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Foundation in Engineering and Technology

On successful completion of the Foundation, you are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree

Key Information

From prosthetic limbs to exploratory spacecraft, develop and build extraordinary things that can make a real difference to the way we live. At the University of Leicester, you’ll gain a hands-on and practical understanding of engineering and technology, equipping you to succeed with a raft of transferable skills.

The University of Leicester Global Study Centre is an associate college of the prestigious University, offering the bespoke Foundation in Engineering and Technology with progression into the relevant school.


  • Foundation: Two semesters


  • January
  • September


  • Global Study Centre

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered via a combination of small group lectures and 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 to undertake independent study to supplement what is being taught/learnt and to broaden your personal knowledge.

Progression criteria

In order to successfully progress onto the next stage of studies (Year One), you will need to achieve the minimum pass mark across all modules of 50%.

Learning outcomes

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 optimize future employability prospects in a global environment.


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*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:

**MEng, MPhys and MComp include an additional year of study and associated fees

Fees and scholarships


Space Park Leicester

Building upon the heritage and space-science excellence of the University of Leicester, Space Park Leicester is a collaborative community of industry, academics and students working together to drive growth in the space sector.

Space Park Leicester launched by British astronaut Tim Peake

Career opportunities

Our engineering and technology programme leads onto a number of related degrees, which in turn open up a range of exciting career options, including:

  • Electrical engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Astronaut
  • Astrophysicist
  • Civil engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Automotive industry
  • Software developer
  • Data scientist
  • Information security analyst
  • User experience designer

Mathematics at Leicester

In this video you will hear from a final year student about her experience of studying Mathematics at the University of Leicester.

Hear from a student - Mathematics at Leicester

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