Undergraduate study


Manufacturing Engineering with an International Foundation Year

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
Foundation studies 1 year (foundation course) H7FY BBB/ABC 01 October 2018


2013 Queen's Anniversary Prize

for high value manufacturing


employed graduates in professional or managerial roles

DLHE 2015


for Mechanical Engineering


average starting salary

Manufacturing Engineering with a Foundation Year

Manufacturing Engineering with an International Foundation Year is a one-year course designed for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education, and therefore need an extra year of study for UK undergraduate study.

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.

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

During the year you will undertake core modules in English, Applicable Mathematics, Physics and Programming with Design.

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.


STEMLab is a £17 million investment in new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and part of a wider £25 million investment in our campus which includes an adjacent student learning and teaching hub. The facilities include laboratories for digital signal processing, dynamics, electronics design, electronics analysis, statics, plus PC workstation rooms, engineering workshops and more, all of which underpin degree programmes with the Wolfson School.

Brand new STEMLab

Take a virtual tour of STEMLab, our brand new state-of-the-art laboratory facility. It forms part of a wider £25M investment in the West Park of our campus, the home of our Engineering Schools.

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.


  • Applicable Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Programming with Design
  • English Language

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.


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

H7FY Manufacturing Engineering with an International Foundation Year - Foundation studies

32 points overall
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD
A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C (7 -4) are normally required. Minimum grade B/6 in Mathematics


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: H7FY