Foundation Year in
Degree Entry (Foundation) Programme Engineering / Computing
Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Academic City, United Arab Emirates
AED 44,100 **
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This programme is designed to provide students with a pathway into an undergraduate degree in Engineering or Computing at the Dubai Campus. It is specifically designed as a foundation programme that will help students to bridge the gap between their school qualifications and the demands of a university degree.
Students who complete the programme successfully will be able to progress directly into the first year of their chosen degree programme.
The programme will help students to develop their subject knowledge whilst providing a firm foundation in IT, research and writing skills, academic English, and assessment and examination techniques.
The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai. All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.
Students study the following subjects:
- Academic English
- Approaches to Learning
- Entry Physics. (Prospective Chemical Engineering students will study Entry Chemistry instead).
- Entry Mathematics
Students are assessed through a combination of coursework and exams and must attain a minimum overall grade of B (60%) in each course to ensure guaranteed transfer onto the undergraduate programmes listed above.
Upon successful completion of this DEP, students will be eligible to progress to one of the following programmes, all of which are offered at the Dubai Campus:
- BEng (Hons) Architectural Engineering
- BEng Automotive Engineering
- BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering
- BEng or BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
- BSc Computer Systems
- BSc Computer Systems (Computer Games Programming)
- BEng or BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- BEng or BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering