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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

International Foundation Programme (2020 entry)

Academic Year: 2020/21

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Foundation Programmes at Loughborough University
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award See 'Criteria for Progression'
Programme title International Foundation Programme
Programme code FYUF86 Biological Sciences with an International Foundation Year; FYUF66 Bioengineering with an International Foundation Year; FYUF60 Chemical Engineering with an International Foundation Year; FYUF51 Chemistry with an International Foundation Year; FYUF52 Computer Science with an International Foundation Year; FYUF61 Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering with an International Foundation Year; FYUF75 Electronic & Electrical Engineering with an International Foundation Year; FYUF91 Geography with an International Foundation Year; FYUF53 Mathematics with an International Foundation Year; FYUF92 Product Design and Technology with an International Foundation Year; FYUF70 Product Design Engineering with an International Foundation Year; FYUF71 Mechanical Engineering with an International Foundation Year; FYUF72 Manufacturing Engineering with an International Foundation Year; FYUF73 Sports Technology with an International Foundation Year; FYUF87 Natural Sciences with an International Foundation Year; FYUF74 Engineering Management with an International Foundation Year; FYUF63 Materials Engineering with an International Foundation Year; FYUF54 Physics with an International Foundation Year; FYUF64 Aeronautical Engineering with an International Foundation Year; FYUF65 Automotive Engineering with an International Foundation Year; FYUF80 Sport with an International Foundation Year; FYUF81 Human Biology with an International Foundation Year; FYUF82 Psychology with an International Foundation Year; FYUF83 Business with an International Foundation Year; FYUF84 Economics with an International Foundation Year; FYUF90 Social Sciences with an International Foundation Year
Length of programme Two semesters
UCAS code C1PF Biological Sciences with an International Foundation Year;H1FP Bioengineering with an International Foundation Year; H8FY Chemical Engineering with an International Foundation Year; F1FY Chemistry with an International Foundation Year; G4FY Computer Science with an International Foundation Year; H2FY Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering with an International Foundation Year; H6FY Electronic and Electrical Engineering with an International Foundation Year; L7YF Geography with an International Foundation Year; G1FY Mathematics with an International Foundation Year; CFP1 Natural Sciences with an International Foundation Year; HJFP Product Design and Technology with an International Foundation Year; H7FP Product Design Engineering with an International Foundation Year; H3FY Mechanical Engineering with an International Foundation Year; H7FY Manufacturing Engineering with an International Foundation Year; H3FP Engineering Management with an International Foundation Year; CHFY Sports Technology with an International Foundation Year; J5FY Materials Engineering with an International Foundation Year; F3FY Physics with an International Foundation Year; H4FY Aeronautical Engineering with an International Foundation Year; H3YF Automotive Engineering with an International Foundation Year; C6FP Sport with an International Foundation Year; C1FP Human Biology with an International Foundation Year; C8FP Psychology with an International Foundation Year; N1FP Business with an International Foundation Year; L1FP Economics with an International Foundation Year; L3FP Social Sciences with an International Foundation Year
Admissions criteria

Aeronautical Engineering with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h4fy; Automotive Engineering with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h3yf; Bioengineering with an International FY -  http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h1fp; Biological Sciences with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/c1pf; Business with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/n1fp; Chemical Engineering with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h8fy; Chemistry with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/f1fy; Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h2fy ; Computer Science with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/g4fy; Economics with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/l1fp; Electronic and Electrical Engineering with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h6fy; Engineering Management with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h3fp; Geography with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/l7yf; Human Biology with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/c1fp; Manufacturing Engineering with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h7fy; Materials Engineering with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/j5fy; Mathematics with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/g1fy; Mechanical Engineering with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h3fy; Natural Sciences with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/cfp1; Physics with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/f35y; Product Design and Technology with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/hjfp; Product Design Engineering with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h7fp; Psychology with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/c8fp; Social Sciences with an International FY - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/l3fp; Sport with an International FY - hrrp://www.lboro.ac.uk/c6fp 

Date at which the programme specification was published Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:56:17 GMT

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide a programme of study to allow students from a wide variety of backgrounds to obtain the necessary skill and knowledge to progress to an associated degree programme
  • To equip students with transferable skills and attributes, and thus help prepare them for higher education and future employment
  • Develop the English language skills required for successful study within higher education

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
  • Accreditation bodies and Foundation Year Network
  • National Qualification Framework

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should have knowledge of: 

K1 The fundamental subject principles which will be of direct relevance to their chosen degree programme

K2 The relevance of mathematics in a variety of applications 

K3 Key strategies required to access spoken and written academic texts 

K4 A broad range of vocabulary and functional language suitable for academic communication 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

C1 Construct logical arguments,

C2 Apply the principles of subject studies to practical situations

C3 Demonstrate an understanding of academic writing

C4 Construct reasoned arguments, using relevant sources to support findings

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

P1 Collect, record and organise qualitative and/or quantitative data

P2 Analyse data to solve subject-specific problems

 

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

T1 Apply information from a variety of appropriate sources

T2 Present data in appropriate formats

T3 Work effectively within a team 

T4 Communicate effectively in written formats

T5 Communicate effectively in oral formats

T6 Manage time and effort in the organisation of work and studies

T7 Demonstrate ethical principles and academic integrity.

4. Programme structure

Administrative responsibility for the programme rests with the School of Science.

4.1       Content

Students select modules appropriate to their destination department, as shown in the matrix at 4.2 below.

4.2       Department module specifications 

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 and FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2 MUST be included in the options chosen unless you have met your school admission criteria (6.5 IELTS).

Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF254 Introduction to Circuits and Electronics

Or

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF253 The Creative Designer: An Introduction to Design Practice

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

 

Biological Sciences

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

 FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF201 Chemistry 1 with FYF202 Chemistry 2

FYF301 Biology 1 with FYF302 Biology 2

 

Bioengineering

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF201 Chemistry 1 with FYF202 Chemistry 2

Or

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF254 Introduction to Circuits and Electronics

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

 

Business

FYF013 Modelling with Mathematics with FYF014 Introduction to Statistics

Or 

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF120 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 1 with FYF121 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 2

Or

FYF151 Basic Microeconomics with FYF152 Basic Macroeconomics

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF221 Introduction to Psychology with FYF222 Sociology

FYF351 Business  Finance with FYF352 Introduction to Marketing  

Chemical Engineering

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

FYF201 Chemistry 1 with FYF202 Chemistry 2

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

Or

FYF301 Biology 1 with FYF302 Biology 2

 

Chemistry

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

Or

FYF013 Modelling with Mathematics with FYF014 Introduction to Statistics

Or

FYF021 Physical Geography with FYF022 Human Geography

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

Or

 

FYF120 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 1 with FYF121 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 2

Or

FYF151 Basic Microeconomics with FYF152 Basic Macroeconomics

FYF201 Chemistry 1 with FYF202 Chemistry 2

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

Or 

FYF301 Biology 1 with FYF302 Biology 2

Or

FYF351 Business  Finance with FYF352 Introduction to Marketing

 

Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF201 Chemistry 1 with FYF202 Chemistry 2

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

 

Computer Science

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

Or

FYF120 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 1 with FYF121 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 2 

Or

FYF151 Basic Microeconomics with FYF152 Basic Macroeconomics

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF254 Introduction to Circuits and Electronics

Or 

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF253 The Creative Designer: An Introduction to Design Practice

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

Or 

FYF301 Biology 1 with FYF302 Biology 2

Or

FYF351 Business  Finance with FYF352 Introduction to Marketing

 

Economics

FYF013 Modelling with Mathematics with FYF014 Introduction to Statistics 

OR

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF151 Basic Microeconomics with FYF152 Basic Macroeconomics

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2 

OR
 
FYF221 Introduction to Psychology with FYF222 Sociology

FYF351 Business  Finance with FYF352 Introduction to Marketing

 

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF254 Introduction to Circuits and Electronics

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

 

Geography

FYF021 Physical Geography with FYF022 Human Geography

FYF120 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 1 with FYF121 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 2 

Or

FYF151 Basic Microeconomics with FYF152 Basic Macroeconomics

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF201 Chemistry 1 with FYF202 Chemistry 2 

Or

FYF221 Introduction to Psychology with FYF222 Sociology

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF301 Biology 1 with FYF302 Biology 2 

Or

FYF351 Business Finance with FYF352 Introduction to Marketing

 

Human Biology

FYF013 Modelling with Mathematics with FYF014 Introduction to Statistics

OR

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

OR

FYF021 Physical Geography with FYF022 Human Geographyy

FYF120 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 1 with FYF121 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 2  FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

OR

FYF201 Chemistry 1 with FYF202 Chemistry 2

OR

FYF221 Introduction to Psychology with FYF222 Sociology

FYF301 Biology 1 with FYF302 Biology 2  

Materials Engineering

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF201 Chemistry 1 with FYF202 Chemistry 2

Or 

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF254 Introduction to Circuits and Electronics

Or

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF253 The Creative Designer: An Introduction to Design Practice

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

 

Mathematics

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

Or

FYF151 Basic Microeconomics with FYF152 Basic Macroeconomics

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF201 Chemistry 1 with FYF202 Chemistry 2

Or 

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF254 Introduction to Circuits and Electronics

Or 

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF253 The Creative Designer: An Introduction to Design Practice

OR

FYF221 Introduction to Psychology with FYF222 Sociology

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

Or 

FYF301 Biology 1 with FYF302 Biology 2

Or 

FYF351 Business  Finance with FYF352 Introduction to Marketing

 

Mechanical Engineering

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF254 Introduction to Circuits and Electronics

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

 

Manufacturing Engineering

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF253 The Creative Designer: An Introduction to Design Practice

Or

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

 

Natural Sciences

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF201 Chemistry 1 with FYF202 Chemistry 2

Or

FYF221 Introduction to Psychology with FYF222 Sociology

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF301 Biology 1 with FYF302 Biology 2

Or

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

 

Physics

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF201 Chemistry 1 with FYF202 Chemistry 2

Or 

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF254 Introduction to Circuits and Electronics

Or 

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF253 The Creative Designer: An Introduction to Design Practice

Or 

FYF221 Introduction to Psychology with FYF222 Sociology

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

Or 

FYF301 Biology 1 with FYF302 Biology 2

Or 

FYF351 Business  Finance with FYF352 Introduction to Marketing

 

Product Design and Technology

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF253 The Creative Designer: An Introduction to Design Practice

FYF351 Business Finance with FYF352 Introduction to Marketing

OR

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

 

Product Design Engineering

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF253 The Creative Designer: An Introduction to Design Practice

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering) 

 

Psychology

FYF013 Modelling with Mathematics with FYF014 Introduction to Statistics

OR

FYF021 Physical Geography with FYF022 Human Geography

FYF120 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 1 with FYF121 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 2

OR

FYF151 Basic Microeconomics with FYF152 Basic Macroeconomics

FYF221 Introduction to Psychology with FYF222 Sociology  FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

OR 

FYF301 Biology 1 with FYF302 Biology 2

OR
 
FYF351 Business  Finance with FYF352 Introduction to Marketing
 

Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF254 Introduction to Circuits and
Electronics
FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

 

Sports Programmes

For Sport Management, FYF351 and FYF352 are preferred

FYF013 Modelling with Mathematics with FYF014 Introduction to Statistics

OR

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

OR

FYF021 Physical Geography with FYF022 Human Geography

FYF120 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 1 with FYF121 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 2 FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

OR 

FYF201 Chemistry 1 with FYF202 Chemistry 2

OR 

FYF221 Introduction to Psychology with FYF222 Sociology

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

OR 

FYF351 Business  Finance with FYF352 Introduction to Marketing

OR

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

OR

FYF301 Biology 1 with FYF302 Biology 2

 

Sports Technology

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF253 The Creative Designer: An Introduction to Design Practice

 

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

 

Engineering Management

FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1 with FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2

FYF103 Foundation Year Physics 1 with FYF104 Foundation Year Physics 2

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF251 Introduction to Programming with FYF253 The Creative Designer: An Introduction to Design Practice

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing with FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

 

Social Sciences

FYF013 Modelling with Mathematics with FYF014 Introduction to Statistics

Or 

FYF021 Physical Geography with FYF022 Human Geography

FYF120 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 1 with FYF121 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 2

Or

FYF151 Basic Microeconomics with FYF152 Basic Macroeconomics

FYF221 Introduction to Psychology with FYF222 Sociology

FYF901 English Language Skills for Academic Study 1 with FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study 2

Or

FYF301 Biology 1 with FYF302 Biology 2

Or 

FYF351 Business with Finance with FYF352 Introduction to Marketing

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

Students who leave the International Foundation Programme at the end of the foundation year without progressing to Part A of degree programme at the University will be entitled to receive a Certificate in International Foundation Studies, provided that they have accumulated a minimum of 100 credits, and achieved a module mark of at least 30% in all modules. 

Where the progression requirements below are more demanding, students who entered the International Foundation Year prior to 2020 will need to satisfy the progression requirements outlined in the 2019/20 International Foundation Studies Programme Specifications.

To gain credit in any module, the overall module mark must be equal to, or in excess of, 40% and a minimum performance of 30% is required in all modules. In addition, different progression criteria exist for each intended degree level programme as indicated below. 

If IELTS requirements were met upon entry to the programme, students do not need to meet the Academic English requirements below.

All programmes: Additional Progression requirement of 60% in the FYF901 and FYF902 English Language Skills for Academic Study modules (unless IELTS requirements were met on entry to the programme).

5.1  Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering 

In order to progress to Part A of the BEng programmes in the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering candidates must accumulate at least 105 credits and achieve an overall average of 60%. In addition, they must achieve 60% in their chosen specialist subject(s) and achieve the threshold in FYF010/011 Applicable Mathematics 1 and 2 as set out below.

Degree Programme

FYF010/011 Applicable Mathematics 1 and 2 requirement

Subject specific requirement

High 70%

Intermediate 60%

No requirement

Subject 1

(15 credits 60%)

Subject 2

(15 credits 60%)

Mechanical Engineering

x

 

 

FYF104 Foundation Physics 2

FYF322 Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

Product Design

 

x

 

FYF104 Foundation Physics 2

FYF253 The Creative Designer: An Introduction to Design Practice

Manufacturing Engineering

 

x

 

FYF104 Foundation Physics 2

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing

Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering

 

x

 

FYF104 Foundation Physics 2

FYF254 Introduction to Circuits and Electronics

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

 

x

 

FYF104 Foundation Physics 2

FYF254 Introduction to Circuits and Electronics

Engineering Management

 

x

 

FYF321 Materials

and Materials Processing

 

Sports Technology

 

x

 

FYF253 The Creative Designer: An Introduction to Design Practice

 

5.2  School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering (comprising of Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Materials) 

In order to progress to Part A of the BEng programmes in the School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering candidates must accumulate at least 105 credits and achieve an overall average of 60%. In addition, they must achieve 60% in their chosen specialist subject(s) and achieve the threshold in FYF010/011 Applicable Mathematics 1 and 2 as set out below.

Degree Programme

FYF010/011 Applicable Mathematics 1 and 2 requirement

Subject specific requirement

High 70%

Intermediate 60%

No requirement

Subject 1

(15 credits 60%)

Subject 2

(15 credits 60%)

Automotive Engineering or Aeronautical Engineering or Bioengineering

x

 

 

FYF103 Foundation Physics 1

FYF104 Foundation Physics 2

Chemical Engineering

x

 

 

FYF201 Chemistry 1

FYF202 Chemistry 2

Materials Engineering or Automotive Materials

 

x

 

FYF321 Materials and Materials Processing

 

5.3  School of Science 

In order to progress to Part A of the degree programmes in the School of Science candidates must accumulate at least 105 credits and achieve an overall average of 60%. In addition, they must achieve 60% in their chosen specialist subject(s) and achieve the threshold in FYF010/011 Applicable Mathematics 1 and 2 as set out below

Degree Programme

FYF010/011 Applicable Mathematics 1 and 2 requirement

Subject specific requirement

High 70%

Intermediate 60%

No requirement

Subject 1

(15 credits 60%)

Subject 2

(15 credits 60%)

 

Mathematics

x

 

 

FYF103 Foundation Physics 1

Or FYF151 Microeconomics

FYF104 Foundation Physics 2

Or FYF152 Macroeconomics

Physics

 

x

 

 

FYF103 Foundation Physics 1

FYF104 Foundation Physics 2

Computer Science

 

x

 

 

FYF251 Introduction to Programming

 

Natural Science

 

 

x

FYF103 Foundation Physics 1

Or FYF010 Applicable Mathematics 1, or

FYF201 Chemistry 1

Or FYF301 Biology 1

 

FYF104 Foundation Physics 2,

or FYF011 Applicable Mathematics 2,

or

FYF202 Chemistry 2 or

FYF302 Biology 2 Or

 

Chemistry

 

 

 

x

FYF201 Chemistry 1

FYF202 Chemistry 2

 

5.4  School of Social Sciences and Humanities

In order to progress to Part A of the degree programmes in the School of Social Science candidates must accumulate at least 105 credits and achieve an overall average of 60%. In addition, they must achieve 60% in their chosen specialist subject(s)

Degree Programme

FYF010/011 Applicable Mathematics 1 and 2 requirement

Subject specific requirement

High 70%

Intermediate 60%

No requirement

Subject 1

(15 credits 60%)

Subject 2

(15 credits 60%)

Geography

 

 

x

FYF021 Physical Geography

FYF022 Human Geography

Social Sciences

 

 

x

FYF222 Sociology

 

5.5  School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences 

In order to progress to Part A of the degree programmes in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences candidates must accumulate at least 105 credits and achieve an overall average of 60%. In addition, they must achieve 60% in their chosen specialist subject(s)

Degree Programme

FYF010/011 Applicable Mathematics 1 and 2 requirement

Subject specific requirement

High 70%

Intermediate 60%

No requirement

Subject 1

(15 credits 60%)

Subject 2

(15 credits 60%)

Biological Sciences

 

 

x

FYF301 Biology 1

FYF302 Biology 2

Human Biology

 

 

 

x

FYF301 Biology 1

FYF302 Biology 2

Psychology

 

 

x

FYF221 Introduction to Psychology

 

 

Sport

 

 

 

x

FYF121 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 1

FYF122 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 2

 

5.6  School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering 

In order to progress to Part A programmes in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering candidates must accumulate 105 credits, achieve an overall average of 60%. In addition, they must achieve 60% in their chosen specialist subject(s) and achieve the threshold in FYF010/011 Applicable Mathematics 1 and 2 as set out below.

Degree Programme

FYF010/011 Applicable Mathematics 1 and 2 requirement

Subject specific requirement

High 70%

Intermediate 60%

No requirement

Subject 1

(15 credits 60%)

Subject 2

(15 credits 60%)

Civil Engineering

 X

 

 

FYF103 Foundation Physics 1

FYF104 Foundation Physics 2

Architectural Enigeering

X

   

FYF103 Foundation Physics 1

FYF104 Foundation Physics 2

 

5.7  School of Design and Creative Arts  

In order to progress to Part A of the degree programmes in the School of Design and Creative Arts candidates must accumulate 105 credits and achieve an overall average of 60%. In addition, they must achieve 60% in their chosen specialist subject(s) and achieve the threshold in FYF010/011 Applicable Mathematics 1 and 2 as set out below. 

Degree Programme

FYF010/011 Applicable Mathematics 1 and 2 requirement

Subject specific requirement

High 70%

Intermediate 60%

No requirement

Subject 1

(15 credits 60%)

Subject 2

(15 credits 60%)

Product Design and Technology

 

  X

 

FYF104 Foundation Physics 2

FYF253 The Creative Designerr: An Introduction to Design Practice 

5.8  School of Business and Economics 

In order to progress to Part A of the degree programmes in the School of Business and Economics candidates must accumulate at least 105 credits and achieve an overall average of 60%. In addition, they must achieve 60% in their chosen specialist subject(s) 

Degree Programme

FYF010/011 Applicable Mathematics 1 and 2 requirement

Subject specific requirement

High 70%

Intermediate 60%

No requirement

Subject 1

(15 credits 60%)

Subject 2

(15 credits 60%)

Business

 

 

x

FYF351 Business Finance

FYF352

Introduction to Marketing

Economics

 

 

x

FYF151

Microeconomics

FYF152

Macroeconomics

 

5.9  Transfer between programmes 

The provisions of Regulation IX apply to students registered on this programme and take precedence over the stipulations made in the previous section.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

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