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Undergraduate Pathway in Engineering

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The Engineering School offers undergraduate courses in four major subject areas including Design, Civil Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. All programmes are designed to produce highly qualified graduates who will take up demanding roles within the engineering, design and technology industries by developing leadership, innovation and creative skills, in addition to the core technical and analytical skills, to enable and encourage graduates to follow successful careers and aspire to senior managerial roles.

Your Pathway to Brunel University London

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Your pathway to Brunel University London:

High School
Stage 1

University Foundation

Stage 2

First Year University Studies

Stage 3

Second Year University Studies

Stage 4

Final Year University

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Course content

In all Brunel University London Engineering degrees, students develop a range of skills valued by employers such as critical thinking, analysis and communication.

The programme syllabus is designed around the acquisition of core academic skills and literacy development that underpins successful higher education outcomes: academic research, ICT, critical thinking and the promotion of self-awareness.

A range of teaching methods are used in this module: lecture/seminar/workshop supported by a blended learning approach through the Virtual Learning Environment including the use of blogs to support learning. There will be continual interaction through classroom based formative exercises which will enable individual and small group learning opportunities.

Typical Foundation Modules:

  • Engineering Concepts
  • ICT and Programming Techniques
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Engineers
  • Mathematics for Engineers 1
  • Mathematics for Engineers 2
  • Physics for Engineers 1
  • Physics for Engineers 2
  • Problem solving, Creative Thinking and Analytical Skills

This course can be studied 2 semesters full-time, starting in January. Or this course can be studied 2 semesters full-time, starting in September.

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Careers and your future

Qualified, skilled engineers are in demand - but in short supply - throughout the world. Brunel’s engineering foundation year is the first step on your journey to an exciting career in the engineering industry.

Many students progress from Brunel’s engineering foundation course to our accredited engineering degrees. They take up positions as highly capable engineers working for leading companies including Rolls-Royce, Airbus, GE Energy, Intel, Jaguar Land Rover and British Airways, to name a few.

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Fees and funding

2024/25 entry

£9,250 Domestic Foundation
£11,500 EU Foundation
£17,970 International Foundation Studies

September is the only available intake for EU/Domestic students who are applying for a Student Finance Loan.

All Brunel Pathway College course fees may be subject to a review. Brunel University London fees are a guide only and are subject to change.

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Assessment and feedback