The course will provide students with an undergraduate education in the field of hospital engineering. This foundation degree aims to offer an enjoyable, intellectually demanding and stimulating programme of study and to create graduates who:

  • Understand technology principles associated with Hospital Engineering
  • Undertake work based practical work to the required competence level
  • Have excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Have an opportunity to progress to further, higher study
  • Demonstrate the centrality of experiential learning to the developing practices in the workplace
  • Utilise a range of information technology tools for work based learning and personal development
  • Develop skills of interpersonal and adaptive communication necessary to perform as a Hospital Engineering Technologist
  • Apply knowledge and skills to improve competence in the workplace
  • Demonstrate awareness of life-long learning

You will undertake a variety of modules, covering a range of hospital engineering disciplines:

Year 1: Engineering science, health and safety and infection control in hospitals, personal progress portfolio, and building services technologies.

Year 2: Decontamination, medical gases, HVAC, water hygiene, fire safety and electrical services, and management principles.

Your course will be delivered across four teaching blocks to coincide with four study weekends. In each year, 120 credits are delivered across an academic year.

The foundation degree is highly work-focused and employment-relevant, and will allow you to both develop and apply your learning in the work place. The award is designed to further enhance your employability and to enable you to develop your skills and knowledge towards your next career goals.

Entry requirements

You need to be in relevant employment and an appropriate job role.

Normally you will have an English GCSE and Maths A level (for maths we are however happy to provide alternative assessment as well as support, if necessary, to ensure an appropriate level is attained for the degree).

For direct entry into the second year you will need a relevant level 4 qualification (e.g. an HNC, or first year degree qualification, mapped to our year one modules).

Ideally you will have completed these qualifications no longer than 5 years ago.

Supported learning and earning

It's a work-based, blended learning programme enabling you to learn in the workplace and through Moodle with online study, workbooks plus direct practice.

In addition, there are four residential study and assessment weekends per year.

Your degree programme tutors are experts in their own specialisms and are accessible throughout to assist you. You really do get the opportunity for 1:1 support and small-group learning with industry leaders.

Moodle - our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) - is a valued resource, full of reference sources as well as providing a confidential online forum for discussion with fellow students. It's easy to use and fully accessible to suit you.

Student support

A range of academic and pastoral  support is available throughout your degree from Staffordshire University – read more on their website. You will also have access to our dedicated degrees support team to further assist learning, answer queries and provide advice throughout.

Maths support

We know it can feel somewhat daunting returning to study and we are aware some learners may find particularly the maths requirements of the degrees challenging.  To help, we have built in additional maths support to complement the Engineering Science I module. During this learning we supply staged study material with practice questions, a forum to discuss learning with peers and tutors and opportunity for more formal learning during study weekends. 

Even when you are remotely learning you are never far from help and support.


Fees for the degree are in line with equivalent undergraduate qualifications, for which you may be eligible for a student loan, subject to certain criteria. Fees are payable directly to Staffordshire University

Foundation degree hospital engineering year one - £6,500 (+VAT)
Foundation degree hospital engineering year two - £6,500 (+VAT)


Staffordshire University

This degree is 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.


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Classrooms are available for theory learning and group exercises (close to training laboratories when practice activities are included).


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