Engineering Foundation students spend 18-25 hours per week in class. The course is modular in structure and consists of core modules studied by all foundation students, four specialist modules studied by all Engineering students and additional modules specific to your chosen pathway; either Chemical Engineering on Engineering and Computer Science.
Foundation English Skills 1
The ability to read academic texts, write extended texts, write subjective notes, listen interactively in class and participate in classroom discourse.
Foundation English Skills 2
Improving all the abilities in Foundation English Skills 1 with greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation and are prepared for an IELTS qualification at the end of the module.
Study Skills in the British Environment
Using your study time more effectively, improve your use of and range of information sources and prepare comprehensive essays in your own time to given deadlines.
Computer Information Technology
Improving IT literacy and creativity using Office, Business and Media applications; using the internet as a research tool.
Engineering modules (studied by all Engineering Foundation students)
Pure Maths 1
Algebra, including inequalities, series & logarithms; coordinate geometry, including the circle; radians; solving trigonometric equations; basic data handling; introduction to differentiation & integration.
Pure Maths 2
Exponential functions; more advanced algebra & trigonometry; further differentiation including implicit and parametric functions; techniques and applications of integration.
Vectors, forces and equilibrium, relative motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, friction and work, energy and power.
Further Kinematics, Circular Motion, Simple Harmonic Motion, Moments in 2-Dimensions, Elasticity and Further Particle Dynamics.
Chemical Engineering modules
Core Principles of Chemistry
Study and apply formulae, equations and moles, atomic structure, redox systems, thermodynamics and bonding.
Acid-based Equilibria & Organic Chemistry - Reaction rates, acid-based equilibria, kinetics and organic chemistry.
Properties of Matter & Waves (part module)
Matter, elasticity, heat, specific & latent gases, radioactivity, fission, fusion, light, sound, interference, diffraction, electromagnetic spectrum, photoelectric effect, energy levels, excitation and ionisation.
Engineering and Computer Science modules
Properties of Matter and Waves
Students are taught about matter, elasticity, heat, specific & latent gases, Kinetic Theory, radioactivity, fission, fusion, light, sound, interference, diffraction, electromagnetic spectrum, photoelectric effect, energy levels, excitation and ionization.
Electricity and Fields
This module gives students a grounding in important Engineering topics including circuit theory, electromagnetism, and field theory, as well as laboratory skills. The module is designed to provide students with the background necessary to progress to an Engineering or physical Science degree at a UK university.
To study the Engineering Foundation you will need to have completed secondary or high school to a satisfactory level.
Contact our team of expert Student Enrolment Advisers to find out if your qualifications meet the entry requirements.
English language requirements
To study the Foundation programme you will need to demonstrate an English language level equivalent to the following:
- IELTS 4.5 TOEFL 450 (133 computer based test)
- Pearson Test of English Academic 40-43
Depending on the type of visa you are entering the UK on you may take the Study Group English Test to determine your English language level.
English Language Preparation Programme (ELPP)
If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry to the Foundation you can study one, two or three terms of English Language Preparation prior to the start of your academic programme. The length of your English Language Preparation Programme will depend on your current English language level.
Contact a Student Enrolment Adviser to take our English Assessment Test and find out how much preparation you require.
The Bellerbys English Language Preparation Programme is a fast, personalised and highly effective programme that will fully equip you to succeed in your studies. The programme comprises 25 hours per week of general English, examination preparation and skills classes. Throughout the programme you will be closely monitored by a personal tutor and tested regularly to ensure you reach the English language level required for your academic programme.
Please note that the English Language Preparation Programme (ELPP) incurs additional fees on top of your academic tuition fees. Visit our fees page for details and to calculate your fees.