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

Year of entry: 2024

Course description

Aerospace 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:

  • Aerospace Engineering, BEng
  • Aerospace Engineering, MEng
  • Aerospace Engineering with Industrial Experience, MEng
  • Aerospace Engineering with Management, MEng
  • On the Foundation Year you will study mathematics and physics. In addition, you will take modules in Academic Skills and ICT (Information and Communications Technology). You will also complete a group project, related to your intended degree programme and supervised by an academic from your future Department.

    Special features

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  • Students accepted from a wide range of educational and cultural backgrounds.
  • High levels of academic and pastoral support.
  • Provided you achieve the specific criteria for your chosen degree, successful completion guarantees a first year place 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.

    In our new Home of Engineering and Materials, we’re ripping up the rule book to offer a truly innovative teaching and learning experience. You’ll have access to world-leading sustainable research facilities and some of the most unique, industry-leading equipment and instrumentation in the sector to meet today’s requirements and those of the future.

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    With access to an  extensive range of leading facilities , you will get hands-on with industry-standard equipment - improving your knowledge and skills, and preparing you for work post-graduation.
  • 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. Aerospace 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 smaller proportion of the overall assessment is based on coursework carried out throughout the academic year.

    Course unit details

    Students take a total of 12 units (120 credits) from the list below. Students will take either Mathematics 0B1 and 0B2 or Mathematics 0C1 and 0C2, according to the outcome of a diagnostic assessment at the start of the course.

    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
    Mathematics 0B1 MATH19801 10 Optional
    Mathematics 0B2 MATH19812 10 Optional
    Mathematics 0C1 MATH19821 10 Optional
    Mathematics 0C2 MATH19832 10 Optional
    Displaying 10 of 18 course units for foundation year

    Scholarships and bursaries

    Details of country-specific funding available to international students can be found within our  International country profiles .

    The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability, therefore, we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.

    For information about scholarships please visit our  undergraduate student finance pages  and the Department funding pages that you intend to progress to after successfully completing the Foundation Year.

    Disability support

    Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: