Northumbria University, Newcastle

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Northumbria University Newcastle

Mathematics Physics and Electrical Engineering Foundation Year

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Course summary

The Foundation Year in Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering has been specifically designed to allow you to enhance your knowledge and skills of core mathematics as well as of core physics and electrical engineering principles, whilst enabling you to progress to your selected BSc or BEng course upon successful completion. Taught by a specialist team of academics, this course consists of six modules and is organised in two pathways. The core modules will cover key aspects which lie at the foundation of all mathematical, physical, and technological disciplines. The sixth module is the pathway module, differentiating mathematics students from physics and electrical engineering students. During the programme, you will develop fundamental research skills and independent learning skills through specialised and research-informed modules. You will build a broad range of mathematical and scientific competences addressing real-world problems and develop key employability skills that will prove invaluable when you enter the workplace. During laboratory and IT sessions, you will apply the theories taught in lectures and acquire practical experience to enhance your understanding of the teaching material. Delivered in industry-leading facilities by our highly experienced team, you will be supported at every step of your course to ensure an enjoyable experience that will enhance your learning and future employment prospects. Successful completion of this course will provide you with the knowledge required for your subsequent undergraduate degree. You will be able to progress onto one of the following courses: Mathematics BSc (Hons), Physics BSc (Hons), Physics with Astrophysics BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

Course details

Assessment method

This course consists of six modules that cover core aspects of mathematics and physics, including algebra and linear algebra, calculus, statistics, statics and dynamics, electricity, waves and particles, materials, computer skills and problem solving. Teaching is delivered through a mixture of live lectures, seminars and applied practical laboratory work. You will be assessed by various methods including assignments, examinations, scientific reports, presentations and group work that will be completed throughout both semesters.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.

If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU students are advised to refer to the University's EU scholarship page via the 'Northumbria Undergraduate EU Scholarship 2021/22' page. Please note that information regarding any additional fees and/or funding can be located on the Northumbria University Course Page.
Mathematics Physics and Electrical Engineering Foundation Year at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS