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pre-Bachelor International Foundation in Engineering

Into - Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Glasgow

This Foundation is equivalent to the first year of your degree at Glasgow Caledonian University and leads you directly into year 2 of a number of specialist degrees.

Why apply for the international foundation programme?

  • equivalent to a first year Scottish undergraduate degree programme
  • direct entry to the second year of undergraduate study
  • full university status
  • a quality assured university programme
  • a campus based programme with access to university facilities
  • a conditional offer of a place on a relevant undergraduate
    degree at Glasgow Caledonian University
  • guaranteed university placement for all successful students
  • the highest levels of personal care and support

You will study the following modules:

  • English for Academic Purpose and Study Skills, including ICT
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Mathematics for Technology
  • Introduction to Computer Systems Development
  • Introduction to Software Development
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electronic and Electrical Principles

You will study the following modules:

English for Academic Purpose and Study Skills, including ICT

You will look at reading techniques and writing styles as well as developing your note taking and presentation skills. Additionally you will learn how to use dictionaries and other study aids.

Foundation Mathematics

Topics include algebraic manipulation, geometry, trigonometry, differential calculus and integral calculus.

Mathematics for Technology

You will be introduced to a range of mathematical topics including algebraic manipulation, trigonometry, matrices, vectors, complex numbers, differential and integral calculus, elementary differential equations and basic statistical techniques.

Introduction to Computer Systems Development

This module provides a basic introduction to functional and non-functional requirements and Use Case modelling.

Introduction to Software Development

You will gain a grounding in the principles and practice of object-orientated programming, including simple data types and programming structures.

Mechanical Principles

The initial aim of this module is to provide you with a basic knowledge of the science and principles of mechanical engineering. You will then apply what you learn to the design and analysis of engineering components such as thermofluid systems.

Electronic and Electrical Principles

This module is primarily designed to develop your understanding of the basic concepts and principles of electronic and electrical engineering. You will then apply these principles to engineering problems required for initial design activities. AC/DC circuit analysis, electric and magnetic field theory and an introduction to analogue and digital electronics will all be covered.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is checked by continuous assessment of coursework and class tests. The final grade for each module is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations, if appropriate. Successful students will receive grades for each of their modules. Assessment is both formal and informal, and designed to help you improve your abilities in preparation for university success. Marks from theFoundationprogramme do not count towards your final degree, but do help the University assess your abilities with regards to entering your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical
  • exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral and video presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

Through formative assessments you receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

Academic requirements:

You need to have completed 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with very good grades, or show strong evidence of ability to complete the programme successfully and progress to their chosen degree.

English requirements:

  • Five term programme: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent
  • Four term programme: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent
  • Three term programme: IELTS 5.0 with a minimum of 4.5 in writing or equivalent

Age: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31st December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the course.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 4.5
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Degree Level: Bachelor
Tuition Fee: € 19,000 / Year (EEA) , € 19,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Duration:1 Year
Start Date:January  2019, April  2019, Ju 2019
Delivery Mode:On Campus
Study Nature:Full-time
Disciplines: Computer Science & IT, Engineering & Business, Electrical Engineering
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