The structure of the programme has been designed so that in Term 1, students are provided with a broad introduction to the knowledge and skills needed for any Technologies degree. Term 2 allows students to tailor their studies to their specific interest and their chosen future degree programme with the completion of one 40 credit optional module and an individual project designed to consolidate learning throughout the Academic Year.
- Mathematics for Technology (20 credits)
- Contemporary Themes in Technology (20 credits)
- Professional and Academic Skills (20 credits)
- Individual Project (20 credits)
Optional Modules (choose one):
- Programming Skills and Statistics (40 credits)
- Physics and Electronics (40 credits)
Learning & Teaching
A student-centered approach to learning and teaching is encouraged through the use of a broad range of teaching strategies, including: lectures, tutorials, seminars, technical labs, individual and group projects, further enhanced by real world case studies and guest lectures from industry experts and supported by our Moodle virtual learning environment.
Due to the nature of the programme, practical labs and workshops are key to developing students’ technical understanding and abilities, underpinned by solid theoretical foundations. Students are expected to further develop their knowledge and understanding through directed self-study and independent learning time.
Students are supported by the Programme Team, led by the Programme Director. Each student is appointed a Personal Tutor from within the School, who provides a point of contact for general academic and pastoral issues.
The School has an active Student Computing Society and an official Students’ Union society, which provide a wide range of events, activities and field trips throughout the academic year.
The assessment strategy for the programme varies to ensure the most appropriate method for each specific module and subject area. Most modules are assessed through a combination of methods such as practical assignments, written assignments, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests, and portfolios. Thus, in addition to formal examinations and assessments at the end of the module, you will be continuously assessed and given feedback on your progress and development throughout the year i.e. through both formative and summative assessment.
Employability & Careers
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Students should normally possess:
- a minimum of 5 GCSEs (Grades A*-C) including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England)
for Computer Science degree pathways - 32 UCAS tariff points from at least 1 A level or equivalent
for Engineering degree pathways - 64 UCAS tariff points from at least 2 A levels to include minimum grades DD, in Mathematics, Physics or a Technology subject; or
64 UCAS tariff points from at least 2 A levels to include minimum grades CC, in non-relevant subjects
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSE
Mathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.
If you are studying combinations of the above, or if your qualification isn't listed, please either contact Admissions or refer to the UCAS Course Search for entry requirements. Further information on our entry requirements, including qualifications from the EU can be found by clicking here.
Candidates who do not possess normal minimum entry qualification are interviewed and considered individually on the basis of their prior learning or working background. For applicants who are only undertaking 2 A levels or equivalent, this will be considered along with the rest of the academic profile and we may issue a graded offer in lieu of an offer using the UCAS Tariff.
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.
Selection is usually on the basis of a completed UCAS application and where relevant, an interview.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at
www.ucas.com. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at
Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer into year 2 & 3
If you are interested in transferring credit from another institution to study at Cardiff Met for a course which accepts entry for year 2 and/or 3, you can find further information on this and information on how to apply on the RPL page. Please contact Admissions for any queries that you have on RPL.
A mature applicant is anyone over the ago of 21 who didn't go to university after school or college. Cardiff Met welcomes applications from mature applicants and further advice and information can be found here.