Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Foundation Year - Engineering

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Course summary

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This course has been designed to introduce international students from different educational and language backgrounds to life and study at UK universities. It aims to give you a deep understanding of academic culture that will allow you to flourish in your degree studies. As well as providing a thorough academic orientation and induction, on successful completion it also supports you to develop the appropriate level of academic language, study skills and content knowledge to meet the entry requirements of your destination degree programme. This solid foundation aims to enable you to ‘hit the ground running’ on your degree, help you take a critical approach, reflect on your learning, organise your studies and be an independent learner. On successful completion of the International Foundation Year (Engineering), you will be eligible to progress onto the following Coventry University degrees (subject to meeting the specified entry criteria): Aerospace System Engineering BEng (Hons) Aerospace Technology BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng Computer Hardware and Software Engineering BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng Motorsport Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng

Course details


Your main study themes are: **Introduction to Academic Language and Skills **Developing your Academic Language and Skills **Success in Academic Language and Skills **Fundamental Engineering Mathematics **Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals **Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals **Study and employability skills

Assessment method

You will be assessed on the first three academic language and skills modules of the International Foundation Year through a combination of continuous, formative and final assessments. Formative assessments will be delivered at the end of module one and two, and there will be continuous assessment of your performance and output throughout each module. The modules will be assessed as follows: 50% Coursework (Assessment methods vary and include class and course work performance, oral presentations and individual and group tasks) 50% Phase Tests (these tests for all three academic language and skills modules will follow the end of your final Academic Language and Skills module) The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and will be given a score, and your final feedback will refer to each outcome and provide an overall score. For your subject-specialist modules the learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade. The final assessments at the end of your final subject- specialist modules are assessed in the following ways: 80% Coursework (Assessment methods vary and may include practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, oral presentations, tutorial tasks and assessments which take place at the end of each six-week block) 20% Interactive Assessments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements vary depending on the country you are applying from, and the qualifications available to you. For country specific entry criteria that is applicable to you please contact us on 02477652152. Applicants must have a valid Secure English Language Test (SELT), which is listed on the UKVI’s ‘List of approved tests and providers’. Non-Student visa students may be accepted with equivalent scores on Cambridge Preliminary (PET), First (FCE) or Advanced (CAE); PTE Academic; TOEFL iBT; or the Coventry University English Test (CUET), on a case-by-case basis.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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International Foundation Year - Engineering at Coventry University - UCAS