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.
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.
If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:
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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:
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You can apply through UCAS for our foundation year for our Mechanical and Aeronautical engineering foundation course.
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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.
Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.
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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. 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.
You will be assessed using a variety of methods including examinations, coursework and practical skills.
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, 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 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: