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University of East Anglia UEA

Engineering with a Foundation Year

UCAS Code: H10F

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Science A-Levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

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

MMM

Scottish Advanced Higher

D,D,D

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C,C

UCAS Tariff

96-117

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

General or integrated engineering

**About This Course**

Engineers are at the forefront of the current revolution that will change the ways in which society operates potentially faster than it has ever changed before. The digital revolution is shaping the future and you have the opportunity to play your part in this period of rapid development.

To prepare for the exciting engineering challenges of this future you could graduate as one of a new breed of versatile engineering graduates, possessing the capacity to find solutions to society’s biggest challenges. We aim to produce pioneering graduates, capable of supporting a changing industry through their intellectual flexibility. After consolidating your strength in science and mathematics, we will provide you with integrated learning opportunities to support the development of hard engineering knowledge and skills, around engineering principles and theories, as well as soft engineering skills that might be needed when dealing with clients, teamwork skills, and the opportunity to form connections with industry.

**Overview**

The Foundation Year of our innovative course will arm you with the academic skills and knowledge-base that you’ll need to progress on to one of our engineering degrees. Designed to fill gaps in your knowledge, it will prepare you for life as an Engineering undergraduate.

As well as focusing on the mathematical and scientific underpinning that you will require to support your engineering studies, your first year will present opportunities to support your wider study-skill development. In this way, you will gain the confidence you need to complete the year successfully and progress through your Engineering degree programme, be it a Bachelor’s or integrated Master’s course.

Making a choice between a MEng or BEng course can be difficult. If you are unsure which course is right for you then don’t worry: you will be given advice before you begin studying and while you’re a student here. Advice will also be available to help you select the engineering pathway that fits your interests and aspirations. Transferring between pathways is straightforward until the end of your second year, but is still possible until the end of your third year because of the flexibility of our programme structures.

If you like solving complex problems and are eager to participate in addressing the challenges of modern life, this course is ideally suited to you. It will show you the scope of engineering activity and the multi-faceted roles of engineers in our society, demonstrating their impact on aspects of our lives from the renewable systems that harness the power of the natural world to the digitisation that will drive our future economy.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk** 

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering (non-specific)

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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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.

87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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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