Advanced Degree Entry (Foundation) Programme in Engineering + Year 1: Engineering

The course

Delivery type
3 semesters (full-time) - 1 semester of Advanced DEP, 2 semesters - Year 1 of Engineering degree
Intake date



Our new Advanced Degree Entry Programme (ADEP) in Engineering allows you to fast-track your career by providing you with an opportunity to complete your Degree Entry Programme and first year undergraduate degree programme in Engineering in one academic year. You will spend only one semester in the Degree Entry Programme level and then progress onto an Engineering degree programme.

This programme gives you a fantastic opportunity to transition from high school into university smoothly. It is specifically designed as a foundation programme that will equip you for the demands of a university degree and will help you develop your subject knowledge, soft skills and confidence, as well as become familiar with our assessment and examination techniques.


If you complete the ADEP programme successfully you will be able to go directly into a general Engineering degree programme in January.  Thereafter, you will complete the first year of your degree over two semesters and join the second year of your degree in September of that year.

Upon successful completion of this ADEP in Engineering, you will be eligible to progress to one of the following programmes:


Read more about the UAE Federal Accreditation.

Course content

Students study the following subjects:

  • Academic English
  • Approaches to Learning
  • Entry Physics
  • Entry Mathematics

Students are assessed through a combination of coursework and exams and must attain a minimum overall grade of C (50%) in each course to ensure guaranteed transfer onto the undergraduate programmes listed above.

Entry requirements

  • British GCE/IGCSE Three Bs + 2 Cs
  • Indian CBSE/CISCE/NIOS – 50% HSSC – 55%
  • UAE Tawjihiyya Year 12 - 70%
  • US American High School Diploma 70% (No SAT requirement)
  • Africa WASSC (WAEC/NECO) Five C4s
  • Philippine High School Diploma 75%
  • National Curriculum Russian / Kazakhstan (Attestat) Grades of 4
  • IB – MYP year 11 Three grades of 5 + two grades of 4
  • IBCP - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Merit + SL grades of 5 or IGCSE grades of B (6)
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma – Merit
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma – Pass

All of the above require English, Maths and Physics/Chemistry as mandatory subjects.

To find out more about the specific entry requirements for your country, please refer to our International Entry Requirements.

To find out more about the entry requirements for this programme, please send an email to

English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving IELTS 5.5 in each category. To find out more, please refer to our English language requirements

Fees and funding

  • AED 85857*

* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT

Scholarships and bursaries

See our range of degree entry, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and PhD scholarships and discounts.