Foundation Programme in Physical Sciences & Engineering

University of Aberdeen - ISC, United Kingdom
Foundation Programme in Physical Sciences & Engineering
Next enrollment cycle October 2024 See all cycles
Total Cost KES 3,687,204
Course Accredited By CMI
9 Months Online Undergraduate Pathway Programme

The University of Aberdeen has a long history in the sciences and the Undergraduate Foundation Programme is the best way for international students to benefit from this. Equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate degree, you will still graduate in the typical four years it takes to complete a degree in Scotland.

The Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Physical Sciences & Engineering has a wide selection or progression degrees based on your chosen subject route. Depending on your career ambitions and interests, you could progress to either a BEng, BSc or MA degree. In Scotland, an MA (or Masters of Arts) degree is an undergraduate degree equivalent to a BA degree.

Enrollment Cycles

  • October 2024
  • January 2025

Entry Requirements

To apply for the Undergraduate Foundation Programme, you’ll need to meet the following entry requirements:

Academic: Good high school graduate grades or equivalent. For our Life Sciences pathway, you will also need to have studied Chemistry and one other science or Maths subject. For the Physical Sciences and Engineering pathway, Maths and/or Physics may also be required.

English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (4.5 in writing, 4.0 in all other skills)

Term 1
Maths for Engineering and Science 1
This module covers:

  • Algebra
  • Functions and solving equations
  • Trigonometry
  • Basic integration
  • Probabilities and statistics

Chemistry 1
This module covers:

  • Atomic theory and properties
  • Calculations using the mole
  • Periodic table
  • Introduction to organic chemistry
  • Enthalpy changes
  • Acid/base equilibria

Computing 1
This module covers:

  • Python
  • Algorithms
  • Functions
  • Propositional logic & predicate logic
  • Data representations
  • Instruction set architectures (isas)
  • Microarchitecture

Term 2
Maths for Engineering and Science 2

This module covers:

  • Complex numbers
  • Differential calculus
  • Approximation & taylor series
  • Use of numerical software for approximation of functions and taylor series
  • Applications of integration

This module covers:

  • Materials processes
  • Sustainability and the environment
  • Mechanical properties of materials
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Crystallographic structures
  • Thermal properties of materials

Term 3
This module covers:

  • Coordinate systems
  • Newton’s second and third laws
  • Static equilibrium and equations of motion free body diagrams
  • Truss structures
  • Shear force diagrams
  • Bending moment diagrams
  • Work-energy methods
  • Impulse momentum methods

This module covers:

  • RAE Statement of Ethical Principles
  • Atomic theory
  • Basic electrical theory
  • Introduction to AC principles
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Basic analogue electronics

Chemistry 2
This module covers:

  • Structures and shapes of polyatomic molecules
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium and kinetics
  • Analytical chemistry and spectroscopy
  • Reactivity of organic molecules

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