University of Plymouth International College

Foundation in Engineering & Robotics

Take the first step to becoming a highly-sought-after engineering or robotics graduate with a foundation programme that will help you reach your potential.

Special features:

Access the largest number of humanoid robots available to undergraduate students in Europe

Optional placement year

Pathways at the University of Plymouth

High school

Stage 1

Stage 2



Your UoP degree

Stage 1: Foundation Stage 2: Your University of Plymouth Degree
Foundation in Engineering & Robotics BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
BEng (Hons) Civil and Coastal Engineering
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
BEng (Hons) Marine Technology
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
BEng (Hons) Robotics


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Foundation in Engineering & BSc (Hons) Robotics



Fees for 2021/22

International: £13,750


Fees for 2022/23

International: £14,250


Two semesters


September, January

Foundation Syllabus

Semester 1

  • ILS1AND3 - Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

    You will develop your academic communication skills and use of digital technology for higher education.
    How will I be assessed? 60% coursework, 30% exam and 10% personal development planning

  • BUS107 - Principles of ICT

  • SCI101 - Numerical Techniques 1

  • SCI115 - Physics 1

Semester 2

  • SCI103 - Numerical Techniques 3

  • SCI116 - Physics 2

  • SCI130 - Research and Referencing

  • SCI131 - Programming Techniques

Progression rule to Stage 2

Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules with minimum 85% attendance required across all modules.


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