University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Computing, Engineering and Science

About this route

The International Foundation Year in Computing, Engineering and Science will prepare you for a degrees in fields such as computing, engineering, forensic science, music technology and pharmaceutical science.

You will study core modules, which are general skills subjects, and route modules, which are specific and important for your academic development.

Core modules

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the 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.

Personal, Learning and Critical Thinking Skills are essential skills for work and learning, and will prepare you to confidently enter university and later working life. The six groups of skills are:

  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self-managers
  • Effective participators

This module is assessed by a project that focuses on your chosen degree subject and is an essential component of the International Foundation Year Programme.

This module will encourage students to develop their interest in and enthusiasm for Physics and support further study of the subject. Students will appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society. They will also develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of Physics and develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other. As students taking this module have decided to study an Engineering, Science or Computer Science degree the subject will be taught in a contextualized way with applied examples given during the module to help and prepare them for the specific demands of their chosen degree.

This module will encourage students to develop their interest in and enthusiasm for Physics and support further study of the subject. Students will appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society. They will also develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of Physics and develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other. As students taking this module have decided to study an Engineering, Science or Computer Science degree the subject will be taught in a contextualized way with applied examples given during the module to help and prepare them for the specific demands of their chosen degree.

Route modules

Please note that students progressing to Engineering need to take Applied Maths 1 & 2 modules; students progressing to Computing Science will need to take Applied Maths 1 and Computing modules; and those progressing to Science need to take Biology and Chemistry.

In this module you will focus on topics such as Vectors, Velocity and Acceleration, Force and Newton’s Laws, Friction, Work, Energy and Power, Projectiles, Moments and Centre of Gravity.

In this module students will focus on basic topics such as Momentum and Impulse, Circular Motion, Rotational Motion, Simple Harmonic Motion, Elasticity and Gravitational and Electric Fields.

This module is for students following degrees in Science and it will enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of biology. You will cover population-biodiversity, organisms – exchange and transport, cells and molecular-biological molecules.

This module is for students following degrees in Science. You will study formulae, equations and amounts of substance, atomic structure, bonding and structure, energetics, equilibria and kinetics. You will also cover redox systems, inorganic chemistry and the periodic table, organic chemistry and modern analytical techniques.

This module gives the students the opportunity to consider some of the main areas of study within computing and information technology. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of computer systems and the principles of computing (including programming), and how these are applied to the solution of real problems.

Key facts

Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (minimum of 4.0 in writing), or equivalent*
Age on entry: 17+ (in the September or October of the academic year you begin your course at the International Study Centre)

Visit our entry requirements page for a complete list of country-specific requirements.

*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

Course length: Three terms 
Entry points: January and September
Term dates:

  • September 2017 start:
    Term 1: 18/09/2017- 08/12/2017
    Term 2: 08/01/2018- 23/03/2018
    Term 3: 03/04/2018- 09/06/2018
  • January 2018 start:
    Term 1: 08/01/2018- 23/03/2018
    Term 2: 03/04/2018- 08/06/2018
    Term 3: 11/06/2018- 10/08/2018

To learn more about course costs visit our fees page.

Your degree at Huddersfield

This programme can lead to one of the undergraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). These degrees are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Automotive and Motorsport Engineering BEng (Hons) / MEng ( 40% 50%
Biochemistry BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Biology (Molecular and Cellular) BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Biomedicine BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Chemical Engineering BEng/MEng (Hons) 60% 50%
Chemical Engineering and Chemistry BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Chemistry BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Chemistry with Chemical Engineering BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Chemistry with Forensic Science BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Chemistry with Industrial Experience MChem 40% 50%
Computer Games Programming BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Computer Systems Engineering BEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Computing BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Computing Science BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Construction Project Management BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Electronic and Communication Engineering BEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Electronic Engineering BEng/MEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Electronic Engineering and Computer Systems BEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Energy Engineering BEng/MEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Exercise Science BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Forensic and Analytical Science BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Information and Communication Technology BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Mechanical Engineering BEng/MEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Medical Biochemistry BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Medical Biology BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Medical Genetics BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Music Technology and Audio Systems BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Pharmacology BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Pharmacy MPharm 65% 65%
Software Engineering MEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Sport Science BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Sport, Exercise & Nutrition BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Surveying BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Surveying (Building Surveying) BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Surveying (Quantity Surveying) BSc (Hons) 40% 50%