Engineering Science Foundation Year

School of Engineering

Founded in collaboration with Siemens, the University of Lincoln’s School of Engineering has a core philosophy of research-led teaching. The engineers of the future need to be highly skilled, creative professionals who can adapt to new challenges and deliver sustainable solutions in an international environment. At Lincoln, we aim to prepare our graduates for the challenges of employment in industry and for further study and research. Our ground-breaking collaboration with Siemens has won prestigious Lord Stafford and Times Higher Education awards.


 

 

Foundation Programmes

Course Title UCAS Code Validation Status Entry Requirements (A level) Entry Requirements (GCSE)
Automation Engineering with Science Foundation Year BEng H662 Validated CC (64 UCAS Tariff points) 3 GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths
Electrical Engineering (Control Systems) with Science Foundation Year BEng H602 Validated CC (64 UCAS Tariff points) 3 GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths
Electrical Engineering (Electronics) with Science Foundation Year BEng H603 Validated CC (64 UCAS Tariff points) 3 GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths
Electrical Engineering (Power and Energy) with Science Foundation Year BEng H604 Validated CC (64 UCAS Tariff points) 3 GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths
Mechanical Engineering with Science Foundation Year BEng H302 Validated CC (64 UCAS Tariff points) 3 GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths
Mechanical Engineering (Control Systems) with Science Foundation Year BEng H303 Validated CC (64 UCAS Tariff points) 3 GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths
Mechanical Engineering (Power and Energy) with Science Foundation Year BEng H304 Validated CC (64 UCAS Tariff points) 3 GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths

How You Study

Students on all foundation programmes study a combination of core and subject specific modules during the first year as part of an integrated degree programme. The combination of modules studied is tailored to the needs of the full degree programme that students wish to progress onto after successful completion of the foundation year.

Students study three modules at the start of the programme, which aim to build a foundation in mathematics and introduce key study skills required for further study. Students study a further module which introduces fundamental aspects of a specific area of science relevant to the chosen foundation year programme. Students also study an integrative module which is aligned to the full degree programme which students' wish to progress onto upon successful completion of the Science Foundation Year.

Following successful completion of the Science Foundation Year, students will then progress onto the first undergraduate year of their chosen degree programme. This means students will study for a total of four years for a standard degree, or five years if they take an integrated Master’s degree. Students’ final awards upon graduating will reflect the full course title, for example “BSc Mechanical Engineering with Science Foundation Year”. Course specific information on the full degree programmes within the School of Engineering can be found on our course pages.


How You Are Assessed

The way students will be assessed will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a lab report or essay, written exmas, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

Assessment Breakdown

Foundation Level:                    

Coursework: 50%
Written exams: 50%

Modules

All students will study the modules:

  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists
  • Study Skills
  • Mathematical Methods

Students also choose one of the following:

  • Fundamentals of Physics
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry

Students also complete an integrative module:

  • Foundation Year Engineering

Following successful completion of the foundation year, students will then progress onto their chosen full degree programme. Full module details can be found below:

Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists

This core module is compulsory for all Science Foundation Year students.  The module aims to develop the relevant problem solving and mathematical skills to provide a solid mathematical base to support future studies. The module will be assessed via regular submission of coursework questions (50%) and an end of year examination (50%).

Study Skills

This core module is compulsory for all Science Foundation Year students. During the communication elements of the module, you will have the opportunity to develop your learning, group work and presentation skills, together with both written and verbal communication skills and ICT skills. The module will be assessed via submission of three pieces of coursework.

  • A reflective learning journal
  • A group presentation
  • A scientific essay

Mathematical Methods

This module is compulsory for students progressing into Mathematics, Physics or Engineering degrees. The aim of this module is to recap and consolidate your knowledge in key areas of A-Level Mathematics, whilst also developing key processing and problem solving skills. The module will be assessed via regular submission of coursework questions (50%) and an end of year examination (50%).

Foundation Year Engineering

This module aims to enable students to gain an understanding of their chosen degree and career path, as well as supporting them in their personal development as reflective learners and engineers. Shaped around a series of practical activities, the aim is for students to explore current and future developments in engineering and the engineering industry. Practical activities are aligned to various engineering disciplines, such as automation, electrical and electronics, control, and mechanical engineering, in order to provide an insight into the diverse range of opportunities within the profession and the aim is to enable students to make an informed choice on study pathways.

Students choose one of the following options:

Fundamentals of Physics

This module is compulsory for students progressing into Mathematics and Physics degrees, and is an optional choice for those on Engineering or Chemistry degree paths. The aim of this module is to recap and consolidate your knowledge on key areas of A-Level Physics, whilst also developing key processing and mathematical skills. Work within laboratory sessions also aim to increase your confidence in both working practically and analysing practical results. The module will be assessed via coursework (50%) and an end of year examination (50%).

Fundamentals of Chemistry

This module is compulsory for students progressing into Chemistry, Life Sciences and Pharmacy degrees, and is an optional choice for those on Engineering degree paths. The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge on key areas of Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, whilst also developing key processing and problem-solving skills in an academically challenging yet supportive environment. Work within laboratory sessions also aim to increase your confidence in both working practically and analysing practical results. The module will be assessed via coursework (50%) and an end of year examination (50%).

Staff

Throughout this programme, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students. For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our School of Engineering Staff Pages.


Fees

2018/19 EntryUK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,600 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2019/20 EntryUK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,900 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


In 2018/19, fees for all new and continuing undergraduate UK and EU students will be £9,250.

Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.