International Foundation in Engineering and Physical Sciences


The International Foundation in Engineering and Physical Sciences will prepare you for your chosen undergraduate degree.

Key information

  • You're guaranteed entry to your chosen degree when you pass your course at the International College at the required level, with good attendance.
  • You’ll study on campus and have access to university facilities.
  • You’ll benefit from expert teaching and support services.
  • The University was awarded Gold for teaching quality in the Teaching Excellence Framework, and your tutors will be the same academics who teach undergraduate degree courses. This means that you'll benefit from an outstanding learning experience, which will prepare you for your degree.
  • When you study a foundation pathway, your classes will be on the University's beautiful campus, so you'll enjoy a fully integrated student experience. You'll be based in recently refurbished buildings, with new common rooms and a hybrid teaching room catering to in-person and remote study.
  • You'll be fully supported throughout your foundation pathway. With welcome activities and help with practicalities, such as setting up a bank account, you'll be able to focus on enjoying your experience, making new friends, and working hard on your studies.
  • You are guaranteed university accommodation during your foundation pathway if you apply in time. You can apply for a range of options to suit your tastes and your budget. There are 3 student villages, which are comfortable and safe, so you can feel at home, and be part of a student community.

Entry requirements

Age requirement
Academic requirements
High school diploma; Minimum 4.0 GPA (out of 5.0).
English language entry requirements
3 Terms: IELTS 5.5

Dates & Fees

September 2023 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 18 September 2023 - Fri 23 August 2024


Compulsory Modules
Academic English and Study Skills
Specialist Modules
Elementary Computer Programming
Foundation Electonic Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Group Project
Individual Project
Introductory Inorganic Chemistry
Introductory Organic Chemistry
Mathematics I
Mathematics II
Science and Engineering Laboratories
Statistics and Data


 =  Placement option available
 =  Study abroad option available
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

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BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

BEng (Hons) Civil and Railway Engineering

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Railway Engineering

BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering

BEng (Hons) Engineering

BEng (Hons) Materials Science and Engineering

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Automotive)

BEng (Hons) Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering

BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science

BSc (Hons) Chemistry

BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Business Management

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

BSc (Hons) Mathematics

BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Business Management

BSc (Hons) Nuclear Science and Materials

BSc (Hons) Physics

BSc (Hons) Physics and Astrophysics

BSc (Hons) Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology