Engineering Foundation BEng (Hons) (4 year route including a Foundation Year at Carmel College)

Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: H109
  • Year of entry: 2020
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Module details

Programme Year Zero

Year Zero is based at Carmel College, St Helens, about nine miles away from the main University precinct. The College offers small class sizes and high standards of academic achievement.

Students follow three foundation modules chosen from Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Geography. Module choice depends on the programme students wish to follow after the Foundation Year (Year Zero).

There is a separate brochure outlining facilities at Carmel College and this is available from Carmen Nuñez.

Programme Year One

In Years Two, Three and Four, students follow appropriate modules for their chosen programme:

The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.


Teaching and Learning

We are leading the UK’s involvement in the international ‘Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate’ (cdio.org) initiative – an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers – providing students with an education stressing engineering fundamentals set in the context of conceiving, designing, implementing and operating real world systems and products. Students will benefit from this involvement and become ‘industry-ready’ graduates.

We offer an engineering education distinctive in the way students engage actively, through the design and make activities, with their learning process. Our degree programmes encompass the development of a holistic, systems approach to engineering. Technical knowledge and skills are complemented by a sound appreciation of the life-cycle processes involved in engineering and an awareness of the ethical, safety, environmental, economic and social considerations involved in practicing as a professional engineer. The School also houses the Engineering and Materials Education Research Group, which advises all UK teachers about innovations in engineering education.