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Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Foundation Programmes

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The Foundation course provides a pathway to BEng and MEng degree courses in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering.

Key Information

Start date

September 2018

Duration

Full-time: 4 years for BEng degree with a foundation year; 5 years for MEng degree with a foundation year. This is a BEng or MEng degree with an integrated Foundation Year. The first year (Year 0) is held at Westminster Kingsway College.

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,250 (2017/18 fee; 2018/19 fee to be confirmed)*

Non-EU

Full-time: £10,620 (2017/18 fee; 2018/19 fee to be confirmed)**

UCAS code

H402 (BEng Aeronautical Engineering); H302 (BEng Mechanical Engineering)

Who is it for?

If you wish to study Mechanical or Aeronautical BEng/MEng degrees at City, University of London, but do not satisfy the entry requirements, Foundation courses can be the first year of a four-year BEng, or a five-year MEng, degree.

Objectives

The overall aim of these programmes and their more specialised routes is to provide a wellrounded education and also specialised training for a professional career in the aeronautical, air transport and associated industries or the industries underpinned by the mechanical engineering disciplines, including energy engineering and automotive engineering. This will include the research, development, design, production, commissioning and management aspects of those industries.

The emphasis in the Foundation courses is on developing your study skills and ability in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering and computing.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

  • 'A' Level: 80 UCAS tariff points including Mathematics at 'A' Level grade C or 'AS' Level grade A.

Visa requirements

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:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

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.

How to apply

You can apply through UCAS for our foundation year for our Mechanical and Aeronautical engineering foundation course.

1st
year of a four-year BEng, or a five-year MEng, degree.
Develop
your skills and ability in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering and computing.

More about fees

* The tuition fee for UK and EU students is £9,250 for the first year of study (2017/18). Fees in each subsequent year of study will be subject to an annual increase limited to the Student Fees Inflation Index as determined by the UK Government’s Office for Budget Responsibility. This index is derived from the All Items Retail Prices Index. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study.

** The tuition fee for Non-EU students is £10,620 for the first year of study (2017/18). Fees in each subsequent year of study may be subject to annual increase, as detailed above for UK and EU students.

Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

Teaching and learning

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. Both institutions emphasise tutorial support and study skills. 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 may use the study and social facilities at both institutions.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed using a variety of methods including examinations, coursework and practical skills.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:

Year 0

0% written, 100% practical, 0% coursework

Year 1

50% written, 0% practical, 50% coursework

Year 2

53% written, 0% practical, 47% coursework

Year 3

48% written, 0% practical, 52% coursework

Modules

Read the full programme specifications (specifications relate to 2016/17 academic year and are subject to change):

Overall workload

  • Overall the BEng honours programme hours are 3600
  • Each year is delivered typically through 20 contact weeks, six examination weeks, four reflective learning (private study) weeks and eight vacation weeks (which may be used for private study) per academic year
  • A BEng Honours Programme therefore requires a commitment of 40 study hours per week during the academic year.

Most contact hours will take the form of lectures, tutorial and practical work. 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:

Year 0

47% scheduled, 53% independent, 0% placement

Year 1

33% scheduled, 67% independent, 0% placement

Year 2

35% scheduled, 65% independent, 0% placement

Year 3

21% scheduled, 79% independent, 0% placement

Career prospects

Further study

Students who successfully complete the Foundation course may transfer onto BEng/MEng Aeronautical Engineering or BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering at City.

Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Foundation Programmes

UCAS code: H402 (BEng Aeronautical Engineering); H302 (BEng Mechanical Engineering)


You can apply through UCAS for our foundation year for our Mechanical and Aeronautical engineering foundation course.

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