Basically my AS grades weren't up to standard to meet the requirments of doing systems engineering next year. However they have offered me the chance to do a foundation year but it would be a completed waste of time if i got the grades at A-Level, so i sent them an email asking what happens if i did get the grades and here's the answer i got.
Once you have completed the foundation course we will be happy to admit you to either the Electronic and Electrical Engineering or to the Systems Engineering course. If you accept the offer for the foundation course, but then go on to meet the entrance requirements for the Systems Engineering course in the summer, I will be happy to reconsider your case for direct entry to Systems Engineering. I can’t promise that I’ll be able to transfer you, but, if you get the required grades, there’s a good chance that I can.
I hope this helps.
What i am asking is considering the "Universities have run out of places" headlines is this something i can trust and rely on, and if i were to get really top grades could i choose to get on any course i wanted in the engineering department. As i would be extremely interest in getting into civil engineering if i had the chance.
Help is appreciated and i will give out rep. ( if you can tell me how to do it.)
they should let you in, but they can not say 100%. but if you get the grade you av a very good chance
i dont think it would bee a case of choosing what course you want as itll be wherever there are spaces, if you got the grades im fairly sure yould have to call them ask and consider you for the course again at which point ask to be considered for any engineering course but preferably cival engineering, i mean better to do systems engineering than not go at all, also if you get accepted to something else they might let you transfer in the first few weeks anyway
if you dont get the grades and do the foundation year and pass. iam sure they would let you change to Beng civil engineering or even Meng as you would have much better qualification compared to most people, also once your in the uni it is much easier to change courses.
but if you get the grades and call quickly there is a good chance to get in stright away.
and it is very likely to have space as loughborough has about 500 place for civil engineering and if you get the grades you would be one of the first they would put on the course.
By the way, this whole cut in the number of university places doesn't apply to engineering. Engineering courses actually have more places than they had last year, something like 6000 more altogether. So it is looking pretty good for you. Hope this helps.
thanks for the help people btw- send me a pm on how to rep you and i will do in abit
Considering the ever increasing competition for university places, I wouldn't opt for the foundation year, just in case they do happen to reject your appeal to be bumped up to level 1 with sufficient A-level results.
I would opt for the university that accepts you onto level 1. Some friends of mine who are doing the foundation year for Civil Engineering are doing very easy maths, and completely irrelevant chemistry. Assuming that you're doing A-level Maths, it really is a waste of a year.