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Learn the fundamentals of a range of different topics related to the subsequent progression options.
Study mathematics, basic engineering principles and associated subjects.
Build your underpinning knowledge and practical skills of engineering and mathematics.
A route into the engineering, mathematics, and physics degrees for students who do not possess the usually accepted entry qualifications, the Foundation Year also gives opportunities for mature students to gain access to the university's engineering, mathematics, and physics courses.
How you learn
You're taught and assessed using techniques used on the degree courses, including assignments, lab exercises, individual and group presentations and formal examinations. This helps you to prepare for the transition to an undergraduate degree. The majority of teaching takes place at our City Campus, with some teaching at Sheffield College.
You learn through:
seminars and laboratory sessions
problem-based and practical activity-based sessions
- group and individual project work
You follow this course with three or four years of academic study on your chosen degree, plus an optional one year industrial training placement. Details of the placement are in the course entry for individual degree courses.
Core modules- • foundation mathematics 1 • fundamental engineering principles • fundamentals of materials and manufacturing • electrical and electronic principles • foundation maths 2.
Options choose one from • mathematical investigations • engineering investigations
• Practical Lab sessions
• Mathematical investigations
• Short tests
• Group work
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 points||
This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:
CDD at A Level.
MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
A combination of qualifications, which may include a maximum of one AS level, EPQ and general studies
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 15 credits||Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
English Language at grade C or 4
Maths at grade C or 4
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/engineering/foundation-year-engineering-and-mathematics/full-time/2020
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||With a minimum of 5.5 in all skills.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.