M568; Short form: FMFE
Preston (Campus code: U)
Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. How are our workplaces constructed and managed? How do legal and economic constraints impact on our built environment? Explore all this and more on this fascinating degree course.
Facilities Managers co-ordinate all the services within a building, from its construction to ICT systems, workspaces and energy efficiency. Our degree has been restructured to keep pace with a changing and progressive construction industry, and to meet the new demands this places on the Facilities Manager as they take responsibility for a broader spectrum of sustainable facilities.
Our typical offer is 72 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
During your studies at the UCLan Preston campus you’ll benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).
Located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK, the EIC provides an integrated space for teaching and research with direct links to industry enabling you to work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.
This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry – this comes between the second and third years. You are responsible for finding your own placement. We will support you in preparation for this with the Faculty Placement Team and UCLan Careers, who can help you plan and develop your CV and applications, and have practice interviews.
Placements are an invaluable opportunity to help consolidate your first two years learning, gain experience, and radically enhance your employability. The benefit of the experience gained during a placement is often evident in improved performance in the final year of the course, and when competing for graduate jobs.
“If you’re in any doubt about placements, do it! It gives you an idea of being in the industry you have chosen to be a part of. You can make sure it is right for you and gives you an idea of what area within that industry you enjoy, what you don’t like and where the most money is made. That way you can focus your time learning and honing the skills required for that chosen area while the facilities are still available while you are a student.”
Oliver Forbes-Shaw, INDUSTRY PLACEMENT STUDENT
Full-time: The fee for the first year of the course will be £5,500 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2 to 4 will be £9,250* (UK/EU) per year
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
Facilities Management Undergraduate , BSc (Hons), Full-time and Part-time
Energy Engineering Undergraduate , BEng (Hons), Full-time
Quantity Surveying Undergraduate , BSc (Hons), Full-time and Part-time
Building Services and Sustainable Engineering Undergraduate , BEng (Hons), Full-time and Part-time
Civil Engineering Undergraduate , BEng (Hons), Full-time and Part-time
The course is fully accredited by The Chartered Institute of Building, giving exemption from the Institute’s membership examinations. Chartered Builder status (MCIOB) can be expected within three years of suitable postgraduate experience.
This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Taking an RICS accredited degree is the first step to becoming a chartered surveyor. Studying on an accredited degree will be recognised by employers as the benchmark of quality.
You’ll be able to undertake a week-long surveying workshop in the first year/second year if on Foundation entry. Most modules are lecture-based but computing facilities are made available when necessary to learn how to use AutoCAD and Microsoft Project.
Most modules are assessed by examinations/coursework; the final mark being the average of the two. Exceptions are modules best assessed by coursework only. This could be group projects, modelling exercises or time-controlled assignments.
Fit part-time study into your working life
Flexible delivery of this course allows you to study whilst in employment – our part-time teaching is delivered just one day per week.
Deciding to go to University filled me with dread, but thanks to the help of my first year tutor and the student support group system, I found it easy to meet other students and make new friends. If you engage with the School they’ll give you all the support you’ll need.