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International Foundation (Science & Engineering)

Leading To MEng Microelectronics

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

  • Why Choose This Course?
    • Guaranteed entry to an undergraduate degree at Sheffield University after only one year.
    • Study at a world top 100 university renowned for its teaching and research;
    • A member of the prestigious Russell Group, the UK's own 'Ivy League'.
    • Sheffield has close links with leading industries and businesses such as Boeing, Rolls Royce, Unilever, Boots, ICI, Slazenger and AstraZeneca, reflecting Sheffield’s history as a centre of technological research and innovation since the Industrial Revolution;
    • Enjoy Sheffield's vibrant culture and nightlife and the Peak District National Park;

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Course Specification

The International Foundation (Science & Engineering) 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 Sheffield, 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 Sheffield.

Study Options

  • 1.5 Semesters
    1.5 semesters starting Mar
  • 2 Semesters
    2 semesters starting Jan, Sep

Entry Requirements

Academic Completion of high school with good grades, equivalent to 5 IGCSE grades B or above in relevant subjects (excluding native language). A portfolio of work is required for architecture.
English 1.5 Semesters
English level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (5.0+ in all skills).
2 Semesters
English level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 (5.0+ in writing, 4.0+ in other 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.

1.5 Semesters

Start Date End Date Progress
Mar 2021 Aug 2021 Sep 2021

2 Semesters

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

Progression Options

  • BEng Chemical Engineering With Industrial Experience
  • BEng\MEng Aerospace Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Aerospace Engineering With Private Pilot Instruction
  • BEng\MEng Bioengineering
  • BEng\MEng Biomaterials Science & Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Chemical Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Civil Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Computer Systems Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Electrical Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Electronic & Communications Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Electronic Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Electronics & Computer Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Intelligent Systems & Control Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Intelligent Systems & Control Engineering (Engineering Management)
  • BEng\MEng Materials Science & Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Mechatronics & Robotic Engineering
  • BEng\MEng Software Engineering
  • BMedSci Health & Human Sciences
  • Bmedsci Orthoptics
  • BSc Archaeology
  • BSc Bio Dental Science & Technology
  • BSc Biochemistry
  • BSc Biochemistry & Genetics
  • BSc Biochemistry & Microbiology
  • BSc Biomedical Science
  • BSc Financial Mathematics
  • BSc Genetics
  • BSc Genetics & Microbiology
  • BSc Geography
  • BSc Mathematics & Philosophy
  • BSc Medical Biochemistry
  • BSc Medical Genetics
  • BSc Medical Microbiology
  • BSc Microbiology
  • BSc Molecular Biology
  • BSc Psychology
  • BSc Speech & Language Sciences
  • BSc\MBiolSci Biology
  • BSc\MBiolSci Ecology & Conservation Biology
  • BSc\MBiolSci Plant Sciences
  • BSc\MBiolSci Zoology
  • BSc\MChem Chemistry
  • BSc\MComp Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science
  • BSc\MComp Computer Science
  • BSc\MEnv Environmental Science
  • BSc\MMath Mathematics
  • BSc\MMath Mathematics & Statistics
  • BSc\MPhys Physics
  • BSc\MPhys Physics & Astrophysics
  • BSc\MPhys Physics With Medical Physics
  • BSc\MPhys Theoretical Physics
  • MEng Architectural Engineering
  • MEng Chemical Engineering & Biological Engineering
  • MEng Chemical Engineering & Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • MEng Chemical Engineering With Energy
  • MEng Chemical Engineering With Nuclear Technology
  • MEng Civil & Structural Engineering
  • MEng Materials Science With Nuclear Engineering
  • MEng Metallurgy
  • MEng Microelectronics
  • MEng Structural Engineering & Architecture

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

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