Engineering with Foundation Year (BEng (Hons))

Newcastle University

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The award
BEng (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

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About Engineering with Foundation Year at Newcastle University

Course Overview

Want to study engineering at Newcastle but don't meet the entry requirements? Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three-year engineering BEng degrees.

At a Glance

UCAS Code
H101

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BEng Honours

Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points

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You will study topics such as:

  • foundation mathematics
  • applied mechanics
  • material science

On successful completion of your foundation year you are guaranteed entry to an engineering degree programme at Newcastle.

This course is for students who are not sure which of our engineering specialisms they want to study. If you know which of our engineering specialisms you want to study, we encourage you to apply directly for a foundation year in that subject.

Highlights of this degree

Who is this course for?

Who is this course for?

If you don't have mathematics and/or science at the appropriate level to apply for our engineering degrees, this course is for you.

If you have proven ability in other subjects, it gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge you need to apply to an engineering degree here.

This course is also appropriate if you have technical or vocational qualifications or are from a different educational system. 

What does it lead to?

What does it lead to?

This degree provides a general foundation that prepares you to progress to any of our three-year engineering degrees. You select your specialism at the end of the foundation year.

So if you are not sure yet where your interests lie then you may apply to this general Engineering with Foundation Year.

However, if you do know which subject you want to study, we encourage you to apply for the degree with a foundation year that is related to the particular engineering subject.

See the Related Courses section for a list of the degrees we offer in the following engineering disciplines:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Marine Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

BEng or MEng?

BEng or MEng?

We offer engineering degrees at two levels - BEng and MEng. Both provide a pathway to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This is one of the most recognised international engineering qualifications.

Our Master of Engineering (MEng) degrees are a direct route to becoming chartered. You don't need to study any more qualifications after your degree to achieve chartered status.

Our BEng degrees can also lead to Chartered Engineer status. However, you'll need to complete further study, like an approved Master's degree.

Visit the Engineering Council's website for information about the benefits of becoming chartered.

Teaching and assessment

You'll learn from staff across various departments of our engineering and science schools.

You spend approximately 20 hours per week in taught classes. You also spend a further 20 hours attending tutorials and completing laboratory reports.

Assessment is by in-course assessment such as laboratory reports and tutorial exercises, or by examinations.

Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module. More information about each module including specific assessment methods, credits and contact hours, can be found in the Course Details section.

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Related Degrees

  • Engineering with Foundation Year MEng Honours

    Want to study engineering at Newcastle but don't meet the entry requirements? Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to one of our four-year engineering MEng degrees.

  • Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year BEng Honours

    Want to study mechanical engineering at Newcastle, but don't meet the entry requirements? Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three-year mechanical engineering BEng degrees.

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