Undergraduate Pathway: Engineering

Foundation and First Year Degree Entry both available

Engineering at Swansea University is taught in a cutting-edge learning environment using state-of-the-art teaching facilities. The university pioneers technological progress in both traditional and emerging engineering disciplines, working in partnership with major industrial companies. All engineering activities at Swansea University are driven by, and based on, world-leading research.

Pathways at Swansea University

High School

Please note that students will be admitted directly to First Year if their academic qualifications do not require a Foundation stage of study, for further details please refer to our Admissions Requirements.


Fees (2017-18)

Stage 1: University Foundation

£17,450 (2 Semesters)

£19,950 (3 Semesters)

Stage 2: First Year Degree
Stage 3: Second Year Degree
£17,450 to £18,450
Stage 4: Final Year Degree
£17,450 to £18,450


Stage 1: One, Two or Three semesters depending on your English language ability.

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September, November, January and May

Stage 2: September

NEWNovember Intake

Stage 1: University Foundation


  • Analytical Techniques 1
  • Analytical Techniques 3
  • Chemistry**
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Fundamentals of Materials
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • Physics 2
  • Physics 3
  • Principles of ICT
  • English Portfolio***

** Students studying BEng (Hons) in Chemical, Environmental, or Medical Engineering will study Chemistry in place of "Fundamentals of Materials". All other students do not study Chemistry.

*** Only students studying the three semester foundation study this module.

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Engineering


120 Credits of Level 1 Swansea University modules in your chosen subject.


  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communications (ILSC) (worth 20 credits)
  • Academic Support (Tutorial Classes)

* Stated Swansea University course fees are a guide only and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date fee listings, please visit

Swansea University Degree pathways

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