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International Foundation Year - Engineering Route (Full time) 2018 start

  • Overview

    The International Foundation Year - Engineering Route fully prepares international students for entry onto a wide range of engineering-related undergraduate degree programmes.

    It may suit you if you are an international student with the potential and motivation to succeed, but currently without the formal qualifications for entry to one of our undergraduate degree programmes.

    Our International Foundation Year - Engineering Route guarantees all students who pass with the required grades, progression onto a wide range of engineering-related degree programmes at the University.

  • Course content

    This International Foundation Year - Engineering Route is a one-year foundation year (level 0) programme taught at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 3. The International Foundation Year - Engineering Route provides a firm grounding in the subjects required for the students' intended undergraduate degree programmes. Those who successfully complete the International Foundation Year by achieving specific grades are admitted to level 1 of one of a wide range of engineering-related undergraduate degree programmes offered by the University of Leeds. For a list of these degree programmes please see the International Foundation Year website.

    Course structure

    The course is a 9-month, 3-term programme. It runs from September to mid-June of the next year. You will study academic study skills as well as subject specific content. Subject specific modules are taught by Leeds University academic staff and tailored to your chosen degree, so you can be sure that you are fully prepared to start your degree programme.

    Read about the degree programmes you can progress to.

    These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

    Year 1

    Compulsory modules

    • Academic Study Skills for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths 50 credits
    • Elementary Differential Calculus (Version 1) 10 credits
    • Elementary Integral Calculus (Version 1) 10 credits
    • Introduction to Applied Mathematics 1 10 credits
    • Introduction to Applied Mathematics 2 10 credits

    Optional modules

    • Elementary General and Inorganic Chemistry 10 credits
    • Elementary Physical Chemistry 10 credits
    • Elementary Organic Chemistry 10 credits
    • Thermal and Materials Physics 10 credits
    • Waves and Particles 10 credits
    • Fields and Electricity 10 credits
    • Physics Laboratory 10 credits
    • Introductory Geological Sciences (IFY) 10 credits

    For more information on typical modules, read International Foundation Year - Engineering Route in the course catalogue

    Learning and teaching

    You will be taught by University of Leeds academics typically within the departments which specialise in the modules you are studying. You will study through lectures, group work, examples classes and laboratory work where appropiate. This is all alongside a comprehensive Academic Skills module which will enable you to develop appropiate engineering-related academic study skills so that you can succeed in your future degree. You will be assigned a tutor who you will meet with regularly. You will have access to the range of extensive libraries and learning resources we have on campus.

  • Entry requirements, fees and applying

    International

    For entry to programmes below degree level we are only able to accept English Language qualifications which are listed as UKVI approved SELT's and taken in approved test centres.

    Read about specific countries' entry requirements

    English language requirements

    IELTS 5.5 overall, with no less than 5.0 in each component. For entry to programmes below degree level we can only accept English Language qualifications which are UKVI approved SELTs (Secure English Language Tests) and taken in approved test centres ..

    How to apply

    Read about applying for the International Foundation Year programme.

    Fees

    UK/EU: Not applicable

    International: £17,500 (total)

    Additional cost information

    There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs

  • Career opportunities

    Careers support

    We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

    Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.

    The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.