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Course Information

The University Foundation Programme in Engineering and Technology is a 36 week course designed to provide you with the language, study skills and subject knowledge required to enter an engineering related degree course at a university.

The course consists of 8 subject units, plus English:

  • Maths and Engineering Principles
  • Principles of Computer Science
  • Design and Development Project
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • IT Systems Security and Encryption
  • Computer Architecture
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • English

Students can also choose one option from the following:

  • Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials
  • Databases / Networking

It may be possible for students to substitute modules from other UFP programmes, depending on the student’s needs.

Please note that some lessons may be delivered online.

Course Contents

✔36 teaching weeks spread over a year

Applicants will need to provide evidence of strong maths & science knowledge, & may need to complete an assessment test.

Minimum English level of entry
IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

Course Information


Assessment may take the form of assignments, presentations/seminars, tests, personal learning journals, mind maps or exams.Tutorials are offered to provide two-way feedback, so that teachers can pass on hints, tips and advivce on how best to study, as well as address any problems shown up by student’s performance in class and their progress tests. At the same time, students can ask for help in areas that are particularly important to them.

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.

Level / Experience of Teaching Staff

Staff hold a relevant qualification at least one level above the subject level they are teaching and hold a relevant teaching qualification. Staff come from a range of backgrounds, including academic and industry specialisms. From time to time we may invite guest lecturers or subject specific specialists to take lectures / seminars. Staff teaching English modules hold a CELTA or CertTESOL qualification.

Fees and Other Related Costs

Tuition fees for new students: £14,644 (this includes a £100 non-refundable enrolment fee).

Tuition fees for existing or continuing students: £14,544 per annum.
Books: A range of books are recommended to supplement teaching and
are purchased at the discretion of the student. All recommended texts are
available in the College library for reference purposes.

Programme Specification

Please download the programme specification for more information.

ETC’s University Counsellor Services

When you study at ETC you will be assigned to our University Counsellor. They will help you to:

Find the university of your choice

Write your personal statement

Get letters of recommendation

Complete your university application

Find out about your extra curricular activities

Course Fees and Certification


36 week course

Certificates & Credits

At the end of the course you will be presented with a University Foundation Diploma in Engineering and Technology. Students not achieving in all modules may receive a Unit Diploma in Engineering and Technology.

Graduates will receive 120 credits.

This course is designed for students wishing to study engineering or computing and related subjects at undergraduate level at a UK-based University.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long are classes?

Please check the section at the top of this page to confirm the number of lessons you will receive during this course.

When can I start studying?

There are two start dates for our UFP courses: September and January.

How do I enrol?

To enrol at ETC, simply click the button below and complete our enrolment form!

Click here to enrol at ETC