Engineering offers an enormous range of opportunities for graduates. If you do not have typical entry qualifications, or are an overseas student without the entry requirements for the first year, these four-year schemes are designed to provide wider access to accredited honours degrees.
We accept a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds for the Engineering Foundation Year. Each application is considered on a case-by case basis, depending on the educational background and work experience of the applicant.
For A level or IB students, our standard offer is BBB - BCC at A level, or 26 at IB.
Students studying for BTEC or other vocational qualifications, who might not have the right pre-requisite Mathematical background for Year 1 entry, may also apply for this scheme. BTEC entry requirements for the Foundation Year are DDD, with D in all Mathematics modules.
All applicants are also expected to hold minimum B grades at GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics and all sciences, including at least two A grades.
Mature students with relevant work experience, or access courses with a good mathematical and science content, are also considered for this scheme; an interview may be required.
International applicants are welcomed to this scheme with a variety of qualifications which are not of the right standard to allow standard level 1 entry. Please see this link for more information www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/apply
English Language Support for International Students
If you are considering joining the foundation programme from outside of the UK, we will require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in order to join our foundation scheme. If your English is not at the required level for entry directly into Engineering, we would recommend that you consider studying English Language for up to a year with our English Language Training Service (ELTS) department who offers an excellent range of courses
Electricity and Magnetism
Development of Key Skills for Engineers
Fundamentals of Materials
Basic Engineering Analysis 1a
Basic Engineering Analysis 1b
Basic Engineering Analysis 2a
Basic Engineering Analysis 2b
The syllabus and content of modules has been very rigorously developed over time and is varied in delivery.
Modules are largely technical in content, concentrating on gaining the applied mathematical and scientific knowledge to ensure success in an engineering degree.
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