Science, Engineering and Computing
Develop the skills and subject knowledge most relevant to your future degree
About this course
You will study a combination of core and subject-specific modules that focus on helping you learn the skills most relevant to the degree you want to study.
International Foundation Year in Science, Engineering and Computing
|English language level||Semesters||Start date||End date||Progress to Leeds Beckett University|
|IELTS 4.5 (4.5 in writing)||2 semesters||September||May||September|
|IELTS 4.5 (4.5 in writing)||2 semesters||January||July||September|
Your work will be assessed regularly through coursework assignments, presentations, essays, case studies and exams.
Where this course will take you
Once you complete the course, and achieve the required grades, you will be able to start your chosen degree at Leeds Beckett University. You can choose from a range of degree options, in areas such computing, biomedical sciences and civil engineering.
Please note that you are expected to attend 100% of your classes at the International Study Centre or you are at risk of losing your Student visa.
Academic English Skills
Academic English Skills aims to provide thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable international students to best achieve their academic potential at university. Our Academic English programme is validated by UK ENIC, the UK government agency responsible for providing information and expert opinion on qualifications and skills worldwide.
You will develop awareness and competency in a range of language-related academic skills, including the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
Alongside your classes, your studies will be supported by an online learning platform, providing you with a range of tasks and activities specifically designed to develop and extend your language and academic skills outside the classroom and to give you more control over your own learning.
This module will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of human biology consisting of seven key topics: cells, biological molecules, movement across membranes, protein synthesis, cell replication, enzymes, and respiration. This module will further develop your knowledge of the major systems of the human body consisting of six key topics: the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, nervous, urinary, and hormonal systems. The module also further develops your Maths, laboratory skills and scientific report writing as well as introducing you to experiment planning.
This module introduces you to the fundamental principles that form the basis of Chemistry. It consists of seven key topics: Atomic Structure and Bonding, Mole concept, Redox reactions, Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibria, Chemical Kinetics, and Organic Chemistry. The module also further develops your laboratory skills and scientific report writing as well as introduces you to experiment planning.
This Physics module provides you with an essential understanding and aims to garner interest in key aspects of Physics (materials, fluids, electrical circuits) in preparation for degree courses in Engineering, Computing and other STEM subjects. It provides opportunities for you to master your English language skills through discussion and academic writing.
Maths for Engineering and Computing
Mathematics for Engineering and Computing provides you with a foundation in the mathematical modelling of systems and the core maths skills which are integral to courses in Engineering, Computing and other STEM subjects. It aims to garner interest in mathematics as a subject and through exposure to its applications. It also aims to develop self-confidence so that you are ready to take initiative and work independently.
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International Study Centre
By studying with us you can adjust to student life in the UK with the help of our expert staff – and as part of a friendly, multicultural student community.
English Language courses
Gain the language skills you need to study with us at the International Study Centre, as well as on your undergraduate degree and beyond in your career.