Overview of Foundation Year compulsory modules:
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.
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:
- 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
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.