University of East Anglia UEA

Engineering with a Foundation Year University of East Anglia UEA Degree level: Undergraduate


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The Foundation Year of our innovative course will arm you with the academic skills and knowledge-base that you’ll need to progress on to one of our engineering degrees. Designed to fill gaps in your knowledge, it will prepare you for life as an Engineering undergraduate.

As well as focusing on the mathematical and scientific underpinning that you will require to support your engineering studies, your first year will present opportunities to support your wider study-skill development. In this way, you will gain the confidence you need to complete the year successfully and progress through your Engineering degree programme be that a Bachelor or integrated masters course.

Making a choice between a MEng or BEng course can be difficult. If you are at all unsure which course is right for you then you need not worry: you will be given advice before you begin studying and whilst you’re a student here. Advice will also be available to help you select the engineering pathway that fits your interests and aspirations. Transferring between pathways is straightforward until the end of your second year but can still be possible until the end of your third year because of the flexible structure of our courses.

If you like solving complex problems and are eager to participate in addressing the challenges of modern life, this course is ideally suited to you. It will awaken you to the scope of engineering activity and the multi-faceted roles of engineers in our society demonstrating their impact on aspects of our lives, from the renewable systems that harness the power of the natural world to the implementation of technological digitisation that will drive our future economy.

Course Structure
This Foundation Year Programme enables you to develop in your academic knowledge of physics and mathematics before you commence our full degree. This will enable you to feel secure in your academic foundations and preparation to pursue the higher level learning that you seek to enable you to fulfill your future aspirations.

During your Foundation Year, you’ll study mandatory modules in physics and mathematics, and optional modules in computing, chemistry or further physics. You’ll be assigned an engineering adviser from the School of Mathematics, who will guide you in your course choices and ensure that you are progressing towards your degree course of choice.

You’ll gain credits for each of your Foundation Year modules, based on a mixture of coursework and examination results. Obtain sufficient credits and you’ll be able to join our general engineering programme or you may wish to apply to follow one of our more specialist pathways in energy, mechanical, or electronic and electrical engineering.

Throughout your degree, our modules will help you develop transferable skills in the areas of communication, team working and problem solving. Such skills are vital to engineers and prized by employers.

For the years of study beyond the Foundation Year, please see the course pages specific to those degree programmes.

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: 

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 H10F
Institution code E14
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level CCC Science A-Levels must include a pass in the practical element.
General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM BTEC and A level combinations are considered - please contact us.
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits
Scottish Higher BBCCC
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4/C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4/C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
Scottish Advanced Higher DDD

We welcome applications from students with non-traditional academic backgrounds. If you have been out of study for the last three years or you do not have the entry grades for our three year degree, we will consider your educational and employment history, along with your personal statement and reference to gain a holistic view of your suitability for the course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £19,800 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park

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