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Engineering and Physical Sciences

    University of North Carolina

    Undergraduate Foundation Programme Engineering and Physical Sciences (3 Terms)

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    Who is this program designed for?

    This program is tailored for international students who have finished their senior secondary education and are aiming to pursue undergraduate studies at one of our partner universities. Successful completion of the UFP guarantees placement into a suitable undergraduate program. The UFP is accredited at level 3, equivalent to A-level standard in the UK.

    How long will I study for?

    This programme lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to eight teaching weeks and one reading week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week.

    What will I study?

    This programme includes English and three academic subject modules. English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects, as well as being taught separately if you need additional support to develop your English language.

    There are five academic pathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study. The pathways are: Business, Economics, Finance and Management, Engineering and Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Art and Design.

    How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed at regular intervals throughout the programme to ensure you are making the progress required to successfully complete the programme. Full assessment of the programme will take place in the final term. Assessment methodologies are aligned to those that will be experienced in the University environment, and include project work, essays, presentations and unseen examinations.


    • Pure Mathematics
    • Physical Sciences
    • Skills for Science

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