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Aston University, Birmingham

International Foundation Programme in Engineering and Applied Science

UCAS Code: H102

Foundation Diploma - Fd Dip

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

General or integrated engineering

The International Foundation Programme in Engineering and Applied Science provides a thorough grounding in the fundamental subjects necessary for you to become a respected and successful engineer or applied scientist. The core modules for progression for engineers are Mathematics, Physics and Professional Skills. Engineering covers a wide range of disciplines and a unique feature of this programme is the opportunity for you to study a subject which will enable you to progress onto the degree of your choice, e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Construction Project Management, Logistics with Supply Chain Management or Computer Science. The Foundation Programme offers extra support for Mathematics and Physics modules if required by the student. Aston University provides a very supportive environment to all students, but in particular our Learning Development Centre provides additional help to Foundation Programme students in terms of extra sessions in mathematics and physics led by experienced tutors.

A student can progress to Engineering and Applied Science undergraduate degree programmes at Aston University through this programme if they meet the appropriate course related criteria at the end of the course. You will be taught at Aston University by Aston University staff. As for a University degree, you are expected to attend lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions. You are also expected to study in your own time and make use of resources, such as the Library and the Learning Development Centre, where experienced and knowledgeable staff are available to assist you with your studies. You will be assessed by a variety of methods including written coursework, practical work, exams and presentations.

The course is perfect for students who have a passion for engineering and applied science and for whatever reasons do not have qualifications at the expected level or in appropriate subjects , or where the qualifications are non traditional. This course is only for non-EU International students.

Assessment methods

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member. You will be assessed by a variety of methods including written coursework, practical work, exams and presentations.

Tuition fees

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International
£14,200
for the whole course

The Uni


Course location:

Aston University, Birmingham

Department:

School of Engineering and Applied Science

TEF rating:
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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Engineering (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,140
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Engineering professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

As a mixed subject within engineering where students get a chance to learn from a range of disciplines, this course isn't taken by as many people as some of the more specialist disciplines. Demand for engineering skills is high, though, and so unemployment rates are low and the average starting salary was a very healthy £26,400 for 2015 graduates. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering — especially in design and development - as well as engineering project management. IT and management consultancy were some of the more common jobs outside engineering. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to a MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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