Northumbria University Newcastle - Mechanical and Civil Engineering Foundation Year

Northumbria University Newcastle

Mechanical and Civil Engineering Foundation Year

If you are inspired by challenge, are analytical and creative in your thinking, and interested in design, technology and how these solve problems in the world around us; then our Mechanical and Civil Engineering Foundation Year may be your first step towards realising your ambitions.Undertaking the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Foundation Year will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to develop effective, sustainable solutions and products that meet the varied needs of today’s and tomorrow’s society. You will be taught and guided by a student-oriented and well-rounded team of experienced engineering practitioners, researchers, and a knowledgeable technical support team. Equipped with dedicated lab and workshop facilities, the course seeks to provide an engaging and practical learning experience to apply engineering principles to real-world problems.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

80 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 5.5 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

The Mechanical and Civil Engineering Foundation Year provides the fundamental knowledge and skills, use of tools, techniques and methods which are immediately useful to employers, both in the UK and oversees. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, you will be able to transition smoothly to an undergraduate engineering degree course.

  • You will develop the knowledge and skills required to meet the needs and practical demands of real-world scenarios. Engineering is a growth industry sector and currently there is a shortage of suitably skilled and qualified engineers. By being able to access, and in due course complete, an engineering degree you’ll gain the credibility that’s needed to take up a well-rewarded and fulfilling career.
  • Your future employability will be further boosted by your acquisition of the characteristics of a Northumbria graduate. These include critical reflection and self-learning, collaboration and curiosity, and the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems in ways that are sustainable and ethical.

Course Details

The Mechanical and Civil Engineering Foundation Year at Northumbria promotes an inclusive learning environment that focuses on engagement and the development of the necessary skills to succeed in an exciting career. You will develop your problem-solving strategies and an understanding of the fundamental design and technological concepts that allow you to propose solutions to real-world problems.

You will learn by applying the knowledge and skills gained from active learning sessions, enhanced by seminars, labs and workshops, and independent learning applied to contemporary engineering issues. Within the active learning sessions there is a strong emphasis on problem-analysis and solution seeking through the application of your new knowledge

Foundation Year

Engineering Numerical Skills (Core,20 Credits)
Engineering Principles (Core,20 Credits)
Foundational Engineering Approaches 1 (Core,20 Credits)
Analytical Skills in Problem Solving (Core,20 Credits)
Engineering Systems (Core,20 Credits)
Foundational Engineering Approaches 2 (Core,20 Credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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