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First Year Degree in Engineering and Technology



What will I learn?

On this programme you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). Teaching takes place in the Global Study Centre (GSC) using dedicated lecturers who know the strengths and weaknesses of each student.

Foundation Overview

The educational aims of the programme element are to:

  • Develop students’ fundamental knowledge and understanding of the relevant disciplinary elements in engineering and technology and related fields.
  • Develop in students a broad range of transferable academic literacy, research and analytical skills to succeed in undergraduate study.
  • Ensure that students have attained the prescribed level of English language competence to succeed on specified University of Leicester undergraduate programmes in related fields.
  • To prepare students to operate effectively and autonomously within the framework of higher education.
  • Develop students’ graduate attributes to optimize future employability prospects in a global environment.


  • Academic English and Skills
  • Physics 1 and 2
  • Maths for Engineering 1 and 2
  • Mechanics

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching is delivered via a combination of small group lectures, group-based tutorial coursework (oral and written presentation), and assessment is via individual coursework (oral and written presentation) and examinations. You will be encouraged throughout the stage of the study to undertake independent study to supplement what is being taught/learnt and to broaden your personal knowledge.

Progression/Pass mark

In order to successfully progress onto the next stage of studies (Year 1), you will need to achieve the minimum pass mark across all modules of 50%.

Progression Degrees

  • Aerospace Engineering BEng
  • General Engineering BEng
  • Mechanical Engineering BEng
  • Aerospace Engineering MEng
  • General Engineering MEng
  • Mechanical Engineering MEng
  • Geology BSc
  • Geology with Palaeontology BSc
  • Applied and Environmental Geology BSc
  • Geology MGeol
  • Geology with Palaeontology MGeol
  • Applied and Environmental Geology MGeol
  • Computer Science MComp
  • Computer Science BSc
  • Software Engineering BSc
  • Mathematics MMath

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£17,450.00 (US$ 21,277) per year
Students need to pay £17,450 - £21,515. The mentioned fee is for 2022/23 year entry. There might be a sight increase in 2023/24 year entry.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected January 2024


Leicester International Study Centre

St George's Tower,

1 St Georges Way,


LE1 1SW, England


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