Key information

  • Covering the major mathematical and scientific principles, this course gives you a great start in engineering, computing and physics. With a focus on maths and physics, you’ll deepen your understanding during this first year of your undergraduate degree. After completing this course, you will continue your studies in our School of Science and Engineering.
  • The progression degrees available from this foundation fulfill the accreditation requirements of the Chartered Institute for IT or the British Computer Society (Chartered IT Professional (CITP) or Chartered Engineering (CEng) or Chartered Scientist (CSci)) on the way to becoming an official Chartered Engineer in the UK.
  • As part of the foundation, you will be a student at the University of Dundee straight away. You will study on the same campus and use the same services and accommodation as other University students. The on-campus International College setting is close to University accommodation. In addition, you will receive special support from the ICD team, helping you settle into your new life in Scotland.
  • Classes are small and taught by experienced teaching staff with many years of experience. This means that you will receive individual attention and support from your tutors as you focus on improving your academic skills. In addition to the English modules you will be taking as part of this course to ensure you reach the required English level, you can also make use of the free English language support offered by the University after you finish at the College.
  • This program is available as a joint-CAS program meaning you will receive a single visa for the entirety -- 4 years -- of your program giving you greater freedom for work, remove the need for multiple healthcare fees, and other opportunities from the first year. Typical foundation programs in the UK require separate visas for different program levels.

English language entry requirements

IELTS: 5.5; 5.5 RWLS

Academic requirements

GPA: 2.0




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