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International Year One

International Year one Engineering Students

Engineering

Summary

The International Year One in Engineering prepares international students for direct entry to the second year of a range of Honours and Masters degrees including Electronic Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

You will study core modules which are general skills subjects and route modules which are specific and important for your academic development.

Core modules

Academic English Skills

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Route modules

This programme gives you access to a range of progression degrees in Mechanical and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Depending on the area you wish to specialise in, you will study a combination of subject areas.

For students following degrees in Mechanical Engineering:

Maths, focusing on knowledge, understanding and skills applicable to first year degree Engineering Mathematics, including algebra, functions, matrices, sequences and series, scalars and vectors, polar co-ordinates, calculus and probability.

The mechanics of stationary and moving objects, including turning forces, stress and strain, newton’s laws, linear and angular motion, rotational dynamics and simple harmonic motion, heat transfer and fluid pressure.

Operation of DC and AC motors, transducers and analogue to digital conversion. Also frequency sampling and basic Op-amp circuits.

The essentials of engineering drawing and the properties of various materials such as metals, ceramics and polymers used by engineers. A brief introduction to CAD and CAM is also covered.

For students following degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering:

Maths, focusing on knowledge, understanding and skills applicable to first year degree Engineering Mathematics, including algebra, functions, matrices, sequences and series, scalars and vectors, polar co-ordinates, calculus and probability.

The principles of basic electrical circuits and the properties and practical applications of components.

Electric fields, magnetic fields and the laws of electromagnetic induction.

Practical electronics including logic circuits, arithmetic circuits, flip-flops and counters.

Software design and development.

Degree progression

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Automotive and Motorsport Engineering BEng/MEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Computer Systems Engineering BEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Electronic and Communication Engineering BEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Electronic Engineering BEng/MEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Electronic Engineering and Computer Systems BEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Mechanical Engineering BEng/MEng (Hons) 40% 50%
These degrees and grades are subject to change.