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BEng/MEng Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year / Course details

Year of entry: 2019

Course description

Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year is a one year programme designed to improve your mathematical and scientific understanding and skills to a level where you will be able to start an engineering degree in the Faculty of Science and Engineering in one of the following subject areas:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering

On the Foundation Year you will study mathematics, physics and (where appropriate) chemistry. In addition, you will take modules in Academic Skills and ICT (Information and Communication Technology). You will also complete a group project, related to your intended degree programme and supervised by an academic from your future School.

What are the special features of this programme? On the Integrated Foundation Year, you are an undergraduate at The University of Manchester. The course is taught at The University, by academics from The University. Provided you achieve the specific progression criteria for your chosen degree, completion of the integrated Foundation Year guarantees you a place on first year of your chosen degree.

Special features

  • Students accepted from a wide range of educational and cultural backgrounds.
  • High levels of academic and pastoral support.
  • Successful completion guarantees a place on first year of your chosen degree.
  • Teaching by highly experienced University academics, with a proven track record.
  • Integrated Foundation Year students have full access to all University facilities.

Teaching and learning

The programme embraces a variety of approaches to teaching and learning, including lectures, small group tutorials, seminars and project work. Particular strengths are the high level of staff contact and individual learning support: individual pastoral support: project work in engineering-based Schools and associated disciplines within the Faculty. Your focus is the Foundation Studies Office, where staff provide day to day support. The dedicated Common Room offers you a place to study, prepare coursework, carry out work using the computers, or simply socialise. There is a strong sense of community within the student body and excellent tutorial support. Engineering with an integrated Foundation Year is delivered on the University campus by University staff. With strong links into the engineering based Schools within the Faculty, the environment for study is essentially the same as for undergraduate study on degree programmes in engineering and associated disciplines. You will find that this assists greatly in easing your move into first year of your chosen degree programme on successful completion of the foundation year.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment is based primarily on formal examinations at the end of each semester (in January and June). A smalller proportion of the overall assessment is based on coursework carried out throughout the academic year.

Scholarships and bursaries

For more information about equivalent qualifications, and additional scholarships and bursaries which may be available to you, please check the following website details: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk