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A foundation year gives students an opportunity to learn about a degree program in which they’re interested, but not yet ready or qualified to enter. They may be seeking credits for eligibility or simply exploring a program to decide if they want to pursue it. They may receive some sort of accreditation for completing foundation year studies. What is a foundation year in engineering studies?… Read more

A foundation year gives students an opportunity to learn about a degree program in which they’re interested, but not yet ready or qualified to enter. They may be seeking credits for eligibility or simply exploring a program to decide if they want to pursue it. They may receive some sort of accreditation for completing foundation year studies.

What is a foundation year in engineering studies? A foundation year program in engineering is intended to prepare students for an undergraduate degree program. Students who lack the necessary prerequisites can take foundation year courses to qualify for engineering studies. Many programs offer a wide range of courses, allowing students to tailor their foundation year studies to their individual needs. The engineering foundation year is one of the most common foundation year programs.

A foundation year in engineering helps prepare students for a career in the promising field of engineering. It also offers an opportunity to obtain knowledge of mathematics, sciences and the humanities, and to enhance critical thinking skills.

The cost of an engineering foundation year can vary. There are many different programs, and students enter these programs with a wide range of needs. Interested students should research available programs and choose one that best fits their needs and budget.

Students who complete a foundation year in engineering typically go on to enter an undergraduate program. There are many areas of study, from computer science to fluid dynamics. Nearly all types of engineering graduates are in high demand, and they can establish careers in many industries. Starting salaries can be among the best of all undergraduate programs. Engineering undergraduates may also move on to master coursework.

A foundation year in engineering can prepare students to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering. If you’re interested in learning more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling the lead form.

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Open University
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

This foundation degree combines academic skills with the needs of your workplace. Boost your career if you’re working in an engineering-related job at a technical level. Build ... +

This foundation degree combines academic skills with the needs of your workplace. Boost your career if you’re working in an engineering-related job at a technical level. Build on your existing skills and experience to support your professional development plans. You’ll apply the study of engineering fundamentals to the solution of real-life problems. Topics include design, electronics, energy, manufacturing, materials, mechanics and structural analysis. It also develops your maths skills, which are key to the successful study of engineering. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Online
 
NCUK
Manchester, United Kingdom +68 More

If you have recently completed your local secondary education, the NCUK International Foundation Year, also known as IFY, will give you the necessary skills to bridge the gap ... +

If you have recently completed your local secondary education, the NCUK International Foundation Year, also known as IFY, will give you the necessary skills to bridge the gap between your current qualifications and starting a bachelor’s degree abroad in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or the USA. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
6 - 9 months
English
Campus
 
The University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

On Aerospace Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year, you are an undergraduate at The University of Manchester. The course is taught at The University, by academics fro ... +

On Aerospace Engineering with an 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 in the first year of your chosen degree. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 

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Falmouth University
Falmouth, United Kingdom +1 More

Explore your creativity and expand your professional skills by entering the creative industries on an Integrated Foundation Year degree. Taught over four years, these courses ... +

Explore your creativity and expand your professional skills by entering the creative industries on an Integrated Foundation Year degree. Taught over four years, these courses include an introductory year to build a solid foundation before you go on to specialise in your chosen subject at degree level. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Wels, Austria

In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selec ... +

In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selected study programmes in Engineering and Business. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English, German
Campus
 
Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Academic City, United Arab Emirates

Our new Advanced Degree Entry Programme (ADEP) in Engineering allows you to fast-track your career by providing you with an opportunity to complete your Degree Entry Programme ... +

Our new Advanced Degree Entry Programme (ADEP) in Engineering allows you to fast-track your career by providing you with an opportunity to complete your Degree Entry Programme and first year undergraduate degree programme in Engineering in one academic year. You will spend only one semester in the Degree Entry Programme level and then progress onto an Engineering degree programme. This programme gives you a fantastic opportunity to transition from high school into university smoothly. It is specifically designed as a foundation programme that will equip you for the demands of a university degree and will help you develop your subject knowledge, soft skills and confidence, as well as become familiar with our assessment and examination techniques. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Divan International
Amman, Jordan

NCUK established a foundation year for international students from around the globe to be qualified for studying the Bachelor Degree in 16 UK universities and 27 worldwide. IF ... +

NCUK established a foundation year for international students from around the globe to be qualified for studying the Bachelor Degree in 16 UK universities and 27 worldwide. IFY designed for all academic streams: Science, Engineering and Business, upon students’ selections and desires. IELTS, TOEFL or Password specific achievement grade is required. -
Foundation Year
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

As the challenges within the engineering industry change and develop, the need for specialist engineers has grown considerably. Studying at the University of Northampton will ... +

As the challenges within the engineering industry change and develop, the need for specialist engineers has grown considerably. Studying at the University of Northampton will provide you with the skills and knowledge to tackle these challenges and forge a successful career as an engineer in your chosen field. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 
Brockenhurst College
Brockenhurst, United Kingdom

This course is specially designed for international students whose first language is not English. It will help you develop an understanding of science and engineering concepts ... +

This course is specially designed for international students whose first language is not English. It will help you develop an understanding of science and engineering concepts, and provide you with extra academic support to help with admission to undergraduate courses. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
ICP International College Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Students can enter at either Year 0 (University Foundation) or Year 1 (First Year Degree), depending on their qualifications. Students are guaranteed progression to the second ... +

Students can enter at either Year 0 (University Foundation) or Year 1 (First Year Degree), depending on their qualifications. Students are guaranteed progression to the second year of their chosen degree, providing that they meet the progression criteria. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 
University of Leicester Global Study Centre
Leicester, United Kingdom

In this programme, you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria).

In this programme, you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom

Our School puts exciting industry-leading technology into your hands. We have commercial flight simulators and supersonic wind tunnels, so you can fly a variety of aircraft, e ... +

Our School puts exciting industry-leading technology into your hands. We have commercial flight simulators and supersonic wind tunnels, so you can fly a variety of aircraft, even ones you’ve designed yourself. We have a Formula One driving simulator and a manufacturing fabrication workshop on campus. You will take advantage of laboratories dedicated to system-on-chip technology, smart systems, material properties and testing, media technology and digital broadcasting. Valuable, inspiring lecturers, and our courses developed with industry, ensure the skills and knowledge you gain are what employers need. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
26 Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Southampton Malaysia
Johor Bahru, Malaysia +1 More

The Engineering Foundation year is a stimulating year of study that will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to successfully meet the challenges of our ... +

The Engineering Foundation year is a stimulating year of study that will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to successfully meet the challenges of our engineering degree programmes. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Study Group
Marylebone, United Kingdom

A supportive, one year course preparing you with the skills you need to join the first year of an undergraduate degree with a choice of two routes: Business and Media Engineer ... +

A supportive, one year course preparing you with the skills you need to join the first year of an undergraduate degree with a choice of two routes: Business and Media Engineering and Computing -
Foundation Year
English
 
Access To Music - The Creative College
Manchester, United Kingdom

If you want to gain the audio and tech skills to work as a professional producer and sound engineer, then this foundation degree offered in partnership with Nottingham Trent U ... +

If you want to gain the audio and tech skills to work as a professional producer and sound engineer, then this foundation degree offered in partnership with Nottingham Trent University is for you! -
Foundation Year
English
Campus