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.

On campus and online study options This program is available to study either on campus or online – giving you the flexibility to choose what’s best for you.

If you start online in January 2022, you’ll have the opportunity to transfer to an on-campus program in March/April. You’ll need to meet any visa requirements and demonstrate good attendance and performance during your studies online.

If you’re applying for an Online Extended program, you’ll be offered an Online Academic English plus online or on-campus academic pathway study plan.

Ready to get your future on track? We offer university-validated programs, exceptional support and flexible study options to help you choose what’s right for you.

As an INTO student, you’ll get to travel, experience new cultures and make friends from all over the world – all while developing the knowledge you need for a successful career when you graduate.

Start one of our on-campus or online programs this January, and you’ll progress to your degree as early as September 2022 – saving you both time and money.

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.
  • 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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
10 January 2022 26 August 2022 3 Terms
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£17,895

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
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.

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.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in this accelerated progamme delivered over a shorter timeframe than our standard programme.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
31 March 2022 26 August 2022 2 Terms
View Term dates
£14,415

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
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.

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 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
31 March 2022 26 August 2022 2 Terms
View Term dates
£14,415

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
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.

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 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
31 March 2022 26 August 2022 2 Terms
View Term dates
£14,415

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
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.

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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