Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year

Course Overview - Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year

This course is primarily for candidates who have not studied the prerequisite subjects needed for first year entry, or have not met their expected entrance requirements due to adverse situations, or because of their performance sporting commitments, as well as mature students returning to education or care leavers.

Completing a foundation year will enable you to progress onto the main Chemical Engineering degree programmes, provided the relevant progression criteria are met.

Our foundation course is taught in-house by University staff including specialist Foundati...

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Course Information

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4 Years

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Main Site

Course Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU
United Kingdom

Application Details

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Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level



UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

Access to HE Diploma

Considered on a case by case basis. For mature students returning to education, Pass Access Course with 60 credits overall to include 45 at level 3 and achieve 15 level 3 credits at distinction 15 at merit and 15 at pass.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


32 points overall

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD Preferred subjects: Science or engineering BTEC preferred

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSE grades 9 - 4 (A*-C) including Maths and Science grade 6/B and English Language grade 4/C

Scottish Advanced Higher

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

This qualification is accepted in combination with other qualifications. For details please contact Loughborough University.

Extended Project

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met.

T Level

For 2024 entry, the following T Levels are currently being considered on a case by case basis. More information can be found on our website at

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Fees and funding

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales £9,250

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