These courses are aimed at students who do not have the necessary mathematics or science qualifications for registration directly onto an Engineering degree course. It will enable progression to an Engineering degree here at Bradford.
The main features of the course are the study of physics, mechanics and pure mathematics, which give an excellent grounding in the subjects necessary for your chosen specialism.
Successful completion enables you to go onto the first year of any of the following BEng courses:
◾Civil and Structural Engineering
If you proceed onto one of our BEng (Hons) or MEng courses from the Foundation Year, these courses are accredited by the relevant professional institution
Foundation Certificate - Fd cert
16 September 2019
Course modules have a flexibility depending on your chosen specialist area of Engineering, with fundamental core modules providing a grounding for all Engineering disciplines.
Academic Reading and Writing (core)
Foundation Mathematics 1 (core)
Foundation Mathematics 2 (core)
Foundation Mechanics (core)
Foundation Physics (core)
Fundamentals of Materials (core)
Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework and written exams..
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||72 points||72 UCAS tariff points to include 1 GCE Advanced Level or an equivalent qualification and GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 6, plus GCSE English at grade D/grade 3 or equivalent.|
|A level||DDD||72 UCAS points to include GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 6 and English at grade D/grade 3|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP||
To include GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 6
BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Any Engineering subject to include Mathematics for Engineering Technicians (Unit 4) at Pass
BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Construction and the Built Environment to include Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment (Unit 3) at Pass
BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Applied Science to include Mathematical Calculations for Science (Unit 7) and Using Statistics in Science (Unit 8)
BTEC Nationals Level 3 (from 2016) Any Engineering subject to include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) at Pass
GCSE English at grade D/grade 3
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||72 UCAS tariff points to include SQA National 5 grade B in Mathematics and grade D in English|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||As UCAS tariff and Maths at Standard Level grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 2 or Standard Level grade 3 in English.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||72 UCAS tariff points plus Ordinary Level Mathematics at grade O3 and English Language at grade O5.|
The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University.
English language requirements for the Engineering Foundation Year (International):
For International applicants the IELTS requirement is IELTS 5.5 with no sub test less than 5.0. (for international applicants who require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study, this needs to be a UKVI approved IELTS test.)