Foundation Year Program in Engineering

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A foundation year gives students an opportunity to learn about a degree program in which they’re interested, but not yet ready or qualified to enter. They may be seeking credits for eligibility or simply exploring a program to decide if they want to pursue it. They may receive some sort of accreditation for completing foundation year studies.

What is a foundation year in engineering? A foundation year program in engineering is intended to prepare students for an undergraduate degree program. Students who lack the necessary prerequisites can take foundation year courses to qualify for engineering studies. Many programs offer a wide range of courses, allowing students to tailor their foundation year studies to their individual needs. The engineering foundation year is one of the most common foundation year programs.

A foundation year in engineering helps prepare students for a career in the promising field of engineering. It also offers an opportunity to obtain knowledge in mathematics, sciences and the humanities, and to enhance critical thinking skills.

The cost of an engineering foundation year can vary. There are many different programs, and students enter these programs with a wide range of needs. Interested students should research available programs and choose one that best fits their needs and budget.

Students who complete a foundation year in engineering typically go on to enter an undergraduate program. There are many areas of study, from computer science to fluid dynamics. Nearly all types of engineering graduates are in high demand, and they can establish careers in many industries. Starting salaries can be among the best of all undergraduate programs. Engineering undergraduates may also move on to master coursework.

A foundation year in engineering can prepare students to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering. If you’re interested in learning more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling the lead form.

 

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Engineering Foundation

Cambridge Seminars College
Campus Full time 6 months February 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

Pre- university Foundation Programmes are the normal route of entry to university for international students. Our Engineering programme follows existing A-Level specifications in terms of academic content and assessment and prepares students to read for Engineering degrees at a wide range of universities. [+]

Best Course Studies in Engineering 2017. Why study this course and where will it take me? Pre-university Foundation Programmes are the normal route of entry to university for international students. Our Engineering programme follows existing A-Level specifications in terms of academic content and assessment and prepares students to read for Engineering degrees at a wide range of universities. Course content and structure All students on the Engineering course take Mathematics, Mechanics and Physics. Physics (AQA) Physical quantities and Units Newtonian Mechanics Kinematics, Dynamics, Forces, Work, Energy, Power, Gravitational field, Motion Oscillations Waves Superposition Electricity and Magnetism Matter Temperature Quantum Physics Atomic Structure Radioactivity Mathematics (OCR) Algebra Coordinate Geometry Indices and Logarithms Differentiation Integration Vectors Trigonometry Functions This course in Pure Mathematics has been written for students with a sound knowledge of Elementary Mathematics who intend to study some branch of Engineering at degree level. Some topics of the A Level syllabus have been removed, as they were considered more suitable for specialist mathematicians. However, the general standard of the A Level has been maintained, with examples used in the course designed to emphasise principles rather than complicated algebraic or trigonometric manipulation. Calculators are used throughout. Vectors, differentiation and integration are introduced as soon as possible so that students are thoroughly familiar with them before they start at Undergraduate level. Mechanics (OCR) Force as a vector Equilibrium of a particle Kinematics of motion in a straight line Newton’s law of motion Linear momentum Centre of mass Equilibrium of a rigid body Motion of a projectile Uniform motion in a circle Coefficient of restitution: impulse Energy, work and power Students preparing for Electrical and Electronic undergraduate courses, and those preparing for Mechanical and Civil Engineering take Computer Science. Computer Science (AQA) Computer systems Programming and Networking concepts Principles of Hardware, Software and Applications Practical & Advanced Systems Development Processing and Programming Techniques Students preparing for undergraduate courses in Chemical and Petro-Chemical Engineering take a module in Chemistry. Chemistry (AQA) Atomic Structure, Bonding and Periodicity Foundation Physical and Inorganic Chemistry Introduction to Organic Chemistry/Practical Further Physical and Organic Chemistry Thermodynamics and Further Inorganic Chemistry Students Preparing for Undergraduate courses in Engineering Geology take a module in Geology. Geology (OCR) Earth Structure Earth Quakes Continental Drift, Sea Floor Spreading and Plate Tectonics Geological Structures The Rock Cycle Igneous Processes and Products Sedimentary Processes and Products Metamorphic Processes and Products Water Supply & Energy Resources Metallic Mineral Deposits Students preparing to study Architecture at university take a module in Art and Design, producing a portfolio of work. Art and Design (AQA) +Classical Civilisation (AQA) Greek, Roman Architecture and Town Planning Fine Art and Graphic Design Computer Aided Design Photography Three-Dimensional Design Students will take 3 or 4 academic subjects and English if required. Students starting in September will have at least 18 hours of tuition per week and those starting in February will have at least 20 hours per week. Students will be required to complete a variety of tasks and assignments to compliment their studies. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering students are required to take Mathematics, Mechanics, Physics and Computer Science. Students preparing for Chemical Engineering study Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science. Petro-Chemical Engineers take Mathematics, Physics, Mechanics and Chemistry. Coursework and Examinations Assessment is either bipartite or tripartite, composed of examinations, continuous assessment and course work. There are 2 compulsory examinations; Part 1 and Finals, the latter being taken at the end of the course and these carry a heavy weighting in the overall grade for the subject. Re- sits may be available at the discretion of the college. Students can choose to produce course work in a subject which will represent 10% of the final award. Continuous assessment also represents 10% of the final award and is calculated as a mean of a minimum of 4 progress tests taken throughout the programme. The college advises on undergraduate and postgraduate courses and guides candidates through the university application process. Entry Requirements International students must demonstrate a certified level of secondary education equivalent to GCSE and it is important that students intending to do this course have at least a grade C at GCSE level or its equivalent in Mathematics. If your standard of Mathematics fails to meet the minimum requirement we can help you with a pre-sessional course. Students must have a certified standard of English equivalent to an IELTS score of 4.5, with not less than 4.5 in each band. If your standard of English does not meet the minimum requirement we can help you with an EFL or pre- sessional English course and test. [-]

Engineering and Computer Science Foundation Year

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months January 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

The Engineering and Computer Science university foundation course enables students to apply for university degree courses in a variety of subjects including Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Computer Systems Engineering. [+]

The Engineering and Computer Science university foundation course enables students to apply for university degree courses in a variety of subjects including Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Computer Systems Engineering. Why take the Engineering and Computer Science Foundation Year? Our Engineering and Computer Science course allows students to develop a strong grounding in relevant scientific subjects. This begins by developing their technical skills and encouraging an analytical approach to problem solving. The Computer Science element of the pathway covers theoretical and practical aspects of approaching problems and challenges in hardware or software, while the Engineering aspect introduces students to different fields of engineering including Electronic, Mechanical, Civil, and Electrical. Taking a foundation year is one of the best ways to gain the knowledge and skills that will help you stand out from the crowd when you go to university. Studying within ORA’s Oxbridge-style tutorials, our dedication to small class sizes means that students receive regular, personalised feedback from their expert tutors. Outcomes After successfully taking the Engineering and Computer Science foundation year: You will be ready to start university in the UK or another English-speaking country You will have made UK university applications and received assistance in getting offers You will have improved your IELTS score ready for university entry You will have improved your study skills, including exam technique and ICT skills You will have gained an understanding of subjects allied to Engineering and Computer Science appropriate to your choice of undergraduate degree Modules In each Foundation course, students have 25 hours of contact time per week. There is, in addition, timetabled and supervised guided study time, when students are expected to be completing coursework or revising for exams, as well as timetabled self-study time. All students study compulsory modules: Introduction to Engineering and Computer Science EFL for Academic Purposes (introductory) * EFL for Academic Purposes (advanced) *(Students on the six-month fast-track programme do not take the introductory EFL course) Academic Modules Having studied the Introductory module, students then choose three more module options from the following: Maths Foundations of Computing Computer Programming Physics Engineering Game Development Robotics (Please note that additional modules may become available during the year, and that not all modules run every year; to check that your chosen modules will be on offer, please contact us). English Language Modules These modules cover all the core skills in the study of English as a foreign or second language. They enable students to improve their language skills rapidly, while incorporating the study of English grammar to ensure that standards of accuracy are maintained as students progress. Additionally, exam preparation classes help students achieve the highest IELTS level of which they are capable when they come to sit the exam. The ORA approach to English language teaching on the University Foundation programme is to make sure students become familiar with the requirements of an academic degree course. The modules cover not only the spoken language competencies that universities require, but also teach students the norms of essay, report, and other document writing in Anglophone universities, which may be different from those in their home countries, so that students are prepared for every aspect of the writing skills that they will need at university. Additional support Our dedicated team advises students on the often complicated process of getting a place at a UK university, from choosing which universities to apply to, all the way up to admission. For students who are unfamiliar with the UCAS system and with UK universities generally, this advice is invaluable in simplifying and explaining the process so that students can get the offers they need and deserve. We cover the following: Choosing your university Writing a personal statement University entrance exams Interview practice Academic writing skills English presentation skills Debate and discussion Academic research skills Note-taking and note-making Examination technique Start dates: January and September Entry requirement: 12 years schooling, Age 17 on entry, 4 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above, at least IELTS 5.5 (IELTS 6.0 in the case of fast-track students). [-]

Foundation Programme in Engineering and Business

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters February 2017 Austria Wels

In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selected study programmes in Engineering and Business. [+]

Best Course Studies in Engineering 2017. Foundation programme in Engineering and Business A Route into an Austrian degree In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selected study programmes in Engineering and Business. Applicants who lack entrance requirements can acquire the necessary additional qualifications. The programme is characterised by its focused preparation, tailored for studies at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. This is the Solution for Candidates, who ... yet miss sufficient credits in mathematics and/or physics to be enrolled in engineering studies yet miss sufficient credits in mathematics and/or English to be enrolled in business studies do not yet meet the entrance requirements for studying in Austria (e.g. one year of studies is missing after A-levels) wish to improve their math/physics skills prior to entering a study programme wish to study in an English taught programme, but yet feel not save enough to comprehend the technical terminology in English Students will be enrolled as external students during the time of the programme. This allows for obtaining visa and student residence permit. After completion, they are eligible and prepared for commencing their studies at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Essential Information Programme format: Duration: 1 or 2 semesters*, full-time Class hours from Monday to Friday E-learning modules Field trips Cost of studies: EUR 1.800,– (1 semester track, all course cost covered, accommodation, traveling and living cost not included), EUR 3.600,– (2 semester track, all course cost covered, accommodation, traveling and living cost not included) Application: Applications may be handed in until Nov 30th(for track starting end February) and April 30th (for track starting mid September) Application procedure: Formal check of prerequisites, compulsory skype interview Entry Requirements: A-Level / High School Diploma (or equivalent)** English language skills (will be checked during interview) Duration of Studies: 1 semester programme: End February until mid July 2 semester programme: Mid September until mid July Accommodation: Can be obtained in student dormitories close to the university campus *Depending on level of skills and prerequisites missing, this will be evaluated during the application process. **If the Austrian Higher Education Entrance Qualification is not met yet, the required level can be acquired within the foundation programme. programme Contents Mathematics Sets of numbers; equations and inequations; linear algebra and geometry; trigonometry and trigonometric functions; complex numbers Sequences and series; basic concepts of differential calculus and integral calculus; linear algebra (particularly vectors) and geometry; algebraic structures; introduction to probability calculations, statistics Physics Units, Basics of Mechanics: Kinematics, Dynamics, Work and Energy, Statics, Torque Thermodynamics, Heat and Energy, Ideal Gas, Electricity, Magnetism, Optics, Oscillations and Waves English Morphology and syntax, oral and written expression of technical issues (with and without use of a dictionary), verbal skills (describe, explain, and present technical issues), writing skills (translate, summarize, prepare papers, ...) German language Preparation to participate in the A2/B1/B2* language exam, provided by ÖSD (Austrian language diploma) *depending on level of skills Additional modules Intercultural and social competencies Field trips and company visits Why should you join Matriculation for studies in Austria High quality teaching Improving language skills in English and German Quick access to the job market(99% of our graduates have a job) [-]

International Foundation Programme

Abbey College Manchester
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

This is a full-time course designed to prepare international students for direct entry to most British universities. These universities include Bristol, Bath, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Aston, Nottingham, York, Southampton, University College London, Salford and Queen Mary. [+]

This is a full-time course designed to prepare international students for direct entry to most British universities. These universities include Bristol, Bath, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Aston, Nottingham, York, Southampton, University College London, Salford and Queen Mary. It is usually delivered over one year. However, it can also be undertaken over 18 months or two years for those students who would suit a slower pace or have not studied at the equivalent of Level 3 (i.e. A-Level) before. It is fully accredited by NCFE in line with UK Visa Immigration (UKVI) requirements. Pathways Students have a choice of four pathways, each of which comprises Core Skills and Pathway Specific Modules: Business Foundation Programme Core Units (Mandatory) Key Skills Maths Research & Presentation Skills ICT IELTS Pathway Units (Select TWO options) Option 1 – Business Business Start-up Business Planning Business Law Option 2 – Economics Markets & Market Failure Managing the Economy The Global Economy Option 3 – Accounting Management Accounting Financial Accounting Further FInancial Accounting Engineering Foundation Programme Core Units (Mandatory) Key Skills Maths Advanced Maths Research & Presentation Skills ICT IELTS Pathway Units (Select ONE OR BOTH if IELTS is not required) Chemistry Physics Medicine Foundation Programme This programme has been recognised by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) as meeting the academic requirements for application to the MBBS (Medicine) programme at UCLan. This does not exempt applicant from any stage of the MBBS at UCLan admissions process. If students have been offered a place on the UCLAN International Medical Programme, they MUST achieve at least 70% overall on the course and also achieve 7.0 in IELTS in all components. The Medicine Foundation Programme comprises the following strands:- Biology Chemistry Advanced Mathematics IELTS A programme of support for medical applications Please note the following important information:- The Programme is ONLY suitable for students who have undertaken at least one year equivalent of a Level 3 qualification already (e.g. the first year A-Level). Students MUST be at least 17 years old at the start of the academic year (i.e. 1st September) to qualify for the Programme. The Programme CAN OFFER an alternative route for students who have not achieved their potential in the first year of their Level 3 studies The Programme is NOT suitable for Medical Degrees other than the UCLAN Medical Degree Programme. If the grades to enter UCLAN ARE NOT achieved students can apply for degree courses including Medical Sciences at UCLAN along with Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences or Health related courses at a range of other universities. Enrolment Dates The enrolment date each year for the International Foundation Programme is September for either the One Year or Two Year Programme. If the 18 Month Programme is undertaken this would start in January each year. Please note that there is no 6 Month International Foundation Programme available. Results and Destinations Another outstanding set of examination results have been achieved by our Class of 2015 Foundation students. Around 85% of the students secured places onto their first choice degree course at their first choice university. [-]

International Foundation Programme in Engineering

DLD College London
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom London

International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English. [+]

Best Course Studies in Engineering 2017. What is the International Foundation Programme? International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English. The International Foundation Programme at DLD? At DLD, there are foundation programmes in Business, Engineering, Art, Music. The IFP in Engineering covers Physics, Advanced Mathematics, ICT and Research & Presentation Skills. Science and Mathematics make up 75% of the course. The course gives students, the knowledge and research skills to succeed at university and the confidence to demonstrate their knowledge. The teaching is undertaken in classes where students are treated as individual learners and supported by experienced, caring members of staff. How is it assessed? The Programme is externally accredited and moderated by NCFE. Physics Advanced maths Key Maths Skills A & B Key ICT Skills Key Research & Presentation Skills Students without an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher are also required to attend Academic English classes as part of their programme. Exam Board: NCFE What do I need? Students should have score an IELTS score of 5.0 or the equivalent. They should also have completed compulsory education as well as one year of high school education in their home country. Trip abroad Being able to observe studies done in other European countries can be an excellent way of enriching our students’ learning. For that reason, students are expected to join in a short study trip to Spain in February 2017. Entry Requirements To study the International Foundation Programme (IFP), your current or pending exam results should be equivalent to or higher than GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in at least 5 subjects and a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.0 IFP students without a pass at grade C in GCSE or IGCSE English Language or with an IELTS score below 6.5 overall must join an Academic English course for the duration of the academic year which will be timetabled alongside IFP lessons. If your level of English is not sufficient to meet the entry criteria for the IFP you will normally be offered a place on the Abbey DLD Colleges One Year Pre-sessional (Pre-IFP) in order to bring your English skills up to the required level. After DLD The International Foundation Programme is recognised and approved by over 50 institutions, including those in the Russell Group. Successful graduation from the IFP in Engineering may lead to entry to undergraduate programmes in a range of degree programmes. [-]

Foundation Studies for Engineering and Computer Science

La Trobe Melbourne
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2017 Australia Melbourne

Foundation studies is a bridging course to help international students enter the 1st year of an Undergraduate Degree in Engineering and Computer Science at La Trobe University. [+]

Foundation Studies for Engineering and Computer Science Foundation studies is a bridging course to help international students enter the 1st year of an Undergraduate Degree in Engineering and Computer Science at La Trobe University. Subjects Students will complete 4 subjects in the first trimester and 4 subjects in the second trimester. Students will also undertake independent learning throughout the course to develop learning and research skills in preparation for university. Academic Communication 1 and 2 are compulsory subjects. Other subjects are compulsory dependent on chosen bachelor degree. Trimester 1 Academic Communication 1 Advanced Maths 1 Physics 1 Essential Maths 1 Independent learning 1 Trimester 2 Academic Communication 2 Advanced Maths 2 Physics 2 Essential Maths 2 Independent learning 2 [-]

Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Computing

ONCAMPUS
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

The Undergraduate Foundation Programme includes four core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules are [+]

Best Course Studies in Engineering 2017. The Undergraduate Foundation Programme includes four core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules are: English, and a choice of three academic subject modules chosen according to the progression pathway, offering at particular FoundationCampus centres, or individual student choice. FoundationCampus centres offer different subject modules according to progression agreements with their host universities, but all follow a core curriculum. Please refer to your chosen centre Coursefinder for module availability. Biology Module 1: • Cell biology • DNA • Genetics • Human reproduction Module 2: • Scientific writing • Feeding and modes of nutrition • Biological molecules • Enzymes • The human digestive system • Exchange surfaces: The Ileum and the Nephron Module 3: • Breathing • Exchange surfaces: The lung • Haemoglobin & oxygen transport • The circulatory System & blood • Cellular respiration • Thermoregulation Chemistry Module 1: • Atomic structure • Formulae, equations and moles • Structure and bonding • Periodic Table • Groups 1 and 2 • Group 7 • Introduction to oxidation and reduction Modules 2 & 3: • Energetics • Kinetics • Chemical equilibria • Introductory organic chemistry • Further organic chemistry (alcohols, halogenoalkanes, aldehydes, ketones) • Industrial inorganic chemistry • Acid-base equilibria Computing Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation and Practical Exercise • Fundamentals of Problem Solving • Fundamentals of Programming • Fundamentals of Data Representation • Systems Development Life Cycle Computer Components, The Stored Program Concept and The Internet • Fundamentals of Computer Systems • Fundamental Hardware Elements of Computers • Machine Level Architecture • Hardware Devices • The Structure of the Internet • Web page design • Consequences of Uses of Computing Problem Solving, Programming, Operating Systems, Databases and Networking • Problem Solving • Programming Concepts • Real Numbers • Operating Systems • Databases • Communication and Networking Mathematics Module 1: • Working with numbers • Fractions, powers and reciprocals • Ratio and percentages • Algebra and algebraic equations • Graphs of straight lines • Simultaneous equations • Working with shape and space Module 2: • Working with data • Simple inequalities • Probability and its applications • Similarity and Pythagoras Theorem • Trigonometry • 2-D and 3-D objects • Quadratic equations • Functions • Advance trigonometry Module 3: • Advance algebra • Graphs • Vectors • Calculus • Direct and inverse proportion Physics Module 1: • Introduce Vectors and Scalars • Equations of Motion • Motion under gravity • Forces – Introduction • Moments, Couples and Equilibrium • Work, Energy and Power Module 2: • Current and Charge in Physics • Potential Difference, EMF, Internal Resistance • Energy and Power in DC Circuits • Resistance and Resistivity • I/V characteristics of non-ohmic Devices (E5)Analysing Series and Parallel circuits • Potential Divider Module 3: • Materials • Solid, Liquid and Gas • Temperature • Thermal properties of materials • Temperature and the behaviour of gases – Ideal Gas Equation • Simple Thermodynamics & Conservation of Energy • Thermodynamics of Heat Engines • Circular Motion • Simple Harmonic Motion • Waves • Nature of Waves Sociology Module 1: • What is Sociology? • Functionalism and consensus approaches • Marxism and conflict theories • Conflict theories: feminism • Weber: bureaucracy, status and power • The power of observation • Symbolic interactionism for beginners • A critique of the major perspectives • An overview: definitions and etymology; norms, values and social roles; the role of culture in society • Theories of socialisation • The importance of self, personal and social identity and difference • Globalisation • Marxism, functionalism, interactionism, postmodernism. Concepts of power and status • Absolute vs. relative poverty • Global inequality • Historical stratification • Functionalist theory • Marxist theory • Dependency theory Module 2: • Introduction to research methods • Primary data collection, the social survey, questionnaires, structured interview schedules • Secondary data collection, comparative method • Ethno methodology • Practical research mini project Module 3: • Different theories of crime, deviance, social order and social control • Mass media and crime • Crime control, prevention and punishment • Theories of crime and deviance • Globalisation and crime in contemporary society • International/TNC crime and internet crime • The role and purpose of education, including • Vocational education and training in contemporary society. • Educational policies • The role of education [-]

University Foundation Programme

Abacus College & Oxford Language Centre
Campus Full time January 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

If you are willing to study hard on this intensive fast-track course, you can graduate to a UK university in one year or less! [+]

University Foundation Programme In 2014, 100% of our Foundation Programme students successfully progressed on to British universities. Now enrolling for September 2015 … If you are willing to study hard on this intensive fast-track course, you can graduate to a UK university in one year or less! The Abacus Foundation Programme will prepare you thoroughly for studying at a UK university and we shall help you choose where you want to go for your degree studies. Our programme is accepted by over 50 UK universities, including top universities from the Russell Group. What are the different pathways? Business Law Engineering Science Computing How long is the course ? One year or less When does it start? September and January What are the entry requirements ? You should be at least 17 years old You should have finished your secondary or high school You should have an English level of IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent) for September start Foundation and minimum IELTS 5.5 but ideally IELTS 6.0 for January start Foundation. *If you don’t have the required level of IELTS, you can take a pre-sessional intensive IELTS preparation course first in our Oxford Language Centre to gain the right language skills. *For entrance to British universities students will be expected to have passed GCSE or equivalent in Mathematics at Grade C or above. Students applying to Abacus College who do not already meet this requirement will need to undertake additional study to reach the specified standard. What is the cost ? Tuition fees: £13,500 (plus a registration fee of £200) " I have studied in Abacus College from January to July 2014 and did a Foundation Programme in Science. The reason I chose Abacus College was because it is one of the best colleges in Oxford that offers good quality teaching and preparation for university. The teachers are highly qualified and are always willing to help at any time; they have different methods of teaching to make the student learn and enjoy at the same time. The college offers small group tuition which helps the student get a better understanding, attention and support. In addition to that, you get to meet people all over the world, make new friends and share different experiences. Everyone there is friendly and you will never feel lonely. The college is situated in a great location, with a wide range of shops and restaurants nearby to choose from so you can never get bored of eating the same food every day. Along with that, Oxford on its own is a lovely city, with lots of places to visit and student discounts. Just to highlight how great the teaching is I got 81% overall in my Foundation Programme and I’m now studying at Aberdeen university in Scotland and doing my degree in Petroleum Geology. I truly recommend Abacus College, not only for the good teaching quality but also for the friendly, helpful and fantastic staff they are because there is a difference between just learning and learning with passion." - Cesaltina Manuel (Angola) [-]

Construction Electrician Foundation Diploma

CDI College
Campus September 2017 Canada Victoria Richmond

CDI College’s Construction Electrician Foundation program will prepare you for a position as an electrical apprentice. [+]

Best Course Studies in Engineering 2017. CDI College’s Construction Electrician Foundation program will prepare you for a position as an electrical apprentice. With training in the classroom, lab and workshop, you’ll learn the essential protocols and principles of electrical work, including installation and maintenance of electrical power, lighting, heating and alarms. You’ll cover the fundamentals of electrical work, use of hand and power tools, equipment testing, the Canadian Electrical Code, and safety standards and regulations. The program also contains a 150-hour field study where you’ll gain hands-on experience working alongside a qualified electrician. [-]

Foundation Year in Engineering

City and Islington College
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom London

This Engineering Foundation Year is the first year of a four year BEng Degree course or a five year MEng Degree course, delivered by City University, London. [+]

Foundation Year in Engineering Course leve: l3 Centre: Applied Sciences Student Type: Adults (19+)Higher EducationInternational This Engineering Foundation Year is the first year of a four year BEng Degree course or a five year MEng Degree course, delivered by City University, London. It allows you to study at degree level even if you don't have the standard university entry requirements or are returning to education to brush up your technical knowledge and study skills. It allows you to progress to a range of Engineering degrees (at City University, London), and gives you access to state-of-the-art labs and close teacher support. Study on this foundation year will take place mostly at City and Islington College, but you will take some laboratory classes at the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at City University, London. What you learn The course covers the following key modules: Electrical and Electronic Principles Electrical Science Mathematics C Programming Study Skills Electronic Hardware Software Experiments. You will also choose one of the following optional modules: Computer Hardware or Biomedical Engineering. Assessments Assessment is continuous and is mostly based on practical assessments and periodic written tests to demonstrate your knowledge. What's next Progression onto the relevant degree course at City University London is automatic on passing the Foundation Year. The degree courses are: Biomedical Engineering Computer Systems Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering Engineering with Management Entrepreneurship Telecommunications. It may be also possible to transfer to a Mechanical, Civil, Motor Vehicle or Aeronautical Engineering degree course depend on your overall achievements average mark and agreement between the two departments. Entry Requirements 160 UCAS points from one of the following: 2 A Levels, including Mathematics at Grade C and Physics at Grade D BTEC National Diploma or Certificate with Merit in Mathematics or Engineering Science Advanced GNVQ with Merit in Engineering or Science A recognised Access to Higher Education Certificate in a related subject. In addition: 4 GCSEs at Grade C including English Language and Mathematics with Science desirable, or equivalent. Students for which English is a second language are required to pass the IELTS test achieving a minimum of level 6. Applicants who do not meet these entry criteria will be considered based on equivalent qualifications, previous experience, a College assessment and an applicant interview. Overseas qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. [-]

Foundation Studies Science, Engineering and Health Stream (Standard)

RMIT University
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Melbourne

Your Foundation Studies program will offer you a wide variety of ways to learn. There will be collaborative or group work, you will practice communicating to... [+]

Foundation Studies Science, Engineering and Health Stream (Standard)

Your Foundation Studies program will offer you a wide variety of ways to learn.  There will be collaborative or group work, you will practice communicating to others orally as well as in writing, you will use technology and develop your problem solving skills and undertake projects and laboratory work related to the various courses in which you enroll.  The program will include a variety of lectures, seminars and small group discussions as well as a wide variety of tasks and assignments you will be asked to do with guidance from your teachers.  In some courses there will be laboratory work and in others you will be working on practical projects and sometimes there will be written tests or reports to be handed in.  The criteria for your assessment will be provided for each course and you will recieve information about the ways each course is to be assessed.  You will recieve feedback from your teachers regularly on your progress and on areas where you have done well or where you may need to do further study .  This may be given in class to you personally or to your group or in writing or electronically.The Standard Program takes three teaching periods (terms) and you are expected to enroll in 4 courses each term.Before you enroll each term  you will work with your individual Program Advisor to develop and review your own Learning Plan for the coming Term.... [-]


Foundation Studies Science, Engineering and Health Stream (Accelerated)

RMIT University
Campus Full time 9 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate... [+]

Foundation Studies Science, Engineering and Health Stream (Accelerated)

Your Foundation Studies program will offer you a wide variety of ways to learn.  There will be collaborative or group work, you will practice communicating to others orally as well as in writing, you will use technology and develop your problem solving skills and undertake projects and laboratory work related to the various courses in which you enroll.  The program will include a variety of lectures, seminars and small group discussions as well as a wide variety of tasks and assignments you will be asked to do with guidance from your teachers.  In some courses there will be laboratory work and in others you will be working on practical projects and sometimes there will be written tests or reports to be handed in.  The criteria for your assessment will be provided for each course and you will recieve information about the ways each course is to be assessed.  You will recieve feedback from your teachers regularly on your progress and on areas where you have done well or where you may need to do further study .  This may be given in class to you personally or to your group or in writing or electronically.The Accelerated Program requires you to complete twelve courses. You will take 6 courses concurrently and complete the program in two teaching periods (terms).Before you enroll each term  you will work with your individual Program Advisor to develop and review your own Learning Plan for the coming Term. ... [-]


Construction Electrician Foundations Program

Vancouver Career College
Campus Full time 27 weeks September 2017 Canada Surrey

The Construction Electrician Foundations Program at Vancouver Career College is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as apprentice electricians with electrical contracting companies involved in residential electrical work. [+]

Best Course Studies in Engineering 2017. Qualified electricians are highly sought after and well-paid trades people. The Construction Electrician Foundations program at Vancouver Career College prepares you for an electrical apprentice position. Theprogram combines training in classrooms, labs and shops. Students learn the protocols and basic principles of electrical work, including installation and maintenance of electrical power, lighting, heating and alarms. The curriculum also covers the fundamentals of electrical work, including math and physics, hand and power tool use, electromagnetism, equipment testing, electrical code, and interpreting sketches and drawings. Safety is also a major component of this program and students examine Workers’ Compensation Board and Safe Work Practices. After a practicum placement, graduates are qualified to enter the electrical field in an entry-level position. [-]