Mechanical and Civil Engineering Foundation Year at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS

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Course summary

If you are inspired by challenge, are analytical and creative in your thinking, and interested in design, technology and how these solve problems in the world around us; then our Mechanical and Civil Engineering Foundation Year may be your first step towards realising your ambitions. Undertaking the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Foundation Year will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to develop effective, sustainable solutions and products that meet the varied needs of today’s and tomorrow’s society. You will be taught and guided by a student-oriented and well-rounded team of experienced engineering practitioners, researchers, and a knowledgeable technical support team. Equipped with dedicated lab and workshop facilities, the course seeks to provide an engaging and practical learning experience to apply engineering principles to real-world problems. Many students who undertake the foundation year are still thinking about which sub-discipline of engineering to specialise in. The course covers mechanical, civil and automotive engineering, so you will be able to explore and challenge your preferences to make an informed decision about which degree to study upon completion of the foundation year. Successful completion of the foundation year will allow you to progress onto any of the following degrees: BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering Students that perform well during their second-year level 5 of degree study, will also have the opportunity to progress onto our MEng programmes. Northumbria is ranked 3rd in the sector nationally for the sustained employment of Engineering and Technology graduates five years after graduation.(Longitudinal EducationOutcomes (LEO) 2017)


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Assessment method

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Foundation Year at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS