Systems Engineering with a Foundation Year

If you want to study in the Department of Automatic Control and
Systems Engineering, but you don’t meet the entry requirements to go straight into year one, our Science and Engineering Foundation Year could be the route for you.

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This one-year course will prepare you for degree-level study by improving your knowledge and understanding of maths and physics, as well as the fundamental principles of engineering.

After successfully completing the foundation year, you are guaranteed to progress onto one of our three year BEng or four year MEng degree courses.

Key Facts


4-5 years


Engineering & Scientific Skills

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Why Study Systems Engineering with Foundation Year?

Systems and Control Engieering is a versitile engineering discipline with students learning a range of skills associated with building computer systems, autonomous machines, and using electrical components to create working systems within a range of industries.

Our students have gone on to work or further research in almost every industry from aerospace and transport to manufacturing and robotics, from life sciences and healthcare to energy and the environment.

For more information about our BEng and MEng Courses, click the links below.

Mechatronics & Robotics Engineering

Systems and Control Engineering

Computer Systems Engineering


The foundation year is available for students who have:

  • Studied the correct STEM subjects, but haven’t achieved high enough grades for year one entry.
  • Achieved good grades, but not in the required STEM subjects.

Science and Engineering Foundation Year