Overview of Foundation Year compulsory modules:
Introduction to Engineering and Applied Science
To enable you to make an informed choice concerning the career you wish to follow. This module will give you a ‘taste’ of the following disciplines: Electronic Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science.
To provide a foundation of basic mathematics to support the engineering & science modules within the Foundation programme. This module will build your confidence and competence in fundamental mathematics. You will study such topics as numbers, algebra, equations, geometry, trigonometry and graphs.
To build upon the basic mathematics of Mathematics 1 to provide a level of mathematics required for progression to the first year of engineering & science degree programmes. In this module you will study: differential calculus, integral calculus, vectors, and complex numbers.
To develop the skills and attributes required by a professional engineer and applied scientist and to help you to be a successful learner. You will develop skills in note taking, academic writing, working in a team, self-management, how to communicate effectively, creativity and how to collect evaluate and analyse data from different information sources.
Overview of Foundation Year optional modules:
Electronic Engineering Foundations
This module provides the necessary fundamental knowledge and skills required by an electronic engineer. You will investigate direct current electrical circuits, capacitors, inductors, alternating current circuits, alternating and direct current generators and motors and digital electronics.
Chemistry and Chemical Foundations
To provide a general background to the fundamentals of the electronic structure of atoms and molecules and an introduction to the physical properties of elements and substances. You will study atoms and molecules, metals, organic and bio-organic materials, inorganic materials, organic chemistry.
Mechanical Engineering Foundations
To provide an introduction to mechanical engineering. To introduce experimental and design work involving mechanical engineering principles. You will study such topics as applied mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.
Fundamentals of Computing
This module is aimed at introducing some basic and essential computer programming skills that engineers or scientists may need and the fundamentals of computer systems. You will study such topics basic components of a computer program, basic GUI components, program testing and documentation.