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Structure of the Engineering Foundation Year

The Engineering Foundation Year is a 3-semester programme. Learning is achieved through a variety of methods including lectures, laboratory practicals, workshops, tutorials and private study. You will learn English for academic purposes as well as develop your personal skills as an effective, independent and reflective learner.

Typical Course Content

Semester Zero Semester One Semester Two
  • Academic & Personal Development
  • Communicating in English
  • Fundamentals of Science & Engineering
  • Mathematics for Science & Engineering
  • Mathematics A
  • Engineering Principles
  • Electricity and Electronics
  • Mechanical Science
  • Computer Applications
  • Routes to Success
  • Mathematics B
  • Engineering Principles
  • Electricity and Electronics
  • Mechanical Science
  • Computer Applications
  • Routes to Success
Student in the laboratory
Student in the laboratory

Students who achieve band FY IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all components will be required to follow the language pathway where students take the module English for Engineers and Scientists in semester one and two, as well as Communication in English in semester zero.

Students who achieve Band B IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components (or GCE O-Level (1119) Grade C) will only require English language classes in the first semester.

For more information on other English language qualifications approved by the University, please visit the English language requirements page.

 

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