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Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year with Placement

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

including Mathematics or Physics

Obtain a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Engineering with 45 credits at Level 3.

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

including grade 4 in Higher Level Maths or Physics

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H4,H4,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 Further Maths for Engineering.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDD

in an Engineering related subject to include Distinction in Further Maths for Engineering Technicians.

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

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 Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

including Mathematics or Physics

UCAS Tariff

96-120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

General or integrated engineering

Brunel’s Engineering Foundation Year is a one-year, full-time course that prepares you for the study of engineering at degree level.

It’s an ideal choice if you don’t have the required qualifications to begin an engineering degree straight away. This engineering foundation course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to join the first year of your chosen engineering degree.

You will learn about basic engineering principles and study subjects including engineering mathematics, physics, mechanics, and materials science. You’ll be introduced to concepts of electronic engineering and develop your verbal, graphic and written communication skills.

During your studies, you will benefit from well-equipped technical facilities including the structures and materials laboratory where you’ll use industry standard equipment for the testing of materials. The latest computing software is available for you to use in purpose-built computer laboratories.

There are two one-week project breaks during which you’ll work in a team to gain practical knowledge of control systems, designing models, analysing design, and calculating physical parameters.

After successfully completing your engineering foundation year – with the progression grades needed for your chosen engineering course – you will start the first year of one of Brunel’s engineering degree courses with the added benefit of an optional placement year:

Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons)
Automotive Engineering BEng (Hons)
Chemical Engineering BEng (Hons)
Civil Engineering BEng (Hons)
Civil Engineering with Sustainability BEng (Hons)
Computer Systems Engineering BEng (Hons)
Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)

As an engineering with an integrated foundation year student you will be entitled to funding throughout your studies. We recommend that you apply and secure funding for the full five-year MEng programme. This can be reduced if you decide not to take a placement year. You can also benefit from living on Brunel’s one London campus with direct access to all the University’s fantastic sporting and social facilities.

Modules

Year 0:
Communications, Projects and Electronic Engineering -
Engineering Science -
Foundations of Physics -
Material Science -
Mathematical Methods

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,280
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

General or integrated engineering

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
34%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

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.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
74%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

64%
Engineering professionals
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

£35k

£35k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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