What will I learn?

The IS1 is the equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate degree. IS1 is designed to help you develop knowledge and understanding within your subject area, as well as your English Language and study skills, before you continue onto your chosen University of Dundee undergraduate degree. Studied across three terms, you will continue straight onto Year 2* of your degree programme once you have successfully completed your IS1.


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

Course Description

Engineering is a broad and exciting field. The IS1 Engineering and Physical Sciences course covers its major mathematical and scientific principles and gives you an excellent foundation for further study; the heavy focus on maths, physics and programming also ensures that you’ll deepen your understanding during this first additional year of your undergraduate degree.

  • Guaranteed continuation to a wide choice of degree options upon successful completion of IS1
  • Module choices reflective of your degree
  • Small class sizes
  • Student support
  • Specialist teaching

Methods of assessment

  • Continuous assessment and feedback
  • Project work and testing


  • Small classes
  • Practical workshops in some modules

Core Modules

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Basic Mathematics and Digital Literacy
  • Government and Society


  • Data Analysis
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Electricity, Electronics & Fields
  • Engineering Project
  • Further Mathematics
  • Chemistry 1

This pathway course can lead to following degree courses.

BEng (Hons)
• Biomedical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering with Renewables

BSc (Hons)
• Accountancy and Mathematics
• Applied Computing
• Applied Computing: Human Computer Interaction
• Applied Physics
• Computing Science
• Mathematical Biology
• Mathematics
• Mathematics and Astrophysics
• Mathematics and Economics
• Mathematics and Financial Economics
• Mathematics and Physics
• Mathematics and Psychology
• Physics
• Physics with Astrophysics
• Physics with Renewable Energy Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£17,495.00 (US$ 23,337) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2021


International College Dundee

2 Airlie Pl,


DD1 4HQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have International Baccalaureate (IB) – 20 points. IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 5.5 in every component.

For international students

Students need to have high school diploma or equivalent from their home country. Students need to have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 5.5 in every component.

About this uni

With students and staff from 148 countries, ICD students immediately become part of the global Dundee family.

  • Spectacular setting on Scotland’s east coast
  • Diverse and welcoming campus
  • World-class sports facilities
  • Scotland’s cheapest major city