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International Year One in Engineering

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a range of specialist degrees such as Building Services Engineering, Environmental Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Power Plant Systems at GCU.

Course features

  • A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • You will have university-style lessons to help you adapt to the studying in the UK.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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A quality-assured university programme, validated by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Key facts

Course length: 3 - 5 Terms (7 - 48 months)
Start dates: September, April, June, October, January
Fees: From £12,995
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5 or equivalent
Award:

Certificate of Higher Education (SCQF Level 7) from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Course options:
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
  • Extended (4 terms, contains an additional term of English language.)
  • Integrated (4 year, combines an undergraduate degree with the pathway programme)
A quality-assured university programme, validated by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Your course options

View detailed course content by selecting one of the options below:

Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995
7 January 2019 16 August 2019 3 Terms £12,995

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO student and teacher using a hydrology system

You’ll build your skillset in areas demanded by employers, with an authentic learning experience that blends with relevant study.

Visiting industry lecturers ensure that this degree offers up-to-date knowledge in areas such as:

  • power generation
  • transmission, distribution and utilisation
  • energy conservation
  • the design of systems based on electric motors and electronic drive technologies

It includes specialist modules in power engineering and engineering design, and opportunities for two optional industrial-based placements.

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Energy Institute (EI). It is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Study one term of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
3 April 2018 14 June 2019 5 Terms £19,895
18 June 2018 16 August 2019 5 Terms £19,895
18 June 2018 14 June 2019 4 Terms £16,445
1 October 2018 16 August 2019 4 Terms £16,550

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO student and teacher using a hydrology system

You’ll build your skillset in areas demanded by employers, with an authentic learning experience that blends with relevant study.

Visiting industry lecturers ensure that this degree offers up-to-date knowledge in areas such as:

  • power generation
  • transmission, distribution and utilisation
  • energy conservation
  • the design of systems based on electric motors and electronic drive technologies

It includes specialist modules in power engineering and engineering design, and opportunities for two optional industrial-based placements.

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Energy Institute (EI). It is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Combining your pathway with your chosen degree, you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your programme.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
18 June 2018 3 June 2022 4 Years £19,150
18 June 2018 3 June 2022 4 Years £17,110
18 June 2018 3 June 2022 4 Years £17,110
18 June 2018 3 June 2022 4 Years £19,150

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO student and teacher using a hydrology system

You’ll build your skillset in areas demanded by employers, with an authentic learning experience that blends with relevant study.

Visiting industry lecturers ensure that this degree offers up-to-date knowledge in areas such as:

  • power generation
  • transmission, distribution and utilisation
  • energy conservation
  • the design of systems based on electric motors and electronic drive technologies

It includes specialist modules in power engineering and engineering design, and opportunities for two optional industrial-based placements.

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Energy Institute (EI). It is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995
7 January 2019 16 August 2019 3 Terms £12,995

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO student and teacher using a hydrology system

You’ll build your skillset in areas demanded by employers, with an authentic learning experience that blends with relevant study.

Visiting industry lecturers ensure that this degree offers up-to-date knowledge in areas such as:

  • power generation
  • transmission, distribution and utilisation
  • energy conservation
  • the design of systems based on electric motors and electronic drive technologies

It includes specialist modules in power engineering and engineering design, and opportunities for two optional industrial-based placements.

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Energy Institute (EI). It is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
3 April 2018 14 June 2019 5 Terms £19,895
18 June 2018 16 August 2019 5 Terms £19,895
18 June 2018 14 June 2019 4 Terms £16,445
15 October 2018 16 August 2019 4 Terms £19,150

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO student and teacher using a hydrology system

You’ll build your skillset in areas demanded by employers, with an authentic learning experience that blends with relevant study.

Visiting industry lecturers ensure that this degree offers up-to-date knowledge in areas such as:

  • power generation
  • transmission, distribution and utilisation
  • energy conservation
  • the design of systems based on electric motors and electronic drive technologies

It includes specialist modules in power engineering and engineering design, and opportunities for two optional industrial-based placements.

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Energy Institute (EI). It is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
18 June 2018 3 June 2022 4 Years £19,150
18 June 2018 3 June 2022 4 Years £19,150
18 June 2018 3 June 2022 4 Years £17,110
18 June 2018 3 June 2022 4 Years £17,110

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO student and teacher using a hydrology system

You’ll build your skillset in areas demanded by employers, with an authentic learning experience that blends with relevant study.

Visiting industry lecturers ensure that this degree offers up-to-date knowledge in areas such as:

  • power generation
  • transmission, distribution and utilisation
  • energy conservation
  • the design of systems based on electric motors and electronic drive technologies

It includes specialist modules in power engineering and engineering design, and opportunities for two optional industrial-based placements.

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Energy Institute (EI). It is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

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