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University of Bradford

Engineering Foundation Year (International)

UCAS Code: H102

Foundation Certificate - Fd cert

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D

72 UCAS points to include GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 6 and GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent

As UCAS tariff and Maths at Standard Level grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 2 or Standard Level grade 4 in English.

72 UCAS tariff points plus Ordinary Level Mathematics at grade O3 and English Language at grade C/O4.

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

MMP

To include GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 6 OR BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Any Engineering subject to include Mathematics for Engineering Technicians (Unit 4) at Pass OR BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Construction and the Built Environment to include Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment (Unit 3) at Pass OR BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Applied Science to include Mathematical Calculations for Science (Unit 7) and Using Statistics in Science (Unit 8) OR BTEC Nationals Level 3 (from 2016) Any Engineering subject to include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) at Pass AND GCSE English at grade C/grade 4

72 UCAS tariff points to include SQA National 5 grade B in Mathematics and grade C in English

UCAS Tariff

72

72 UCAS tariff points to include 1 GCE Advanced Level or an equivalent qualification and GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 6, plus GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

General or integrated engineering

The Engineering International Foundation Year gives you the skills you need to start an Engineering degree if you do not currently have the necessary mathematics or science qualifications.

You will need an IELTs of 5.5 in English to study the programme.

Successful completion enables you to go onto the first year of any of the following BEng courses:

*Chemical Engineering
*Civil and Structural Engineering
*Mechanical Engineering
*Biomedical Engineering

If you achieve a grade of 70% or above you are also able to progress directly to our four or five-year integrated Master’s programmes (MEng).

The Foundation Year gives you a strong grounding in the engineering fundamentals of mathematics, physics and materials. You’ll get an overview of each Engineering area, enabling you to choose the right discipline for you.

You’ll learn theory and apply this knowledge in varied practical work. The curriculum is aligned with year one of our BEng programmes, ensuring a smooth transition to your degree level studies. You will also take an Academic Reading and Writing module which will strengthen your English, and is taught in a technical engineering context.

**Professional accreditation**
If you proceed onto one of our BEng (Hons) or MEng courses from the Foundation Year, these courses are accredited by the relevant professional institution.

Modules

Year 1:

Course modules have a flexibility depending on your chosen specialist area of Engineering, with fundamental core modules providing a grounding for all Engineering disciplines.

Academic Reading and Writing (core)
Foundation Mathematics 1 (core)
Foundation Mathematics 2 (core)
Foundation Mechanics (core)
Foundation Physics (core)
Fundamentals of Materials (core)

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 for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework and written exams..

Tuition fees

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International
£12,190
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Mechanical and Energy Systems Engineering

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
A

After graduation


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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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Engineering professionals
14%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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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