University of Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Our Chemical Engineering Foundation Year is an integrated foundation degree, giving you access to our highly ranked chemical engineering undergraduate courses. If you don’t have the qualifications necessary to apply directly for first-year entry, this could be the way to go.
This programme is multidisciplinary and offers a broad programme of study, providing a solid level of knowledge across science, engineering and mathematics. Maths is essential for all students to succeed within chemical engineering, so we place a great emphasis on this subject. The skills you learn here will allow you to enter the first year on an equal footing to those who have taken A Level maths.
You will also take modules in science and engineering. As well as leading to specific degree courses, these modules will help you develop many transferable skills including teamwork, confidence-building in technology and numeracy, computer literacy and presentation skills.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
BBB depending on your previous studies, not to include Maths and Chemistry in combination. The Foundation Year Programme is designed for students who have not achieved the normal subjects and grades required for enter our first year, i.e. you have not studied a full A level or IB HL in Maths and Chemistry.
GCSE: Physics and Chemistry or Science double award at grade A; GCSE Mathematics at grade A, Plus three A levels at grade B or above.
General Studies not accepted.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||BTEC Extended Diploma is considered on a case by case basis, contact us for further guidance.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||32 overall with HL 5,5,5. May not include Maths and Chemistry in combination|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|