Foundation Year Program in Physics

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Students who are interested in earning a degree in a particular subject but do not meet the entry requirements may be interested in taking a foundation year. These programs typically take a year to complete and are offered at many universities. A foundation year will help prepare and qualify students to move on to pursue a degree in their chosen field.

What is a foundation year in physics? In this program, students study topics that include electricity, materials, mechanics and energy. They also learn basic math techniques and how to use them in relation to science. Those who complete this program often gain experience in a science laboratory conducting basic experiments as well as recording and analyzing data. Once this foundation year is completed, students will be qualified to pursue a degree in physics.

Completing a foundation year in physics comes with many benefits. Not only will students be prepared to pursue higher education, but they will also gain important personal and professional skills that will be useful both in their studies and their career.

The cost of completing a foundation year in physics can vary widely depending on the program, institution and country. For more information on fees and other requirements, contact the admission office of the school of your choice.

Those who complete a foundation year in physics and go on to earn their degree may be qualified for a number of jobs in the field. These could include working at a medical physics facility or in a government lab, or a teaching in a high school. Students who choose to earn a graduate degree will likely have more career options than those who just complete a foundation year and bachelor’s degree program.

If you require a flexible schedule, taking your foundation year in physics online can be very beneficial. This will allow you to work at your own pace and create your own schedule. For more information, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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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 Physics 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) [-]

Foundation in Science

Perdana University
Campus Full time 1 year May 2017 Malaysia Selangor

The Foundation in Science offered at Perdana University will prepare you for the Undergraduate Programmes. The curriculum is crafted to give you a strong foundation in the undergraduate areas of study. [+]

Foundation in Science Why Foundation in Science at Perdana University The Foundation in Science offered at Perdana University will prepare you for the Undergraduate Programmes. The curriculum is crafted to give you a strong foundation in the undergraduate areas of study. It is also designed to give you the soft skills required for your personal development. Entry Requirements SPM* / O–LEVEL OR EQUIVALENT: Minimum 5 credits including Mathematics and 2 Science subjects and a pass in Bahasa Melayu and English OR UEC: Minimum 4Bs and a pass in BM and English OR Equivalent qualifications as recognised by Perdana University *Additional Requirements in (SPM) for medicine. Min 5 Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathtematics (or Additional Mathemathics) and another subject. Curriculum Structure [-]

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 Physics 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. [-]

University of Bath International Foundation Year

Wiltshire College
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Salisbury

The International Foundation Year is a one year course based at Wiltshire College Salisbury that prepares students for entry onto their chosen University of Bath degree. As long as students achieve the necessary grades they will be guaranteed automatic entry into Year 1 at one of the highest ranking Universities in the UK... [+]

University of Bath International Foundation Year The International Foundation Year is a one year course based at Wiltshire College Salisbury that prepares students for entry onto their chosen University of Bath degree. As long as students achieve the necessary grades they will be guaranteed automatic entry into Year 1 at one of the highest ranking Universities in the UK. The International Foundation Year has been developed especially for international students, because it is important to have the opportunity to learn how to study in the UK and to develop the appropriate study skills ready for progression to the University of Bath. The University of Bath has accredited Wiltshire College to run the International Foundation Year; chosen for their excellent teaching and support for international students. Course structure During the International Foundation Year, students choose three subjects to study from the following list: Biology Business Chemistry Mathematics Economics Physics Social Science English (for Academic Purposes) Students will also undertake a study skills programme. The College will help and guide each student enabling them to choose the right three subjects to meet the entry requirements for the chosen degree. Arranged over two 15-week semesters, students will have a comprehensive range of lectures, tutorials, and group work as well as laboratory classes, where appropriate. Each unit is made up of coursework and an end of semester examination. Throughout the course students will develop the subject knowledge needed as well as acquiring the study and academic English language skills required to succeed in the UK’s higher education system. There are 30 weeks of study in total, with 23 hours of classroom study per week. Students will be required to complete a considerable amount of self-study to stay on top of their work. Career prospects and opportunities Each year, over 85% of our IFY students progress to the University of Bath with the remainder accepting a place at an alternative UK university. The success of our students is a high priority at Wiltshire College. One of the many benefits of having a relatively small cohort of international students is that our staff know each student individually and can ensure that they stay on top of their work and have access to the support they need, when they need it. Entry requirements The minimum qualifications needed to be considered for a place on the International Foundation Year are shown below. These are general guidelines only; please contact us at international@wiltshire.ac.uk for additional assistance with entry criteria. 12 years of school education with strong academic grades of at least 75%, especially in subjects relevant to your chosen degree The minimum IELTS requirement is 6.0. A score of 5.5 in one part of the test will be considered if the other three parts are 6.5 or higher. If you take IELTS after 6 April 2015, you must take it at a test centre specifically authorized by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Applicants must be from outside the UK/EU Applicants must be at least 17 years old at the start of the course A skype interview may be required What next? Each year, over 85% of our IFY students’ progress to the University of Bath with the remainder accepting a place at an alternative UK university. For those achieving direct progression they will study one of the following subjects at undergraduate: Accounting and Finance Automotive Engineering Business Administration Civil and Architectural Engineering Chemistry Economics Mathematical Science Natural Science Physics Social and Policy Sciences Aerospace Engineering Biology and Biochemistry Childhood, Youth & Education Studies Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Pharmacy and Pharmacology Psychology Sport and Exercise Science [-]