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Course summary

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. Key course benefits:

  • Develop your understanding of mathematics and physics to further your studies and kick start you career
  • Opportunity to progress onto an Aston undergraduate programme
  • Excellent introduction to studying your chosen subject
  • Undertake professional skills training which will provide you with the transferable skills to succeed at university and in your future career


Core modules studied are: Mathematics 1 Mathematics 2 Mathematics 3 Essential Skills for Engineering Physical Sciences and Engineering Foundations I Additional module choices Biomedical Engineering Foundations Construction Project Management Foundations Electronic Engineering Foundations Engineering a Sustainable Future Foundation Chemistry I and II Fundamentals of Computing Mechanical Science I and II Systems and Logistics Foundations ​​​​​​​Physical Sciences and Engineering Foundations II Transport Foundations Please Note: All modules are based on the current academic year. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review.

Assessment method

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning styles on our degrees, and place particular emphasis on project-based learning and hands-on experience. You will attend lectures, tutorials and spend time on practical experiments and projects in the laboratory. Assessment is through a combination of coursework, practical work, exams and presentations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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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

Additional fee information

* Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2024 entry. **The latest information relating to EU students and tuition fees for 2024 can be found on the UCAS website at: ***The United Kingdom government has confirmed that European Union (EU), other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals commencing academic courses in England from August 2021 will no longer be eligible for home fee status.
Engineering and Applied Science Foundation Programme at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS