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Course summary

Overview Engineering is the pursuit of solutions – finding the answers to complex global problems through innovation, imagination, and ingenuity. Engineers create, design, and manufacture, playing a crucial role in shaping the future of society. At UEA, we foster versatility in engineering through a multidisciplinary approach to your academic development. You won’t just work within the traditional boundaries of engineering; you will be encouraged to explore a range of disciplines and develop a systems approach to problem solving. About This Course This degree includes a foundation year that will enhance your academic skills and provide the knowledge base you need to progress onto your course with confidence. The foundation year will prepare you as an engineering undergraduate at UEA. It combines a broad introduction to the key science underpinning the first year of the main degree with a tailored module developing your engineering skills and knowledge. Each of our engineering courses follows an integrated programme structure for the first year. This is designed to provide you with a broad insight into the unlimited potential of engineering as a discipline. After the second year of your undergraduate course, you can tailor your studies to your interests, either keeping the broad-based approach or focusing more closely on mechanical, energy, or electrical and electronic engineering for your remaining years of study. You’ll have access to resources from other UEA Schools like Environmental Sciences, Computing Sciences and Mathematics, so that your learning is limitless. You’ll also benefit from our state-of-the-art engineering facilities in Productivity East, including universal collaborative robots, 3D printers, and CNC manufacturing equipment. Our courses are accredited by professional bodies including the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The addition of a foundation year provides a solid grounding on which to build your career in engineering. The main BEng course will develop your capacity to tackle society’s biggest challenges and provide you with the tools for integrated learning. As well as focusing on the mathematical and scientific principles that will support your engineering studies, your foundation year will present opportunities to develop a wider range of study skills. In this way, you’ll gain the confidence you need to complete the year successfully and progress through your engineering degree. Upon completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto the undergraduate Engineering course of your choice. If you’re interested in spending a year on an industrial placement, we also offer a BEng Engineering with a Year In Industry degree. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: 

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications and combinations of qualifications - for further information please contact us at

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details:

UEA Admissions Policy for English Language Equivalency Tests

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Engineering with a Foundation Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS