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Engineering Foundation

Our Foundation Year courses offer an introduction to your chosen subject and are an ideal route to degree level qualifications, helping you develop the necessary skills for further study.

A highly-respected discipline, this qualification opens up a broad and diverse career path, from law to business and even medicine. Studying to be an engineer and gaining the right skills and the right qualifications, can lead you to frequent travel, passion projects and a fulfilling career.

This Foundation Year is ideal for those looking to start a career in the engineering industry. It provides you with opportunities to develop fundamental knowledge and skills in a range of mathematical and business principles, as well as the theories and concepts of electrical and mechanical engineering.

The course enables students who successfully pass to automatically progress to the BEng (Hons) Electro-Mechanical Engineering degree at CU Coventry, subject to meeting specific entry criteria.

Why CU Coventry

We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.

Entry Requirements

  • 40 UCAS tariff points.


    All Foundation courses require 5 GCSEs at 9-4 including Maths and English, and at least one A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

  • IELTS: 6.0

Career Prospects

Types of engineering careers

  • Chemical engineer.
  • Computer engineer.
  • Biomedical engineer.
  • Mechanical engineer.
  • Petroleum engineer.
  • Electrical engineer.
  • Civil engineer.
  • Nuclear engineer.

The strength of the course lies in preparing students for further study, cementing the core principles of business ready to expand on this knowledge at the degree level.

If you successfully pass the Engineering Foundation year, you are guaranteed a place on year one of the Electro-Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) degree at CU Coventry.

Course Details

Year One

Academic and Professional Practice
Fundamental Engineering Mathematics
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals
Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals

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