Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Engineering)

Entry Year:2019

2 study options

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Engineering) BEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BEng (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
HHX1
Institution code
Q50
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£18,100
Funding information
Paying your fees

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Engineering) MEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MEng (Hons)
Duration
5 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
HHY1
Institution code
Q50
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£18,100
Funding information
Paying your fees
Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Engineering)
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Overview

Combine a foundation year with a traditional university degree in engineering.

Get the skills and experience you need to study an undergraduate degree in engineering with our integrated foundation programme, open to UK/EU and international students. You are guaranteed a place on one of the following programmes at Queen Mary if you pass the foundation year, without having to re-apply through UCAS:

As a foundation student you’ll have full access to all student facilities, including welfare, library, social and sport. UK and EU foundation students are eligible for funding through the Student Loans Company.

You’ll be taught on our Mile End campus by experienced university staff who also teach on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

You can choose your own pathway through this degree, with the option to carry out an additional year of advanced study to graduate with an MSci.

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Structure

You can complete your Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Engineering) in four or five years.

Year 1

Foundation year

Below is the course structure for your foundation year. The structure and modules of the rest of your degree depend on which programme you progress onto.

Compulsory

  • Physics – Mechanics and Materials
  • Physics – Fields and Waves
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Mathematics I
  • Mathematics II

Choose from

  • English Language I
  • Communication in Science and Technology

Choose from

  • Essential Foundation Mathematics
  • Introduction to Modern Physics

Choose from

  • Physics – Electricity and Atomic Physics
  • Discrete Mathematics

*You are allocated these modules automatically depending on your previous mathematics qualification.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Years 2 - 4

Modules are dependant on your chosen degree programme, and whether you opt to study towards a BEng (four years) or MEng (five years). You can choose from:

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Take an extra year to study  your choice of advanced modules and complete a high-level group project.  Apply for the Science and Engineering Foundation Programme MEng if you want to go into research and development, or to give you an edge in the job market.

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Last year I had the opportunity to do a 12 month placement at Airbus UK. I realised that what I was learning at university was not just to do an exam, I used at least something I had learnt at Queen Mary every day at work. I can confidently say that a Queen Mary degree in Aerospace Engineering prepares you well for a career in industry.

Teaching

Teaching and learning

We use a mixture of teaching styles – lectures, tutorials, classroom activities and laboratory work.

A typical weekly workload is six to eight lectures and four to five hours of practical laboratories or workshops.

Outside of classes, you’ll need to spend 20 to 25 hours per week preparing, writing and reading.

Assessment

Each module is assessed by written examinations (typically 70% of the final mark) and coursework (practical reports, essays, problem sheets, online exercises and tests).

Resources and facilities

The schools offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • a state-of-the-art robotics lab for teaching and research, equipped with mobile robots, robot arms and manipulation devices
  • undergraduate teaching labs
  • an award-winning Informatics Teaching Laboratory with more than 300 PCs.

Entry requirements

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Engineering) - BEng (Hons)

The entry requirements for this programme are currently being finalised and will be published shortly. If you need further information please contact the Admissions Team at admissions@qmul.ac.uk or +44(0) 207 882 5511.

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Engineering) - MEng (Hons)

The entry requirements for this programme are currently being finalised and will be published shortly. If you need further information please contact the Admissions Team at admissions@qmul.ac.uk or +44(0) 207 882 5511.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

Progression onto engineering programmes

You are guaranteed a place on an engineering programme at Queen Mary if you pass the foundation year. You can also use your foundation qualification to study at other UK or overseas universities. Progression requirements vary depending on the course.

Recent engineering graduates have been hired by:

  • the BBC
  • BT
  • Crossrail
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HP Intel
  • Jaguar Land Rover.

Career support

We run a weekly careers session where employers provide information, advice and skills training. We also hold networking events for students to meet employers and alumni.

Finding your first job is made easier through our strong links with industry. We work with organisations offering graduate opportunities in banking, media, telecommunications and technology.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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About the School

The School of Engineering and Materials Science attracts some of the brightest minds from across the country, and the world. The most recent national assessment of the quality of university research (REF 2014) placed us seventh for our general engineering research (Times Higher Education).

Our academic staff have extensive contacts with major industrial companies in engineering and materials science, and there is constant interaction between industry, research and our teaching.

Our students benefit from personal contact with approachable teaching staff in small-group settings, where discussion and feedback is actively encouraged.

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