If you wish to study Civil 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.
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You can apply through UCAS for our foundation year for our Civil engineering foundation course.
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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 may use the study and social facilities at both City, University of London and Westminster Kingsway College. Assessment is by a combination of formal examinations and coursework.
You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices:
The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2018/19 entry is as follows:
50% written, 50% coursework.
The foundation year includes the following key components:
The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.
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 2018/19 entry is as follows:
47% scheduled learning, 53% independent learning.
Students who successfully complete the Foundation course may progress onto the following programmes at City: