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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Through formative assessments you receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.
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.
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.
|Area:||67.76 sq miles (175.5 km²)|
|Tuition Fee:||€ 19,000 / Year (EEA) , € 19,000 / Year (Non-EEA)|
|Start Date:||January 2019, April 2019, Ju 2019|
|Delivery Mode:||On Campus|
|Disciplines:||Computer Science & IT, Engineering & Business, Electrical Engineering|