NCUK IFY Science & Engineering Stream

Science & Engineering Stream

The NCUK International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering is a modular programme that will prepare you for the first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses. You will study English for Academic Purposes and 3 other modules that fit in with your choice of degree that you intend on pursuing.


The following are the 4 modules of the NCUK IFY Science and Engineering:


English for Academic Purposes

This specially designed programme will help you:

  • develop your skills in Academic English that are required for an undergraduate course at a UK University
  • develop vocabulary most relevant to your course of study
  • train you in specific skills such as listening to lectures, note-taking, making oral presentations, academic reading and writing


The overall aim of this module is to provide you with a better understanding of the basic concepts and principles of physics. You will gain the required foundation knowledge to feel confident to start studying a Physics-related course at an undergraduate level.

Syllabus includes:

  • Mechanics
  • Electricity
  • Vibration and Waves
  • Thermal Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Fields


The overall aim of this module is to provide you with a solid foundation in many aspects of Chemistry and will enable you to feel confident to start studying Chemistry and other related subjects at undergraduate level.

Syllabus includes:

  • Atomic Structure and Mass
  • Chemical Bonding, Metallic Bonding, Hydrogen Bonding and Simple Intermolecular Forces
  • Molarity and Balanced Equations
  • Empirical and Molecular Formulae
  • Oxidation and Reduction
  • Transition Elements
  • Alkanes and Alkenes
  • Alcohols, Aldehydes and Ketones
  • Energetics and Equilibrium
  • Kinetics and Spectroscopy

Mathematics for Engineering

The overall aim of this module is to equip you with the mathematical knowledge and skills necessary from the aspect of Engineering which will be useful during the first year of your undergraduate degree course.

Syllabus includes:

  • Algebra
  • Trigonometric, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Calculus – Differentiation and Integration
  • Statistics, Further Differentiation
  • Trigonometric Identities, Functions
  • Probability, Correlation and Linear Regression
  • Probability Distributions and Further Integration

Who is it for?

  • Students interested in pursuing a science or engineering related degree after the International Foundation Year
  • Students who consider themselves to be strong in mathematics

Entry Requirements

A.  High-school entry requirements for International Foundation Year Programme.

Students must normally have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Students with only 11 years of education will be considered NSE (non-standard entry). Complete information on entry requirements is available at this link

B.  English Language entry requirements for International Foundation Year Programme.

Participants must meet the minimum English Language requirements to join the International Foundation Year programme. The following scores will help applicants determine if their qualifications match NCUK’s requirements:

  • Password – 5.0 (this test can be facilitated by the European College of Malta at the agent’s office)
  • IELTS – minimum 5.0 in each module (does not need to be UKVI IELTS)
  • TOEFL – 62
  • PTE academic – 46



Tuition Fee: € 9,900


NCUK Course, NCUK Exams, IELTS Exam, Course Books and Registration Fee

Registration Fee: € 950

Intakes: September 2019 & January 2020

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