This course is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Product Design Engineering with a Foundation Year enables entry into our Product Design Engineering course for students that have not studied the correct subjects, or not quite achieved the qualifications required, perhaps due to illness, family issues or other commitments. Offers will not normally be made to those who apply simply because their A-level grades/predictions are below the requirements for direct entry to the degree programme. It is a one year programme which will enable you to progress onto the first year of Product Design Engineering, provided the relevant progression criteria are met. During the year you will undertake core modules in Applicable Mathematics, Physics, Materials with Engineering Science, and Programming with Design. Completing a foundation year can be a real attribute to your overall degree success. It not only opens doors to courses that may have previously looked closed, but also provides a sound base on which to establish a successful academic career. Many who have completed the foundation year have also said how beneficial it was to them in supporting their transition into University life.