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Course summary

Start your BEng studies with our Foundation Year Our Foundation year, taken over the course of one full academic year, will see you develop the key transferable skills and subject-specific knowledge needed to continue onto our Integrated Engineering degree without the need to reapply. If you did not get the results you were hoping for, are thinking of a change in career, or if you did not follow traditional routes into Higher Education, then beginning your degree with a Foundation Year may be the right choice for you.

  • Develop hands-on, practical skills throughout your study with experienced academics, and employers from industry to guide you along the way
  • You'll gain the ability to integrate, synthesize, apply and gain knowledge, with an awareness of social and ethical responsibilities
  • Learn to identify problems that need solving, and to find creative solutions to society’s challenges
  • Receive support, whenever needed - 1:1 support through your allocated Personal Tutor, 24/7 access to the Academic Skills and Knowhow Centre, and Student Services
  • Employer and community driven module learning - each has been designed with insight either from industry, or our community
Subject to validation and NDAPs (New Degree Awarding Powers)


Foundation Year Creativity and Fundamental Engineering Skills - Explore the range of technical and non-technical skills required within engineering and technology including laws of physics, principles mathematics, communication, collaboration and digital skills. Engineered Structures and Mechanisms - Investigate different types of engineered objects and how they work. You'll carry out tests, and work with models of real structures and moving artefacts. Engineering and Technology as Problem-solving - Develop your understanding of how engineering and technology fit within a wider societal context, through the solving of a systems-based problem. Engineering and Technology Project - Apply your learning across the year to an individual project, finding out about various engineering and technology disciplines and the roles they play in different industries and business sectors. Level 4 The 21st-Century Engineer - Start your study by building a physical and digital artefact. You'll be introduced to the different disciplines of engineering, the influential role of the engineer in society, and the responsibilities we carry as professional engineers. Thermodynamics & Fluids - You will analyse and improve a fluid flow system. You'll combine observation, an awareness of how energy is converted to be put to work, and a knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. Statics and Dynamics of Simple Mechanisms - You'll design and validate a single-element mechanism under a straightforward load case. This includes consideration of static and dynamic behaviour, properties and selection of material(s). Fundamentals of Analogue and Digital Circuits - You will specify and build an open loop control system that meets the needs of a given application. You will be able to differentiate between analogue and digital electronics approaches, and apply circuit theory, circuit laws and principles of digital logic. Level 5 Creating Social Value through Engineering - An opportunity to integrate your skills and knowledge from Level 4 to work on a community-based project. You'll develop key mindsets relating to stakeholders, equity, inclusive design, prototyping, and new product development. Energy Engineering - You will propose and specify an energy solution for a specific application. You'll develop and apply your knowledge of thermodynamics including energy/power cycles, heat transfer, and the engineering components and systems that deliver energy. Statics and Dynamics of Complex Mechanisms - You'll design and model a complex (multi-element) structure under differing load cases, including selection of appropriate material(s) from a wider, more specialist range. Control and Instrumentation - You will monitor and model a predictable (LTI) closed-loop control system. You'll develop and apply an understanding of open- and closed-loop systems, feedback system design, control system performance and analysis and modelling approaches. Level 6 People and Projects in Engineering - You'll explore the project lifecycle as a way of understanding and breaking down projects, and you'll learn to use a range of tools to work within and manage projects effectively. Data-Driven Engineering - You'll gather, combine, clean, and manipulate more than one big dataset and present an data analysis that facilitates decision-making in the context of an engineering process or facility. Manufacturing as Integrated Engineering - This module presents manufacturing as a context in which materials, structures, dynamics, electronic, control, thermodynamics, energy and power can all be observed, and challenges you to identify benefits and strategies for Industry 4.0 approaches. Bachelor's Project - This module builds on the knowledge, experience and skills you have gained in the your course to date, and allows you to demonstrate your capability in a self-managed innovative project.

Assessment method

We believe that your assessment should be as reflective of a real workplace as possible and that means no traditional exams. Instead, our assessments take the form of in-studio quizzes, presentations and debates, display of artefacts you’ve developed and built, industrial reports, development of specifications, test reports and project plans, creative media presentation and general question and answer sessions where your participation and knowledge can be assessed.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

NMITE accepts applications from international students who meet the entry requirements for their proposed programme of study. For any further information about the above please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at time of course commencement.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5A minimum of 6.0 in each component

Applicants are expected to have a minimum of grade 4 or above in GCSE English. Applicants whose first language is not English will be expected to provide evidence of English language ability. If you would like further advice, please contact [email protected].

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £18000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

We know that going to any University or Higher Education Institution is a financial commitment. That is why we are dedicated to easing the financial burden for our students through our bursaries and scholarships. We have several financial awards available for future and existing students. Please see our website at

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