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Engineering International Foundation Year

Entry requirements: See entry requirements
Duration: 1 year
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: Other
UCAS code: H102
Placement: Placement year not available
Suitable for international students
Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
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Overview

These courses are aimed at students who do not have the necessary mathematics or science qualifications for registration directly onto an Engineering degree course. It will enable progression to an Engineering degree here at Bradford.

The main features of the course are the study of physics, mechanics and pure mathematics, which give an excellent grounding in the subjects necessary for your chosen specialism.

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
  • Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
  • Medical Engineering

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

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.

Why Bradford?

This Foundation Year offers an entry route to an Engineering degree at Bradford.

All of the degree courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics are available with an optional 12 months of industrial training immediately after your second year.

The optional placement year provides you with an increased prospect of sponsorship and enhanced graduate employment opportunities.

Rankings

Entry requirements

A levels:

To include AS-level Maths or Physics.

Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).

BTEC Extended Diploma:

MMM in Engineering to include the unit Mathematics for Engineering Technicians at Merit.

MMM in Construction and the Built Environment to include the unit Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment at Merit.

MMM in Applied Science - the following units must be taken:

  • Mathematical Calculations for Science
  • Using Statistics in Science
  • Energy changes, sources and applications
  • Electrical circuits and their applications

Plus at least one from:

  • Chemical periodicity and its applications
  • Chemical laboratory techniques
  • Industrial chemical reactions

Applicants on Access Programmes:

Not applicable.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or 4.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

A levels:

To include AS-level Maths or Physics.

Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).

BTEC Extended Diploma:

MMM in Engineering to include the unit Mathematics for Engineering Technicians at Merit.

MMM in Construction and the Built Environment to include the unit Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment at Merit.

MMM in Applied Science - the following units must be taken:

  • Mathematical Calculations for Science
  • Using Statistics in Science
  • Energy changes, sources and applications
  • Electrical circuits and their applications

Plus at least one from:

  • Chemical periodicity and its applications
  • Chemical laboratory techniques
  • Industrial chemical reactions

Applicants on Access Programmes:

Not applicable.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or 4.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

 

Modules

Module name Type
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 Writingcore
Foundation Mathematics 1core
Foundation Mathematics 2core
Foundation Mechanicscore
Foundation Physicscore
Fundamentals of Materialscore

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Employment statistics

90% of our 2015 School of Engineering graduates found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.

Career prospects

Our graduates pursue careers in all areas of engineering, automotive and manufacturing industry, but also in wider fields such as marketing, business management and public service work. Our recent graduates went on to work for employers such as Ford, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, and Toyota, in roles including graduate engineer, design engineer, process engineer, and CAD engineer.

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2015 graduates from the School of Engineering was £23,737.

Facilities

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

2017/18:

  • International: £11,320
  • Home/EU: £6,165

Financial support

See our Fees and Financial Support website.

How do I find out more?

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This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.