Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering
Whichever option you choose, the Science or Engineering Certificate will provide you with the English language ability, key subject knowledge and academic skills needed to study an undergraduate degree course at the University of Westminster. On successful completion of the course to the required level, you are guaranteed progression to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Westminster
Core Modules *
- Skills for Study 1, 2, and 3
- Language for Study 2 and 3
- Basic Engineering
- Foundation Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics
- Fundamentals of Science
- Physical Sciences
* These modules apply to students on a two-term programme. Students on longer programmes will take additional English language modules.
Engineering pathway (Progression to year 1)
- BEng Biochemical Engineering
- BSc Biomedical Sciences
- BSc Business Information Systems
- BSc Cognitive Neuroscience
- BSc Computer Games Development
- BSc Computer Network Security
- BSc Computer Networks and Communications
- BSc Computer Science
- BSc Computer Systems Engineering
- BEng Computer Systems Engineering
- BSc Electronic Engineering
- BEng Electronic Engineering
- BEng Mobile and Web Computing
- BSc Multimedia Computing
- BSc Multimedia Computing and Animation
- BEng Software Engineering
Life Sciences pathway (Progression to year 1)
- BSc Biochemistry
- BSc Biological Sciences
- BSc Biological Sciences (Biotechnology)
- BSc Biological Sciences (Cancer Biology)
- BSc Biological Sciences (Forensic Biology)
- BSc Biological Sciences (Microbiology)
- BSc Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology and Genetics)
- BSc (Hons) Cognitive Neuroscience
- BSc Human and Medical Science
- BEng Human Nutrition
- BSc Human Nutrition (Nutrition and Exercise Science)
- BEng Pharmacology and Physiology
Please note that the Life Science pathways is available to students who start their course in the September intake only.
Key course facts
Course length varies from 2 to 4.5 terms depending on your needs.
Academic entry requirements
Entry to the Foundation Certificate requires you to have passed Grade 12 (or equivalent).
English language entry requirements
You will need to show proof of English language ability – usually an IELTS test (or equivalent Secure English Language Test – SELT). A higher IELTS score means your programme will be shorter and you can progress to the University of Westminster more quickly.
UK universities demand a very high level of English from all international students. Students with a lower level of English will be placed on a preparation course that is longer and includes both English language lessons and academic and subject lessons.
Foundation Certificate start dates
English language level
|Course||Next start date||Course length|
|IELTS 5.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill||Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering||13 Jan 2014||2 terms|
|IELTS 5.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill||Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering||17 Feb 2014||2 terms|
|IELTS 5.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill||Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Multi-Progression)||13 Jan 2014||2 terms|
|IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill||Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Multi-Progression) with English||06 Jan 2014||3 terms|
|IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill||Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Preparatory English)||06 Jan 2014||3 terms|
|IELTS 4.0 in all skills||Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Preparatory English)||10 Feb 2014||4 terms|
* All scores are IELTS but any equivalent Secure English Language Test would be accepted.
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