Science & Engineering Stream

The European College of Malta will be offering the Science & Engineering Stream starting from this September. The Science & Engineering Stream prepares students for direct entry on the first year of a Computing, Mathematics, Engineering, Science or related undergraduate degree at an NCUK University.

The NCUK IFY in Science and Engineering is a modular programme that will prepare students for the first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses. Students will study English for Academic Purposes and 3 other modules that fit in with their choice of degree that they intend on pursuing. The following are the 4 modules of the NCUK IFY Science and Engineering:

English for Academic Purposes
This specially designed programme will help students:
• develop their skills in Academic English that are required for an undergraduate course at a UK University
• develop vocabulary most relevant to their course of study
• train in specific skills such as listening to lectures, note-taking, making oral presentations, academic reading and writing

Physics
The overall aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of physics. Students will gain the required foundation knowledge to feel confident to start studying a Physics-related course at an undergraduate level.
Syllabus includes:
• Mechanics
• Electricity
• Vibration and Waves
• Thermal Physics, Nuclear Physics and Fields

Chemistry
The overall aim of this module is to provide students with a solid foundation in many aspects of Chemistry and will enable them to feel confident to start studying Chemistry and other related subjects at undergraduate level.
Syllabus includes:
• Atomic Structure and Mass
• Chemical Bonding, Metallic Bonding, Hydrogen Bonding and Simple Intermolecular Forces
• Molarity and Balanced Equations
• Empirical and Molecular Formulae
• Oxidation and Reduction
• Transition Elements
• Alkanes and Alkenes
• Alcohols, Aldehydes and Ketones
• Energetics and Equilibrium
• Kinetics and Spectroscopy

Mathematics for Engineering
The overall aim of this module is to equip students with the mathematical knowledge and skills necessary from the aspect of Engineering which will be useful during the first year of their undergraduate degree course. Syllabus includes:
• Algebra
• Trigonometric, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
• Calculus – Differentiation and Integration
• Statistics, Further Differentiation
• Trigonometric Identities, Functions
• Probability, Correlation and Linear Regression
• Probability Distributions and Further Integration

Who is it for?
• Students interested in pursuing a science-related degree after the International Foundation Year.
Students who consider themselves to be strong in mathematics.