Undergraduate study2017

Automotive Engineering with a Foundation Year

Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

Automotive Engineering with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry

Automotive Engineering with a Foundation Year

Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

Automotive Engineering with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry

Course details

Automotive Engineering with a Foundation Year enables entry into our Automotive Engineering course for students that have not studied the correct subjects, or not quite achieved the qualifications required, perhaps due to illness, family issues or other commitments. Offers will not normally be made to those who apply simply because their A-level grades/predictions are below the requirements for direct entry to the degree programme.

It is a one year programme which will enable you to progress onto the first year of Automotive Engineering, provided the relevant progression criteria are met.

During the year you will undertake modules in Applicable Mathematics, Physics, Materials with Engineering Science and a choice of Programming with Electronics or Programming with Design.

Completing a foundation year can be a real attribute to your overall degree success. It not only opens doors to courses that may have previously looked closed, but also provides a sound base on which to establish a successful academic career. Many who have completed the foundation year have also said how beneficial it was to them in supporting their transition into University life.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
Foundation studies 1 year H33A
Teaching and learning methods

Our foundation course is taught in-house by University staff. As a student on the course you will be a full member of both your department and the University, with the same access to the Students’ Union, clubs, societies, sports facilities and support departments.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of written exams and / or coursework assignments. Some modules are continually assessed throughout the year.

Typical coursework assignments include: laboratory reports, essays, poster presentations, assessed tutorials, workshops, peer review (review fellow students’ performance) and dissertations.

It is expected that for every hour you are in a structured class, you should spend two hours of your own time researching, writing up, learning work or doing set questions etc.

Eligibility

Students who are eligible for this course include:

  • Those wishing to study a degree without the appropriate background
  • Students performing at a very high standard in a chosen sport, who wish to study at Loughborough, but do not have the required qualifications due to sporting commitments*
  • International students with good Year 12 qualifications and a minimum of IELTS 6.5. (6.0 in each element)
  • Mature students returning to education
  • Those who did not meet their expected entrance requirements due to illness or other adverse situations
  • Students with alternative backgrounds and qualifications

Applications are treated on a case by case basis and a number of other personal situations may also be considered. Please contact us for more information.

*If you think your sport profile qualifies you to be considered for the elite athletes programme, please contact performancesport@lboro.ac.uk before applying.

Course structure

Core modules:
  • Applicable Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Materials with Engineering Science
Plus one module from:
  • Programming with Electronics
  • Programming with Design

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: H33A Foundation studies 1 year

A-Level
BBB or ABC (not including General Studies or Critical Thinking) – A/S Mathematics grade A or equivalent preferred.
SQA AH
IB
34 – 32 overall from 6 subjects, with a minimum of 5 in SL Mathematics
Other
BTEC Extended Diploma: DDD – with high mathematics attainment (must include Distinction in Mathematics and Further Mathematics for Technicians).
Additional
A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C are normally required, including Mathematics and English. Minimum grade A in Mathematics and B in Physics/Science at GCSE.

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2017-18

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,250
International Students (Band B course) £19,900


Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Department / School Key Information Sets

Foundation studies 1 year

UCAS code: H33A

Our students

Elliot S

“You don't need to be a pro athlete to join the sporting teams and you can always try something new with societies. In the past, I have been part of the gliding club and the University Air Squadron.”

Elly F

“I really enjoy the mixture of theory and practical learning we are taught throughout the course. The quality of teaching is really high and reflects the large amount of research undertaken here.”

James D

“The broad range of modules that are offered throughout the course make the learning experience unique and enjoyable. The access to world-class facilities and the specialist software make the course more interesting and industry relevant.”

Sam M

“Before applying I contacted a lot of UK automotive companies, asking where they like their graduates to come from. Every single one mentioned Loughborough.”

Alex T

“Loughborough was invaluable in helping secure my graduate position at Rolls Royce PLC…”

Ant C

“Loughborough is an amazing place and has helped me to develop both academically and personally. I can't imagine being anywhere else!”

Ashley C

“No other university seemed to offer as much as Loughborough did.”

Elliot S

“You don't need to be a pro athlete to join the sporting teams and you can always try something new with societies. In the past, I have been part of the gliding club and the University Air Squadron.”

Elly F

“I really enjoy the mixture of theory and practical learning we are taught throughout the course. The quality of teaching is really high and reflects the large amount of research undertaken here.”

James D

“The broad range of modules that are offered throughout the course make the learning experience unique and enjoyable. The access to world-class facilities and the specialist software make the course more interesting and industry relevant.”

Sam M

“Before applying I contacted a lot of UK automotive companies, asking where they like their graduates to come from. Every single one mentioned Loughborough.”

Alex T

“Loughborough was invaluable in helping secure my graduate position at Rolls Royce PLC…”

Ant C

“Loughborough is an amazing place and has helped me to develop both academically and personally. I can't imagine being anywhere else!”

Ashley C

“No other university seemed to offer as much as Loughborough did.”