Overview of Foundation Year compulsory modules: Academic English Language Skills 1 and 2*
The purpose of these modules is to develop linguistic knowledge and skills to raise students’ English language proficiency as well as facilitate understanding and development of academic and study skills. The modules will cover the following areas:
*Note that Academic English 1 and 2 are replaced with the Professional Skills module (found on the EAS Foundation Programme) if the applicants IELTS grades meet the Schools Undergraduate degree requirements.
- English vocabulary and grammar as appropriate
- English pronunciation as appropriate
- Extensive reading
- Extensive listening, including listening to lectures
- Academic writing at sentence, paragraph and text level with focus on essay writing
- Speaking individually and in groups, including giving presentations and taking part in seminars and discussions
- Analytical and critical approach
See entry requirements above. Mathematics 1
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. Mathematics 2
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.
Physical Sciences and Engineering Foundations
This module provides a broad-based introduction to the fundamentals of physical science rather than specialised knowledge for a specific engineering discipline. It introduces the nature and practice of experimental work and computer modelling. Concepts such as mechanics, electricity, thermodynamics, ideal gases and optics are included.
Overview of Foundation Year optional modules:
Construction Project Management Foundations
This module gives an overview on the largest industry in the world “the construction industry” and its relevant disciplines. It provides the students with an introduction to the knowledge and skills involved in studying three main themes: Civil Engineering, Construction and Project Management. The module involves fundamental theoretical studies and some practical applications which provides a solid basis for those who may wish to study any subject within the construction field. 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.
Engineering a Sustainable Future
This modules has been designed to provide students with a wide overview of the meaning of “Sustainability” and the implications of sustainable development. During the module you will learn concepts related to sustainability and how sustainability principles are translated into the business practice through a series of case studies.
Foundation Chemistry for Engineering
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.
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. 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. Systems and Logistics Foundations
This module provides students with a fundamental knowledge of systems thinking, its role in engineering and the role of logistics in society. Topics such as logistics and supply chains, its management in society and the design and re-engineering of logistics networks will be introduced to the students Transport Foundations
Provides an introduction to transport, and its place within engineering. Introduces you to the technology and practice that transport infrastructure and services are built on, and their place in society. Provides you with the key skills to enter a degree in this area.