Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering

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The Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering provides international students with the skills needed to progress on to degree courses related to science and engineering subjects as well as physiotherapy.

The Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering teaches students a broad range of introductory science and engineering modules.

All Foundation Certificate courses at Liverpool International College have been specifically designed to meet the needs of international students. The main elements in the Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering are:

  • Academic skills modules
    Develop key academic skills including research, essay writing, presentation and analysis skills
  • Subject modules
    In covering the basics of your chosen area of study in either international science or engineering, you will gain the comprehensive knowledge required for your progression to the University of Liverpool. Modules also include more specialised topics that focuses on the skills and knowledge you will need most in your chosen undergraduate degree course.

Academic and language support is also provided throughout the Foundation Certificate to help you reach your academic and English language goals, and progress to university.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Certificate at the required level, you will progress to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree at the University of Liverpool.

Maths & science bridging modules

Do you need an extra term of maths & science to help you during your Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering?

Students on a two-term Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering can choose to take maths & science bridging modules for an extra term.

Upon successful completion of the maths & science bridging modules, students are lead onto the traditional two-term Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering.

This is ideal for:

  • Students with below-average scores in maths and science
  • Students that have been out of full-time education for more than a few months and would benefit from reviewing core curriculum
  • Students that are concerned they may struggle to achieve good results in the shorter two-term course
  • Students wishing to solidify their basic mathematics and science knowledge before studying at a higher level
  • Students seeking to increase their chances of obtaining good results in their science and engineering studies

Subject Modules

Core modules:

  • Language for Study
  • Skills for Study

Students studying a three-term Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (with Maths and Science included) will also take Preparatory Mathematics, Preparatory Science and Basic Computing in their first term at the College.

Chemistry Pathway modules

  • Chemical Science
  • Physical Sciences
  • Biochemistry of Life
  • Skills for Study
  • Language for Study 3

Computing Pathway modules

  • Mathematics of Science and Engineering
  • Physical Sciences
  • Algorithms, Programming and Data Representation
  • Skills for Study
  • Language for Study 3

Earth Sciences / Engineering / Physics Pathway modules

  • Mathematics of Science and Engineering
  • Physical Sciences
  • Basic Engineering
  • Skills for Study
  • Language for Study 3

Health Sciences Pathway modules

  • Introduction to Social Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Biological Science
  • Biochemistry of Life
  • Skills for Study
  • Language for Study 3

Life Sciences Pathway modules

  • Chemical Science
  • Biochemistry of Life
  • Biological Science
  • Skills for Study
  • Language for Study 3