Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year

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Course summary

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If you’ve aspirations to enter engineering, technology or science but are lacking the qualifications you need to start a degree, this conversion course is ideal for gaining a broad understanding of engineering-related subjects. During your Foundation Year, you will complete subject modules and project work, learning practical techniques and study skills. Modules typically include engineering projects, drawings, electronic engineering, plus maths and physics. On successful completion of the year, you will transfer to one of Brunel’s degree programmes. You will have had a taste of several disciplines so you will be confident that you are choosing a course you will enjoy. You can register for four, five or even six years in total, depending upon whether you choose a BEng or MEng degree, and whether you take the full-time or sandwich mode. Because the foundation year is an integral part of your degree, you are eligible for financial support for the entire extended period. You should therefore apply to Student Finance England for support through to the end of your engineering degree, and not just for the foundation year. Qualified, skilled engineers are in demand but in short supply in many countries – presenting fulfilling and lucrative career prospects for graduates. This foundation year will give you a route into one of our engineering degree programmes (excluding Design and Digital Media programmes), available through Brunel’s College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. You will need to be well motivated and prepared to work hard – as your progress depends on you achieving required grades in your chosen course. Please note that these Foundation programmes are not ‘Foundation Degrees’. They are instead an alternative entry route to the first year of an existing degree programme.

Course details

Modules

Year 0 Communications, Projects and Electronic Engineering Engineering Science Foundations of Physics Materials Science Mathematical Methods


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeH100
Institution code B84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level CCC including Mathematics or Physics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in an Engineering related subject to include Distinction in Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Engineering with 45 credits at Level 3.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in an engineering related subject with an A Level at grade C in Maths or Physics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A levels grade CC including Mathematics or Physics
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DDD in an Engineering related subject to include Distinction in Further Maths for Engineering Technicians.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC including Mathematics or Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points including grade 4 in Higher Level Maths or Physics
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H4, H4, H4, H4 including H4 in Maths or Physics
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M3, M3, M3 including Mathematics or Physics
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD in an Engineering related subject to include Distinction in Further Maths for Engineering.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in an engineering related subject with an A Level at grade C in Maths or Physics.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject with A levels grade CC including Mathematics or Physics

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)79with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic51with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £19280* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year at Brunel University London - UCAS