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Newcastle University

Engineering Foundation year

UCAS Code: H101

Foundation Certificate - Fd cert

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE grade B or 6 in Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry (or Dual Award Science) required if not offered at A or AS level.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

In engineering or physical science. Grade B or 6 in GCSE Maths and either Physics or Chemistry (or Dual Award Science) required if not offered at a higher level.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

GCSE grade B or 6 in Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry (or Dual Award Science) required if not offered at a higher level.

If you offer the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification in a topic relevant to the degree programme, we will vary our offer to recognise this.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

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

H1,H1,H1,H2,H3

Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry preferred at Higher Level but accepted at Ordinary Level Grade O3 if not offered at Higher Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

In an engineering discipline, to include Distinction in Mathematical units and a minimum of Merit in analytical science units.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry required at National 5, minimum grade B (or grade 2 Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Where a candidate bypasses the assessment for National 5 qualifications, a minimum of grade C in the Higher in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry is required. Two Highers at the required grade (in different subjects to those offered at Advanced Higher) may replace a third Advanced Higher. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

UCAS Tariff

136-160

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

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

General or integrated engineering

Want to study engineering at Newcastle but don't meet the entry requirements?Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three-year engineering BEng degrees. You will study topics such as foundation mathematics, applied mechanics and material science.

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
£22,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Newcastle)

Department:

School of Engineering (Civil)

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

43%
UK students
57%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
43%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

62%
Engineering professionals
5%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
4%
Architects, town planners and surveyors

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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