University of Birmingham

BEng Engineering with Foundation Year University of Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate


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The BEng Engineering with Foundation Year is a 4 year programme with integrated Foundation Year allowing progression to undergraduate degree programmes in Civil Engineering, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. Progress on to an undergraduate degree programme is dependent on meeting the required threshold at the end of the Foundation Year.

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

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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 -

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 AAB - BBB 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

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The Government has not finalised the legislation relating to fees for 2018/9 or for subsequent years of study. However, for 2018/19 entry the fee, which is currently £9250, is expected to rise by an amount not exceeding the rate of inflation. The fees for international students commencing their studies in 2018/19 have not yet been set. For information on current international fees (2017/18) please see:

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University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

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