BEng Aerospace Engineering with a Foundation Year

2017 Clearing and Adjustment Availability

We have places available for Clearing and Adjustment applicants for 2017. For up to date information on vacancies and applying through Clearing or Adjustment, visit our dedicated 2017 Clearing and Adjustment pages.

Course Overview

Engineering Foundation Year

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.

Scholarships

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.

To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International Scholarships

Key Features

The Engineering integrated Foundation Year programme is a common one which leads on to any of our branches of engineering. It is not a stand-alone qualification, but is the first year of a 4-year BEng degree.

Why study an Engineering Integrated Foundation Year at Swansea University?

As all Engineering Foundation Year students study all the same modules, there is a good rapport amongst students which creates a friendly and supportive study atmosphere.

The majority of our Engineering Foundation Year students work very hard and pass all modules with good marks, which means that they are in the perfect position of being able to choose one of our engineering degree schemes.

Students typically progress to a BEng degree, but it is also possible to move up to the MEng degree after the end of level 2 (this is the end of the third year for foundation year students as their first year is known as level 0) provided you have around a 60% average.

Completing a MEng degree from the foundation year will take 5 years. Numerous foundation year students have progressed right through to MEng level and many have graduated with our top qualification, a 1st class honours degree.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 0 (Level 3)

Entry Level 3 / Year 0
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-040Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Electricity and Magnetism
EG-060Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Mechanics
EG-061Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Thermofluid Mechanics
EG-062Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Development of Key Skills for Engineers
EG-065Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Basic Engineering Analysis 1
EG-066Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Basic Engineering Analysis 2
EG-080Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Fundamentals of Materials
EG-085Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Foundation Chemistry
EG-086Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Science

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-120Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Strength of Materials
EG-160Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid Mechanics 1
EG-161Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Thermodynamics 1
EG-163Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Design and Laboratory Classes 1
EG-165Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Design 1
EG-166Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Mechanics
EG-180Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to Materials Engineering
EG-189Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Analysis 1
EG-190Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Analysis 2
EG-194Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
EGA118Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Problem solving for Aerospace Engineers
EGA119Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Skills for Aerospace Engineers

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-260Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Dynamics 1
EG-261Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Thermodynamics 2
EG-263Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Design 2
EG-264Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Computer Aided Engineering
EG-293Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Aerodynamics
EG-294Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Airframe Structures
EG-296Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Flight Mechanics
EGA220Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Aerospace Systems
EGA227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Structural Mechanics for Aerospace Engineers
EGA228Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Aerospace Control
EGA229Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Experimental Studies - Aerospace
Optional Modules
Aero Level 2 Space Stream 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Space Stream

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGA215Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Rocket and Space Technology
OR
Aero Level 2 Structural/Computational Stream 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Structural/Computational Stream

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGA206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Aerospace Structural Mechanics and Materials
OR
Aero Level 2 Material/Propulsion Stream 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Material/Propulsion Stream

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-213Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Mechanical Properties of Materials

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-335Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Gas Dynamics
EG-353Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Research Project
EG-360Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Dynamics 2
EG-386Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Management
EG-397Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Propulsion
EGA302ASemester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Aerospace Engineering Design 3
EGA320Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10High Performance Materials and Selection
Optional Modules
Optional Modules- Space Stream 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Space Stream These options MUST be chosen by those on the space stream

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGA321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Satellite Systems
EGA341Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Space Propulsion and Power Systems
OR
Structural/Computational Stream 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Structural/Computational Stream These options MUST be chosen by those on the structural/computational stream

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-323Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element Method
EG-396Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Computational Aerodynamics
OR
Materials/Propulsion Stream 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Materials/Propulsion Stream. These options MUST by chosen by those on the Materials/Propulsion stream

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-381Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Fracture and Fatigue
EGA301Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Composite Materials

Description

The Engineering Integrated Foundation course is just the same as any other year of engineering. As a student on the course, you will be allocated a personal tutor and will have regular tutorials throughout the year alongside the lectures, laboratory and seminar classes.

Entry Requirements

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. Visit www.swansea.ac.uk/elts for more information.

How To Apply

Find out how to apply for the BEng Aerospace Engineering with a Foundation Year as an UK or EU student.

Find out how to apply for the BEng Aerospace Engineering with a Foundation Year as an international student

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BEng (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £17,450

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library. All software needed for the course is available on the Engineering network, for use within our PC rooms at Swansea University.

Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.

Accreditation

As a student studying on the foundation year, don’t worry that you will miss out on an accredited engineering degree. You won’t. The courses are accredited by a range of professional institutions. Depending on which course you choose, will depend on which Professional Body accredits your degree.

The various examples of accreditation organisations include IET, IMechE, IOM3, IChemE, RAeS.