Undergraduate Degree with International Year One

A range of three-year programmes combining International Year One with a complete undergraduate degree – allowing you to complete your studies in a single programme.

Why apply for the Undergraduate Degree with International Year One at Queen's University Belfast?

  • A single programme of study, meaning you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your course.
  • High contact hours and small class sizes throughout your first year of study.
  • A university-validated programme.
  • Study on campus with access to university facilities from your first day.
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What's special about this programme?

  • A university-validated programme.
  • Full university status from day one of your programme with full access to university facilities.
  • High contact hours and smaller class sizes throughout your first year of study.
  • A single programme of study, meaning you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your programme.
  • A degree level programme - meaning we can accept a wide range of English language tests and qualifications for admission.

Teaching methods

Throughout your programme you will receive advice and feedback from your teachers during seminars and tutorials. You will have regular one-to-one tutorial meetings with your personal tutor where you will discuss your achievements, progress and plan for effective future study. They will be able to answer any questions and provide guidance, to ensure your academic success.

Assessment is through examinations and coursework including: written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

What will I study?

All students complete a common core set of modules. Additionally, there are optional modules to choose from and individual degree programmes may stipulate specific modules which you must study before being permitted to progress on to your chosen degree or university. The course is 120 credits and on average, there are 21 class hours per week.

During this programme you will study:

Core modules

English Language and Study Skills

This module will give you the language proficiency and academic study skills you will need to embark on the second year of an undergraduate course in a British university.

Engineering Mathematics 1

Mathematics is a fundamental discipline underpinning many areas of engineering. The purpose of this module is to provide you with a sound basis in engineering related mathematics such that you can deal with the wide range of modules that involve analytical methods.

Engineering Mathematics 2

In Engineering Mathematics 2, you will learn how to approach problems involving matrices and the associated algebra including the use of Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors to help analyse and solve problems.

Specialist modules

These are optional subject-specific modules. Some modules may be compulsory, depending on which degree subject you choose.

Select the degree you want to study from the list below to show the modules you'll study in the International Year One.

Modules required for each degree option

Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons)

Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons)

Specialist modules in semester 1:

Aerospace Principles

This module introduces the basic principles of flight and the environment in which an aircraft operate.

Drawing and Design

In this module you will be introduced to the design process and learn to apply the principles of good design to the creation of appropriate artefacts in simple design exercises.

Fluid Mechanics

By the end of the fluid mechanics module you should be able to understand the basic properties of fluids and their mechanics under static and dynamic conditions and apply the principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy in engineering applications.

Mechanical Principles

This module provides you with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to analyse the behaviour of simple mechanical systems subjected to the action of various forces and to determine the effects of loading in a range of static engineering systems.

 

 Specialist modules in semester 2:

Dynamics

By the end of this module, you should be able to recall and apply Newton's laws of motion, use mathematical models to analyse the behaviour of simple mechanical systems and use the theory and principles of dynamics to carry out simple calculations.

Materials and Manufacture

This module introduces the basic properties of materials used in Mechanical Engineering. By the end of the module you will be able to identify the basic properties of materials for a particular component and reasons for selection of that material, recognise the basic principles of selecting manufacturing processes for a particular component, explain material characteristics and properties and relate them to performance, manufacturing process and the environment.

Structure and Stress Analysis

In this module you will use mathematical models to analyse the behaviour of simple mechanical systems.

Thermodynamics

This module provides an elementary introduction to thermodynamics, including a discussion of the fundamental concepts of heat, work, energy and entropy. The module introduces the properties of different working fluids (vapours and gases) and also provides the necessary analytical skills to address practical and theoretical issues arising from the analysis of thermodynamic machinery.

Chemical Engineering BEng (Hons)

Chemical Engineering BEng (Hons)

Specialist modules in semester 1:

Introduction to Chemical Engineering

You will develop competencies in chemical engineering through a basic understanding of the design of chemical engineering plant. You will develop competence in the understanding of process and units selection, mass and energy balances and basic economics for the chemical industry. 

Drawing and Design

In this module you will be introduced to the design process and learn to apply the principles of good design to the creation of appropriate artefacts in simple design exercises.

Fluid Mechanics

By the end of the fluid mechanics module you should be able to understand the basic properties of fluids and their mechanics under static and dynamic conditions and apply the principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy in engineering applications.

Heat and Mass Transfer

You will develop competencies in chemical engineering through an understanding of the design of heat exchange systems. You will develop understanding of mass transfer and its application in chemical engineering unit operations. .

 

Specialist modules in semester 2:

Basic Chemistry 1

You will become familiar with chemical descriptions of matter, what matter is made up of, how it can be organised into the periodic table and how we can start to understand it from a scientific perspective.

Basic Chemistry 2

You will become familiar with basic chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. By the end of the course, you will have an improved knowledge and understanding of equilibrium constants, acid/base chemistry, states of matter and phase changes, basic phase equilibria and chemical kinetics driven by increased problem solving abilities.

Materials and Manufacture

This module introduces the basic properties of materials used in Mechanical Engineering. By the end of the module you will be able to identify the basic properties of materials for a particular component and reasons for selection of that material, recognise the basic principles of selecting manufacturing processes for a particular component, explain material characteristics and properties and relate them to performance, manufacturing process and the environment.

Thermodynamics

This module provides an elementary introduction to thermodynamics, including a discussion of the fundamental concepts of heat, work, energy and entropy. The module introduces the properties of different working fluids (vapours and gases) and also provides the necessary analytical skills to address practical and theoretical issues arising from the analysis of thermodynamic machinery.

Civil Engineering BEng (Hons)

Civil Engineering BEng (Hons)

Specialist modules (Semester 1):

Drawing and Design (10 credits)

In this module you will be introduced to the design process and learn to apply the principles of good design to the creation of appropriate artefacts in simple design exercises. You will learn how to draw engineering diagrams following standard conventions, use a computer-aided design (CAD) system to develop engineering drawings of components and assemblies and how to derive information from engineering drawings.

Fluid Mechanics (10 credits)

By the end of the fluid mechanics module you should be able to understand the basic properties of fluids and their mechanics under static and dynamic conditions and apply the principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy in engineering applications.

Geotechnics (10 credits)

The aim of this module is to introduce students to soil mechanics and its relevance to civil engineering operations and applications. You will learn about the different types of soil, the formation and the classifications. The course will also cover consolidation problems and how to calculate factors of safety for foundations.

Mechanical Principles (10 credits)

This module provides you with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to analyse the behaviour of simple mechanical systems subjected to the action of various forces and to determine the effects of loading in a range of static engineering systems.

 

Specialist modules (Semester 2):

Civil Engineering Materials (10 credits)

The aim of this module is to provide students with basic understanding of states of stress and strain and of the mechanical behaviour of materials. You will learn about constituents, properties and behaviour of a range of civil engineering materials such as concrete, steel and timber.

Materials and Manufacture (10 credits)

This module introduces the basic properties of materials used in Mechanical Engineering. By the end of the module you will be able to identify the basic properties of materials for a particular component and reasons for selection of that material, recognise the basic principles of selecting manufacturing processes for a particular component, explain material characteristics and properties and relate them to performance, manufacturing process and the environment.

Structure and Stress Analysis (10 credits)

This module covers mathematical models to analyse the behaviour of simple mechanical systems. You'll be able to use the theory and principles of statics to carry out simple calculations, and solve problems involving stresses and strains in engineering materials. 

Surveying (10 credits)

The aim of this module is to provide students with the skills and techniques required to produce large-scale plans of engineering sites. You will use surveying instruments and work in groups to produce a contoured plan of an area. You will learn about levelling and its applications, theodolites, traverse, stadia and contouring.

Computer Science BEng (Hons)

Computer Science BEng (Hons)

Specialist modules (Semester 1):

Circuit Principles 1 (10 credits)

The module introduces the concept of simple circuit elements in electrical and electronic systems, with DC and transient (step) excitation.

Computer Programming (10 credits)

The module introduces computer programming concepts and practical skills. By the end of the module, you should have an understanding of the basics of C++ programming and know how to create, compile and run programs. You should know about data types, strings and pointers and how to utilise the various mathematical operators and standard libraries' functions.

Electronic Materials and Devices (10 credits)

The module introduces the properties of the most important materials used in electronic and electrical engineering. By the end of the module, you should be able to describe the basic structure and operation of common semiconductor devices and components using dielectric materials and magnetic materials.

Engineering Design and Practice (10 credits)

In this module you will be introduced to the product development life cycle and the use of project management tools and techniques in the development of engineering artefacts. You will apply experimental methods, construct and test circuits using prototyping techniques, computer aided design (CAD) and simulation software packages and understand the importance of clear documentation and communication, health and safety guidelines, copyright laws and ethics applied to the use of IT systems.

 

Specialist modules (Semester 2):

Circuit Principles 2 (10 credits)

This module builds on the work done in Circuit Principles 1 and provides an introduction to electrical and electronic systems excited by sine wave AC.

Communications (10 credits)

This module introduces the basic elements of communications systems though transmission lines, optical fibre and radio channels. Sampling and quantisation to create basic digital signal representations will be presented and you will learn about analogue and digital modulation techniques and gain an appreciation of the impact of noise on communications performance.

Digital System Design (10 credits)

This module introduces the principles of digital logic, combinatorial and sequential circuit design and digital system implementation. By the end of the module, you should be able to understand the principles of digital logic, design combinatorial and sequential circuits and implement digital circuits using logic gates and programmable logic devices.

Energy Transport and Conversion (10 credits)

By the end of the module, you should be able to describe the methods by which mechanical energy is converted to electrical energy and vice versa and the methods by which electrical energy is transmitted over a power system to those using the energy.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

Specialist modules (Semester 1):

Circuit Principles 1 (10 credits)

The module introduces the concept of simple circuit elements in electrical and electronic systems, with DC and transient (step) excitation.

Computer Programming (10 credits)

The module introduces computer programming concepts and practical skills. By the end of the module, you should have an understanding of the basics of C++ programming and know how to create, compile and run programs. You should know about data types, strings and pointers and how to utilise the various mathematical operators and standard libraries' functions.

Electronic Materials and Devices (10 credits)

The module introduces the properties of the most important materials used in electronic and electrical engineering. By the end of the module, you should be able to describe the basic structure and operation of common semiconductor devices and components using dielectric materials and magnetic materials.

Engineering Design and Practice (10 credits)

In this module you will be introduced to the product development life cycle and the use of project management tools and techniques in the development of engineering artefacts. You will apply experimental methods, construct and test circuits using prototyping techniques, computer aided design (CAD) and simulation software packages and understand the importance of clear documentation and communication, health and safety guidelines, copyright laws and ethics applied to the use of IT systems.

 

Specialist modules (Semester 2):

Circuit Principles 2 (10 credits)

This module builds on the work done in Circuit Principles 1 and provides an introduction to electrical and electronic systems excited by sine wave AC.

Communications (10 credits)

This module introduces the basic elements of communications systems though transmission lines, optical fibre and radio channels. Sampling and quantisation to create basic digital signal representations will be presented and you will learn about analogue and digital modulation techniques and gain an appreciation of the impact of noise on communications performance.

Digital System Design (10 credits)

This module introduces the principles of digital logic, combinatorial and sequential circuit design and digital system implementation. By the end of the module, you should be able to understand the principles of digital logic, design combinatorial and sequential circuits and implement digital circuits using logic gates and programmable logic devices.

Energy Transport and Conversion (10 credits)

By the end of the module, you should be able to describe the methods by which mechanical energy is converted to electrical energy and vice versa and the methods by which electrical energy is transmitted over a power system to those using the energy.

Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)

Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)

Specialist modules (Semester 1):

Drawing and Design (10 credits)

In this module you will be introduced to the design process and learn to apply the principles of good design to the creation of appropriate artefacts in simple design exercises. You will learn how to draw engineering diagrams following standard conventions, use a computer-aided design (CAD) system to develop engineering drawings of components and assemblies and how to derive information from engineering drawings.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (10 credits)

The module introduces the fundamental concepts of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and explains the operation of simple circuit elements and components in electrical and electronic systems. By the end of the module you will be able to understand and apply mathematical, scientific and engineering principles and tools to the analysis, synthesis, performance assessment, critical appraisal and evaluation of electrical and electronic engineering processes and systems.

Mechanical Principles (10 credits)

This module provides you with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to analyse the behaviour of simple mechanical systems subjected to the action of various forces and to determine the effects of loading in a range of static engineering systems.

Fluid Mechanics (10 credits)

By the end of the fluid mechanics module you should be able to understand the basic properties of fluids and their mechanics under static and dynamic conditions and apply the principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy in engineering applications.

 

Specialist modules (Semester 2):

Dynamics (10 credits)

By the end of this module, you should be able to recall and apply Newton's laws of motion, use mathematical models to analyse the behaviour of simple mechanical systems and use the theory and principles of dynamics to carry out simple calculations.

Materials and Manufacture (10 credits)

This module introduces the basic properties of materials used in Mechanical Engineering. By the end of the module you will be able to identify the basic properties of materials for a particular component and reasons for selection of that material, recognise the basic principles of selecting manufacturing processes for a particular component, explain material characteristics and properties and relate them to performance, manufacturing process and the environment.

Structure and Stress Analysis (10 credits)

This module covers mathematical models to analyse the behaviour of simple mechanical systems. You will be able to use the theory and principles of statics to carry out simple calculations, describe the fundamentals of stress analysis and their applications in engineering and solve problems involving stresses and strains in engineering materials.

Thermodynamics (10 credits)

This module provides an elementary introduction to thermodynamics, including a discussion of the fundamental concepts of heat, work, energy and entropy. The module introduces the properties of different working fluids (vapours and gases) and also provides the necessary analytical skills to address practical and theoretical issues arising from the analysis of thermodynamic machinery.

Product Design Engineering BEng (Hons)

Product Design Engineering BEng (Hons)

Specialist modules (Semester 1):

Drawing and Design (10 credits)

In this module you will be introduced to the design process and learn to apply the principles of good design to the creation of appropriate artefacts in simple design exercises. You will learn how to draw engineering diagrams following standard conventions, use a computer-aided design (CAD) system to develop engineering drawings of components and assemblies and how to derive information from engineering drawings.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (10 credits)

The module introduces the fundamental concepts of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and explains the operation of simple circuit elements and components in electrical and electronic systems. By the end of the module you will be able to understand and apply mathematical, scientific and engineering principles and tools to the analysis, synthesis, performance assessment, critical appraisal and evaluation of electrical and electronic engineering processes and systems.

Mechanical Principles (10 credits)

This module provides you with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to analyse the behaviour of simple mechanical systems subjected to the action of various forces and to determine the effects of loading in a range of static engineering systems.

Fluid Mechanics (10 credits)

By the end of the fluid mechanics module you should be able to understand the basic properties of fluids and their mechanics under static and dynamic conditions and apply the principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy in engineering applications.

 

Specialist modules (Semester 2):

Dynamics (10 credits)

By the end of this module, you should be able to recall and apply Newton's laws of motion, use mathematical models to analyse the behaviour of simple mechanical systems and use the theory and principles of dynamics to carry out simple calculations.

Materials and Manufacture (10 credits)

This module introduces the basic properties of materials used in Mechanical Engineering. By the end of the module you will be able to identify the basic properties of materials for a particular component and reasons for selection of that material, recognise the basic principles of selecting manufacturing processes for a particular component, explain material characteristics and properties and relate them to performance, manufacturing process and the environment.

Structure and Stress Analysis (10 credits)

This module covers mathematical models to analyse the behaviour of simple mechanical systems. You will be able to use the theory and principles of statics to carry out simple calculations, describe the fundamentals of stress analysis and their applications in engineering and solve problems involving stresses and strains in engineering materials.

Thermodynamics (10 credits)

This module provides an elementary introduction to thermodynamics, including a discussion of the fundamental concepts of heat, work, energy and entropy. The module introduces the properties of different working fluids (vapours and gases) and also provides the necessary analytical skills to address practical and theoretical issues arising from the analysis of thermodynamic machinery.

How will I be assessed?

Successful completion of the International Year One, subject to getting the required grades for your intended degree, gives you the opportunity to progress to the second year of an undergraduate degree at Queen's University Belfast.

To qualify, you will need to achieve a minimum average of 60% overall and passes in all ten modules in the first year of the programme, as well as Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component in English Language and Study Skills module, in order to progress to year two of the programme

Teaching methods

The Undergraduate Degree with International Year One offers smaller classes than university study, providing you with a greater student/teacher interaction. All teachers for this course are qualified to doctorate level. 

You'll gain experience in using industry standard computer aided design and simulation tools. You'll be given the opportunity to work in the University's labs, using modern equipment in practical work inside and outside of class.

How do I qualify?

Academic requirements:

Two ‘D’ grades from any UK A-level board, successful completion of a recognised Foundation programme or first year of an overseas university degree programme or equivalent with good grades. All students will be expected to have studied mathematics and preferably physics at this level.

Students wishing to study Chemical Engineering will require previous study in Chemistry.

For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us.

English requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent acceptable to the University.

Please note that in addition to the UKVI IELTS, INTO is able to accept other English language qualifications. For more information on accepted qualifications please see: SELT alternatives

Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details. If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements you should apply for Academic English.

Age:

16 years and above.

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the course.

When can I start?

 

Start date Term dates Fees

September 2017 start
(3 term)

Term 1: Mon 18 Sep 2017 to Fri 15 Dec 2017

Term 2: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 3: Mon 09 Apr 2018 to Fri 08 Jun 2018

£15,495

January 2018 start
(3 term)

Term 1: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 2: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 08 Jun 2018

Term 3: Mon 11 Jun 2018 to Fri 24 Aug 2018

£15,495

Tuition fees do not include:

  • enrolment fee - an additional charge of £150 per academic programme (to be charged upon confirmation)
  • text books - an additional charge in the region of £380 per academic course (3 terms)
  • lab fee - £400 (science-based courses)

 

Is accommodation included in the fees?

Accommodation is not included in the fees. View our accommodation options.

How do I pay?

You can pay by bank transfer or by credit card. Please contact us for bank transfer details.

How do I apply?

You can apply online or by post. Find out more about how to apply.

Degree options available for this course include:

Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons)

Chemical Engineering BEng (Hons)

Civil Engineering BEng (Hons)

Computer Science BEng (Hons)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)

Product Design Engineering BEng (Hons)

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