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Engineering and Sciences

Key facts

Start dates

  • September
  • January

Course length

  • Three terms

Course overview

This pathway will prepare you for your chosen undergraduate degree at the Faculty of Engineering or Faculty of Science.

Core modules

  • Academic English Skills
  • Pure Mathematics 1 & 2

Route modules

The modules you will study depend on what subject you are planning to study at Strathclyde. 

Biomedical Science

  • Biology 1 & 2
  • Chemistry 1 & 2

Chemical & Process Engineering

  • Chemistry 1 & 2
  • Applied Mathematics 1 and one from the following
  • Applied Mathematics 2
  • Physics 1 or Physics 2

Chemistry

  • Chemistry 1 & 2 and one from the following pairs:
  • Applied Mathematics 1 & 2, or
  • Physics 1 & 2

Computing

  • Computing 1 & 2 and one from the following pairs:
  • Chemistry 1 & 2, or
  • Physics 1 & 2

Electronic & Electircal Engineering and Computer & Electronic Systems

  • Computing 1 & 2
  • Physics 1 & 2

All other Engineering subjects, and Physics

  • Applied Mathematics 1 & 2
  • Physics 1 & 2

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.

This module prepares you for first degree programmes in engineering and sciences through the development of mathematical applications, with specific regard to the study of forces, energy and the laws of motion.

This module extends the knowledge developed through Applied Mathematics 1, building on the study of forces, energy and the laws of motion. You will study topics relevant to first degree programmes in engineering and sciences, including statics, uniform circular motion and rotational dynamics.

This module is designed for students progressing to degrees that require underpinning knowledge of biology. Students are introduced to the basic molecular building blocks of life; the structure in relation to the function of living cells; the flow of information through the cell; and the basic principles of metabolism. The module includes both classroom and laboratory based learning.

This module aims to provide students with a basic understanding of the physiology of the major organ systems of the human body. Students will understand how the body is regulated to maintain a healthy internal environment. Students will also explore diseases where these systems are disrupted. The module is delivered through classroom and laboratory based learning.

In these modules you will be introduced to post-school chemistry and provided with appropriate knowledge for further study. You will examine topics including atomic and molecular structures and chemical energy and will carry out laboratory operations including mass and volume measurement and titrations with an awareness of the importance of chemical safety.

You will study basic computer architecture and operating systems and to develop a basic understanding of programming. You will be introduced to the study of Java as a programming language, with this being further developed in the Computing 2 module.

This module’s focus is on embedding key principles of matter and fluids. You will be engaged in applying the appropriate laws of physics to problem solving in these areas and will be expected to carry out laboratory experiments, analyse data and report on their findings.

This module seeks to embed knowledge of the principles of the subject areas electricity and magnetism. You will be engaged in applying the appropriate laws of physics to problem solving in these areas and will be expected to carry out laboratory experiments, analyse data and report on your findings.

These modules provide you with an appropriate knowledge of pure mathematics and its application (including algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus), relevant to first degree programmes in engineering and sciences.

Entry requirements

For full entry requirements information, please visit entry requirements page.

 

Fees

To learn more about course costs visit our fees and payments page.

Engineering scholarship

A joint scholarship is available for students applying to the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre for the September 2017 intake. This is at a value of up to £2,000 for the International Study Centre preparation year, plus £2,000 for each year of the degree. To find out more, please contact your local agent.

Degree progression

Once you have completed the Undergraduate Foundation Programme, and subject to satisfying the progression criteria, you can proceed to the second year of your four-year degree at the University.

University Programme Award English grade Subject grade
Aero-Mechanical Engineering BEng 60% 65%
Applied Chemistry ** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Architectural Studies * ^ BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Biomedical Engineering ^
BEng (Hons) 60% 65%
Biomedical Science ** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Biomolecular Sciences *
BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Biochemistry and Immunology ** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Biochemistry and Microbiology ** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Biochemistry and Pharmacology ** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Chemical Engineering BEng (Hons) 60% 65%
Chemistry ** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Chemistry with Drug Discovery ** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Chemistry with Forensic Science ** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Chemistry with Analytical Chemistry ** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Civil Engineering   BEng(Hons)  65%  60% 
Civil & Environmental Engineering BEng (Hons) 60% 65%
Computer & Electronic Systems BEng (Hons) 60% 65%
Computer Science ** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Data Analytics **
BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Electronic & Electrical Engineering BEng (Hons) 60% 65%
Immunology and Microbiology ** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Immunology and Pharmacology ** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Mathematics ** BSc (Hons) 65% 65%
Mathematics & Computer Science ** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Mathematics & Physics ** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) 60% 65%
Mechanical Engineering with International Study BEng (Hons) 60% 65%
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering BEng (Hons) 60% 65%
Naval Architecture with Ocean Engineering BEng (Hons) 60% 65%
Naval Architecture High Performance Marine Vehicles BEng (Hons) 60% 65%
Pharmacy *** MPharm 60% 65%
Physics ** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Product Design Engineering BEng (Hons) 60% 65%
Product Design & Innovation BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Production Engineering & Management BEng (Hons) 60% 65%
Prosthetics & Orthotics * †
BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Software Engineering** BSc (Hons) 60% 65%
Sports Engineering BEng (Hons) 60% 65%

*Progression to year 1 of this degree.
**If you do not achieve the grades required for progression to year 2, you may be able to progress to year one of these degrees.
***Only 5 places available. Students enter year 2 and study 4 years at the University.
† University interview and pre-approval required before you can receive an offer.
^ Portfolio and pre-approval required before you can receive an offer for the IFY.

These degrees and grades are subject to change.