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International Foundation Programme Electronic Engineering
This is a full-time honours programme within the International Foundation Programme subject area.
- Subject area: International Foundation Programme
- Code: H609
- Location: Canterbury
- Mode of study: Full-time
- Duration: 1 year
- Start: 2013
- Year in industry: No
- Year abroad: No
- Institution(s): University of Kent
If you need to extend your existing academic qualifications, study skills or ability in English for direct entry to university, the University of Kent's one year International Foundation Programme gives you the opportunity to do so.
The International Foundation Programme (IFP) has been specifically designed to prepare international students for academic study on a wide range of our undergraduate degree programmes in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, including pathways to Architecture, Business, Computing, Economics, Engineering, Law and Psychology.
The IFP at the University of Kent was one of the first international foundation programmes to be offered by a British university and has been in existence for over 20 years. The IFP is delivered at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus.
Students on the IFP are full members of the University with access to all our leisure, support and study facilities on campus. We also offer you a place in our purpose-built student accommodation.
On successful completion of the IFP (and through meeting the University's rules of progression), you are guaranteed entry onto a full undergraduate degree at the University of Kent.
Stage 1What do I study?
The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a modular course over three terms, starting in September. (For those wishing to take the IFP Social Sciences Business pathway, there is also the option to begin your studies in January.) All students take one module in Skills and Academic English and either take a module in English for Academic Study or complete a Project. The Skills and Academic English classes differ from ‘English language' classes as you will be working to develop skills to fully enjoy your academic experience in the UK. These include, for example, developing your sense of responsibility in seminar/group work and as an independent student, improving your skills in time management, project management and individual responsibility towards learning, and developing your analytical and critical skills.
Students then choose three other modules, from the list below, depending on their chosen pathway.
- Analogue Electronics
- Business Management
- Cell Biology & Genetics
- Electrical Principles and Measurements
- Electronic and Communications Engineering
- Further Maths*
- Human Biology
- Maths and Quantitative Methods
- Principles of Science*
- Programming for University Study
*Subject to approval.
Teaching and assessment
Our IFP is taught by our own academics and this allows us to offer teaching of an exceptional quality. Teaching is organised in small groups and includes lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, IT training and independent learning. Assessment will be through a combination of exams and coursework.
Entry to chosen honours degrees in Humanities, Social Sciences or Sciences. Most degree subjects have specific requirements for foundation students above the level of a minimum pass and candidates should check the current level of such requirements with the University prior to accepting offers of places on the foundation year.
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Good school-leaving certificate.
IELTS: minimum of 5.0 (with 5.0 in all four skills).
TOEFL: 61 internet-based (15 in reading and 17 in writing).
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English D.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English C.
Contact the University to check whether other qualifications are acceptable.
Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Electronics, Economics and Psychology degrees: a high enough standard in Mathematics.
Architecture degrees: a portfolio of observational drawings and other visual work, for example, photography, sculpture, painting.
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Key Information Sets
The Key Information Set (KIS) data (right) is compiled by UNISTATS and draws from a variety of sources which includes the National Student Survey and the Higher Education Statistical Agency. The data for assessment and contact hours is compiled from the most populous modules (to the total of 120 credits for an academic session) for this particular degree programme. Depending on module selection, there may be some variation between the KIS data and an individual's experience. For further information on how the KIS data is compiled please see the UNISTATS website.
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