Studying for an Eastwood Park degree: Alison's experience
Registration now open!
Our planned October 2020 intake will now take place in April 2021. Please register your interest now so that we can secure your place in good time.
Read our update about changes to our degree programme schedule and applications here.
We are delighted to offer three higher education qualifications:
- Foundation degree hospital engineering* read more
- Foundation degree medical equipment technologies (starting October 2021) read more
- BSc (Hons) management of healthcare engineering technologies & facilities read more
*incorporating multi engineering disciplines: decontamination; medical gases; hvac; water hygiene; fire; electrical; estates
Is this for me?
Our degrees have been specifically developed and written to reflect the needs of your workplace and the healthcare sector and are open to those working within the above healthcare engineering disciplines or estates & FM disciplines.
It may be time to consider your next career move. If you are a technician or engineer or have been working within an estates or biomedical team for a while, your employer may demand a degree as criterion for that next step. Although you can't beat experience, a degree level qualification will help your standing in the employment market.
Our foundation degrees are two-year, work-based, blended learning programme enabling you to learn in the workplace and through Moodle with online study, workbooks plus direct practice, with the addition of four study weekends per year at Eastwood Park's training centre. (View details about visiting Eastwood Park including accessibility here).
On completion there is the option to progress onto a further year's study for a BSc (Hons) Management of Healthcare Engineering Technologies & Facilities. Applicants with other relevant qualifications and experience are also welcome.
The big benefit is that you carry on working and can study online. You will have access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) anytime, anywhere, 24/7.
Demonstrating additional study and commitment, particularly with such a valued qualification, will assist future promotion prospects and provide potential for earning more, alongside the satisfaction of achieving your own personal goals.
These degrees are awarded by Staffordshire University.
Eastwood Park is partnered with Staffordshire University, an institution with over 100 years' experience in higher education. SU is renowned for its focus on graduate employability and provides industry-relevant courses in a variety of subject areas, including computing, engineering, healthcare and science.
IHEEM confirm that the Membership & Registration Committee have confirmed both foundation degrees meet the academic requirements for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech).
This means that successful students will be able to move to registration as an EngTech, subject to being a member of IHEEM and the completion of a short pro-forma report covering the “E” competencies, to supplement those covered in the course, probably more specifically related to their work.
How to apply?
Applications should be made through UCAS; this is to help universities manage their student and potential student numbers. Your application will then be passed directly onto Eastwood Park for review.
Contact our sales team +44 (0)1454 262777 or email us for further information about the degrees and applications.
|Foundation degree hospital engineering||FDHE||2 years|
|Foundation degree medical equipment technologies||FDME||2 years|
|BSc (Hons) management of healthcare engineering technologies & facilities (progression award)||BSCE||1 year|