Engineering and Technology

On this programme you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). Teaching takes place in the Global Study Centre (GSC) using dedicated lecturers who know the strengths and weaknesses of each student.

Your pathway to University of Leicester


Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4

University Foundation

First Year Degree

Second Year Degree

Final Year Degree*


£16,700 - £20,590**

£16,700 - £20,590**

£16,700 - £20,590**

*MEng, MPhys and MComp an additional year of study and associated fees. **† Partner University tuition fees that apply to a Student after Progression are payable directly to the University and  are determined by the University themselves. Information on those fees and when they may increase are published on the University website:


Entry Level

IELTS 5.5 

5.5 minimum in all bands 

Course Dates

23rd September 2019 - 4th May 2020


September 2019
January 2020
September 2020

Foundation Overview

The educational aims of the programme element are to:

  • Develop students’ fundamental knowledge and understanding of the relevant disciplinary elements in engineering and technology and related fields.
  • Develop in students a broad range of transferable academic literacy, research and analytical skills to succeed in undergraduate study.
  • Ensure that students have attained the prescribed level of English language competence to succeed on specified University of Leicester undergraduate programmes in related fields.
  • To prepare students to operate effectively and autonomously within the framework of higher education.
  • Develop students’ graduate attributes to optimise future employability prospects in a global environment.

The programme is subject to final confirmation and all applicants will be kept fully up to date of any changes to the delivery or learning outcomes associated with the International Foundation Year. Please note that the list of topics is not exhaustive.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching is delivered via a combination of small group lectures, group-based tutorial coursework (oral and written presentation), and assessment is via individual coursework (oral and written presentation) and examinations. You will be encouraged throughout the stage of study to undertake independent study to supplement what is being taught/learnt and to broaden your personal knowledge.

Progression Degrees

Please visit University of Leicester website for degree specific information.

Aerospace Engineering BEng

Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng

General Engineering BEng

Mechanical Engineering BEng

Aerospace Engineering MEng

Electronic and Electrical Engineering MEng

General Engineering MEng

Mechanical Engineering MEng

Geology BSc

Geology with Paleontology BSc

Applied and Environmental Geology BSc

Geology MGeol

Geology with Paleontology MGeol

Applied and Environmental Geology MGeol

Geology and Geophysics BSc

Geology and Geophysics MGeol

Computer Science MComp

Computer Science BSc

Software Engineering BSc

Mathematics MMath

Mathematics BSc

Mathematics and Actuarial Science BSc

Physics BSc

Physics MPhys

Physics and Astrophysics Bsc

Physics and Astrophysics MPhys

Physics with Space Science BSc

Physics with Space Science MPhys

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