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International Year One in Engineering

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an Engineering-related undergraduate degree at Queen's University Belfast. There are five specialist sub-pathways to choose from: Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the 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.

Academic requirements:

Two 'D' grades from a UK A-level board, a recognised foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme or equivalent with good grades. Students will be expected to have studied Mathematics and preferably Physics at this level. Students wishing to study Chemical Engineering must have GSCE Chemistry grade 4/C or equivalent.

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

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

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

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 7 June 2019 3 Terms £16,115
7 January 2019 23 August 2019 3 Terms £16,115
23 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms
-
6 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 4 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 20 hours

Note: class hours per week are never less than 20.

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at Queen's University Belfast

Begin your journey to an exciting career with one of the founding degrees at Queen’s – Civil Engineering.

You’ll learn the technical skills and knowledge required to excel in your chosen career, with subjects from construction materials and geotechnics to design, hydraulics and project management all covered as part of your course.

In addition to lectures and seminars, you’ll apply theoretical principles to practical tasks, have the chance to undertake a work placement and carry out a supervised research project in your final year.


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?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.
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 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the 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.

Academic requirements:

Two 'D' grades from a UK A-level board, a recognised foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme or equivalent with good grades. Students will be expected to have studied Mathematics and preferably Physics at this level. Students wishing to study Chemical Engineering must have GSCE Chemistry grade 4/C or equivalent.

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

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

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

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


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 4 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 20 hours

Note: class hours per week are never less than 20.

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at Queen's University Belfast

Begin your journey to an exciting career with one of the founding degrees at Queen’s – Civil Engineering.

You’ll learn the technical skills and knowledge required to excel in your chosen career, with subjects from construction materials and geotechnics to design, hydraulics and project management all covered as part of your course.

In addition to lectures and seminars, you’ll apply theoretical principles to practical tasks, have the chance to undertake a work placement and carry out a supervised research project in your final year.


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?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.
Study one (or more) term(s) 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:

4 Terms: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the 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.

Academic requirements:

Two 'D' grades from a UK A-level board, a recognised foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme or equivalent with good grades. Students will be expected to have studied Mathematics and preferably Physics at this level. Students wishing to study Chemical Engineering must have GSCE Chemistry grade 4/C or equivalent.

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

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

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

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


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 4 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 20 hours

Note: class hours per week are never less than 20.

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at Queen's University Belfast

Begin your journey to an exciting career with one of the founding degrees at Queen’s – Civil Engineering.

You’ll learn the technical skills and knowledge required to excel in your chosen career, with subjects from construction materials and geotechnics to design, hydraulics and project management all covered as part of your course.

In addition to lectures and seminars, you’ll apply theoretical principles to practical tasks, have the chance to undertake a work placement and carry out a supervised research project in your final year.


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?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the 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.

Academic requirements:

Two 'D' grades from a UK A-level board, a recognised foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme or equivalent with good grades. Students will be expected to have studied Mathematics and preferably Physics at this level. Students wishing to study Chemical Engineering must have GSCE Chemistry grade 4/C or equivalent.

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

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

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

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 7 June 2019 3 Terms £16,115
7 January 2019 23 August 2019 3 Terms £16,115
23 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms
-
6 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 4 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 20 hours

Note: class hours per week are never less than 20.

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at Queen's University Belfast

Begin your journey to an exciting career with one of the founding degrees at Queen’s – Civil Engineering.

You’ll learn the technical skills and knowledge required to excel in your chosen career, with subjects from construction materials and geotechnics to design, hydraulics and project management all covered as part of your course.

In addition to lectures and seminars, you’ll apply theoretical principles to practical tasks, have the chance to undertake a work placement and carry out a supervised research project in your final year.

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?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the 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.

Academic requirements:

Two 'D' grades from a UK A-level board, a recognised foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme or equivalent with good grades. Students will be expected to have studied Mathematics and preferably Physics at this level. Students wishing to study Chemical Engineering must have GSCE Chemistry grade 4/C or equivalent.

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

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

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

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

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 4 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 20 hours

Note: class hours per week are never less than 20.

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at Queen's University Belfast

Begin your journey to an exciting career with one of the founding degrees at Queen’s – Civil Engineering.

You’ll learn the technical skills and knowledge required to excel in your chosen career, with subjects from construction materials and geotechnics to design, hydraulics and project management all covered as part of your course.

In addition to lectures and seminars, you’ll apply theoretical principles to practical tasks, have the chance to undertake a work placement and carry out a supervised research project in your final year.

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?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

4 Terms: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the 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.

Academic requirements:

Two 'D' grades from a UK A-level board, a recognised foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme or equivalent with good grades. Students will be expected to have studied Mathematics and preferably Physics at this level. Students wishing to study Chemical Engineering must have GSCE Chemistry grade 4/C or equivalent.

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

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

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

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

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 4 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 20 hours

Note: class hours per week are never less than 20.

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at Queen's University Belfast

Begin your journey to an exciting career with one of the founding degrees at Queen’s – Civil Engineering.

You’ll learn the technical skills and knowledge required to excel in your chosen career, with subjects from construction materials and geotechnics to design, hydraulics and project management all covered as part of your course.

In addition to lectures and seminars, you’ll apply theoretical principles to practical tasks, have the chance to undertake a work placement and carry out a supervised research project in your final year.

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?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.
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