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    1. 2019
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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 2019

Academic year dates

Duration

One-year foundation, full-time, held at Westminster Kingsway College; forms part of a four-year BEng degree with integrated foundation or five-year MEng degree with integrated foundation, completed at City, University of London.

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,250

Non-EU

Full-time: £10,750

UCAS code

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

Campus

Northampton Square

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.

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.
During your course

More about fees

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.

The Lord Mayor of London Scholarship

Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

View academic timetables

Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

Course content and assessment

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 2017/18 entry is as follows:

Foundation year

50% written, 50% coursework.

Modules

The foundation year includes the following key components:

  • Mechanics
  • Computing & IT
  • Communication & Study Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.

Overall workload

  • Overall the BEng honours programme hours are 3600
  • Each year of the BEng programme is delivered typically through 20 contact weeks, six examination weeks, four reflective learning (private study) weeks and eight vacation weeks (which honours 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 2017/18 entry is as follows:

Foundation year

47% scheduled learning, 53% independent learning.

After you graduate

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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