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International Foundation Year (Engineering & Physical Sciences)

Leading To BEng\MEng Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

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This International Foundation Year prepares international students for guaranteed entry1 to undergraduate degrees in Engineering & Physical Sciences at The University Of Surrey. On successful completion, you can progress directly to the first year of a range of degree programmes, including BEng\MEng Chemical & Petroleum Engineering. See Progression Options below for full details.

  • Why Choose This Course?
    • Guaranteed entry to an undergraduate degree at The University of Surrey after only one year.
    • The University of Surrey is rated GOLD for Teaching Excellence by the Department for Education (2019).
    • Study at one of the UK's top universities: Surrey is consistently ranked in the top 20 British universities.
    • One of the most international campuses in the UK, with 20% of students from overseas.
    • Benefit from the Professional Training Placement Programme, which provides all students with the opportunity to gain real work experience during their degree studies.

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Course Specification

The International Foundation Year (Engineering & Physical Sciences) is a comprehensive programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language. It is specially designed for international students who want to study an undergraduate degree at The University Of Surrey, but do not have the academic qualifications or English level required for direct entry.

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the first year of selected bachelor's degrees at the The University Of Surrey.

Entry Requirements

Academic Completion of high school in your own country with good grades. Note: IGCSE is not accepted for this foundation course.
English English level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (5.0+ in all skills).
Age Minimum age 17 years (at start of course).

Start Dates And Progression

The table below lists the next available start dates and the date you will progress to a degree on successful completion of this course.

Start Date End Date Progress
Feb 2021 Aug 2021 Sep 2021
Sep 2021 Jun 2022 Sep 2022

Progression Options

  • BEng\MEng Automotive Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Chemical Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Computer & Internet Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Electronic Engineering & Computer Systems
  • BEng\MEng Electronic Engineering & Nanotechnology
  • BEng\MEng Electronic Engineering & Space Systems
  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc Computing & Information Technology
  • BSc Financial Mathematics
  • BSc Mathematics & Statistics
  • BSc Mathematics With Music
  • BSc Music & Sound Recording (Tonmeister)
  • BSc\MMath\MPhys Mathematics & Physics
  • BSc\MPhys Physics & Astronomy
  • BSc\MPhys Physics & Nuclear Astrophysics
  • BSc\MPhys Physics & Quantum Technologies
  • MChem\BSc Chemistry
  • MEng\BEng Aerospace Engineering
  • MEng\BEng Civil Engineering
  • MEng\BEng Electronic Engineering
  • MEng\BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • MMath\BSc Mathematics
  • MPhys\BSc Physics

1 Entry is guaranteed for students who achieve the minimum grades required for progression.

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