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International Stage One - Engineering

With so many career options and routes of study, our integrated degrees give you the best possible start to your academic studies in Engineering.


The IS1 is the equivalent to the first year of a four year Scottish undergraduate degree. This programme is designed to help you develop your academic knowledge and skills within your subject area. You will also focus on improving your English academic literacy in preparation for continuing onto your chosen University of Dundee undergraduate degree. Studied across three terms, you will continue straight onto year two of your degree course at the University of Dundee once you have successfully completed the pathway.

English Language Requirements

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific
modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge
for your chosen field of study.

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Modules you will study

Data Analysis

This module provides a sound foundation in statistical knowledge and skills and covers an introduction to probability, hypothesis testing, the interpretation of data in context, the application of data to problem-solving, and experimentation.

Core Mathematics

This module provides students with the mathematical terminology, notations, conventions, and units required in Science, Engineering or Computer Science, including algebra, differential calculus, set theory and probability and experimental laws.


Students study vectors including Cartesian components and position vectors; forces and equilibrium, including the action of forces and a particle in equilibrium; relative motion, including velocity and acceleration; Newton’s Laws of Motion and applications; friction and Hooke’s Law; work, energy and power, including kinetic energy, conservation of mechanical energy and work done by a variable force.

Electricity, Electronics & Fields

In electricity and electronics: current and change, use and limits of Ohm’s Law, capacitors in DC circuits, AC circuits, transistors and logic circuits.

In fields and their effects: forces, potential energy, intermolecular fields, electrical and gravitational fields, launching satellites from Earth, measuring magnetic fields and their forces, principles of electromagnetic induction, inductance and transformers.

Engineering Project

This module aims to introduce students to engineering and scientific projects. They have the opportunity to study all aspects of a project related to their particular field of study; develop a range of skills to research the project; consider the problems involved in its implementation; investigate it from a number of perspectives (including project design, management, social and environmental impact and sustainability); and report their findings in written form and through a presentation.

Further Mathematics

In this extension module, students begin to study advanced mathematical techniques, problem solving and scenario modelling, including algebra, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry and vectors & forces.

Key Information



4 years:1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Start Dates

January 2024September 2023November 2023


Pathway Tuition Fee

£19,495.00 – £19,695.00