Overview

This course is designed for high-calibre international students who have not studied the pre-requisite subjects needed for first-year entry or those that have successfully completed 12 years of school education, and need an extra year of 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.

Engineering Management with an International Foundation Year enables entry on to our Engineering Management degree course, provided the relevant progression criteria are met.

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

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. During the year you will undertake core modules in English, Applicable Mathematics, Physics, plus either Materials with Engineering Science or Programming with Design. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

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.

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Why you should choose us

What you'll study

When you come to study a foundation year, you will have a number of core modules and the option to choose one optional module. The modules you choose, will determine your pathway once you've completed this course so it's worth speaking to your tutor. For subsequent undergraduate course modules, see individual course pages.

The information below is intended as an example only, featuring module details for the current year of study. Modules are reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to future changes – revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information.

Applicable Mathematics Core

Applicable Mathematics

Physics Core

Physics

English Language

Students who meet the required English Language requirements for Aeronautical Engineering will be exempt from taking English Language modules as part of the Foundation Year, pending confirmation from their School/Department. They would instead take another academic subject option.

Programming with Electronics Optional

Programming with Electronics

Materials with Engineering Science Optional

Materials with Engineering Science

How you'll be assessed

Foundation modules are assessed via written exams and / or coursework assignments. Some modules are continually assessed throughout the year. Typical coursework assignments include: laboratory reports, essays, presentations, assessed tutorials, workshops and peer review (review fellow students’ performance). 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.

How you'll study

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Independent study
  • Group work
  • Workshops
  • Laboratory work
  • Practical sessions

Elite athlete pathway available

The Foundation Studies course also offers the opportunity for students performing at a very high standard in their chosen sport, who wish to study at Loughborough, but do not have the required qualifications due to sporting commitments.

It is ideal for students who wish to combine their sports training with academic study. If you think your sport profile qualifies you to be considered for the elite athletes programme, please contact performancesport@lboro.ac.uk before applying.

International Programme

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) 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.

A mixture of subject-specific modules, classes in academic English language and study skills and one-to-one tutorials prepares students for university study.

Where you'll study

You'll have access to a wide range of first-class facilities

STEMLab is a 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, which includes an adjacent student learning and teaching hub.

STEMLab allows us to offer new ways to learn and collaborate, with a ‘drop-in’ engineering workshop, teaching laboratories, workshops, computer-aided design and rapid prototyping facilities, a design studio and informal learning spaces.

These enhanced facilities further increase our ability to train and develop skilled graduates that are targeted by major employers from across the world.

Find out more about our new facility

Typical offers

To learn more about the qualifications we typically accept, please select your country from the drop-down menu below.

Typical offers for United Kingdom

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

Preferred subjects

Engineering BTEC preferred

Selection

Engineering Management with an International Foundation Year is 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 or international students who have not studied the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. 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 course.
 
International 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
  • 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. If applicants are made an offer of a place they will be invited to visit the department, meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

The University uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers listed above.

Tuition fees 2020-21

Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by installment.

Additional costs

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.