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Three year course

The IS2 is the equivalent to second year level study of a typical four-year Scottish undergraduate degree. This programme provides an intensive combination of more advanced subject specific content with extra Mathematics and English academic literacy skills. Upon successful completion of the IS2, you will continue to the final two years of your chosen degree course with the University of Dundee.

Why choose the IS2 at Dundee?

The IS2 programme is the start of your three-year journey towards an undergraduate degree with the University of Dundee. The continuation routes available cover a range of disciplines in the University of Dundee’s School of Business and School of Science and Engineering.


For the School of Business there are a number of continuation degree options in disciplines such as Economics, International Business, Management and Finance. These Business ‘in practice’ degrees have been designed with your future employability in mind. The 'in practice' component incorporates professional focused content plus an internship facilitated by the School of Business to give you every opportunity to be a career-ready graduate for the world of tomorrow.

Science and Engineering

For the School of Science and Engineering there are continuation degree options to Year 3 of BEng (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering with Renewable and BSc (Honours) Computing Science.

Mechanical Engineering

The BEng (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering degree focuses on mechatronics - the integration of electrical and mechanical components. This means you'll learn to design and manufacture modern, high-performance products across a range of industries. You'll also learn about microcontroller programming, software for computer-aided design (CAD), and how to implement engineering solutions with economic constraints. For example, you'll take part in an engineering design project where you'll design and manufacture a prototype.

The BEng (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering with Renewables mixes traditional core engineering with emerging technologies in the alternative energy field. Renewable energy involves every aspect of the study of matter and energy. You'll gain a range of technical, creative, and management skills relevant to the renewable energy industry. You'll have the opportunity to get involved in practical and industry-led projects and use what you have learned to present solutions to industry experts.

Computing Science

The BSc (Honours) Computer Science offers the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of technology. During this degree, you will develop machine learning algorithms, web applications, and multi-platform games. You'll learn how to use technology to find solutions that can change lives worldwide. You'll become part of an exciting and innovative environment, working with real-world organisations to create applications from requirements gathering to final product. We work closely with industries on a local and international level to ensure that the topics you study are practical and relevant. You'll put this experience into practice through short-term summer work placement modules.

You'll gain an understanding of the theoretical, scientific, and mathematical components of computing. This includes:

  • algorithms for data processing and analysis
  • software engineering principles and practices
  • interactive entertainment and games programming

You'll also learn about software development, physical computing, and data management. You'll gain an understanding of various programming languages, including Java, C++, and C#.

IS2 Continuation Degrees

When you apply to International College Dundee you make your continuation degree choice from a wide selection of well-regarded academic routes.

View our full list of continuation degrees 2024-25

Your IS2 Journey at ICD

Your IS2 Journey at ICD


Depending on your chosen undergraduate degree, you will study subject-specific modules which relate to your degree course. You can choose a specialist pathway in the following subjects:

Core Modules for Business and Economics, and Applied Finance Pathways

For the IS2 Business and Economics and Applied Finance pathways you will study several core modules common to both courses, as well as the modules unique to your course. The core modules for these two pathways are:

Course start dates

Flexible enrolment dates with robust catch-up plans in place to support any students who might experience travel delays.

  Sep-24  Nov-24* Jan-25 
IS2 Course Start  30 September 2024  11 November 2024 13 January 2025 
Last Enrolment Date  21 October 2024  15 November 2024 3 February 2025 
IS2 End Date  30 May 2025  22 August 2025  22 August 2025 
University Start of Teaching  September 2025 September 2025 September 2025

*Preparation for Jan-25 intake for IS2

Entry Requirements  

Course Academic Requirements English Language Requirements
IS2 High school diploma or equivalent from your home country IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5

Pre-Sessional English (PSE) options delivered online by Oxford International Education Group are also available for interested applicants who don’t meet the minimum English language requirements as detailed below: 

Course Academic Requirements English Language Requirements
IS2 + 6-week PSE  High school diploma or equivalent from your home country  IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 
IS2 + 12-week PSE  High school diploma or equivalent from your home country  IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 
Amir from Iran, IS1 Engineering and Physical Sciences
“The student association at Dundee is huge. It offers you anything and everything you could ever want and a great chance to make new friends. ”

Amir from Iran, IS1 Engineering and Physical Sciences