Our IMechE accredited BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Foundation course is designed to help you develop the vocational and practical skills and knowledge you’ll need to start a fantastic career in this exciting global industry. The BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Foundation at the University of Bolton has been awarded professional accreditation by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and uses UK-SPEC learning outcomes designed to meet in part the academic requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. The foundation year is the first year of this degree, offering an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of engineering, science and mathematics. It’s designed to prepare you for degree level study. Throughout the course, you’ll be supported to develop management, organisation and employability skills alongside your subject-specific knowledge and understanding. Your studies will focus on particular areas of engineering such as mechanical design, systems engineering, analysis of materials and structures, and the theory and application of finite element analysis. The department provides a friendly, yet challenging, environment where the emphasis is on both the theories and principles of mechanical engineering and their application in a work context. You’ll carry out case studies, practical and laboratory work and problem-solving projects. You’ll also develop the presentation and managerial skills that you will use to manage engineering projects and support your future employment in the industry.