University of Surrey International Study Centre
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Extended International Foundation Year* leads to a wide range of degrees in engineering, science and mathematics related subjects at the University of Surrey.
During the Extended International Foundation Year* you will study a core unit of general subject skills, subject-specific units and elective units, which are carefully designed for your academic development.
*Subject to approval
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in language and related academic skills, enabling 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.
During these units you will study the relationship between real life situations and mathematical models. You will learn about friction, energy and power, while working to deepen your understanding of the role of mathematics in the world.
In these units you will develop your knowledge of algebra and calculus while learning about functions, derivatives and integrals, sketching graphs and applying mathematical facts to real world problems.
To complete your Extended International Foundation Year programme you will also study one of the following elective units:
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.
In these units you will study the fundamentals of physics by looking at sound, electromagnetic waves and the structure of the atom. You will also cover electrical currents and magnetic fields.
This programme can lead to one of the undergraduate degrees in the table below. Grades and progression degrees are guidelines and subject to change. Find out about IELTS requirements for progression.
Our 2017 prospectus is now available.
A three-semester pathway to the first year of an undergraduate degree. Choose from a range of accounting, business management, law and politics-related subjects. Find out modules and progression degrees.
A three-semester pathway to the first year of an undergraduate degree. Choose from a range of biology, chemistry and food science-related subjects. Find out modules and progression degrees.