help them progress in the workplace or to continue their studies to a higher-level degree course.

This course is Level 5 entry only, meaning students must have a relevant Level 4 qualification to apply. 

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) full time off campus

Home (UK) part time off-campus

Home (UK) full time off campus

Home (UK) part time off-campus

Tuition fees

2024 / 25
Home (UK) full time off campus

Home (UK) part time off-campus

2025 / 26
Home (UK) full time off campus

Home (UK) part time off-campus

Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.

Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students. 

The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.

How and when to pay

Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.

  • For information on payment methods please see our Make a Payment page.
  • For information about refunds please visit our Refund policy page

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

How to apply

Further offer details

Typically entrants will possess: 

  • National Certificate / Diploma or other full equivalent Level 3 qualification, in a discipline related to Engineering, minimum grade MM, plus a minimum of three passes at GCSE (grades A-C) including Mathematics at grade B or equivalent and English language.


  • Employment in an appropriate workplace setting with their organisation’s support for the programme.

Entrants with equivalent qualifications and experience will be accepted on an individual basis. Full-time students may be admitted with equivalent qualifications and experience subject to identifying suitable work placements. 

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Entrants to the programme are expected to have their employers support and need to demonstrate the employer will provide the opportunity for work-based learning. For full-time students, arrangements will be made to identify work placement in advance of admission.  In order to undertake the assessment on the programme, a student must have access to an appropriate work environment. If during the programme a student loses their work or access to the work-place then alternative arrangements, if feasible, will be made as soon as possible.  Whilst the college will facilitate as far as possible, it remains the learner’s responsibility to secure work in order to complete the programme. Applicants with prior certificated or experiential learning may be admitted with credit for a maximum of 120 credits at Level 4 and 30 credits at Level 5. Applications for credit must be made in writing after discussion with the College programme lead and the University’s Liaison Manager.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Selection process

Applicants are normally interviewed and may be required to undertake numeracy and literacy tests as part of the assessment by the College, especially where experiential learning is used to support admission, to ensure that they possess the appropriate attributes to succeed on the programme and to check on the suitability of the work environment to which applicants have access.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International applications

International students will normally have to study full-time unless they have full-time employment within the UK. International students requiring a Tier 4 visa cannot study this course at Solihull College, but can apply to study it at our other partners.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors.

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home (UK) applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS

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Full-time study

Part-time study

Programme changes:
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.