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The Engineering International Foundation Year gives you the skills you need to start an Engineering degree if you do not currently have the necessary mathematics or science qualifications. You will need an IELTs of 5.5 in English to study the programme. Successful completion enables you to go onto the first year of any of the following BEng courses: *Chemical Engineering *Civil and Structural Engineering *Mechanical Engineering *Biomedical Engineering If you achieve a grade of 70% or above you are also able to progress directly to our four or five-year integrated Master’s programmes (MEng). The Foundation Year gives you a strong grounding in the engineering fundamentals of mathematics, physics and materials. You’ll get an overview of each Engineering area, enabling you to choose the right discipline for you. You’ll learn theory and apply this knowledge in varied practical work. The curriculum is aligned with year one of our BEng programmes, ensuring a smooth transition to your degree level studies. You will also take an Academic Reading and Writing module which will strengthen your English, and is taught in a technical engineering context. Professional accreditation If you proceed onto one of our BEng (Hons) or MEng courses from the Foundation Year, these courses are accredited by the relevant professional institution.
Year 1: Course modules have a flexibility depending on your chosen specialist area of Engineering, with fundamental core modules providing a grounding for all Engineering disciplines. Academic Reading and Writing (core) Foundation Mathematics 1 (core) Foundation Mathematics 2 (core) Foundation Mechanics (core) Foundation Physics (core) Fundamentals of Materials (core)
Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework and written exams..
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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:
The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English language requirements for the Engineering Foundation Year (International): For International applicants the IELTS requirement is IELTS 5.5 with no sub test less than 5.0. (for international applicants who require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study, this needs to be a UKVI approved IELTS test.)
Fees and funding
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.