If you wish to study Civil Engineering or MEng Structural Engineering at City, University of London, but do not satisfy the entry requirements, the Civil Engineering Foundation course can be the first of a four year BEng (or five year MEng) degree.
The emphasis in the Foundation course is on developing your study skills and ability in mathematics and mechanics.
The course also suits mature applicants who need to update their technical knowledge and study skills.
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.
For more information see our main Visa page.
You can apply through UCAS for our foundation year for our Civil engineering foundation course.
As a Foundation course student, you will take most of your classes at Westminster Kingsway College. Some laboratory classes are taken at City, University of London. A key element of the course is the tutorial support provided and the emphasis on the development of study skills. This makes the course suitable for mature students who lack formal qualifications or who are returning to study after some years. There is some flexibility to change to a different engineering course after the foundation year, subject to the agreement of the course director concerned.
You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices:
The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:
85% written, 15% practical, 0% coursework
47% written, 0% practical, 53% coursework
54% written, 0% practical, 46% coursework
54% written, 6% practical, 40% coursework.
Most contact hours will take the form of lectures, interactive sessions, practical workshops and small group classes, supported by a personal tutorial system. The number will decrease as you progress and you become more able to direct your own learning. Approximate study time based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:
47% scheduled learning, 53% independent learning, 0% placement
43% scheduled learning, 57% independent learning, 0% placement
36% scheduled learning, 64% independent learning, 0% placement
32% scheduled learning, 68% independent learning, 0% placement.