Aston University, Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
The Foundation Programme provides a thorough grounding in the fundamental subjects necessary for you to become a respected and successful engineer or applied scientist.
Engineering covers a wide range of disciplines and a unique feature of this programme is the opportunity for you to have a ‘taste’ of mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electronic engineering and computer science. These ‘tasters’ will enable you to make an informed decision as to which career in engineering or applied science you would like to follow. In the second semester, you will study the discipline you chose at the end of the first semester in greater depth to prepare you for your degree studies.
Progression into all Engineering and Applied Sciences undergraduate degree programmes is possible through this programme, if you meet some course related criteria.
This Foundation Year comprises of modules in mathematics, generic physical science and engineering, and study skills, supported by optional subjects chosen to suit your personal aspirations. i.e. electronic engineering, biology, chemistry, or computing subjects. The modules have been designed for students from a wide range of backgrounds so please ask us if your current knowledge and skills will allow us to offer you a place on this course.
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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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:
|A level||CCC - CDD||
CCC: Standard offer
CCD: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B
CDD: Contextual offer (more details https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextual-offer)
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||For other BTEC combinations please see Aston's web pages.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 15 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 15 credits
|15 Distinctions, 15 Merits and 15 Passes at level 3|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics and English Language.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||27 points||with 4, 4, 4 in Higher Level subjects.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|