BEng Engineering with a Foundation Year


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Key facts

Without engineering, how would society progress to solve the challenges of modern life? Engineers are responsible for seeking innovative solutions to complex global problems. They apply, devise and manufacture. Engineers have an incredibly significant role in shaping the future as we move forward into the next industrial revolution, Industrie 4.0.

To prepare for the exciting engineering challenges of this future you could graduate as one of a new breed of highly versatile engineering graduates. This versatility is fostered through our philosophical approach to your academic development. Instead of merely working within the traditional boundaries of engineering, we will encourage you to explore various engineering disciplines to enable you to develop a systems approach to problem resolution.

Overview

The Foundation Year of our innovative course will arm you with the academic skills and knowledge-base that you’ll need to progress on to one of our engineering degrees. Designed to fill gaps in your knowledge, it will prepare you for life as an Engineering undergraduate.

As well as focusing on the mathematical and scientific underpinning that you will require to support your engineering studies, your first year will present opportunities to support your wider study-skill development. In this way, you will gain the confidence you need to complete the year successfully and progress through your Engineering degree programme be that a Bachelor or integrated masters course.

Making a choice between a MEng or BEng course can be difficult. If you are at all unsure which course is right for you then you need not worry: you will be given advice before you begin studying and whilst you’re a student here. Advice will also be available to help you select the engineering pathway that fits your interests and aspirations. Transferring between pathways is straightforward until the end of your second year but can still be possible until the end of your third year because of the flexible structure of our courses.

If you like solving complex problems and are eager to participate in addressing the challenges of modern life, this course is ideally suited to you. It will awaken you to the scope of engineering activity and the multi-faceted roles of engineers in our society demonstrating their impact on aspects of our lives, from the renewable systems that harness the power of the natural world to the implementation of technological digitisation that will drive our future economy.

Course Structure

This Foundation Year Programme enables you to develop in your academic knowledge of physics and mathematics before you commence our full degree. This will enable you to feel secure in your academic foundations and preparation to pursue the higher level learning that you seek to enable you to fulfill your future aspirations.

During your Foundation Year, you’ll study mandatory modules in physics and mathematics, and optional modules in computing, chemistry or further physics. You’ll be assigned an engineering adviser from the School of Mathematics, who will guide you in your course choices and ensure that you are progressing towards your degree course of choice.

You’ll gain credits for each of your Foundation Year modules, based on a mixture of coursework and examination results. Obtain sufficient credits and you’ll be able to join our general engineering programme or you may wish to apply to follow one of our more specialist pathways in energy, mechanical, or electronic and electrical engineering.

Throughout your degree, our modules will help you develop transferable skills in the areas of communication, team working and problem solving. Such skills are vital to engineers and prized by employers.

For the years of study beyond the Foundation Year, please see the course pages specific to those degree programmes.

Teaching and Learning

Your Engineering degree course will combine lectures, workshops and tutorials. You’ll be asked to explore and apply your learning in a variety of ways. This application of knowledge will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of the material, and help you to retain what you have learnt.

Throughout your studies you will develop skill sets in line with the guidance provided by the Engineering Council. That means you’ll graduate with the capabilities you need to become successful in your chosen career; including being an effective communicator, digitally literate, and capable of dealing with problems where you have insufficient data.

You’ll develop your communication skills through written reports, oral presentations and workshop discussions. Workshops will also be used to enable you to receive intensive instruction linked to the development of your engineering skill. Skills such as computational analysis and design, sketching and laboratory practice skills will all become important areas for development during your degree and beyond!

Beyond your academic and skill development we will harness the opportunities that come with our wealth of industrial connections to ensure that you are exposed to opportunities for networking and show-casing of your talents. In this way, we aim to secure your success as you progress through your programme and beyond.

Independent study

Independent study will be guided by the requirements of your research projects, design work and small problem-solving exercises. You can expect to explore your module content widely, through which you will develop the independent learning skills so highly valued by employers.

Assessment

Our assessment strategies are as varied as our teaching. We know that you might prefer to demonstrate your learning, assessment patterns are designed to present opportunities for you to shine through a variety of assessments across the programme.

Assessment examples include written work, poster presentations, illustrative sketches and traditional examinations.

Optional Study abroad or Placement Year

Depending on the course you choose to progress onto after your Foundation Year, we also offer a BEng Engineering with a Year in Industry degree if you are interested in spending a year in an industrial placement.

After the course

Once you successfully finish your Foundation Year you will go straight onto one of the main degree programmes within Engineering.

As a UEA Engineering graduate, you’ll have excellent career prospects to join the thriving engineering industry. Qualified engineers are highly sought after, plus employability and transferable skills are embedded into our courses from the start, so you’ll graduate with a skill-set advantage that will help you succeed in the workplace.

You’ll have multiple opportunities to acquire valuable industry contacts through our collaborations with our many engineering partners.

You will also be well-positioned study for a Master’s degree or PhD. The STEM capital you’ll have gained could also support a successful career in accountancy, law, teaching and finance.

Career destinations

  • Examples of careers that you could enter include:
  • Public or private sector engineering
  • Energy and manufacturing engineering
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Systems engineering
  • Accountancy
  • Law
  • Teaching
  • Finance

Course related costs

None

Course Modules 2019/0

Students must study the following modules for 60 credits:

Name Code Credits

BASIC MATHEMATICS I

Taught by lectures and seminars to bring students from Maths GCSE towards A-level standard, this module covers several algebraic topics including functions, polynomials and quadratic equations. Trigonometry is approached both geometrically up to Sine and Cosine Rule and as a collection of waves and other functions. The main new topic is Differential Calculus including the Product and Chain Rules. We will also introduce Integral Calculus and apply it to areas. Students should have a strong understanding of GCSE Mathematics or equivalent.

MTHB3001A

20

BASIC MATHEMATICS II

Following MTHB3001A (Basic Mathematics I), this module brings students up to the standard needed to begin year one of a range of degree courses. The first half covers Integral Calculus including Integration by Parts and Substitution. Trigonometric identities, polynomial expressions, partial fractions and exponential functions are explored, all with the object of integrating a wider range of functions. The second half of the module is split into two: Complex Numbers and Vectors. We will meet and use the imaginary number i (the square root of negative one), represent it on a diagram, solve equations using it and link it to trigonometry and exponential functions. Strange but true: imaginary numbers are useful in the real world. The last section is practical rather than abstract too; we will be looking at three dimensional position and movement and solving geometric problems through vector techniques.

MTHB3002B

20

INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS

In this module you will begin your physics journey with units, accuracy and measurement. You will then progress through the topics of waves, light and sound, forces and dynamics, energy, materials and finish by studying aspects of electricity. The module has a piece of coursework which is based around PV cell technology.

PHY-3011A

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTING 1

In taking this module you will learn about a wide range of topics that are fundamental to computing science. You will study areas such as history of computing, web site design, the binary system, logic circuits, and algorithms. In the practical work for the module you will use a range of tools and techniques appropriate to the topic being studied.

CMP-3002A

20

INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY

A module designed for you, if you are on a Science Faculty degree with a Foundation Year or Medicine with a Foundation Year. You will receive an introduction to the structure and electronic configuration of the atom. You will learn how to predict the nature of bonding given the position of elements in the periodic table and therefore. You will be introduced to the chemistry of key groups of elements. You will become familiar with key measures such as the mole and the determination of concentrations. The module includes laboratory work. No prior knowledge of chemistry is assumed.

CHE-3004A

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ADVANCED MATHEMATICS

This module extends material beyond Basic Mathematics I and Basic Mathematics II, and takes the most useful topics from the equivalent of the Further Maths A-level syllabus: - Simple common sets. - Notions of mathematical rigour and proof by induction. - Ideas of function such as f(x)=(ax+b)/(cx+d) for curve sketching, including identifying asymptotes. - Trigonometric functions and corresponding identities, including graph sketching aided by the derivative as the slope of a curve. - The hyperbolic functions sinhx, coshx and tanhx. - The Maclaurin Series Expansions. - Matrices and determinants (2x2 and 3x3) and their link with vector-cross-product. Examples of matrix-transformations of the plane and of space. - Separable variable first-order differential equations for modelling the motion of objects (once Integration has been covered in Basic Mathematics II). E.g. a car decelerating within a specified breaking distance; a body falling with air-resistance. All this has proved to set up students well for what follows in the degree course.

MTHB3003B

20

FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTING 2

This module follows on from Foundations of Computing 1. You will learn about a further range of topics that are fundamental to computing science. You will study areas such as database design, accessing databases via dynamic websites, an introduction to machine code, machine learning and an introduction to higher level languages.

CMP-3006B

20

FURTHER CHEMISTRY

A course in chemistry intended to take you to the level required to begin a relevant degree in the Faculty of Science. The module will help you to develop an understanding of: reactions of functional groups in organic chemistry; basic thermodynamics; spectroscopic techniques; transition metal chemistry and practical laboratory skills.

CHE-3003B

20

FURTHER PHYSICS

This module follows on from Introductory Physics and continues to introduce you to the fundamental principles of physics and uses them to explain a variety of physical phenomena. You will study gravitational, electric and magnetic fields, radioactivity and energy levels. There is some coursework based around the discharge of capacitors. The module finishes with you studying some aspects of thermal physics, conservation of momentum and simple harmonic motion.

PHY-3010B

20

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

CREATIVE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

This module allows you to explore the development of digital technologies that have revolutionised engineering design and creative engineering practice. Through consideration of computer coding and digital tools, the aim is to promote your digital literacy and your ability to evidence this through the demonstration of appropriate applications. The early development of a digital skill-set, applied across a breadth of applications, will allow you to gain skills that you could use in industry placements during the summer vacations. The impact of digital innovation and disruptive technologies such as drones, 3D printing and the 'Internet of Things' will also be explored.

ENG-4006Y

20

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS

This module utilises the mathematical concepts from the Mathematics for Scientists module in an engineering context, before complementing the material with practical mechanics to solve real-world problems. Over the first semester you will be introduced to the vocational necessity of estimation in the absence of accurate data through a team-based competition, as well as the practical geometry and numerical methods which can be used when analytical techniques fail. This is supplemented by practical exercises in graphical presentation and data analysis which will contribute to the coursework element of the module. Teaching then concentrates on mechanics in the second semester, encompassing Newton's laws of motion, particle dynamics and conservation laws before a final exam.

ENG-4004Y

20

ENGINEERING PRACTICE

In Engineering Practice you will explore the role of the engineer operating in the modern world. You will experience what it is like to face the challenges of design. You will be encouraged to explore your creative design talent while also developing an awareness of issues relating to sustainability, health, safety and professional ethics. To help you communicate your designs, you will learn to produce professional technical drawings and engineers' sketches alongside 3D models using CAD software. Your industrial experience will grow through your participation in site visits in both semesters. In Semester 2 you will participate in an inter-university design challenge and apply your new skill sets in graphical, written and oral communication to a real project-based design. In this term you also explore the final pillar of Sustainability through an introduction to economics .

ENG-4003Y

20

ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES AND LAWS

This module introduces three distinct topics which are essential for a wide range of engineering disciplines. During the first semester, you will investigate how to harness the properties of modern materials within an engineering context. Exposure to materials section software enhances your learning and the material is assessed by a formative course test. Fluid mechanics and hydraulics are introduced and applications to pipe networks are used to develop your confidence in commercial software. An introduction to thermodynamics and heat transfer completes the module. You will complete a number of laboratory exercises which are assessed by two formal summative reports.

ENG-4002Y

20

ENGINEERING STUDIES

This module is designed to assist you in making an informed choice of career pathway and introduces you to a variety of engineering disciplines. You will get a hands-on introduction to electronic-electrical engineering, you will be exposed to a range of energy industry specialists and encouraged to develop your understanding of the UK and global energy mix. In addition to a brief overview of civil engineering you will be introduced to the basics of structural engineering and fundamental principles that civil and mechanical engineers use (structural frames, bridges, foundations, stresses, machine design), putting these in context. Permeating the delivery of the electronic-electrical and energy topics you will develop programming, simulation and practical problem solving skills using software e.g. MATLAB, Simulink, Arduino.

ENG-4005Y

20

MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENTISTS A

You will cover differentiation, integration, vectors, partial differentiation, ordinary differential equations, further integrals, power series expansions, complex numbers and statistical methods as part of this module. In addition to the theoretical background there is an emphasis on applied examples. Previous knowledge of calculus is assumed. This module is the first in a series of three maths modules for those across the Faculty of Science that provide a solid undergraduate mathematical training. The follow-on modules are Mathematics for Scientists B and C.

ENV-4015Y

20

Students must study the following modules for 80 credits:

Name Code Credits

DYNAMICS AND VIBRATION

You will build on the introductory material you gained in first year engineering mechanics. An appreciation of why dynamics and vibration are important for engineering designers leads to consideration of Single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems, Equation of motion, free vibration analysis, energy methods, natural frequency, undamped and damped systems and loading. Fourier series expansion and modal analysis are applied to vibration concepts: eigenfrequency, resonance, beats, critical, under-critical and overcritical damping, and transfer function. Introduction to multi-degree of freedom (MDOF) systems. Applications to beams and cantilevers. MathCAD will be used to support learning.

ENG-5004B

20

ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN

This module purposely fuses the boundaries conventionally constraining engineering designers, to enable you to fully explore the breadth of design principles and processes presented within a contemporary design challenge. Supported by a framework of integrated learning, you will continue to develop your ability to straddle the boundaries of creative design practice in the determination of holistic design solutions. Societal design challenges will add real-world context to problems posed as you explore the issues facilitating the realisation of revolutionary ideas in contemporary design practice.

ENG-5003Y

20

MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENTISTS B

This module serves as an introduction to fluid dynamics, vector calculus and Fourier analysis.

MTHB5009A

20

MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENTISTS C

This module is the third in a series of three mathematical units for students across the Faculty of Science. It covers matrix algebra and numerical methods, partial differential equations and solid mechanics. There is a continuing emphasis on applied examples, and the use of numerical computing software (Matlab) is extended with a dedicated programming component. The module is taught by mathematicians with considerable expertise in the use of mathematics in the natural/environmental sciences and is largely designed to equip students with the tools necessary for advanced second and third level modules, particularly those in the physical sciences.

MTHB5007B

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING (2)

It is vital that everyone working in business has an understanding of accounting data in order that financial information can be used to add value to the organisation. You'll be provided with a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting and an introduction to the role, context and language of financial reporting and management accounting. The module assumes no previous study of accounting. You'll begin with building a set of accounts from scratch so that you will be able to analyse and provide insight form the major financial statements. You'll also look at management decision making tools such as costing, budgeting and financial decision making. You will be required to actively participate in your learning both in lectures and seminars. The module employs a "learn by doing" approach.

NBS-4010Y

20

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (2)

The aim of this module is for you to develop an understanding of the structure, functioning, and performance of organisations with particular reference to the behaviour of the individuals and groups who work within them. Specifically, the module aims are to: # Develop an appreciation of the nature and historical development of organisational behaviour (OB). # Introduce key concepts and theories in organisational behaviour. # Develop an understanding of the linkages between OB research, theory, and practice. # Develop analytical and academic writing skills.

NBS-4011Y

20

PROGRAMMING FOR NON-SPECIALISTS

The purpose of this module is to give you a solid grounding in the essential features programming using the Java programming language. The module is designed to meet the needs of the student who has not previously studied programming.

CMP-5020B

20

RENEWABLE ENERGY

This module builds on understanding in wind, tidal and hydroelectric power and introduces theories and principles relating to a variety of renewable energy technologies including solar energy, heat pumps and geothermal sources, fuel cells and the hydrogen economy, biomass energy and anaerobic digestion. You will consider how these various technologies can realistically contribute to the energy mix. You will study the various targets and legislative instruments that are used to control and encourage developments. Another key aspect of the module is the study and application of project management and financial project appraisal techniques in a renewable energy context.

ENG-5002B

20

Students must study the following modules for 80 credits:

Name Code Credits

CONTROL SYSTEMS

Control systems are everywhere; automatic control of wind turbines, building management controls, aerospace controls. Understanding control systems is important for all engineers. The module begins with a review of the underlying theory of control utilising Laplace transforms and other techniques. Open and closed loop systems, feedback and stability will be considered. Matlab and other software tools will support your learning. Industrial applications will be introduced using case studies from local companies.

ENG-6007A

20

ELECTRICITY GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION

This module is highly practical and will allow you to study how electricity is generated and how it is distributed to users. The first part studies DC and AC electricity and looks at how RLC circuits behave through complex phasor analysis. The second part will give you the chance to study electricity generators, beginning with magnetism and Faraday's Law. Synchronous and asynchronous generators are studied along with application to conventional power stations and to renewable generation (e.g. wind). You'll also look at transformers and transmission lines with a view to distribution of electricity. Voltage conversion methods such as the rectifier, buck and boost converters are examined and finally electricity generation through solar is covered. Your lab classes will build on material from lectures which in turn forms the basis for coursework.

ENG-6001B

20

INDIVIDUAL ENGINEERING PROJECT

This module allows you to display your full talents and understanding of energy engineering principles through an extended piece of individual project work. This significant piece of work is worth 40 credits of the overall degree and runs over both semesters of the third year. The project will comprise research, design, implementation and practical elements. The subject of the project will be negotiated between you and a supervisor at the start of the module. The supervisor will then continue to support you in project management, report-writing and the applied design process throughout the assignment.

ENG-6004Y

40

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ARCHITECTURES AND OPERATING SYSTEMS

Study the organisation of system software and the underlying hardware architecture in modern computer systems. The role of concurrent operation of hardware and software components is emphasised throughout this module. Central concepts are reinforced by practical work in the laboratory. The architectures portion of the module focuses on the components of a processor, including the registers and data path, and you will explore concepts such as instruction fetch cycles, instruction decoding and memory addressing modes. The operating systems component focuses on how the system software manages the competing demands for the system hardware, including memory management and disc and processing scheduling.

CMP-5013A

20

BUSINESS AND COMPANY LAW

This module is highly vocational and primarily designed for those taking accounting and related degrees, who wish to satisfy the curriculum requirements of the accounting profession, as having a foundation in aspects of English business and company law. You'll cover in particular detail the Law of Contract and Company Law but also a wide variety of other subject areas, including the English Legal System, Partnership and Agency Law, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Data Protection Law and Employment Law.

NBS-5004Y

20

BUSINESS FINANCE

On this module you'll learn about the basic principles of financial management and how to apply them to the main decisions faced by the financial manager. For example, you'll consider why the firm's owners would like the manager to increase firm value, and how the manager will choose between investments that may pay off at different points of time or have different degrees of risk. Moreover, you'll explore how companies raise the necessary funds to pay for these investments and why they might prefer a particular source of finance. Overall, this module will present you with the tools of modern financial management in a consistent conceptual framework.

NBS-5008Y

20

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS (From 19/20)

Embedded processors are at the core of a huge range of products e.g. mobile telephones, cameras, passenger cars, washing machines, DVD players, medical equipment, etc. The embedded market is currently estimated to be worth around 100x the 'desktop' market and is projected to grow exponentially over the next decade. This module builds on the material delivered in CMP-5013A to consider the design and development of real-time embedded system applications for commercial off the shelf (COTS) processors running real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as eLinux.

CMP-6025B

20

ENGINEERING INDUSTRIAL PROJECT 1

This module provides you with an opportunity to gain valuable credit-bearing industrial experience. It comprises a 10-week minimum placement over the summer vacation and submission of inception, interim and final reports which are presented at an assessed viva in the autumn term. This module replaces a 20-credit option module in the following academic year. Where possible a distinct project element of the placement will be identified for which you have overall responsibility. The main objectives of the placement are to develop your understanding of real engineering industry, the importance of risk and commercial awareness, and how sustainability is addressed in modern engineering practice.

ENG-6011A

20

FOSSIL FUELS

You will be introduced to geological, economic and political aspects of fossil fuels (oil, natural gas and coal). These are used to discuss environmental concerns arising from the use of fossil fuels, and the potentially profound implications of future fuel scarcity on society. You'll be expected to have some knowledge of Earth science and basic Chemistry.

ENV-6009A

20

MODELLING ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSES

Our aim is to show how environmental problems may be solved from the initial problem, to mathematical formulation and numerical solution. Problems will be described conceptually, then defined mathematically, then solved numerically via computer programming. The module consists of lectures on numerical methods and computing practicals; the practicals being designed to illustrate the solution of problems using the methods covered in lectures. We will guide you through the solution of a model of an environmental process of your own choosing. The skills developed in this module are highly valued by prospective employers.

ENV-6004A

20

NUCLEAR AND SOLAR ENERGY

This module addresses the technical aspects of nuclear power and solar energy, whilst letting you apply your knowledge from the Engineering Practice module to make ethical decisions incorporating health and safety risk assessments. Successful design of nuclear installations requires a detailed quantitative risk analysis within a regulatory framework that imposes high tolerances. In contrast, the rapid installation of solar panels at domestic scale requires education to ensure smaller companies remain in line with legislation. Although these energies are considered cleaner, it is essential to consider the environmental impact and planning law, as well as changing the societal perception of both.

ENG-6002Y

20

OPERATIONS STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT

What does it take for an organisation to succeed? Managing operations well is critical to every type of organisation and requires both strategic and tactical skills. Only through effective and efficient utilisation of resources can an organisation be successful in the long run. Operations management is concerned with explaining how manufacturing and service organisations work. This module will introduce you to this functional field of management which encompasses the design and improvement of the processes and systems employed in the creation and delivery of an organisation's products and services.

NBS-5010Y

20

STRESS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

Beginning with a revision of first and second year concepts of elasticity this module will consolidate an understanding of the relationship between stress and strain in a variety of contexts such as torsion, shear and bending of open and closed sections with applications in aerospace, wind engineering, bridge design and others. Analytical techniques such as Mohr's circle will be covered and you will explore the way that design codes place practical limits on stress and strain such as in bolted and welded connections.

ENG-6006Y

20

THE CARBON CYCLE AND CLIMATE CHANGE

What do you know about the drivers of climate change? Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the greenhouse gas that has, by far, the greatest impact on climate change, but how carbon cycles through the Earth is complex and not fully understood. Predicting future climate or defining 'dangerous' climate change is therefore challenging. In this module you will learn about the atmosphere, ocean and land components of the carbon cycle. We cover urgent global issues such as ocean acidification and how to get off our fossil fuel 'addiction', as well as how to deal with climate denialists.

ENV-6008A

20

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

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Entry Requirements

  • A Level CCC - for further details on how we review your application please see below.
  • International Baccalaureate 28 points
  • Scottish Highers BBCCC
  • Scottish Advanced Highers DDD
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 6 subjects at H4
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC MMM
  • European Baccalaureate 60%

Entry Requirement

We welcome applications from students with non-traditional academic backgrounds.  If you have been out of study for the last three years and you do not have the entry grades for our three year degree, we will consider your educational and employment history, along with your personal statement and reference to gain a holistic view of your suitability for the course. You will still need to meet our GCSE English Language and Mathematics requirements.

If you are currently studying your level 3 qualifications, we may be able to give you a reduced grade offer based on these circumstances:

• You live in an area with low progression to higher education (we use Polar 3, quintile 1 & 2 data)
• You have been in care or you are a young/full time carer
• You are studying at a school which our outreach team are working closely with

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)
We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Review our English Language Equivalences here.
 
INTO University of East Anglia 
 
If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:
 

Interviews

Occasionally we may you to an interview to further explore your application and suitability for the course.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry in your UCAS personal statement.

Special Entry Requirements

Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element.

A-Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

IB applicants - UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

GCSE Offer

GCSE English Language grade 4/C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4/C are required for all applicants.

Course Open To

UK and EU students only. Foundation courses for international applicants are run by our partners at INTO. 
  • A Level CCC. Science A-Levels must include a pass in the practical element.
  • International Baccalaureate 28 points.
  • Scottish Highers BBCCC.
  • Scottish Advanced Highers DDD.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 6 subjects at H4.
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • BTEC MMM.
  • European Baccalaureate 60% overall.

Entry Requirement

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

We welcome applications from students with non-traditional academic backgrounds.  If you have been out of study for the last three years and you do not have the entry grades for our three year degree, we will consider your educational and employment history, along with your personal statement and reference to gain a holistic view of your suitability for the course. You will still need to meet our GCSE English Language and Mathematics requirements.

If you are currently studying your level 3 qualifications, we may be able to give you a reduced grade offer based on these circumstances:

• You live in an area with low progression to higher education (we use Polar 3, quintile 1 & 2 data)
• You have been in care or you are a young/full time carer
• You are studying at a school which our outreach team are working closely with

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

The annual intake is in September each year.

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

GCSE Offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Course Open To

UK and EU students only. Foundation courses for international applicants are run by our partners at INTO. 

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students 

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

    Next Steps

    We can’t wait to hear from you. Just pop any questions about this course into the form below and our enquiries team will answer as soon as they can.

    Admissions enquiries:
    admissions@uea.ac.uk or
    telephone +44 (0)1603 591515