This course is primarily designed for high-calibre international students who have not studied the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry or those that have successfully completed 12 years of school education, and need an extra year of study. Completing a foundation year will enable you to progress onto the main Aeronautical Engineering degree programmes, provided the relevant progression criteria are met. Our foundation course is taught in-house by University staff including specialist Foundation teaching staff. As a student on the course you will be a full member of the University, with the same access to the Students’ Union, clubs, societies, sports facilities and support departments. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. During the year you will undertake modules in Applicable Mathematics, Physics, Materials with Engineering Science and a choice of Programming, or an Introduction to Circuits and Electronics. Completing foundation can be a real attribute to your overall degree success. It not only opens doors to courses that may have previously looked closed, but also provides a sound base on which to establish a successful academic career. Many who have completed the foundation pathway have also said how beneficial it was to them in supporting their transition into University life. The Foundation Studies course also offers the opportunity for students performing at a very high standard in their chosen sport, who wish to study at Loughborough, but do not have the required qualifications due to sporting commitments. It is ideal for students who wish to combine their performance sports training with academic study. If you think your sport profile qualifies you to be considered for the elite athlete’s programme, please contact [email protected] before applying.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
Foundation modules are assessed via written exams and/or coursework assignments. Some modules are continually assessed throughout the year. Typical coursework assignments include: lab reports, essays, poster presentations, assessed tutorials, workshops and peer review (review fellow students’ performance). It is expected that for every hour you are in a structured class, you should spend two hours of your own time researching, writing up, learning work or doing set questions etc.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
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Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/ This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/
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Additional entry requirements
This course is designed for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education, and therefore need an extra year of study for UK undergraduate study or international students who have not studied the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Offers will not normally be made to those who apply simply because their A-level grades/predictions are below the requirements for direct entry to the degree course. International students who are eligible for this course include: Those wishing to study a degree without the appropriate background Students performing at a very high standard in a chosen sport, who wish to study at Loughborough, but do not have the required qualifications due to sporting commitments* Mature students returning to education Those who did not meet their expected entrance requirements due to illness or other adverse situations Students with alternative backgrounds and qualifications Applications are treated on a case by case basis and a number of other personal situations may also be considered. If applicants are made an offer of a place they will be invited to visit the department, meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough. *If you think your sport profile qualifies you to be considered for the elite athletes programme, please contact [email protected] before applying.
English language requirements
All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.
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Fees and funding
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