Engineering and Applied Science Foundation Programme at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Engineering and Applied Science Foundation Programme

Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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The Foundation Programme provides a thorough grounding in the fundamental subjects necessary for you to become a respected and successful engineer or applied scientist. Engineering covers a wide range of disciplines and a unique feature of this programme is the opportunity for you to have a ‘taste’ of mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electronic engineering and computer science. These ‘tasters’ will enable you to make an informed decision as to which career in engineering or applied science you would like to follow. In the second semester, you will study the discipline you chose at the end of the first semester in greater depth to prepare you for your degree studies. Progression into all Engineering and Applied Sciences undergraduate degree programmes is possible through this programme, if you meet some course related criteria.

Course details


This Foundation Year comprises of modules in mathematics, generic physical science and engineering, and study skills, supported by optional subjects chosen to suit your personal aspirations. i.e. electronic engineering, biology, chemistry, or computing subjects. The modules have been designed for students from a wide range of backgrounds so please ask us if your current knowledge and skills will allow us to offer you a place on this course.

Unistats information

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeH100
Institution code A80
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CCC - CDD CCC: Standard offer CCD: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B CDD: Contextual offer (more details
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM For other BTEC combinations please see Aston's web pages.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 15 credits P: 15 credits 15 Distinctions, 15 Merits and 15 Passes at level 3
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points with 4, 4, 4 in Higher Level subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics and English Language.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2019 entry. 2020 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity
Engineering and Applied Science Foundation Programme at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS