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Top Foundation Year Programs in Mechanical Engineering

Some universities offer a preparatory program for students like you who want to enter an undergraduate degree program but are not yet ready for the studies required. A foundation year may prepare you for higher education by giving you general study skills and technical knowledge in your chosen field of study.

What is a foundation year in mechanical engineering? This preparatory school year often focuses on the introductory information needed for mechanical engineering. You may be expected to take courses such as scientific methodology, scientific communication and introduction to mechanical engineering, as well as courses that will prepare you to study in your country of choice, such as language skills, study and organization, and time management. The exact module you follow will depend on the university you attend.

A foundation year in mechanical engineering may provide you with a variety of skills you can use in your future studies and career. For example, you might become adept at managing projects, applying mathematics principles to engineering problems and communicating effectively even when using mathematics-related vocabulary.

The cost of a foundation year can vary significantly from one school to the next. You may have to contact the university you want to attend directly to get an estimate on tuition. The location of the school and duration of the program may affect what you have to pay.

What can you do with this type of education? After completing a foundation year in mechanical engineering, you may be ready to start studying for a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or a similar undergraduate degree. This introductory education may also help you enter a variety of engineering-related careers, such as aerospace researcher, process technology and development specialist, engineering engagement manager, or equipment and machinery designer.

Do some research to figure out if this education is right for you. If it is, you should apply to a program. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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South Eastern Regional College

The Foundation Degree (FdEng) in Mechatronic Engineering provides students with a broad-based engineering education in aspects of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electronic ... [+]

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. ... [-]

United Kingdom Lisburn
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This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at Coventry University. If ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
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