ETC’s Engineering University Foundation Programme

Here at ETC International College, we provide an Engineering university foundation programme for you to get into the university of your choice. Study hard, learn the language and focus on the course aspects to enter aN Engineering degree course at university.

The University Foundation Programme for Engineering lasts for 24 weeks. Each unit has 60 hours of teaching and a recommendation of 40 hours per unit of personal study time. By the end of the Engineering University Foundation Programme, students will develop the language, study skills and subject knowledge relating to the field of Engineering.

The ETC Engineering University Foundation Programme is aimed at students wishing to enter a UK university. The course prepares students for studying at a degree level.

The 24 weeks course is a 120 Credit Diploma in Engineering, including 4 English modules and 8 Engineering modules. Each Engineering unit has 45 hours of teaching and 55 hours per unit of personal study time. The Engineering University Foundation Programme consists of a range of Engineering subjects divided into 2 terms, each 12 weeks long. There are 4 start dates throughout the year.

This covers 28 Lessons a week (1 Lesson = 45 Minutes) 21 Hours.

Course Content

Students must already have an English level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 in all language skills. They will study the following subjects:

  • Health and Safety in Engineering
  • Technical Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Business & Engineering
  • Managing a Technical Project
  • Science
  • Electronics

English for Academic Purposes

Following the EAP course will greatly enhance student ability to participate in higher education. Students will learn the appropriate skills and vastly improve their chance of gaining a higher IELTS score.

Following the Pre-sessional EAP course provides an average progression rate of a 1.5 IELTS score increase within 12 weeks. This compares to Pre-foundation English courses average rate of a 0.5 score increase in 12 weeks.

For more information about the Engineering university foundation programme, contact us on +44 (0) 1202 559044 and one of our friendly staff members will be more than happy to assist you. Furthermore to say, that ETC International College is one of the leading English language courses in Bournemouth. [/fusion_text]

English for Academic Purposes

Following the EAP course will greatly enhance student ability to participate in higher education.  Students will learn the appropriate skills and vastly improve their chance of gaining a higher IELTS score.

Following the Pre-sessional EAP course provides an average progression rate of a 1.5 IELTS score increase within 12 weeks.  This compares to Pre-foundation English courses average rate of a 0.5 score increase in 12 weeks.

For more information about the business university foundation programme, contact us on +44 (0) 1202 559044 and one of our friendly staff members will be more than happy to assist you. Furthermore to say, that ETC International College is one of the leading English language courses in Bournemouth.

Recognised Partnership with Bournemouth University

ETC International College is proud to announce that Bournemouth University recognises its University Foundation Programme, HNC and HND qualifications. To learn more about our partnership with Bournemouth University, click here.

ETC’s University Counsellor Services

When you study on the ETC Business UFP you will be assigned to our University Counsellor.  They will help you to:
Find the university of your choice
Find the university of your choice
Write your personal statement
Write your personal statement
Get letters of recommendation
Get letters of recommendation
Complete your university application
Complete your university application
Find out about extra curricular activities
Find out about extra curricular activities
The course would typically cover the key areas of Engineering:

  • Health and Safety in Engineering
  • Technical Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Business & Engineering
  • Managing a Technical Project
  • Electronics
  • Science

All assessments and student work will be internally verified according to level 3 standard Engineering criteria.

The college has a university counsellor who provides free regular tutorials to progress students’ applications to university.

At the end of the course you will be presented with a University Foundation Diploma in Engineering. Students not achieving in all modules may receive a Unit Diploma in Engineering. This course is designed for students wishing to study Engineering and related subjects at undergraduate level at a UK-based University.
Please note this is a sample timetable and is subject to change. The business modules will change each week.

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:45 – 10:15EAP
Lessons 1 & 2
EAP
Lessons 1 & 2
EAP
Lessons 1 & 2
EAP
Lessons 1 & 2
EAP
Lessons 1 & 2
Break
10:45 – 12:15Engineering Modules
Lessons 3 & 4
Engineering Modules
Lessons 3 & 4
Engineering Modules
Lessons 3 & 4
Engineering Modules
Lessons 3 & 4
Engineering Modules
Lessons 3 & 4
Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:45Engineering Modules
Lessons 5 & 6
Engineering Modules
Lessons 5 & 6
Engineering Modules
Lessons 5 & 6
Break
15:15 – 16:45Engineering Modules
Lessons 7 & 8
Engineering Modules
Lessons 7 & 8
Engineering Modules
Lessons 7 & 8
Engineering UFP (Extended) Timetable. Please note that this example timetable applies for the first 12 weeks only. This timetable is subject to change.

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:45 – 10:15General English / IELTS
Lessons 1 & 2
General English / IELTS

Lessons 1 & 2

General English / IELTS
Lessons 1 & 2
General English / IELTS
Lessons 1 & 2
General English / IELTS
Lessons 1 & 2
Break
10:45 – 12:15General English / IELTS
Lessons 3 & 4
General English / IELTS
Lessons 3 & 4
General English / IELTS
Lessons 3 & 4
General English / IELTS
Lessons 3 & 4
General English / IELTS
Lessons 3 & 4
Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:45English for Academic Purposes

Reading: Research Methodology

English for Academic Purposes

Writing: Encoding Techniques

English for Academic Purposes

Listening: Lecture Preparation

English for Academic Purposes

Speaking: Group Presentations

University Foundation ProgrammeHours Per WeekLessons Per Week24 Week Course
UFP (Engineering)2128£9696

Entry Requirements
Students must be at least 17 years of age.
We can accept students at IELTS 4.5 onto the extended version of this course which includes 12 weeks of Academic English & IELTS exam preparation, followed by the main programme of 24 weeks’ duration.

Students wishing to follow our standard (24 weeks) foundation programme must have an English level of IELTS 5.0+ or equivalent.

Start Dates
Our courses run in 12 week terms.
The Engineering UFP has 4 start dates throughout the year:

2017 Dates Term – 8 Weeks Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Pre-University English ProgrammeExtra Unit By Arrangement
1 9th Jan– 17th FebUnderstanding CommerceUnderstanding CommerceEnglish / EAP / IELTSPersonal Finance
220th Feb – 14th AprilMarketing InnovationsGroup Building in CommerceEnglish / EAP / IELTSCommercial Finance
317th April– 28th AprilClient NetworkingClient NetworkingEnglish / EAP / IELTSClient Networking
1st May – 26th MayManaging PeopleManaging PeopleEnglish / EAP / IELTSExtra Unit (By arrangement)
429th May – 23rd JunOrganising a Commercial ActivityOrganising a Commercial ActivityEnglish / EAP / IELTSExtra Unit (By arrangement)
26th June – 30th JuneEnglish/EAP /IELTSEnglish/EAP /IELTSEnglish / EAP / IELTS
3rd Jul– 25th AugInternational TradeInternational TradeEnglish / EAP / IELTSExtra Unit (By arrangement)
528th Aug – 1st SeptEnglish / EAP / IELTSEnglish / EAP / IELTSEnglish / EAP / IELTS
4th Sept – 27th OctControlling FinancesApplied Commercial LegislationEnglish / EAP / IELTSExtra Unit (By arrangement)
630th Oct – 22nd DecCommercial AssetsAspects of CommerceEnglish / EAP / IELTSExtra Unit (By arrangement)
*****Christmas Holiday***** 23rd Dec 2017 – 7th Jan 2018
Term – 8 Weeks Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Pre-University English ProgrammeExtra Unit By Arrangement
18th Jan – 2nd MarStrategic BookkeepingOrganising a Commercial ActivityEnglish / EAP / IELTSExtra Unit (By arrangement)
25th Mar- 27th AprilCommercial FinanceMarketing InnovationEnglish / EAP / IELTSExtra Unit (By arrangement)
330th April – 8th JuneManaging PeopleGroup Building for CommerceEnglish / EAP / IELTSExtra Unit (By arrangement)
11th June -15th JuneEnglish / EAP / IELTSEnglish / EAP / IELTSEnglish / EAP / IELTS
418th June – 29th JuneManaging PeopleGroup Building for CommerceEnglish / EAP / IELTSExtra Unit (By arrangement)
2nd July – 17th AugLeisure CommerceApplied Commercial LegislationEnglish / EAP / IELTSExtra Unit (By arrangement)
21st Aug – 24th AugEnglish / EAP / IELTSEnglish / EAP / IELTSEnglish / EAP / IELTS
527th Aug – 14th SeptLeisure CommerceApplied Commercial LegislationEnglish / EAP / IELTSExtra Unit (By arrangement)
17th Sept – 9th NovControlling FinanceAspects of CommerceEnglish / EAP / IELTSExtra Unit (By arrangement)
612th Nov – 21st DecCommercial AssetsInternational TradeEnglish / EAP / IELTSExtra Unit (By arrangement)
*****Christmas Holiday***** 22nd Dec 2018 – 7th Jan 2019