The integrated foundation year is distinctive in the way students are prepared with the specific knowledge and skills required to progress onto the BEng programme at LSBU. The foundation year is designed to respond to the differing needs of students, particularly those from local areas in accordance with the policies and practice of equal opportunities. The content is designed to help students to develop academic, study and practical skills needed at foundation level, including a combination of core engineering modules associated with the provision of study and laboratory skills, mathematics, engineering science and scientific principles and with the specialist engineering subject enabling students to progress to BSc and BEng courses offered by the Division of Engineering they wish to pursue. Gain a forward thinking approach to the energy balance of the future by learning how traditional concepts of energy generation can be applied to sustainable processes such as geothermal, tide, wind and solar. The course brings together the essentials of chemical engineering with an added flavour of geoscience, exploration and processing to highlight and develop a deep understanding of the energy mix. It will show how oil and gas techniques can be used to harness geothermal energy, develop concepts of carbon dioxide storage in subsurface environments and inform you on the myriad of renewable energy technologies that are available.
Foundation Year Semester 1 • Applied Mathematics • Scientific Principles for Engineering • Study & Laboratory Skills Semester 2 • Mathematics for Engineering • Engineering Science • Engineering Design and Modelling • Engineering Science • Engineering Design and Modelling Year 1 • Introduction to chemical engineering • Engineering mathematics and modelling • Engineering principles • Engineering principles 2 • Design and practice • Computing for chemical engineering Year 2 • Advanced engineering mathematics and modelling • Thermodynamics • Separation processes • Chemical engineering processes 1 • Principles of control • Process design and simulation Year 3 • Optional placement year Year 4 • Design project • Earth Resources • Emerging Energy and Sustainability • Fluid flow and process control • Energy Technologies
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:
English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)
Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
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