University of Bradford International Foundation Year

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University of Bradford International Foundation Year

Engineering International Foundation Year


These courses are aimed at students who do not have the necessary mathematics or science qualifications for registration directly onto an Engineering degree course. It will enable progression to an Engineering degree here at Bradford.

The main features of the course are the study of physics, mechanics and pure mathematics, which give an excellent grounding in the subjects necessary for your chosen specialism.

Successful completion enables you to go onto the first year of any of the following BEng courses:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
  • Medical Engineering

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

If you proceed onto one of our BEng (Hons) or MEng courses from the Foundation Year, these courses are accredited by the relevant professional institution.

Entry requirements

A levels:

To include AS-level Maths or Physics.

Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).

BTEC Extended Diploma:

MMM in Engineering to include the unit Mathematics for Engineering Technicians at Merit.

MMM in Construction and the Built Environment to include the unit Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment at Merit.

MMM in Applied Science – the following units must be taken:

  • Mathematical Calculations for Science
  • Using Statistics in Science
  • Energy changes, sources and applications
  • Electrical circuits and their applications

Plus at least one from:

  • Chemical periodicity and its applications
  • Chemical laboratory techniques
  • Industrial chemical reactions

Applicants on Access Programmes:

Not applicable.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or 4.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.