Undergraduate Pathway in Engineering

The Engineering School offers undergraduate courses in four major subject areas including Design, Civil Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. All programmes are designed to produce highly qualified graduates who will take up demanding roles within the engineering, design and technology industries by developing leadership, innovation and creative skills, in addition to the core technical and analytical skills, to enable and encourage graduates to follow successful careers and aspire to senior managerial roles.

Your Pathway to Brunel University London

High School


2022/23 Foundation Studies





*All Brunel University London Pathway College course fees may be subject to a review. Brunel University London fees are a guide only and are subject to change.

Pathway progression

Upon successful completion of your pathway programme you will progress onto Brunel University London. Find out more by watching the video below.



Two Semesters (Brunel University London Pathway College)


January, September

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Foundation Studies

Typical Modules

  • Engineering Concepts
  • ICT and Programming Techniques
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Engineers
  • Mathematics for Engineers 1
  • Mathematics for Engineers 2
  • Physics for Engineers 1
  • Physics for Engineers 2
  • Problem solving, Creative Thinking and Analytical Skills

Please note: an ILSC Module will be included in the timetable for students that do not meet Brunel University London's direct entry English requirement. This is to ensure students meet Brunel's English entry requirement prior to progression.

Course outline

In all Brunel University London Engineering degrees, students develop a range of skills valued by employers such as critical thinking, analysis and communication.

This will normally be delivered 4/6 hours per week over a 12 weeks period.


  • Purpose: To deliver basic module material. 
  • Structure: Teaching is interactive with opportunities for individual and group formative exercises. Teaching rooms will have access to electronic/online resources to support the lecture.
  • Seminar/workshop 
  • Purpose: To develop team work skills and confidence by giving constructive feedback to fellow students. 
  • Structure: Sessions are normally conducted according to preparation for specific topics and provide a collegiate atmosphere to encourage students to interact with class members building their class, or ‘team’, knowledge and skills.


  • Purpose: To enable one to one dialogue and feedback.
  • Structure: Appropriate number of 10 minute tutorial slots arranged with each student as part of the teaching hours

Self-directed study

Each student is expected to undertake a minimum number of hours in individual study per week in order to support and build the skills, knowledge and understanding presented in each lecture and seminar groups. It is expected that students will increase the number of individual study hours as they approach summative assessment events. The ability for students to expand their learning by creating effective self-directed study patterns is a transferable skill deemed fundamental to further academic success as well as a key time-management tool. All students have access to Brunel University Library which supports learners though a range a services.

The library is well stocked with books and journals and citation indexes for researching further primary and secondary sources. There also bookable group study rooms and access to specialist Librarians who can help with any enquiries. The library is also open 24/7 during Brunel University London's term time, enabling students to be flexible in their personalised learning preferences.

All students have access to University ASK services through the University Library which includes Maths and English Literacy support. Further academic English support is available (as requested) through IPLC. Electronic journals and electronic books are available through the Brunel University’s e-resources gateway. As appropriate, students can access Black Board, the University Virtual Learning environment. All students are provided with access to a range of on line resources through the college student portal/learning environment. Students are expected to access online resources to support their learning while out on their placement.

Teaching and learning methods

A range of teaching methods are used in this module: lecture/seminar/workshop supported by a blended learning approach through the Virtual Learning Environment including the use of blogs to support learning. There will be continual interaction through classroom based formative exercises which will enable individual and small group learning opportunities.

This pathway leads to the following Brunel University London degrees:

Careers and your future

To prepare you for the workplace, we actively encourage you to go on a work placement. Your professional experience and skills can lead onto a graduate role from your placement company. Our Electronic Engineering graduates have gone on to work for well-known organisations like IBM, Intel, Mercedes and Siemens to name a few.

Whereas our mechanical engineering graduates go on to work in exciting industrial, commercial and public sector areas including aviation, automotive design, building services, energy and environmental engineering, gas and water supply, oil production, mining and mineral processing, nuclear power, patent engineering, pharmaceutical engineering, banking, biomedical, the armed forces and the railways.

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