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Brunel University London

Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year with Placement Year

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

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,H3,H3,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 Engineering Principles and Further Engineering Mathematics

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 Further Engineering Mathematics

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.

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

General or integrated engineering

If you’ve aspirations to enter engineering, technology or science but are lacking the qualifications you need to start a degree, this conversion course is ideal for gaining a broad understanding of engineering-related subjects.

During your Foundation year, you will complete subject modules and project work, learning practical techniques and study skills. Modules typically include engineering projects, drawings, electronic engineering, plus maths and physics.

On successful completion of the year, you will transfer to one of Brunel’s degree programmes. You will have had a taste of several disciplines so you will be confident that you are choosing a course you will enjoy.

You can register for four, five or even six years in total, depending upon whether you choose a BEng or MEng degree, and whether you take the full-time or sandwich mode.

Because the foundation year is an integral part of your degree, you are eligible for financial support for the entire extended period. You should therefore apply to Student Finance England for support through to the end of your engineering degree, and not just for the foundation year.

Qualified, skilled engineers are in demand but in short supply in many countries – presenting fulfilling and lucrative career prospects for graduates.

This foundation year will give you a route into one of our engineering degree programmes (excluding Design and Digital Media programmes), available through Brunel’s College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences.

You will need to be well motivated and prepared to work hard – as your progress depends on you achieving required grades in your chosen course.

Please note that these Foundation programmes are not ‘Foundation Degrees’. They are instead an alternative entry route to the first year of an existing degree programme.

Modules

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

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
£18,720
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

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
35%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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 (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
79%
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.

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