International Foundation in Engineering and Science

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects including Biomedical Sciences, Computing, Engineering, Nursing, and Science at Queen's University Belfast.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to modules designed to equip you with the skills you need for university.
  • Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you.
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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2019 23 August 2019 3 Terms
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£16,115

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Students taking the accelerated 2-term programme:

Semester 1

  • English classes per week: 6 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Subject module classes per week: 18 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Total typical hours per week: 32

Semester 2

  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Two INTO International students in an Electronics lab, one studying on a computer the other on an electrical unit

Become a student of one of the most interesting, exciting and fast-growing sectors – Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

You’ll study a broad range of topics within this course, from power generation to micro-electronic chip design, with rapid advances happening all the time.

The course provides a great learning environment and continual student support, along with e-learning facilities, supervised projects and access to a paid industry placement opportunity to put your learning to practical use.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.
Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing and no less than 4.0 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Students taking the accelerated 2-term programme:

Semester 1

  • English classes per week: 6 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Subject module classes per week: 18 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Total typical hours per week: 32

Semester 2

  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Two INTO International students in an Electronics lab, one studying on a computer the other on an electrical unit

Become a student of one of the most interesting, exciting and fast-growing sectors – Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

You’ll study a broad range of topics within this course, from power generation to micro-electronic chip design, with rapid advances happening all the time.

The course provides a great learning environment and continual student support, along with e-learning facilities, supervised projects and access to a paid industry placement opportunity to put your learning to practical use.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
6 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Students taking the accelerated 2-term programme:

Semester 1

  • English classes per week: 6 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Subject module classes per week: 18 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Total typical hours per week: 32

Semester 2

  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Two INTO International students in an Electronics lab, one studying on a computer the other on an electrical unit

Become a student of one of the most interesting, exciting and fast-growing sectors – Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

You’ll study a broad range of topics within this course, from power generation to micro-electronic chip design, with rapid advances happening all the time.

The course provides a great learning environment and continual student support, along with e-learning facilities, supervised projects and access to a paid industry placement opportunity to put your learning to practical use.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.
Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing and no less than 4.0 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 21 August 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Students taking the accelerated 2-term programme:

Semester 1

  • English classes per week: 6 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Subject module classes per week: 18 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Total typical hours per week: 32

Semester 2

  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Two INTO International students in an Electronics lab, one studying on a computer the other on an electrical unit

Become a student of one of the most interesting, exciting and fast-growing sectors – Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

You’ll study a broad range of topics within this course, from power generation to micro-electronic chip design, with rapid advances happening all the time.

The course provides a great learning environment and continual student support, along with e-learning facilities, supervised projects and access to a paid industry placement opportunity to put your learning to practical use.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2019 23 August 2019 3 Terms
View Term dates
£16,115

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Students taking the accelerated 2-term programme:

Semester 1

  • English classes per week: 6 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Subject module classes per week: 18 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Total typical hours per week: 32

Semester 2

  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Two INTO International students in an Electronics lab, one studying on a computer the other on an electrical unit

Become a student of one of the most interesting, exciting and fast-growing sectors – Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

You’ll study a broad range of topics within this course, from power generation to micro-electronic chip design, with rapid advances happening all the time.

The course provides a great learning environment and continual student support, along with e-learning facilities, supervised projects and access to a paid industry placement opportunity to put your learning to practical use.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing and no less than 4.0 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Students taking the accelerated 2-term programme:

Semester 1

  • English classes per week: 6 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Subject module classes per week: 18 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Total typical hours per week: 32

Semester 2

  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Two INTO International students in an Electronics lab, one studying on a computer the other on an electrical unit

Become a student of one of the most interesting, exciting and fast-growing sectors – Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

You’ll study a broad range of topics within this course, from power generation to micro-electronic chip design, with rapid advances happening all the time.

The course provides a great learning environment and continual student support, along with e-learning facilities, supervised projects and access to a paid industry placement opportunity to put your learning to practical use.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
6 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Students taking the accelerated 2-term programme:

Semester 1

  • English classes per week: 6 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Subject module classes per week: 18 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Total typical hours per week: 32

Semester 2

  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Two INTO International students in an Electronics lab, one studying on a computer the other on an electrical unit

Become a student of one of the most interesting, exciting and fast-growing sectors – Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

You’ll study a broad range of topics within this course, from power generation to micro-electronic chip design, with rapid advances happening all the time.

The course provides a great learning environment and continual student support, along with e-learning facilities, supervised projects and access to a paid industry placement opportunity to put your learning to practical use.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing and no less than 4.0 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 21 August 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Students taking the accelerated 2-term programme:

Semester 1

  • English classes per week: 6 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Subject module classes per week: 18 hours, plus 6 hours online learning
  • Total typical hours per week: 32

Semester 2

  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Total typical hours per week: 20

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Two INTO International students in an Electronics lab, one studying on a computer the other on an electrical unit

Become a student of one of the most interesting, exciting and fast-growing sectors – Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

You’ll study a broad range of topics within this course, from power generation to micro-electronic chip design, with rapid advances happening all the time.

The course provides a great learning environment and continual student support, along with e-learning facilities, supervised projects and access to a paid industry placement opportunity to put your learning to practical use.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.
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