Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Aston University

International Foundation Programme in Engineering and Applied Science

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Course summary

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The International Foundation Programme in Engineering and Applied Science provides a thorough grounding in the fundamental subjects necessary for you to become a respected and successful engineer or applied scientist. The core modules for progression for engineers are Mathematics, Physics and Professional Skills. Engineering covers a wide range of disciplines and a unique feature of this programme is the opportunity for you to study a subject which will enable you to progress onto the degree of your choice, e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Construction Project Management, Logistics with Supply Chain Management or Computer Science. The Foundation Programme offers extra support for Mathematics and Physics modules if required by the student. Aston University provides a very supportive environment to all students, but in particular our Learning Development Centre provides additional help to Foundation Programme students in terms of extra sessions in mathematics and physics led by experienced tutors. A student can progress to Engineering and Applied Science undergraduate degree programmes at Aston University through this programme if they meet the appropriate course related criteria at the end of the course. You will be taught at Aston University by Aston University staff. As for a University degree, you are expected to attend lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions. You are also expected to study in your own time and make use of resources, such as the Library and the Learning Development Centre, where experienced and knowledgeable staff are available to assist you with your studies. You will be assessed by a variety of methods including written coursework, practical work, exams and presentations. The course is perfect for students who have a passion for engineering and applied science and for whatever reasons do not have qualifications at the expected level or in appropriate subjects , or where the qualifications are non traditional. This course is only for non-EU International students.

Course details

Assessment method

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member. You will be assessed by a variety of methods including written coursework, practical work, exams and presentations.

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 codeH102
Institution code A80
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course complies with the UKVI's Tier 4 visa requirements and is therefore suitable for non-EU international students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. You must have attained excellent grades in your secondary school leaving certificate (Attestat or Year 12) or equivalent. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University.

English language requirements

The standard University requirement for this course is UKVI Approved IELTS 5.5 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). If you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study, you will need to ensure that you take the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) approved Secure English Language Test (SELT). Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £14200 Whole course

Additional fee information

Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity
International Foundation Programme in Engineering and Applied Science at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS