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Electrical and Electronic Engineering (FdEng, Solihull College)

Foundation Degree Fd(Eng)

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 is designed to offer flexible learning patterns and enable students with a relevant Level 3 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 BSc(Hons) programme in Electronic Engineering and practice in a career as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

The course has been developed by Oxford Brookes University to meet the industry's increasing demand for employees with the right vocational knowledge and skills, and with the independence to add value to organisations. 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.

To find out more about what it is like to study at an Oxford Brookes partner college, visit our partnership course pages.

Available start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Teaching location

Solihull College

Course length

  • Full time: 2 years
  • Part time: 3 years

UCAS code


For full application details, please see the 'How to apply / Entry requirements' section.

Tuition fees

Home/EU - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £7,200. 2019/20: £7,350.

Home/EU - part time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £4,500. 2019/20: £5,010.

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Funding and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see:

Specific entry requirements

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. 

Work-based learning is an integral part of the Foundation Degree programme.  Thus, a key characteristic of a Foundation Degree is close co-operation with relevant employers.  Entrants to the programme will be expected to have the support of their employer and will need to demonstrate the employer will provide the opportunity for work-based learning, e.g. a letter of employer support with the application form.  For full-time students, arrangements will be made to identify appropriate work placement in advance of admission.  It follows that in order to undertake the assessment on the programme, a student must have access to an appropriate work environment (voluntary or paid; full-time, part-time or work placement).  If during the course of 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, fundamentally, it remains the learner’s responsibility to secure such access in order to complete the assessment on the programme.

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

How to apply

For part-time study, apply directly to the college.

International applicants

Apply direct »

For full-time study you can also apply through UCAS.

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

Oxford Brookes operates 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.

Find out more

For full details about studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering, please visit the College website.