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English & Foundation courses


Students who obtain a pass (40%) on the Engineering IFP can automatically progress into Cardiff School of Engineering. Students can also progress into the School of Computer Science and Informatics.

Cardiff School of Engineering

The undergraduate programmes offered by the School of Engineering inlcude:

Undergraduate Study at Cardiff School of Engineering

Undergraduate degree programmes at the School cover nine areas of Engineering. On all of the degree schemes you will be taught the fundamental concepts of Engineering through a combination of lectures, design classes and tutorials, supplemented by the practical aspects of engineering which are taught through laboratory and project based work.

Teaching is organised into modules and you will take twelve modules per year, normally six in each of the two semesters. Each semester consists of eleven teaching weeks, one revision week and an examination period. Help with specific aspects of a module can be directly obtained from the lecturers concerned. Staff are happy to clarify any material or answer any of your questions. Your progress will be assessed using a variety of different methods including written examinations, case studies, assignments and project work.

The Cardiff School of Engineering is recognised as one of the best-equipped Engineering schools of all UK universities in terms of facilities, research and teaching.

In the most recent UK government assessment of the quality of teaching in UK universities, the School of Engineering received the following grades:

Civil Engineering Excellent
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Electronic Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Excellent

More information about the School of Engineering can be found on their website.

Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics

The School's undergraduate degree programmes have all been designed to be stimulating, flexible and relevant both to the needs of a professional computing career and as a basis for advanced graduate studies in specialist areas of computer science and information systems.

The courses available at Undergraduate level include:

The School is research-led with a leading, international reputation in:

  • High performance & scientific computing
  • Informatics
  • Visual computing

Our research is underpinned by dedicated laboratories for

  • Augmented reality
  • Grid & cloud computing
  • Human factors technology
  • Security & privacy
  • Solid modelling & visual computing

The School welcomes further partnerships with industry and the public sector. Our collaborative research is having an impact in sectors such as healthcare, defence, engineering and the environment.

Each year over 100 highly-skilled students graduate from the School, many of whom will have benefited from industry-based placements and projects.

Visit the School website to find out more.

International Foundation Programme