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University of Bradford

Foundation Year in Engineering

UCAS Code: H101
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • General engineering
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
87% LOW
Average graduate salary
£22.2k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

88 UCAS points to include pass in Maths or Physics at AS Level.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

88 UCAS tariff points to include one Advanced Higher and Maths or Physics at Higher level plus SQA Credit standard grade / Intermediate 2 at grade 3 in English and Maths or SQA National 5 grade C in English and Maths.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Acceptable subjects: Any Engineering to include Mathematics for Engineering Technicians unit at Merit (Unit 4). Applied Science to include the following units: Unit 7 - Mathematical Calculations for Science Unit 8 - Using Statistics in Science Unit 14 - Energy Changes, Sources and Applications Unit 17 - Electrical Circuits and their Applications Plus one from the following: Unit 22 - Chemical Laboratory Techniques Unit 26 - Industrial Chemical Reactions Unit 27 - Chemical Periodicity and its Applications

International Baccalaureate

To include three Higher Level subjects at grades 5,5,4 and Maths at Standard Level grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English.

UCAS tariff points

88 UCAS tariff points to include 1 GCE Advanced Level or an equivalent qualification and AS Level Maths or Physics plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 88 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This course is 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: ◾Biomedical Engineering ◾Chemical Engineering ◾Civil and Structural Engineering ◾Mechanical Engineering


Foundation Year: Foundation Mathematics 1 (core) Foundation Mathematics 2 (core) Foundation Mechanics (core) Foundation Physics (core) Fundamentals of Materials (core) Information and Communication Technology (core)

University of Bradford

Main building

The University of Bradford is a fantastic place to study, socialise and get involved with, whether it's through the wide range of courses or the many sports, societies, media and entertainments at the Students' Union. Our new £8million Student Central building holds a 1,300-capacity club, radio station, four bars, bookable rooms for students and a huge outdoor grass area.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Student score Not Available

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
29% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
70% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
322 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 87% LOW
Average graduate salary £22.2k LOW
Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


Graduates who are customer service occupations


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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