International Foundation in Computing, Science and Engineering

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in areas such as aeronautical engineering, computer science, engineering with management and entrepreneurship and telecommunications at City, University of London.

Embedded employability

From September 2021, employability will be embedded into this pathway’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module – linking the academic language skills students learn for their degree, to the many transferable skills and competencies required to develop a highly successful career.

As part of the EAP module, students will build a career development portfolio – valuable evidence that showcases their employability skills and supports their internship and graduate job applications.

Key information

  • Students can carry out experiments at City University in state-of-the-art labs.
  • Present well-researched academic presentations on cutting-edge issues in science.
  • Analyse and interpret experimental data and present it in a comprehensive lab report.
  • Improve the language skills students need for their degree and their career through the EAP module.
  • Build a career development portfolio as part of the assessment for the EAP module, demonstrating career motivations, employability skills and career-related experiences – and can be used to support internship and job applications.

Fast facts

Class duration

  • English classes per week: 4-6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 18-20 hours
  • Average total per week: 22-25 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 18

Award

International Foundation Certificate (RFQ Level 3) from City, University of London.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Practical exercises.
  • Group work.
  • Presentations.

Why City, University of London?

  • Gain practical experience in the Handley Page Laboratory, with wind tunnels and flight simulators.
  • Engineering degrees include relevant professional accreditation, providing students with the opportunity to gain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
  • Learn in the City Interaction Lab, housing a range of equipment for user-centred computer research and design.
  • BCS accredited degrees in Computer Science.
  • Placement year option available for many Computer Science degrees which have included companies such as Microsoft, IBM and (Sony) Playstation.
Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing, 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 19 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 24 March 2023
Mon 27 March 2023 - Fri 30 June 2023

£17,495


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 7 April 2023
Mon 24 April 2023 - Fri 7 July 2023
Mon 10 July 2023 - Fri 1 September 2023

£17,495


Modules

A total of 120 credits must be earnt to successfully complete the pathway programme.

Term 1 modules

Credit value

Academic English and Study Skills

40 Credits

Advanced Mathematics and Statistics

20 Credits

Mathematics for Science and Computing

20 Credits

Term 1 specialist modules

Credit value

Engineering Science

20 Credits

Foundation Computing

20 Credits

Information Systems and Technology

20 Credits

Physics

20 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Actuarial Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in all subskills

75% Maths and minimum 65% in all other modules


Aerospace Engineering-BEng

P

60%

60% overall with 60% in writing

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Aerospace Engineering-MEng

P

75%

60% overall with 60% in writing

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering-BEng

P

60%

60%


Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering-MEng

P

75%

60%


Civil and Infrastructure Engineering-BEng

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Civil and Infrastructure Engineering-MEng

P

75%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Computer Science with Cyber Security-MSci

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Computer Science with Games Technology-BSc (Hons)

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Computer Science with Games Technology-MSci

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Computer Science-BSc (Hons)

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Computer Science-MSci

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Data Analytics and Actuarial Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum 60% in all subskills

75% Maths and minimum 65% in all other modules


Data Science-MSci

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Energy and Sustainability Engineering-BEng

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Energy and Sustainability Engineering-MEng

P

75%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Engineering Systems-BEng

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Engineering Systems-MEng

P

75%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Engineering with Business-BEng

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Engineering with Business-MEng

P

75%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Finance and Actuarial Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum 60% in all subskills

75% Maths and minimum 65% in all other modules


Mathematics and Finance-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mathematics with Data Science-BSc (Hons)

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mathematics with Data Science-MSci

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mathematics with Finance and Economics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mathematics-MSci

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mechanical and Design Engineering-BEng

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mechanical and Design Engineering-MEng

P

75%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Music, Sound and Technology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65% with a minimum of 60% in each component


Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing, 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 18 September 2023 - Fri 15 December 2023
Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 22 March 2024
Mon 25 March 2024 - Fri 28 June 2024


January 2024 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 12 April 2024
Mon 22 April 2024 - Fri 5 July 2024
Mon 8 July 2024 - Fri 23 August 2024


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Actuarial Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in all subskills

75% Maths and minimum 65% in all other modules


Aerospace Engineering-BEng

P

60%

60% overall with 60% in writing

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Aerospace Engineering-MEng

P

75%

60% overall with 60% in writing

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering-BEng

P

60%

60%


Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering-MEng

P

75%

60%


Civil and Infrastructure Engineering-BEng

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Civil and Infrastructure Engineering-MEng

P

75%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Computer Science with Cyber Security-MSci

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Computer Science with Games Technology-BSc (Hons)

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Computer Science with Games Technology-MSci

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Computer Science-BSc (Hons)

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Computer Science-MSci

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Data Analytics and Actuarial Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum 60% in all subskills

75% Maths and minimum 65% in all other modules


Data Science-MSci

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Energy and Sustainability Engineering-BEng

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Energy and Sustainability Engineering-MEng

P

75%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Engineering Systems-BEng

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Engineering Systems-MEng

P

75%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Engineering with Business-BEng

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Engineering with Business-MEng

P

75%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Finance and Actuarial Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum 60% in all subskills

75% Maths and minimum 65% in all other modules


Mathematics and Finance-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mathematics with Data Science-BSc (Hons)

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mathematics with Data Science-MSci

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mathematics with Finance and Economics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mathematics-MSci

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mechanical and Design Engineering-BEng

P

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mechanical and Design Engineering-MEng

P

75%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Music, Sound and Technology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65% with a minimum of 60% in each component