Engineering Foundation

Foundation course

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 1 year foundation course leading to a 3 or 4-year degree course Part time: 2 years




School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics


Our Engineering Foundation prepares you for degrees in Mechanical, Motorsport, Robotic and Automotive Engineering.

Our course combines technical expertise with creativity and imagination. We develop your technological knowledge before you enter industry. You can specialise in a range of areas, including;

  • automotive
  • electro-mechanical
  • mechanical
  • motorsport
  • robotics.

You’ll learn;

  • the mathematical and scientific principles in engineering and technology
  • basic principles in post-GCSE mathematics
  • engineering
  • engineering applications.

You will also gain hands-on experience of real engine components and have access to industry-standard workshops, laboratories and computers.

Our course usually leads to one of our BEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) engineering courses as well as excellent career prospects.

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: Maths at grade 5/B; English Language at grade 4/C minimum normally required