UCL Engineering


Engineering Foundation Year

Embrace this opportunity to become a future engineer, on a programme designed for those who don’t meet standard entry requirements for UCL’s undergraduate engineering degrees. You’ll gain new knowledge, learn academic and study skills, and gain the confidence that you have what it takes to transform your life.

Engineers use science to create practical solutions to problems. Robotics, spacecraft, skyscrapers, artificial intelligence (AI), medical innovations and computer chips all fall within the engineering field. In fact, engineers can make a difference to almost any sector or situation.

The Engineering Foundation Year at UCL is for people who have aspirations to become an engineer, but come from groups that are underrepresented at UCL. Successfully completing this programme will enable you to go on to study one of the 27 engineering undergraduate programmes at UCL.

Key benefits​​

  • You’ll gain the confidence, study skills and educational basis to be able to thrive as a future undergraduate student
  • A wraparound support package will help you with everything from developing study skills to wellbeing support. A buddying scheme with a current undergraduate student and flexible timetabling are all designed to help you succeed
  • You’ll gain an education from a world renowned, Russell Group university. UCL is the 8th best university in the world and the 4th best university in both Europe and the UK (QS World University Rankings 2022)
  • Based at the brand new, purpose-built, fully accessible UCL East campus, you’ll benefit from cutting edge facilities and being part of a community that is focused on using knowledge to bring about real world impact

We will provide a link to the prospectus page when it is made available which will provide more information on the course and how to apply so please check back.

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What you will learn

Find out more about the science and maths content you will learn, group projects designed to solve real world problems, and the academic and professional skills you’ll gain.


Support for students

Our bespoke wraparound support package spans from mentoring, wellbeing support and a buddying scheme, to workshops, financial help and career advice.

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Studying engineering at UCL

Discover the range of jobs that qualified engineers do for a living and hear more from students about what studying engineering at UCL is like.

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Meet the team

Find out more about the lecturers and support staff who will help you succeed on the Engineering Foundation Year programme.