Coventry University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Our Foundation Year courses offer an introduction to your chosen subject and are an ideal route to degree level qualifications, helping you develop the necessary skills for further study.
A highly-respected discipline, this qualification gives you a broad and diverse career path, from law, to business and even medicine. Engineers are always in demand and with the right skills and a degree level qualification, this industry can lead you to frequent travel, passion projects and a very fulfilling career.
This Foundation Year is ideal for those looking to start a career in the engineering industry. It provides you with opportunities to develop fundamental knowledge and skills in a range of mathematical and business principles, as well as the theories and concepts of electrical and mechanical engineering.
Key course benefits;
*You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements, to gain the experience employers desire, with our in-house Careers & Employability Department.
*You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Coventry, London and Scarborough.
*We keep our fees low to make higher education more accessible to everyone.
*Small tutorial group sessions ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
*We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.
*Hands-on experience devising, creating and implementing your ideas. Previous projects have included:Design of low cost digital keypad lock with LCD display as part of a home security system.Design of remotely controlled heating system in automotive HVAC. Investigation and Design of GPS Guided Autonomous Robot. Reverse Engineering, investigation and analysis of a headphone band.
Your main study themes are:
Academic Skills: You will improve and refine key academic skills needed for progression into higher education and industry application. These skills include research methods, communication skills, referencing skills, presentation skills and more.
Independent and Autonomous Working: You will gain the ability to critically appraise an engineering scenario, with a view to apply modern technologies to improve efficiency or effectiveness.
Industry Adaptation: You’ll study factors that influence engineering, policies and processes.
Project Management: You will be effective and efficient in project management, time management and organisation. You will be introduced to a number of applications and processes to facilitate the successful development of management skills.
Research Methods: Critical analysis, reflection, information searching and experimental design in engineering, data collection, analysis and design.
For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||40 points||from a minimum of one A2 level.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||The Access to HE Diploma. Plus GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 or above.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MP|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D|
Applicants studying qualifications not listed here should contact our admissions team to discuss individual entry requirements.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7,500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
UK Admissions Office
024 7765 2222
European and International Admissions Office
+44 024 7765 2152