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This is for you if... you want to study engineering, but don’t have the traditional entry requirements.
Our integrated Science, Technology and Engineering (STEM) Foundation Year degrees are aimed at students who wish to study a STEM subject, such as engineering, but don’t have the traditional entry requirements.
•By completing the STEM Foundation Year you will automatically progress onto the first year of your chosen degree.
•You will be taught by our expert academic staff from across a number of departments.
•The course does not require a maths test for entry, but it will cover the A-level maths syllabus and understanding of this will be measured before you progress.
•The course strongly emphasises the development of essential professional and personal skills, which are necessary throughout your studies and beyond.
•During your foundation year you will join our student community and be able to enjoy all aspects of the University of Leicester student experience. You will be able to join the Students’ Union, use our academic and leisure facilities, live in our accommodation and access all our support services.
•You will have a personal tutor to support you.
Please see website for further details.
You will be assigned a personal tutor for the whole of your degree. After each lecture, you will meet up with your tutor and three other students for a seminar, discussing the points raised and working through question sheets on that particular topic. Your tutor will also be on hand throughout your course to offer advice and support on personal matters, provide guidance on course choices and help you appraise your own work.
For the practical aspects of the course you will work, with a partner or as part of a small team, in our well-equipped engineering labs. On your third year project you will work individually with an academic member of staff.
Continuous assessment of your experimentation, computing, design and project work will contribute about 30-50% of your overall mark, with the rest based on your performance in exams for each module. You will also be expected to give presentations about your work.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||AS-level Mathematics or Physics must have been taken. If not, must have at least grade A/7 in GCSE Mathematics or Physics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Typically subject should be Engineering or a Physical Science. Please contact department to check subject suitability.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to H.E. Diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 24 of which must be at Distinction in relevant Science and Mathematics modules.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||M2, M2, M2||including Mathematics or Physics. If not, must have at least grade A/7 in GCSE Mathematics or Physics.|
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Admissions Office (UG Science and Engineering)
+44 (0) 116 252 5281