4 years full-time with placement year
UCAS Code: K221
GCSE requirements: Maths Grade B/5 and English Grade C/4 and above.
If the Level 3 qualification completed includes a preferred subject, the GCSE requirement is lowered to Maths Grade C/4 and English Grade C/4.
All candidates are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, any experience, references and motivation.
Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades of CCC if the application is of a high standard which includes a strong personal statement and academic reference. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated below.
Information on our Admissions policy.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements
All applicants will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day.
Typical offer level:
BBB-BBC. A science or technical subject is preferred but not essential
Construction and the Built Environment or Building Services Engineering preferred but not essential
Extended Diploma and National Extended Diploma: DDM
National Diploma and Diploma: DD plus 1 A-level at minimum Grade B.
Foundation or 90 credits Diploma: DD plus 2 A-level at minimum grade B National
Extended Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma: D plus 2 A-level minimum Grade B
Certificate/ National Certificate Level 3: Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma
29 points and above with 5, 5, 4 in higher level subjects if no science or technical subject studied
28 overall points with 5, 4, 4 in higher level subjects including a science or technical subject.
Access to Higher Education
Access (science or technical subject preferred but not essential) with at least 30 Distinctions and 15 Merits at level 3.
Year 1 entry: We may consider applicants for year 1 entry who are undertaking a 1st year degree elsewhere. You must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference.
Year 2 entry: Please note that second year transfers are not part of the standard admissions process and is up to the discretion of the admissions team and tutor. Applications are only considered if there is space on that year of the programme. Typically, applicants for second year entry must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. Alongside this you must have gained (or be expected to gain) 65% overall and 120 credits on an equivalent programme at another recognised university. The equivalency of the programme is reviewed by the Admissions Tutor and you will be required to provide an official copy of the programme specification of this. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference.
Year 3: We will not be able to consider any application for Year 3
For more information about qualifications view our Aston in your country webpage.
The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications.
Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable.
For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.
Information on our Admissions policy.