University of Birmingham

Engineering with Foundation Year University of Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Our inspiring Engineering Foundation Year is an integrated foundation degree, giving you access to our highly ranked engineering undergraduate courses. If you do not have the qualifications necessary to apply directly for first-year entry, this could be the course for you.

The Engineering Foundation Year can lead to Bachelors degrees in aerospace engineering, civil engineering, electronic and electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronic and robotic engineering, and railway engineering.

Once you’ve completed the course successfully and have meet the subject-specific progression criteria, you will automatically join your chosen first-year course.

The foundation year provides an excellent opportunity to study at a leading research-focused university without the required qualifications needed for first-year entry. All teaching takes place on the main Birmingham Edgbaston campus, the home of the majority of our undergraduate degrees. As such, you will have access to the same excellent facilities as other students, for example, the state-of-the-art library, sports centre and the stunning new outdoor space: the Green Heart.

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Civil Engineering with Foundation Year
  • Electronic & Electrical Eng. with Foundation Yr
  • Materials Science and Eng. with Foundation Year
  • Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year


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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 HFJ0
Institution code B32
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - AAB Offers will depend on combinations of A levels taken:
Applicants taking A level Maths are not considered.
BBB including Physics.
ABB including at least one of Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics or Electronics.
AAB in 3 other subjects.
GCSE: Minimum B in GCSE Mathematics, if not taken at a higher level.
General Studies not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Diplomas will be considered in combination with A Levels on a case-by-case basis dependent on the subjects taken.
BTEC applicants may be required to undergo a problem solving test.
Applicants taking these qualifications are advised to contact the University before making an application.
Access to HE Diploma 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3 out of which 30 are at Distinction including 12 in Mathematics + 12 in Physics and 15 at Merit.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 32 overall with the following at higher level:
555 including Physics.
655 including at least one of Chemistry, Computer Science or Economics.
665 in 3 other subjects.
Applicants taking Higher Level Maths are not considered.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

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