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.
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.
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