Engineering and Physical Sciences

The Engineering and Physical Sciences International Foundation Year leads to a wide range of degrees in engineering, science and mathematics related subjects at the University of Surrey.

Core units

Academic English Skills

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include 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.

Subject-specific units

Pure Mathematics 1

Learn about straight lines and linear equations, set theory and probability, statistics, linear programming, indices and logarithms and experimental laws.

Applied Mathematics 1 & 2

During these units you will study advanced vectors, forces and equilibrium, relative motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, friction and work, energy and power, centres of gravity/centres of mass and particle dynamics.

Elective units

To complete your Foundation Year programme you will also study one of the following elective units:

Chemistry 1 & 2

These units introduce you to formulae, equations and moles, atomic structure, introduction to redox systems, thermodynamics and bonding. You will also cover equilibria, acid-based equilibria, kinetics and organic chemistry.

Physics 1 & 2

In these units you will look at sound, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction, electromagnetic waves, strengths of solids, fluids, heat and gases and the structure of the atom. You will also cover electrical current and charge, potential difference, resistance, capacitance, transistors and amplifiers, electrical fields, gravitational fields, magnetic fields and electromagnetic fields.

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Pure Mathematics 2

You will cover further algebra, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, differentiation, integration, numerical methods and vectors.

Progression Routes

You will need to take an IELTS test at the end of the International Foundation Year and achieve the required scores. If you are progressing to your degree in September 2017, the below grades are for guidelines only and are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Aerospace Engineering MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Automotive Engineering BEng (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Automotive Engineering MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Chemical and Bio-Systems Engineering MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Chemical and Bio-Systems Engineering MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering BEng (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Chemical Engineering MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Chemical Engineering BEng (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Chemistry BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Chemistry MChem 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Chemistry with Forensic Investigation MChem 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Chemistry with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Civil Engineering MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Communications Systems BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Communications Systems MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Computer and Internet Engineering BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Computer Science BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Computing & Information Technology BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Economics and Mathematics BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Electronic Engineering MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Electronic Engineering for Medicine and Healthcare BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Electronic Engineering for Medicine and Healthcare MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems BEng (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology BEng (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Electronic Engineering with Space Systems BEng (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Electronic Engineering with Space Systems MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Film and Video Production Technology BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Financial Mathematics BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Liberal Arts BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 7.0 with no skill below 6 .5
Mathematics BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Mathematics MMath (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Mathematics and Physics MMath (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Mathematics and Physics MPhys (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Mathematics and Physics BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Mathematics with Music BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Mathematics with Statistics BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Mechanical Engineering BEng 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Mechanical Engineering MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Medical Engineering MEng (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Medical Engineering BEng 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Physics BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Physics MPhys (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Physics with Astronomy MPhys (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Physics with Astronomy BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics MPhys (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Physics with Quantum Technologies MPhys (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Physics with Quantum Technologies BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Software Development for Business BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
These degrees and grades are subject to change.
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Course length

September to June or February to September

Intakes

September & February

Age on entry

You must be 18 on progression to your undergraduate degree at the University

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