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Brunel University London

Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year with Professional Development

UCAS Code: H101

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

including Mathematics or Physics

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

in Engineering only

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

including grade 4 in Higher Level Maths or Physics

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

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

including H4 in Maths or Physics

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

DD

in Aeronautical Engineering, Applied Science, Construction and the Built Environment, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with A level grade C in Mathematics 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 Aeronautical Engineering, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Construction and the Built Environment, including Distinction in Engineering Principles and Further Engineering Mathematics or equivalent units

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.

78%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

General or integrated engineering

Qualified, skilled engineers are in demand but in short supply throughout the world. Well help you take the first step on your journey to an exciting career in engineering. Students accepted to the Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year are entitled to funding throughout their 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. As a foundation year student, you can also benefit from living on campus.Taking Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year is a smart way to start on your career path. Not everyone has the qualifications they need to begin a particular degree course straight away. This course will build on your existing qualifications in subjects such as mathematics and physics so you can pursue your ambition to become a world-class engineer. As well as attending lectures and seminars, youll learn through hands-on practical experience. Theoretical subjects such as mathematics, physics and engineering science are mainly assessed by examination. Skills-based subjects such as engineering projects and communications are assessed by coursework, presentations and lab reports. There are two one-week project breaks during which youll work in a team to gain practical knowledge of control systems, designing models, analysing design and calculating physical parameters. Once youve successfully completed your foundation year and achieved the grades needed for your chosen engineering course, you can progress to the first year of one of Brunels engineering degree programmes.This foundation year is your first step towards an engineering degree. Students who continued to our BEng/MEng programmes now work for companies including Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, GE Energy, Airbus and British Airways.

Modules

Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year 1 Mathematical Methods, Foundations of Physics, Engineering Science, Materials Science, Communications, Projects and Electronic Engineering.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,350
per year
England
£6,350
per year
EU
£6,350
per year
International
£18,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,350
per year
Scotland
£6,350
per year
Wales
£6,350
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

TEF rating:

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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.

Engineering

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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?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
37%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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 (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
91%
low
Employed or in further education
80%
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
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

General or integrated 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

£29k

£29k

£33k

£33k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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