University Pathway to Engineering

This pre-university foundation programme is your gateway to a competitive degree course in Engineering through progression agreements with 11 universities across the UK.

London, England
Stay Campus London
2 or 3 Terms
September or January


The Stay Campus London University Foundation Programme is a two or three-term course designed for international students who wish to progress onto undergraduate courses in the UK to study Engineering and other related fields. The programme consists of academic modules, study skills, and one-to-one tutorials. It'll provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed on your chosen university course.


This programme offers guaranteed admission to at least one of 11 British universities thanks to Stay Campus London's partnership with the International Foundation Group. In addition to those 11 universities, students have also received offers of admission from dozens of highly ranked universities across the country.


Improving your study skills and Academic English

The Stay Campus London University Foundation Programme in Engineering will:

  • Help you develop an analytical approach to your studies and apply newfound knowledge to practical scenarios.
  • Encourage you to explore various learning styles to see what suits you best.
  • Improve your study skills such as reading and note-taking strategies, essay construction, research methods, and translating theory into practice.
  • Challenge you to work in teams, actively participate in class, and present to small groups.
  • Enhance your communication skills in speaking, negotiating and writing.
  • Develop your 21st century skills such as collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.
  • Prepare you for university entrance exams such as IELTS or OET.

Throughout the Foundation in Engineering Course, you will participate in an Academic English programme, helping you prepare to meet English language standards set by your chosen university.

Preparing for Engineering degree programmes at UK universities

Stay Campus London's Engineering Foundation Course has been developed with an appreciation of the specific requirements of Engineering degrees. It provides a foundation for all main areas of engineering including civil, mechanical, electrical and electronic, chemical and petroleum.

As an integral part of our pre-university Foundation Programme in Engineering, international students will gain comprehensive knowledge of the British university environment and of different aspects of living and studying in the UK.

Stay Campus London is committed to ensuring you gain the necessary English language qualifications and study skills to advance to a British university. Your academic tutor will take a personal interest in your progress and help you develop your study plan accordingly.

By the time you complete this programme, you will have the knowledge base and confidence needed to excel both academically and personally when studying Engineering at a university in the UK.

Concentrating specifically on Engineering before enrolling at university

You will take a variety of courses specifically designed to prepare you for enrolling on an Engineering degree programme in the UK. This Engineering Foundation Programme provides an understanding of all the main areas of engineering including civil, mechanical, electrical and electronic, chemical and petroleum.

There is a strong emphasis on developing the learning skills required for studies at higher education level in the UK, encouraging you to evaluate and apply information, and to develop the problem-solving skills required at the undergraduate level.


The Physics component of the programme is divided into Core Physics, Further Physics 1 and Further Physics 2. The aim of these three modules is to develop knowledge and understanding as well as an appreciation of the applications of physics and their importance to different fields of human activity. In Further Physics modules, there is also an emphasis on the development of skills in designing and executing experiments.

Core Mathematics

This course ensures that you have an appropriate level of mathematical knowledge and competence in order to progress on to the Advanced Maths courses in terms two and three.

Further Mathematics

Taken in the second and third terms, these modules build on the themes covered in the Core Mathematics module as well as introduce topics in Mechanics. For engineering students, they provide the foundation for further exploration in undergraduate studies in a range of subjects.

Core Chemistry

You'll be introduced to the fundamentals of physical, organic and inorganic chemistry. Starting with atomic structure and the arrangement of electrons in an atom, you will then move on to learn how to calculate amounts of substances and how to write formulae and balance equations. This core course also covers the main types of chemical bonding and structures.

Advanced Chemistry

In the second and third terms, you will build on the knowledge already obtained and gain a deeper understanding of the topics studied. Topics include energetics, rates of reaction and equilibria, as well as how to perform multi-step calculations. Modules also dive deeper into organic chemistry and additional functional groups of aromatic molecules. The Advanced Chemistry courses also give you a chance to develop your skills in planning, executing, and analysing practical investigations.

Computer Science

This module covers a wide range of topics including programming, databases, networks and web development. The course is practically based with a strong emphasis on applying what you're learning to real-life situations in different fields. You will also have the opportunity to complete a project which allows for more in-depth study of a chosen topic and helps to develop your research and analytical skills, which are important in order to succeed at a higher academic level.


Students who enrol on this pre-university International Foundation Programme typically have good high school grades, especially in Maths. You should be at least 17 years old by the time your course starts and you are expected to have an English language level equivalent of:

  • 5.0 in IELTS
  • 40 on TOEFL
  • 154 on Cambridge English
  • B1 CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)

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