Engineering and Sciences

Who is this programme for?

This engineering and sciences foundation year programme is perfect for students wanting to study an innovative undergraduate degree at UCD. You will have good subject knowledge, and want to develop it further, while also improving your English language skills.

Why study the International Foundation Year in Engineering Sciences with us?

  • When you progress to UCD, you'll benefit from world-class facilities in both the UCD College of Science and College of Engineering & Architecture.
  • Each school within the College of Engineering & Architecture is individually accredited by prominent organisations so you can be confident in the quality of your degree.
  • UCD offers a range of internship opportunities, as well as professional placements in industry for specific disciplines. 

Modules

On this foundation programme, you will study a mix of core modules, aimed at developing key subject knowledge and English language skills. You will also have the opportunity to choose modules, allowing you to tailor your learning to achieve your potential at UCD.

  • Academic English Skills
  • Maths 1
  • Physics 1
  • Algorithms
  • Biology 1
  • Biology 2
  • Chemistry 1
  • Chemistry 2
  • Computer Programming 1
  • Computer Programming 2
  • Creative Design
  • Fundamentals of Scientific Inquiry
  • Introduction to Health and Health Services
  • Introduction to Research
  • Maths 2
  • Maths 3
  • Physics 2
  • Physics 3
  • Software Engineering

Key facts

Course length: Three terms

Entry points: September or January

Age on entry: 17 years or older

January 2022 start:

Term 1: 05/01/2022 - 18/03/2022

Term 2: 28/03/2022 - 03/06/2022

Term 3: 06/06/2022 - 05/08/2022

September 2022 start:

Check back soon for full term dates

Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent

English language: IELTS 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in writing) or equivalent

Age: At least 17 years old at the start of the course

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Agricultural Science BAgrSc 60% 60% Pure Maths 1 module, plus one of Physics 1 & 2; Chemistry 1& 2; Biology 1 & 2
Agricultural Systems Technology BAgrSc 60% 60% Pure Maths 1 module, plus one of Physics 1 & 2; Chemistry 1& 2; Biology 1 & 2
Animal & Crop Production BAgrSc 60% 60% Pure Maths 1 module, plus one of Physics 1 & 2; Chemistry 1& 2; Biology 1 & 2
Animal Science BAgrSc 60% 60% Pure Maths 1 module, plus one of Physics 1 & 2; Chemistry 1& 2; Biology 1 & 2
Animal Science – Equine BAgrSc 60% 60% Pure Maths 1 module, plus one of Physics 1 & 2; Chemistry 1& 2; Biology 1 & 2
Architectural Science BSc 65% 60% Pure Maths 1 60% Pure Maths 2 65%
Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences BSc 65% 65%
Computer Science BSc 60% 60% 60% Pure Maths 1
Engineering (Biomedical) BE 65% 60% 60% Pure Maths 1 65% Pure Maths 2
Engineering (Biosystems) BE 65% 60% 60% Pure Maths 1 65% Pure Maths 2