Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Civil Engineering with an International Foundation Year

Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
Foundation studies 1 year (foundation course) H2FY ABB 1 October 2018

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Top 5

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average starting salary

Civil Engineering with an International Foundation Year

Special emphasis is placed on subject-specific tuition to prepare students for their chosen degree course, as well as developing the study skills needed for success in an independent learning environment.

Civil Engineering with an International Foundation Year enables entry on to our Civil Engineering degree course.

During the year you will undertake core modules in English, Applicable Mathematics plus options from Chemistry or Engineering.

Loughborough international foundation programme is very competitive and is aimed at academically able international students. For details of the typical entry requirements, listed by country, click here.

As a student on the International Foundation Programme you will receive high quality teaching from renowned Loughborough University academics, and be supported throughout your studies by an academic tutor.

Language modules will build your confidence with the English language.

In addition, you will benefit from our University Library, IT services, Mathematics Learning Support Centre and wide range of health and welfare services, including tailored support for international students.


Modules

Core modules:

  • Applicable Mathematics
  • Physics
  • English Language

Plus a module from:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering

Please note: Students who have already met the University department’s required level of English with a local qualification (such as WAEC) may be exempt from taking English Language modules as part of the foundation year, pending confirmation from their department. They would instead choose from a list of other available academic modules.


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: lab 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.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

H2FY Civil Engineering with an International Foundation Year - Foundation studies

A-Level
ABB (excluding A-level Mathematics)
IB
34 points overall with either no Mathematics or 5 in SL Mathematics
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD including Distinctions in both Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering
GCSE
A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C (7 - 4) are normally required. Minimum grade B/6 in Mathematics

Loughborough international foundation programme is very competitive and is aimed at academically able international students. For details of the typical entry requirements, listed by country, see our International website.

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Department / School Key Information Sets

Foundation studies 1 year (foundation course)

UCAS code: H2FY