Engineering Foundation Year (General) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Interested in pursuing a career in engineering, but haven’t formally studied the subject before? Or perhaps you’re looking to make an exciting career change? This Engineering Foundation Year course is ideal if you don’t have the usual academic qualifications to study at a degree level. It provides you with a strong foundational understanding of key areas of mathematics and engineering. The Foundation Year isn’t a stand-alone course; it provides introductory level study, and leads to the following: Computing: Information Technology BSc(Hons). Engineering: Automotive and Motorsport Engineering BEng(Hons), Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng(Hons), Electronic and Communication Engineering BEng(Hons), Electronic Engineering and Computer Systems BEng(Hons), Mechanical Engineering BEng(Hons), Mechatronic Engineering BEng(Hons). Games Development: Games Development (Production) BSc(Hons). Maths: Mathematics BSc(Hons). Music Technology: Sound Engineering and Music Production BSc(Hons). To progress to a degree, you must gain an average mark of 40 per cent, and have passed each component of your Foundation Year. If you’re a home student, on completion of the Engineering Foundation Year, you’ll automatically be considered for a £1,000 scholarship towards the cost of your tuition fees, subject to passing specified eligibility criteria. Why Study Engineering Foundation Year leading to a BEng(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? This is year zero of a four- or five -year full-time degree. You’ll study the foundations of mathematics and engineering while building your confidence in the practical application of engineering skills. The University of Huddersfield has been rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you can study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you can gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Foundation Mathematics • Foundations of Engineering • Communication and Research • Engineering Investigative Studies. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Teaching includes tutorials and practical group sessions. Assessment strategies may include reports on laboratory experiments, laboratory-based assignments, and projects. Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria.

How to apply

Application codes

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other suitable skills or experience will be considered. In addition you must have GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our International Entry Requirements pages.

Student Outcomes

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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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £17600* Year 1
International £17600* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information sets out the tuition fee charges for full-time undergraduate students for the academic year 2024/25. This webpage will be updated with 2025/26 tuition fees as information becomes available. Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Engineering Foundation Year (General) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS