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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This modular programme provides a four-year route to any of the BEng degree programmes currently available in the School of Engineering.

Programme in detail

The first year (Year Zero) is based at Carmel College, St Helens, about nine miles from the main University precinct. The College offers small class sizes and high standards of academic achievement. The programme, which is moderated by University staff, comprises introductory modules in Physics and Mathematics with students choosing a third optional module from Chemistry or Information Technology. In Year Two, Three and Four, students follow their chosen course from a number of available Engineering programmes below:

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

267 Year One undergraduates in 2018

UK league tables

Ranked 14th (Aerospace) in the Sunday Times/Times University Guide 2019

Graduate prospects

97% of our graduates are in work/study six months after graduation (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17) and 100% of Mechanical Engineering MEng students employed after graduation (unistats.co.uk 2018).

Why this subject?

Choose a degree that prepares you to be a modern engineer for the future

You’ll benefit from research-led teaching, conducted in collaboration with industry, government, research laboratories and academics.

Benefit from learning in outstanding facilities

Our £32 million redevelopment includes the award-winning Active Learning Laboratory, two research-standard full motion flight simulators (one of which is unique within the academic world), manufacturing robotics, wind tunnels and a water flume.

Shape our flexible programmes around you

Specialise in one discipline or develop a broad skill base across all engineering disciplines.

Gain professional accreditation

All of our BEng/MEng degree programmes are accredited, or preparing for accreditation, by at least one professional engineering institution, providing you with a solid foundation for your career. An MEng degree in aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering from Liverpool, satisfies all of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). We have excellent links with the professional engineering institutions and benefit from their support.