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International Foundation in Science, Computing and Engineering

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects at the University of Stirling or the University of Dundee in just six months.

Course features

  • A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree.
  • Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

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

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

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 the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

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 7 June 2019 2 Terms £10,050
1 April 2019 23 August 2019 2 Terms £10,050
7 January 2020 5 June 2020 2 Terms
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30 March 2020 21 August 2020 2 Terms
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Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO STS BA (Hons) Civil Engineering students

Civil Engineers create, improve and protect the environment, and are involved in overseeing large-scale projects from design through to construction and completion.

INTO University of Stirling students can progress to the University of Dundee, which has one of the top Civil Engineering departments in the UK. This is thanks to both a high staff-to-student ratio, and an excellent employment record for graduates.

Your learning will be research-led, and will continuously develop to reflect leading-edge technology, and current and emerging professional needs.

This programme is professionally-accredited, and offers opportunities for industrial placements at all levels with major companies.


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?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

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

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

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 the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

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 7 June 2019 2 Terms £10,050
1 April 2019 23 August 2019 2 Terms £10,050
7 January 2020 5 June 2020 2 Terms
-
30 March 2020 21 August 2020 2 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO STS BA (Hons) Civil Engineering students

Civil Engineers create, improve and protect the environment, and are involved in overseeing large-scale projects from design through to construction and completion.

INTO University of Stirling students can progress to the University of Dundee, which has one of the top Civil Engineering departments in the UK. This is thanks to both a high staff-to-student ratio, and an excellent employment record for graduates.

Your learning will be research-led, and will continuously develop to reflect leading-edge technology, and current and emerging professional needs.

This programme is professionally-accredited, and offers opportunities for industrial placements at all levels with major companies.

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?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

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