Foundation Year in Engineering

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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? 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 in 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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Pearson BTEC HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering

South Eastern Regional College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Lisburn Bangor + 2 more

The HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering is offered on a full-time and part-time basis. The course aims to provide opportunities for electrical and electronic based engineers or technicians to achieve a Level 5, nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification. [+]

Best Course Studies in Engineering 2017. This course will prepare you for employment or progression on to further study within engineering. The HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering is offered on a full-time and part-time basis. The course aims to provide opportunities for electrical and electronic based engineers or technicians to achieve a Level 5, nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification. The learning experience is a combination of practical training, theoretical knowledge and e-learning. You will use a variety of industry standard hardware and software including electronic circuit simulation; printed circuit board development; industrial automation using Programmable Logic Controllers; and fault finding diagnosis using digital test equipment. The full-time course is two years, with 17.5 teaching hours expected per week. The part-time course is normally taken as a two year Higher National Certificate (HNC) followed by a further two years to achieve HND. The modules provide a blend of theoretical and practical skills essential for the professional engineer in a modern engineering environment. The course is made up of 5 mandatory level 4 modules, and 5 mandatory level 5 modules together with 3 level 4 and 3 level 5 optional units. Students completing this qualification will be equipped with knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the electronic and electrical engineering based industry. Students can study this programme as a part time 'top up' option following completion of an HNC. Registration for HND top ups commencing September 2017 must be completed by 9th June after discussion with Richard Morrison rmorrison@serc.ac.uk... [-]

University of Ulster Foundation Degree Architectural Technology with Sustainable Design

South Eastern Regional College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bangor

This two year full-time programme is awarded by Ulster University. It has been designed for people who are interested in a career in Architectural Technology and require a Foundation Degree to progress to higher academic qualifications and/or to enhance employment prospects. [+]

The current course is currently under revalidation with the Ulster University. As such, the content of the programme may be subject to change to reflect current industry need and practice starting in September 2017. More detail will be available on successful completion of the revalidation process. This two year full-time programme is awarded by Ulster University. It has been designed for people who are interested in a career in Architectural Technology and require a Foundation Degree to progress to higher academic qualifications and/or to enhance employment prospects. The course focuses on the technical aspects of building design and construction. This includes the need for an innovative and sustainable design approach in terms of environment, economic and social impacts. Architectural Technologists develop the conceptual design through to construction ensuring buildings are well design and detailed, whilst functional and energy efficient. Typically, weekly contact hours are scheduled for a minimum of 17 hours per week, per semester. Additional hours may be required due to seminars, site visits or practical activities. This course requires additional study out of the delivery hours. This is supported by the use of a Virtual Learning Environment and access to required software for free. Students are required to work and manage their workload around the course, it is envisaged that students should apply approximately 15 hours independent study time per week. This course is delivered by qualified staff with a relevant Construction based qualification as well as industrial experience. MANDATORY MODULES Modules studied may include: Sustainable Construction 1... [-]

University of Ulster Foundation Degree in Mechatronics Engineering

South Eastern Regional College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Lisburn + 1 more

The Foundation Degree (FdEng) in Mechatronic Engineering provides students with a broad-based engineering education in aspects of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electronic Engineering. Mechatronics Engineering is one of the more recent developments in the engineering discipline. It combines mechanical engineering, problem-solving and design skills with the expertise of digital electronics and computer systems to produce advanced products and systems through automation and the use of robotics. [+]

Best Course Studies in Engineering 2017. The Foundation Degree (FdEng) in Mechatronic Engineering provides students with a broad-based engineering education in aspects of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electronic Engineering. Mechatronic Engineering is one of the more recently developed engineering disciplines. It combines mechanical engineering problem-solving and design skills with the expertise of digital electronics and computer systems to produce advanced products and systems through automation and the use of robotics. Typically, weekly contact hours are scheduled for a minimum of 17.5 hours per week per semester. Student workload usually includes 2 to 3 assessments (a combination of coursework and or/ examination) per module. The Foundation Degree also provides students with an opportunity to undertake a structured placement with an engineering company during the final year of the programme. The teaching team consists of staff who are highly qualified with valuable industrial experience. Our staff are regularly trained to keep up-to-date with the changing needs of the industry. MANDATORY MODULES The full-time programme comprises the following modules: Year 1 Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Principles A Manufacturing Processes Professional Studies Programmable Logic Controlled Electro-pneumatic Systems CAD Techniques Electrical & Electronic Fundamentals Engineering Materials Year 2 Mechanical Principles B Analogue & Digital Electronics CAD/ CAM Business Improvement Techniques Principles & Applications of Embedded Systems Work Based Learning Please note: The above is the structure for the full-time option. This course can also be studied on a part-time basis. The part-time option runs over three years requiring attendance on one full day per week. This course... [-]

Foundation Automotive Design

ONCAMPUS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 United Kingdom Cambridge

This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at Coventry University. If you successfully complete the IFP you are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at Coventry University. The IFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK. [+]

International Foundation Programme (IFP) This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to Coventry University. You will study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the Coventry University campus. This programme gives guaranteed progression* to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees or the International Year One in Business & Management. Who is this programme designed for? This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at Coventry University. If you successfully complete the IFP you are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at Coventry University. The IFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK. How long will I study for? This programme lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to eight teaching weeks and one reading week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week. What will I study? This programme includes English and three academic subject modules. English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects, as well as being taught separately if you need additional support to develop your English language. There are five academic pathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study. The pathways are: Business, Economics,... [-]

Foundation Mechanical Engineering

ONCAMPUS
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at Coventry University. If you successfully complete the IFP you are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at Coventry University. The IFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK. [+]

Best Course Studies in Engineering 2017. International Foundation Programme (IFP) This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to Coventry University. You will study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the Coventry University campus. This programme gives guaranteed progression* to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees or the International Year One in Business & Management. Who is this programme designed for? This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at Coventry University. If you successfully complete the IFP you are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at Coventry University. The IFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK. How long will I study for? This programme lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to eight teaching weeks and one reading week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week. What will I study? This programme includes English and three academic subject modules. English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects, as well as being taught separately if you need additional support to develop your English language. There are five academic pathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university... [-]

Engineering & Technology - International Foundation Year

DIFC Ireland
Campus Full time 7 - 9 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin Cork United Kingdom London + 3 more

Prepare for entry to Engineering & Technology courses in our Partner Universities in Ireland and the UK [+]

Prepare for entry to Engineering & Technology courses in our Partner Universities in Ireland, the UK, USA and Australia. Our partner universities recognise that the NCUK IFY course meets their entry requirements for international students. Our partner universities recognise that the NCUK IFY course meets their entry requirements for international students. Therefore, 100% of students who successfully pass our Foundation Year programme will achieve a place in a relevant degree with one of our partner universities. What subjects will I study? English for Academic Purposes ESAP for Science and Engineering Studies Mathematics for Engineering Science – two subjects: Chemistry and Physics at 4 hours/week each ICT class Pastoral care/progression counselling Entry requirements : Successfully completed high school examinations. Have a minimum English level of 5.0 IELTS. Where can you go after completing the IFY Engineering & Technology Programme at DIFC? Our partner universities recognise that the NCUK IFY course meets their entry requirements for international students. NCUK guarantees students who successfully complete the foundation programme a place on a degree course in their chosen subject of study. Search over 4,000 University courses in our Entry Directory to discover your University progression options. [-]

Foundation Programme in Engineering and Business

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters September 2017 Austria Wels

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Engineering 2017. Foundation programme in Engineering and Business A Route into an Austrian degree 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. Applicants who lack entrance requirements can acquire the necessary additional qualifications. The programme is characterised by its focused preparation, tailored for studies at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. This is the Solution for Candidates, who ... yet miss sufficient credits in mathematics and/or physics to be enrolled in engineering studies yet miss sufficient credits in mathematics and/or English to be enrolled in business studies do not yet meet the entrance requirements for studying in Austria (e.g. one year of studies is missing after A-levels) wish to improve their math/physics skills prior to entering a study programme wish to study in an English taught programme, but yet feel not save enough to comprehend the technical terminology in English Students will be enrolled as external students during the time of the programme. This allows for obtaining visa and student residence permit. After completion, they are eligible and prepared for commencing their studies at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Essential Information Programme format: Duration: 1 or 2 semesters*, full-time Class hours from Monday to Friday E-learning modules Field trips Cost of studies: EUR 1.800,– (1 semester track, all course cost covered, accommodation, traveling and living cost not included), EUR... [-]

Construction Electrician Foundation Diploma

CDI College
Campus September 2017 Canada Victoria Richmond

CDI College’s Construction Electrician Foundation program will prepare you for a position as an electrical apprentice. [+]

CDI College’s Construction Electrician Foundation program will prepare you for a position as an electrical apprentice. With training in the classroom, lab and workshop, you’ll learn the essential protocols and principles of electrical work, including installation and maintenance of electrical power, lighting, heating and alarms. You’ll cover the fundamentals of electrical work, use of hand and power tools, equipment testing, the Canadian Electrical Code, and safety standards and regulations. The program also contains a 150-hour field study where you’ll gain hands-on experience working alongside a qualified electrician. [-]

Foundation in Science

IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Your educational journey will see you acquiring solid basis in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, as well as skills such as critical thinking, writing, public speaking and presentation techniques. [+]

Best Course Studies in Engineering 2017. This one year foundation programme provides students a solid platform for further studies at the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. Students of this programme not only acquire solid basics in the core of Science subjects, but are empowered by other relevant skills such as critical thinking, public speaking and presentation techniques. On top of that, students will be given plenty of hands-on experience, essential for any student who wishes to excel in the science fields. Laboratory Facilities Students will have access to the well-equipped science laboratories at Centre for Foundation Studies in Science (PASUM), University of Malaya to conduct their practical class. Entry Requirements Malaysian Students: To pursue a degree course in medicine: SPM / SPMV / O-Level : Pass with at least grade B in five (5) subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, and another subject as well as credits in Bahasa Malaysia and English. UEC: Pass with at least Grade B4 in three (3) subjects including Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics or Additional Mathematics. To pursue a degree course in pharmacy: SPM / SPMV / O-Level : Pass with at least grade B in five (5) subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, and another subject as well as credits in Bahasa Malaysia and English. UEC: Pass with at least Grade B4 in three (3) subjects including Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics or Additional Mathematics.... [-]

Loughborough College International Foundation Programme

Loughborough College
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Loughborough

Loughborough College has been running an International Foundation Programme for over 12 years. For the past 6 years, this programme has been a dual-partnership with Loughborough University. We will be returning to having ownership of the programme again in 2017 whilst still retaining close links to the university. [+]

Loughborough College has been running an International Foundation Programme for over 12 years. For the past 6 years, this programme has been a dual-partnership with Loughborough University. We will be returning to having ownership of the programme again in 2017 whilst still retaining close links to the university. The Loughborough College International Foundation Programme is designed for international students who have good end of school grades but are in need of an extra year of study before beginning their university studies in the UK. Special emphasis is placed on subject specific tuition to prepare students for their chosen degree programme, as well as developing the study skills needed for success in an independent learning environment. 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE THE LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAMME 1. RECOGNITION We have a proven track record of delivering outstanding programmes. In the past, over 70% of our students progressed to a top 20 UK university and over 85% progressed to a top 30 UK university, with the majority progressing to Loughborough University. 2. SCHOLARSHIPS Loughborough College is pleased to offer a number of prestigious international scholarships for 2017 entry. Partial tuition fee waivers of 20% (£2,250) are available to international students. Demand for scholarships may be greater than supply; to maximise your chances, apply for the Loughborough College International Foundation Programme as early as you can. We will advise you if you will be awarded a scholarship along with your offer letter. 3. HELP WITH ENGLISH There are two levels of Academic English... [-]

International Foundation Programme

Abbey College Manchester
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

This is a full-time course designed to prepare international students for direct entry to most British universities. These universities include Bristol, Bath, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Aston, Nottingham, York, Southampton, University College London, Salford and Queen Mary. [+]

Best Course Studies in Engineering 2017. This is a full-time course designed to prepare international students for direct entry to most British universities. These universities include Bristol, Bath, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Aston, Nottingham, York, Southampton, University College London, Salford and Queen Mary. It is usually delivered over one year. However, it can also be undertaken over 18 months or two years for those students who would suit a slower pace or have not studied at the equivalent of Level 3 (i.e. A-Level) before. It is fully accredited by NCFE in line with UK Visa Immigration (UKVI) requirements. Pathways Students have a choice of four pathways, each of which comprises Core Skills and Pathway Specific Modules: Business Foundation Programme Core Units (Mandatory) Key Skills Maths Research & Presentation Skills ICT IELTS Pathway Units (Select TWO options) Option 1 – Business Business Start-up Business Planning Business Law Option 2 – Economics Markets & Market Failure Managing the Economy The Global Economy Option 3 – Accounting Management Accounting Financial Accounting Further FInancial Accounting Engineering Foundation Programme Core Units (Mandatory) Key Skills Maths Advanced Maths Research & Presentation Skills ICT IELTS Pathway Units (Select ONE OR BOTH if IELTS is not required) Chemistry Physics Medicine Foundation Programme This programme has been recognised by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) as meeting the academic requirements for application to the MBBS (Medicine) programme at UCLan. This does not exempt applicant from any stage of the MBBS at UCLan admissions process. If students have been offered... [-]

International Foundation Programme

Abbey College Cambridge
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

We offer students three Foundation Pathways to prepare them to study at UK universities. On all 3 pathways students complete Core Skills modules in Mathematics, Information Technology, Presentation & Research Skills, and English for Academic Purposes. [+]

We offer students three Foundation Pathways to prepare them to study at UK universities. On all 3 pathways students complete Core Skills modules in Mathematics, Information Technology, Presentation & Research Skills, and English for Academic Purposes. All three pathways are designed to give students a thorough grounding in the key concepts and theories they will meet during their undergraduate studies. Our Business, Economics and Accounting foundation pathway covers accounting, business studies, economics and mathematics for business. You will develop a critical understanding of organisations, markets, competition and added value. Typical university courses accessed by this pathway include Finance and Accounting, Economics, Business Management, International Business, Banking and Marketing. Our Engineering pathway is designed for students who want to go on to study engineering disciplines at university. You will focus on the building blocks of the discipline; physics, chemistry and mathematics. From here you will move on to consider, in detail mechanics, electricity, magnetism, solids and fluids. Typical university courses accessed by our Engineering pathway include Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computing and Technology. Our Science and Pharmacy pathway covers biology, chemistry, mathematics and core skills. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of chemical principles, study additional mathematics modules and gain practical scientific skills. You can apply these skills to a range of university courses and careers. Entry Requirements Course Start Date: September English Level (minimum): IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent) Age: 17 years + Qualifications: 5 GCSE passes at grade C, or their equivalent “What I... [-]

International Foundation Programme in Engineering

DLD College London
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom London

International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English. [+]

Best Course Studies in Engineering 2017. What is the International Foundation Programme? International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English. The International Foundation Programme at DLD? At DLD, there are foundation programmes in Business, Engineering, Art, Music. The IFP in Engineering covers Physics, Advanced Mathematics, ICT and Research & Presentation Skills. Science and Mathematics make up 75% of the course. The course gives students, the knowledge and research skills to succeed at university and the confidence to demonstrate their knowledge. The teaching is undertaken in classes where students are treated as individual learners and supported by experienced, caring members of staff. How is it assessed? The Programme is externally accredited and moderated by NCFE. Physics Advanced maths Key Maths Skills A & B Key ICT Skills Key Research & Presentation Skills Students without an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher are also required to attend Academic English classes as part of their programme. Exam Board: NCFE What do I need? Students should have score an IELTS score of 5.0 or the equivalent. They should also have completed compulsory education as well as one year of high school education in their home country. Trip abroad Being able to observe studies done in other European countries can be an excellent way of... [-]

Foundation Studies for Engineering and Computer Science

La Trobe Melbourne
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2018 Australia Melbourne

Foundation studies is a bridging course to help international students enter the 1st year of an Undergraduate Degree in Engineering and Computer Science at La Trobe University. [+]

Foundation Studies for Engineering and Computer Science Foundation studies is a bridging course to help international students enter the 1st year of an Undergraduate Degree in Engineering and Computer Science at La Trobe University. Subjects Students will complete 4 subjects in the first trimester and 4 subjects in the second trimester. Students will also undertake independent learning throughout the course to develop learning and research skills in preparation for university. Academic Communication 1 and 2 are compulsory subjects. Other subjects are compulsory dependent on chosen bachelor degree. Trimester 1 Academic Communication 1 Advanced Maths 1 Physics 1 Essential Maths 1 Independent learning 1 Trimester 2 Academic Communication 2 Advanced Maths 2 Physics 2 Essential Maths 2 Independent learning 2 [-]

University Foundation Programme

Abacus College & Oxford Language Centre
Campus Full time January 2018 United Kingdom Oxford

If you are willing to study hard on this intensive fast-track course, you can graduate to a UK university in one year or less! [+]

Best Course Studies in Engineering 2017. University Foundation Programme In 2014, 100% of our Foundation Programme students successfully progressed on to British universities. Now enrolling for September 2015 … If you are willing to study hard on this intensive fast-track course, you can graduate to a UK university in one year or less! The Abacus Foundation Programme will prepare you thoroughly for studying at a UK university and we shall help you choose where you want to go for your degree studies. Our programme is accepted by over 50 UK universities, including top universities from the Russell Group. What are the different pathways? Business Law Engineering Science Computing How long is the course ? One year or less When does it start? September and January What are the entry requirements ? You should be at least 17 years old You should have finished your secondary or high school You should have an English level of IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent) for September start Foundation and minimum IELTS 5.5 but ideally IELTS 6.0 for January start Foundation. *If you don’t have the required level of IELTS, you can take a pre-sessional intensive IELTS preparation course first in our Oxford Language Centre to gain the right language skills. *For entrance to British universities students will be expected to have passed GCSE or equivalent in Mathematics at Grade C or above. Students applying to Abacus College who do not already meet this requirement will need to undertake additional study to reach the specified standard.... [-]