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Our Engineering Foundation prepares you for degrees in Mechanical, Motorsport, Robotic and Automotive Engineering.
Our course combines technical expertise with creativity and imagination. We develop your technological knowledge before you enter industry. You can specialise in a range of areas, including;
- the mathematical and scientific principles in engineering and technology
- basic principles in post-GCSE mathematics
- engineering applications.
You will also gain hands-on experience of real engine components and have access to industry-standard workshops, laboratories and computers.
Our course usually leads to one of our BEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) engineering courses as well as excellent career prospects.
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Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
|Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.||Typically £0-200|
Library fines (for late returns or lost books)
|£1-35 per book|
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
We will introduce you to key mathematical and scientific principles. You will need these for first-year undergraduate studies in engineering and technology.
Semester 1 covers the basic principles of post-GCSE mathematics and engineering.
In Semester 2 you will develop your knowledge of;
- mechanical and electrical engineering principles.
You will also take two modules in engineering applications. And consider the role of new technology in society, gaining hands-on experience of technological equipment.
After you graduate
Students progressing to a degree subject at Brookes are often the most successful graduates and have even resulted in some becoming full-time members of staff for the department. Students who leave after the Foundation Diploma can use this qualification as an entry into degree studies at most Universities. Those who seek employment can access the University Career Service, which assists students in researching companies, careers and how to apply for a job.
Successful completion of the course enables you to progress onto one the following degree courses at Oxford Brookes subject to meeting any specific entry requirements. During the second semester you will choose which course you wish to join.
If you decide not to pursue an engineering degree, you can choose to progress onto one of our BEng degrees in computing or media, provided you have passed the relevant foundation modules.
As a foundation-year student, you will become familiar with our teaching methods, notations and approaches so you will be well prepared for degree-level studies.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.