Low grades but want to study a degree in Engineering Watch
I achieved low grades at GCSE and AS level however I want to study Engineering at degree level, register as an incorporated engineer and then onto chartered engineer status eventually.
My problem is that I'm having difficulty in deciding which path to take. As I have a young family I want to take the fastest route possible and get into work ASAP. My options appear to be as follows:
1. Redo maths, physics, and chemistry at A-level and then apply at university.
2. Get on a foundation degree and then onto a full degree
How long will it take to study A-levels and get good grades (A and higher) despite not having good GCSE's? If it is possible at all?
What are the requirements to get onto a foundation degree in engineering? What are the names of some good engineering foundation degree universities in Surrey/London area? Or even the south east of England?
Thanks for reading!
I am after doing a mechanical engineering degree. I only went as far as AS levels and I did very badly, ungradable, mostly! Could other non-engineering qualifications UCAS points count towards doing a foundation degree in engineering? So you really need A levels in order to apply for a foundation degree?
I am after doing a mechanical engineering degree. I only went as far as AS levels and I did very badly, ungradable, mostly! Could other non-engineering qualifications UCAS points count towards doing a foundation degree in engineering? So you really need A levels in order to apply for a foundation degree? I thought foundation degrees were supposed to be for people who have not done higher education.
Redo A Levels - and this time try and get atleast ABB and then into a decent university to start your degree.
Hey, so you reckon decent universities won't accept/do foundation degrees? I know Cambridge doesn't for engineering!
Do your own research. Find out what Unis you'd be happy to go to and see what their entry requirements are and if they have a foundation year or not.
I just did another Google search since you did say you would prefer to be in London. QMUL does a foundation year:
If I were you I would just redo my A Levels whilst working part time (to support your family). Don't work more than 10 hours though because it will affect your studies.
Then I would apply to a fairly decent university because you will be spending £27k+ so you might as well go to the best university that you can, making the nost of your education.
I looked into A levels and found a local college who did them but however I don't have the GCSE's to enrole! However I found Oxford Learning College and I can do my A-levels on a distance learning course. The course is 1 year and I would be studying Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Upon passing with (hopefully) AAA or higher I would apply to university (thinking University of Surrey) Does this plan sound feasable?
You get a loan and 'spend' 9% of your income over around 21 grand.