In a rapidly changing world, mechanical engineers are in demand more than ever before to design and build the new generation of engines, power plants, structures and vehicles that keep the world running. The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the ability to study for a degree but don't have the qualifications to enter directly onto your chosen honours degree programme. Once you pass the Foundation Year at Hugh Baird College you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree delivered at LJMU. On this BEng (Hons) degree course you will acquire an in-depth understanding of the scientific principles and advanced design technology as well as the problem-solving and management skills required to be a successful mechanical engineer. Institution of Mechanical Engineers accreditation means your degree is a stepping stone towards registration as a Chartered Engineer. However if you perform particularly well in the first two years, you can transfer onto the MEng programme, which fully qualifies you to register. This is one of the UK’s leading engineering schools with a supportive staff team and excellent facilities including engine test facilities, materials testing laboratories and digital design studios, which you have full use of in practical sessions. The foundation year (Level3) is delivered at Hugh Baird College Links with national and international companies such as BMW, Airbus Industries, Rolls Royce and Shell mean that the course is tailored to the needs of employers and, as an extension of this, we offer you the chance to undertake a year’s paid placement.