International Foundation in Engineering and Science

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in subjects including Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at The University of Manchester.

On campus and online study options
This program is available to study either on campus or online – giving students the flexibility to choose what’s best for them.

If your student starts online and is then able to travel to the UK, they’ll be able to transfer to an on-campus program in January or March/April 2022. They’ll need to meet any visa requirements and demonstrate good attendance and performance during their studies online.

If your student applies for an Online Extended program, they’ll be offered an Online Academic English plus Online or on-campus academic pathway study plan.

Key information

  • Practise academic writing skills, particularly relating to laboratory reports.
  • Make use of fully equipped university science labs.
  • Visit the nine schools within the University faculty to meet with academic staff and gain an insight into different degree programmes.
  • Progress to a degree offering an industrial placement option.

Fast facts

Class duration

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 20

Award

International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from NCUK.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • group projects
  • practical exercises

Why The University of Manchester?

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering contains nine specialist schools from Chemistry to Computer Science.
  • One of the largest Electrical and Electronic Engineering schools of its type in the UK, with one of the highest specification high voltage labs in the country.
  • A focus on employability and practical skills with many degree subjects offer placement year options or year abroad.
Start Dates January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

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

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) or equivalent. • …For info on alternative accepted tests if starting online, please see: https://www.intostudy.com/ielts-alternatives

Dates & fees

January 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 10 January 2022 - Thu 14 April 2022
Mon 25 April 2022 - Fri 27 May 2022
Tue 31 May 2022 - Fri 26 August 2022

£19,565


Modules

Term 1 modules

Credit value

Critical Thinking

English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills

Information Communication Technologies (ICT)

Term 1 specialist modules

Credit value

Biology

Chemistry

Further Mathematics

Mathematics

Physics

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Actuarial Science and Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

A* (maths) AB. If taking Further Maths, grade A must be achieved.

B with B in writing and no component below C

.


Aerospace Engineering with Management-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Aerospace Engineering-BEng (Hons)

AAA

C


Aerospace Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Artificial Intelligence-BSc (Hons)

P

A*A*A with grade A* in Mathematics and grades A*A including Further Mathematics or Physics

B


Artificial Intelligence-MEng (Hons)

P

A*A*A*

B

We also require an excellent performance in local exams prior to the IFY, particularly in Maths and Physics.


Biology with Science and Society-BSc (Hons)

P

AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject

B with no component below B

Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)


Chemical Engineering with Energy and Environment-MEng (Hons)

AAA

B

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Chemical Engineering-BEng (Hons)

AAB

B

A in Maths


Chemical Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P
A

AAA

B

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry-BSc (Hons)

AAA to include Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

C


Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry-MChem (Hons)

AAA (including Chemistry plus one from another science or mathematics)

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Chemistry-BSc (Hons)

AAA to include Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

C


Chemistry-MChem (Hons)

P
A

AAA (including Chemistry plus one from another science or mathematics)

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Civil Engineering (Enterprise)-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Civil Engineering-BEng (Hons)

AAB

C

340 subject points; Grades of AAB


Civil Engineering-Meng (Hons)

P

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Civil and Structural Engineering-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction)-BSc (Hons)

P

A*A*A including two subjects from Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology

B


Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction)-MEng (Hons)

P

A*A*A*

B

We also require an excellent performance in local exams prior to the IFY, particularly in Maths and Physics.


Computer Science and Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

P

A*A*A*

B

We also require an excellent performance in local exams prior to the IFY, particularly in Maths and Physics.


Computer Science-BSc (Hons)

P

A*A*A

Overall: B

Grades of A*A*A with grade A* in Mathematics, A* in Physics or Further Mathematics and A in the third subject.


Computer Science-MEng (Hons)

P

A*A*A*

B

We also require an excellent performance in local exams prior to the IFY, particularly in Maths and Physics.


Computer Systems Engineering-BEng (Hons)

A*A*A

B, with no less than B in any section

A*A* A with grade A* in Mathematics and grades A* A including Further Mathematics or Physics,


Computer Systems Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

Grades A*AA including Maths and Further Maths or Physics. The A* must be achieved in Maths.

B

380-360 subject points; Grades of A*AA-AAA


Computer Systems Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

A*A*A*

B

We also require an excellent performance in local exams prior to the IFY, particularly in Maths and Physics.


Earth and Planetary Sciences with a Year Abroad-MEarthSci (Hons)

AAA including at least 1 science subject

Overall B with no subcomponent below B


Earth and Planetary Sciences with a Year in Industry-MEarthSci (Hons)

AAA including at least 1 science subject

Overall B with no subcomponent below B


Earth and Planetary Sciences-BSc (Hons)

AAB including one science subject

B with no sub-skill below B

Including one science subject


Educational Psychology-BSc (Hons)

AAB

Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking C, Writing B


Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience-BEng (Hons)

AAA

C with no subskill below C


Electrical and Electronic Engineering-BEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C


Electrical and Electronic Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Electronic Engineering-BEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C


Electronic Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Environmental Management with Professional Placement-BSc

128 Credits, ABB

Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking C, Writing B


Environmental Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

Grades: ABB. Students are required to attend an interview.

Overall: B

Grades of ABB to include one science subject.


Fashion Buying and Merchandising-BSc (Hons)

AAB

C

340 subject points; Grades of AAB (from any combination of subjects)


Fashion Marketing-BSc (Hons)

AAB

C

340 subject points; Grades of AAB (including maths)


Geography with Professional Placement-BA (Hons)

AAB

Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking C, Writing B


Geography-BA (Hons)

A

AAB

Overall: B; Writing: B, Speaking: B, Listening: C, Reading: C


Geography-BSc (Hons)

A

AAA

B

Grades of AAA


Master of Planning with Real Estate-MPRE

ABB

Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking C, Writing B,


Master of Planning-MPlan

ABB

Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking C, Writing B

Grades of ABB


Materials Science and Engineering with Biomaterials-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Materials Science and Engineering with Corrosion Engineering-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Materials Science and Engineering with Metallurgy-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Materials Science and Engineering with Polymers-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Materials Science and Engineering with Textile Technology-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Materials Science and Engineering-BSc (Hons)

AAA

C

340 subject points; Grades of AAB


Materials Science and Engineering-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Mathematics and Physics-BSc (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Mathematics and Physics-Mmath/Phys (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Mathematics and Statistics-BSc (Hons)

A* (maths) AB. If taking Further Maths, grade A must be achieved.

Overall: C, Listening: C, Reading: C, Speaking: C, Writing: B

.


Mathematics with Finance-BSc (Hons)

A* (maths) AB. If taking Further Maths, grade A must be achieved.

B with B in writing and no component below C

.


Mathematics with Financial Mathematics-MMath (Hons)

A* (maths) AB. If taking Further Maths, grade A must be achieved.

C with no component below C

340 subject points; Grades of A* (Maths) BB


Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

A* (maths) AB. If taking Further Maths, grade A must be achieved.

Overall C, B in writing and no component below C

Grades of A* (Maths) AB


Mathematics-MMath (Hons)

A* (maths) AB. If taking Further Maths, grade A must be achieved.

B with no component below C

Grades of A* (Maths) AB


Mechanical Engineering with Management-BEng (Hons)

AAB

C

340 subject points; Grades of AAB


Mechanical Engineering with Management-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Mechanical Engineering-BEng (Hons)

AAB

C

340 subject points; Grades of AAB


Mechanical Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Mechatronic Engineering-BEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C


Mechatronic Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Physics with Astrophysics-BSc (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Physics with Astrophysics-MPhys (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Physics with Philosophy-BSc (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Physics with Philosophy-MPhys (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Physics with Theoretical Physics-BSc (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Physics with Theoretical Physics-MPhys (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Physics-BSc (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Physics-MPhys (Hons)

A

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Planning and Real Estate with Professional Placement-BSc (Hons)

128 Credits, ABB

Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking C, Writing B


Planning and Real Estate-BSc (Hons)

ABB

Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking C, Writing B


Planning with Professional Placement-MPlan

128 Credits, ABB

Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking C, Writing B


Software Engineering-BSc (Hons)

P

A*A*A*

B

We also require an excellent performance in local exams prior to the IFY, particularly in Maths and Physics.


Software Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

A*A*A*

B

We also require an excellent performance in local exams prior to the IFY, particularly in Maths and Physics.


Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

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

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 12 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 31 March 2023
Mon 17 April 2023 - Fri 16 June 2023


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Thu 6 April 2023
Mon 17 April 2023 - Fri 26 May 2023
Tue 30 May 2023 - Fri 25 August 2023


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Actuarial Science and Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

A* (maths) AB. If taking Further Maths, grade A must be achieved.

B with B in writing and no component below C

.


Aerospace Engineering with Management-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Aerospace Engineering-BEng (Hons)

AAA

C


Aerospace Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Artificial Intelligence-BSc (Hons)

P

A*A*A with grade A* in Mathematics and grades A*A including Further Mathematics or Physics

B


Artificial Intelligence-MEng (Hons)

P

A*A*A*

B

We also require an excellent performance in local exams prior to the IFY, particularly in Maths and Physics.


Biology with Science and Society-BSc (Hons)

P

AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject

B with no component below B

Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)


Chemical Engineering with Energy and Environment-MEng (Hons)

AAA

B

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Chemical Engineering-BEng (Hons)

AAB

B

A in Maths


Chemical Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P
A

AAA

B

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry-BSc (Hons)

AAA to include Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

C


Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry-MChem (Hons)

AAA (including Chemistry plus one from another science or mathematics)

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Chemistry-BSc (Hons)

AAA to include Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

C


Chemistry-MChem (Hons)

P
A

AAA (including Chemistry plus one from another science or mathematics)

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Civil Engineering (Enterprise)-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Civil Engineering-BEng (Hons)

AAB

C

340 subject points; Grades of AAB


Civil Engineering-Meng (Hons)

P

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Civil and Structural Engineering-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction)-BSc (Hons)

P

A*A*A including two subjects from Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology

B


Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction)-MEng (Hons)

P

A*A*A*

B

We also require an excellent performance in local exams prior to the IFY, particularly in Maths and Physics.


Computer Science and Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

P

A*A*A with grade A* in Mathematics and grades A*A including Further Mathematics or Physics

B


Computer Science-BSc (Hons)

P

A*A*A

Overall: B

Grades of A*A*A with grade A* in Mathematics, A* in Physics or Further Mathematics and A in the third subject.


Computer Science-MEng (Hons)

P

A*A*A*

B

We also require an excellent performance in local exams prior to the IFY, particularly in Maths and Physics.


Computer Systems Engineering-BEng (Hons)

A*A*A

B, with no less than B in any section

A*A* A with grade A* in Mathematics and grades A* A including Further Mathematics or Physics,


Computer Systems Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

Grades A*AA including Maths and Further Maths or Physics. The A* must be achieved in Maths.

B

380-360 subject points; Grades of A*AA-AAA


Computer Systems Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

A*A*A*

B

We also require an excellent performance in local exams prior to the IFY, particularly in Maths and Physics.


Earth and Planetary Sciences with a Year Abroad-MEarthSci (Hons)

AAA including at least 1 science subject

Overall B with no subcomponent below B


Earth and Planetary Sciences with a Year in Industry-MEarthSci (Hons)

AAA including at least 1 science subject

Overall B with no subcomponent below B


Earth and Planetary Sciences-BSc (Hons)

AAB including one science subject

B with no sub-skill below B

Including one science subject


Educational Psychology-BSc (Hons)

AAB

B


Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience-BEng (Hons)

AAA

C with no subskill below C


Electrical and Electronic Engineering-BEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C


Electrical and Electronic Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Electronic Engineering-BEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C


Electronic Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Environmental Management with Professional Placement-BSc

128 Credits, ABB

Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking C, Writing B


Environmental Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

Grades: ABB. Students are required to attend an interview.

Overall: B

Grades of ABB to include one science subject.


Fashion Buying and Merchandising-BSc (Hons)

AAB

C


Fashion Marketing-BSc (Hons)

AAB

C


Geography with Professional Placement-BA (Hons)

AAB

Overall: B; Writing: B, Speaking: B, Listening: C, Reading: C


Geography-BA (Hons)

A

AAB

Overall: B; Writing: B, Speaking: B, Listening: C, Reading: C


Geography-BSc (Hons)

A

AAB

Overall: B, Listening: C, Reading: C, Speaking: B, Writing: B


Master of Planning with Real Estate-MPRE

ABB

Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking C, Writing B,


Master of Planning-MPlan

ABB

Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking C, Writing B

Grades of ABB


Materials Science and Engineering with Biomaterials-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Materials Science and Engineering with Corrosion Engineering-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Materials Science and Engineering with Metallurgy-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Materials Science and Engineering with Polymers-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Materials Science and Engineering with Textile Technology-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Materials Science and Engineering-BSc (Hons)

AAA

C

340 subject points; Grades of AAB


Materials Science and Engineering-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Mathematics and Physics-BSc (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Mathematics and Physics-Mmath/Phys (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Mathematics and Statistics-BSc (Hons)

A* (maths) AB. If taking Further Maths, grade A must be achieved.

Overall: C, Listening: C, Reading: C, Speaking: C, Writing: B

.


Mathematics with Finance-BSc (Hons)

A* (maths) AB. If taking Further Maths, grade A must be achieved.

B with B in writing and no component below C

.


Mathematics with Financial Mathematics-MMath (Hons)

A* (maths) AB. If taking Further Maths, grade A must be achieved.

C with no component below C

340 subject points; Grades of A* (Maths) BB


Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

A* (maths) AB. If taking Further Maths, grade A must be achieved.

Overall C, B in writing and no component below C

Grades of A* (Maths) AB


Mathematics-MMath (Hons)

A* (maths) AB. If taking Further Maths, grade A must be achieved.

B with no component below C

Grades of A* (Maths) AB


Mechanical Engineering with Management-BEng (Hons)

AAB

C

340 subject points; Grades of AAB


Mechanical Engineering with Management-MEng (Hons)

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Mechanical Engineering-BEng (Hons)

AAB

C

340 subject points; Grades of AAB


Mechanical Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Mechatronic Engineering-BEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C


Mechatronic Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

AAA

C

360 subject points; Grades of AAA


Optometry-BSc (Hons)

Points: 136, Grades: AAB

Overall: A, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

To include Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics


Physics with Astrophysics-BSc (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Physics with Astrophysics-MPhys (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Physics with Philosophy-BSc (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Physics with Philosophy-MPhys (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Physics with Theoretical Physics-BSc (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Physics with Theoretical Physics-MPhys (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Physics-BSc (Hons)

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Physics-MPhys (Hons)

A

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A

B

Grades of A*AA-A*A*A


Planning and Real Estate with Professional Placement-BSc (Hons)

128 Credits, ABB

Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking C, Writing B


Planning and Real Estate-BSc (Hons)

ABB

Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking C, Writing B


Planning with Professional Placement-MPlan

128 Credits, ABB

Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking C, Writing B


Software Engineering-BSc (Hons)

P

A*A*A*

B

We also require an excellent performance in local exams prior to the IFY, particularly in Maths and Physics.


Software Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

A*A*A*

B

We also require an excellent performance in local exams prior to the IFY, particularly in Maths and Physics.