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Engineering, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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The Engineering programme at the Oxford Brookes University combines technical expertise with creativity and imagination. We develop your technological knowledge before you enter industry. You can specialise in a range of areas, including;

  • automotive
  • electro-mechanical
  • mechanical
  • motorsport
  • robotics

Career prospects

Students progressing to a degree subject at Brookes are often the most successful graduates and have even resulted in some becoming full-time members of staff for the department. 

Students who leave after the Foundation Diploma can use this qualification as an entry into degree studies at most Universities. Those who seek employment can access the University Career Service, which assists students in researching companies, careers and how to apply for a job.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1 year foundation course leading to a 3 or 4-year degree course

    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals and Applications of Technology
  • Basic Mechanical Engineering Principles
  • Basic Electronic Engineering Principles
  • Foundation Engineering Mathematics
  • Introductory Mathematics
  • Foundations of Computer Programming
  • Engineering Applications

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 56
  • A Level: CD
  • IB Points: 24
  • BTEC: MP or PPP
  • GCSE: Maths at grade 5/B and English Language at grade 4/C minimum

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Oxford

  • 939 - 1530 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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