Newcastle University

Engineering Foundation year Newcastle University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Gold

Newcastle University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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Want to study engineering at Newcastle but don't meet the entry requirements?Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three-year engineering BEng degrees. You will study topics such as foundation mathematics, applied mechanics and material science.

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 code H101
Institution code N21
Campus name Main Site (Newcastle)
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE grade B or 6 in Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry (or Dual Award Science) required if not offered at A or AS level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD In an engineering discipline, to include Distinction in Mathematical units and a minimum of Merit in analytical science units.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
In engineering or physical science. Grade B or 6 in GCSE Maths and either Physics or Chemistry (or Dual Award Science) required if not offered at a higher level.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 GCSE grade B or 6 in Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry (or Dual Award Science) required if not offered at a higher level.
Extended Project If you offer the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification in a topic relevant to the degree programme, we will vary our offer to recognise this.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H2, H3 Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry preferred at Higher Level but accepted at Ordinary Level Grade O3 if not offered at Higher Level.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry required at National 5, minimum grade B (or grade 2 Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Where a candidate bypasses the assessment for National 5 qualifications, a minimum of grade C in the Higher in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry is required.
Two Highers at the required grade (in different subjects to those offered at Advanced Higher) may replace a third Advanced Higher.
Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £22,800 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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Newcastle University
King’s Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne

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0191 208 3333