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Engineering with Foundation Year BEng Honours

  • UCAS code: H101
  • Full time
  • 4 years

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.

You are currently viewing course information for entry year: 2024-25

Next start date:

  • September 2024

Fees (per year)

  • Home: £9250
  • International: £

Entry requirements and offers

  • A-Level: ABB
  • IB: 32 points

UCAS Institution name and code:

  • NEWC / N21

Course overview

This foundation year will help you build the base knowledge you need to progress to any of our engineering BEng degrees. 

Develop your knowledge and practical skills with our accredited engineering degrees. You'll focus on a range of topics across the discipline. 

You'll also complete a project and laboratory work related to your engineering degree.


This is a full-time programme. It covers core engineering topics, including: 

  • foundation mathematics
  • applied mechanics
  • material science

If you finish the Foundation Year, you're guaranteed a place in one of these BEng courses:

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Professional accreditation and recognition

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body.

Modules and learning


The information below is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Most degrees are divided into stages. Each stage lasts for one academic year, and you'll complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each stage. 

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability
Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Develop your knowledge and practical skills with our accredited engineering degrees. You'll focus on a range of topics across the discipline.

Once you complete our Engineering with Foundation Year course, you can start one of our three-year engineering degrees.

During your Foundation Year you'll take modules in:

  • mathematics
  • mechanical sciences
  • applied mechanics

The rest of your modules cover a range of engineering and science topics.

You'll also complete a project and laboratory work related to your engineering degree.

Compulsory modules

You take the following compulsory modules:

Electrical Engineering specialism 

You take the following compulsory modules:

Chemical Engineering specialism 

You take the following compulsory modules:

Civil Engineering or Marine Engineering specialism

You take the following compulsory modules:

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

You'll learn from staff across our School of Engineering and other science departments. Your teaching will be delivered through a combination of:

  • taught lectures
  • tutorials
  • practical work
  • laboratory reports

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Assessments

  • Group work

  • Reports

  • Seminar tasks/exercises

Skills and experience

Practical Skills

We'll equip you with real-world, practical experience, so you're ready for your future career in engineering.

You'll carry out practical work in the School of Engineering's industry-standard facilities and work with local industry.

As one of our engineering students you'll also have access to various specialist facilities.


Research Skills

You'll be taught by our world-class researchers. Their cutting-edge research will be at the forefront of your learning.

You'll also conduct research and work on your own projects that focus on the latest industry developments.

Your future

Engineering is a broad field with many different specialisms.

No matter your specialism, you'll emerge as an in-demand graduate with great career prospects.

From global careers in the oil, gas and energy, pharmaceutical, or consumer products sectors through to marine engineering and offshore engineering.

There are also opportunities in groundbreaking research and consultancy, as well as business and management.

Many of our students also progress on to further study, either within engineering or in a related field.

Careers support

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Recognition of professional qualifications outside of the UK

From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements and offers below apply to 2024 entry.

International Baccalaureate

Other UK and the Republic of Ireland qualifications

Contextual Offers

Through one of our contextual routes, you could receive an offer of up to three grades lower than the typical requirements.

What is a contextual offer? Find out more and if you’re eligible for this or our PARTNERS Programme supported entry route.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Entrance courses (INTO)

International Pathway Courses are specialist programmes designed for international students who want to study in the UK. We provide a range of study options for international students in partnership with INTO. 

Find out more about International Pathway Courses

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

Qualification: BEng Honours

Home students

full time 4 years

Tuition fees (per year)


International students

full time 4 years

Tuition fees (per year)

Year abroad and additional costs

For programmes where you can spend a year on a work placement or studying abroad, you will receive a significant fee reduction for that year. 

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.


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