Foundation programme in General Engineering (FPGE)

About the Course

This is an ideal route to prepare for university life in Britain. Our dedicated teaching and support staff provide a multi-ethnic, student-focused environment with most speaking a number of different languages.

Course Detail

  • English for Academic Purposes
    • Learners will take English Language for academic purposes (EAP). This module provides the skills in English needed for university-level study and aims to develop each element including: writing; reading; speaking; and listening. Students will need to take an IELTS test to prove their competency in this unit by scoring 6.0 band overall and not less than 5.5 in each module.
  • Enhanced Study Skills
    • Learners will gain knowledge of learning styles and preferences, the benefits of engaging in learning, understanding and using information and planning managing work.
      The unit will provide learners with an opportunity to:
      • Gain understand of how to study successfully
  • Physics Core (PC1)
    • Section 1: mechanics
    • Section 2: waves
  • Physics Core PC16(2)
    • Section 1: materials, energy and lights
    • Section 2: DC electric circuits
  • Key Mathematic Skills KMS16(1)
    • Section 1: geometry and trigonometry
    • Section 2: differentiation, integration and numerical methods
  • Key Mathematics Skills KMS16(2)
    • Section 1: Geometry and Trigonometry
    • Section 2: Differentiation, Integration and Numerical Methods
  • Computing C16
    • In the computing part, learners will learn and understand of computer systems: describe components of different computer systems, analyse networking infrastructures, assess the function of components within a chosen computer system, evaluate peripheral devices to meet different purposes

  • Suitable for learners who are typically aged 18 and above.
  • Completed 12 years of schooling with good grades including minimum pass in mathematics. Or other equivalent qualifications at level 2 or relevant field experience will be considered whether they provide the necessary foundations to undertake the programme.
  • CEFR Level B1 English Language qualification in speaking, listening, reading and writing (approved in the UKVI SELT provider List. For more information please visit
  • Exemptions: Exemption is subject to approval from the awarding body. For further information, please contact the operations department on
  • Please note that there is no exemption on the English Language requirement unless it's stated in the UK Visas & immigration policy guidance.
  • Pre-course interview/ Initial assessment
  • The course normally requires one full academic year (3 terms) though capable students could take an intensive 6 months program

    • Portfolios, essays and report writing
    • Practise and problem solving exercises
    • Group and individual research projects
    • Oral presentations, seminar and discussions
    • Class tests and final exams where certain modules

    Successful students' progress onto undergraduate engineering programs in varied disciplines (Aerospace Systems Engineering, Aerospace Technology, Civil Engineering, Computer Hardware and Software Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and other streams)

    Students will also need to meet university's entry requirements along with the foundation programme

    Jan, May and September


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes, you will need to bring the following documents

    • Clear copy of photograph ID (passport or driving license)
    • Passport size photos x2
    • National Insurance Number on card/letter
    • Proof of address - currently loving in now (issued in last 3 months)

    We will contact you regarding a start date for the course once we have had your loan approved.

    If your application is unsuccessful for whatever reason the college will not contact you to inform you about the outcome.

    No, we will not need any financial proof for your loan except for the ones mentioned above.

    You will need to apply before the deadline, which is at the end of the first week of the course. After that, no applications will be accepted.