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

Year of entry: 2020

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Course description

Civil 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 a degree in the  Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering  in one of the following subject areas:

This Foundation year will give you the skills you need to progress to a degree in Civil Engineering, leading to a career in which you will shape the world around you. In addition to mathematics, physics, ICT (information and communications technology) and academic skills, you'll complete a group project, supervised by an academic from Civil Engineering. Throughout the Foundation year you will be taught by University of Manchester academics and you'll have access to the same facilities as any other undergraduate, helping you take your learning to the next level.

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 in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.
  • 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 Departments 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. Civil Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year is delivered on the University campus by University staff.

    With strong links with the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, 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.

    Course units for foundation year

    The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

    TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
    Information and Communications Technology FOUN10011 10 Mandatory
    Foundation Year Project FOUN10022 10 Mandatory
    Academic Skills FOUN10031 10 Mandatory
    Matter and Energy Phys 1 FOUN10061 10 Mandatory
    Waves and Particles Phys 3 FOUN10072 10 Mandatory
    World of the Electron Phys 2 FOUN10111 10 Mandatory
    Mathematics 0B1 MATH19801 10 Mandatory
    Mathematics 0B2 MATH19812 10 Mandatory
    Mathematics 0C1 MATH19821 10 Mandatory
    Mathematics 0C2 MATH19832 10 Mandatory
    Mathematics 0F2 MATH19842 10 Mandatory
    Mathematics 0J2 MATH19852 10 Mandatory
    Mathematics 0N1 MATH19861 10 Mandatory
    Mathematics 0D2 MATH19872 10 Mandatory
    Displaying 10 of 14 course units for foundation year

    Scholarships and bursaries

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    Disability support

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