Brunel University London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
If you’ve aspirations to enter engineering, technology or science but are lacking the qualifications you need to start a degree, this conversion course is ideal for gaining a broad understanding of engineering-related subjects.
During your Foundation year, you will complete subject modules and project work, learning practical techniques and study skills. Modules typically include engineering projects, drawings, electronic engineering, plus maths and physics.
On successful completion of the year, you will transfer to one of Brunel’s degree programmes. You will have had a taste of several disciplines so you will be confident that you are choosing a course you will enjoy.
You can register for four, five or even six years in total, depending upon whether you choose a BEng or MEng degree, and whether you take the full-time or sandwich mode.
Because the foundation year is an integral part of your degree, you are eligible for financial support for the entire extended period. You should therefore apply to Student Finance England for support through to the end of your engineering degree, and not just for the foundation year.
Qualified, skilled engineers are in demand but in short supply in many countries – presenting fulfilling and lucrative career prospects for graduates.
This foundation year will give you a route into one of our engineering degree programmes (excluding Design and Digital Media programmes), available through Brunel’s College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences.
You will need to be well motivated and prepared to work hard – as your progress depends on you achieving required grades in your chosen course.
Please note that these Foundation programmes are not ‘Foundation Degrees’. They are instead an alternative entry route to the first year of an existing degree programme.
Communications, Projects and Electronic Engineering
Foundations of Physics
See the Brunel website for more information.
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.
|Campus name||Main Site|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||CCC||including Mathematics or Physics|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||in an Engineering related subject to include Distinction in Engineering Principles and Further Engineering Mathematics|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits||in Engineering only|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||M3, M3, M3||including Mathematics or Physics|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||27 points||including grade 4 in Higher Level Maths or Physics|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H4, H4||including H4 in Maths or Physics|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD||in an engineering related subject with an A-Level at grade C in Maths or Physics.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||D||in any subject with A levels grade CC including Mathematics or Physics|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DDD||in an Engineering related subject to include Distinction in Engineering Principles and Further Engineering Mathematics|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||in an engineering related subject with an A-Level at grade C in Maths or Physics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||in any subject with A levels grade CC including Mathematics or Physics|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CCC||including Mathematics or Physics|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with no less than 5.5 in each subsection|
|Institution's Own Test||60% in Brunel English Language Test||with no less than 55% in each subsection|
Brunel University London - English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£18,720 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.