University Foundation Programme – UFP

Engineering & Computing

Course Overview

The University Foundation Programme (UFP) Engineering & Computing Foundation Pathway is an intensive one year foundation course, which will prepare you for a wide range of Engineering and Computing bachelor degrees.

The UFP Engineering and Computing foundation course allows students to develop a strong grounding in relevant scientific subjects. This begins by developing their technical skills and encouraging an analytical approach to problem solving. The course covers all the essential topics needed to make a strong start on any technology-based degree course.

As a growing sector worldwide, there has never been more demand for engineering and computing graduates. Whilst science evolves rapidly and computer systems become essential to everyday interactions, technical skills are becoming invaluable.

Course Modules

In the first term students complete the three minor modules. In terms 2 and 3, students choose three major modules from a selection of subjects.

Minor Modules:

Compulsory subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology
  • Communication Skills/IELTS
  • Introductory Physics

Major Modules:

Choose three of the following:

  • Chemistry
  • Further Computing
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics

Teaching & Facilities

The Engineering and Computing foundation course is continually assessed, thus removing the pressure of an end of year examination. There will be mid-term examinations throughout the course and an end-of-term examination for each module. In addition, students are required to complete coursework and practical physics laboratory and computer laboratory sessions. We offer a university approved syllabus which fully prepares students for their undergraduate studies. Our teachers are highly qualified and are specialists in their field. The exceptional standard of education allows students to make a smooth transition to undergraduate degree level.

Our facilities include a fully equipped computer laboratory and a university grade custom built Physics laboratory.

Course Term Dates

Start in September or January

There are two start dates for our foundation courses – September and January.

Depending on when prospective students finish their senior school studies, they have the option of beginning their course sooner or slightly later. Both complete in time for a September start at university the following year.


Holidays vary depending on when students start the course.

Those starting the University Foundation Programme in September, will have a 3-week holiday over Christmas, and a 2-week holiday over Easter.

Those starting in January will have a 2-week holiday over Easter.

Degree Course Subjects

Our foundation course offers progression to almost all Engineering & Computing university degree courses including:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Building Engineering
  • Building Surveying
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Mineral Engineering
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Networks Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Software Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering

University Destinations

One of the unique aspects of the University Foundation Programme (UFP) Engineering & Computing Foundation Course is the very high level of individual support and advice that students receive. We have a proven track record of placing our students in top-ranking universities including:

Brunel University, London
City, University of London
King’s College, London
Queen Mary University of London
University of Kent
University of Manchester
Lancaster University
University of Southampton
University of Reading
University of Surrey
The University of Liverpool
Kingston University, London

Entry Requirements

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Help and Support

If you don't have suitable qualification(s) please contact us directly to learn more. Please note that if English isn't your first language, you must take an IELTS exam and meet a minimum requirement of 5.5.

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Make an application for entry to our one year foundation programme.


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The University Foundation Programme (UFP) is a department of David Game College. Established in 1974, David Game College has become one of the leading Independent Sixth Form Colleges in London for 13-22 year olds.

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