University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Engineering & Computer Science

About this route

The International Year One in Engineering & Computer Science will develop your subject knowledge and English language skills, whilst preparing you to join the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Huddersfield’s School of Computing and Engineering.

Just like the first year of an undergraduate degree, the International Year One is a two-semester programme with a choice of modules, all taught on campus. You will have the additional benefit of smaller class sizes and more support to help you develop your academic knowledge, study skills and language abilities to prepare you for your degree.

You will study several core modules focused on general skills, but the majority of your programme will be the specialised academic content relevant to your chosen undergraduate degree.

Why study Engineering & Computer Science?

  • Benefit from excellent facilities on a modern campus, such as the Centre for Precision Technologies, which works to tackle manufacturing problems in engineering
  • Progress on to a career-focused, professionally accredited degree with a high graduate employment rate
  • Opportunity to prepare for your future career with our integrated CareerAhead activities, as well as engagement with University departments and local businesses.

Subject pathways

To full prepare for your undergraduate degree, you will focus on a specific subject pathway to gain the skills necessary to succeed at University. You can choose to focus on either:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computing
  • Computer Systems Engineering

Core modules

You will also develop your academic and study skills through a range of core modules, selected to ensure you succeed on your University degree. Core modules include:

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills, enabling 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.

This module will encourage students to develop their interest in and enthusiasm for Physics and support further study of the subject. Students will appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society. They will also develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of Physics and develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other. As students taking this module have decided to study an Engineering, Science or Computer Science degree the subject will be taught in a contextualized way with applied examples given during the module to help and prepare them for the specific demands of their chosen degree.

The aim of this module is to develop your awareness of the career of Engineering and the professional role and responsibilities of the Engineer in organizations and in society. You will be introduced to generic techniques for managing projects and designing experimental work in an engineering context.

Key facts

Save time and progress smoothly to the University with the new combined visa. The visa covers the duration of your studies at both the International Study Centre and the University of Huddersfield.

  • No need to return home to apply for a new visa between your International Year One and chosen undergraduate degree
  • Over 30 alternatives to IELTS accepted as proof of your English language level
  • Allows you to work up to 20 hours per week, enhancing CV and graduate prospects
  • Suitable for students who have previously studied academic subjects in the UK
  • Gives you the opportunity to travel and explore the UK between courses.

Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all components), or equivalent*
Age on entry: 17+ (in the September or October of the academic year you begin your course at the International Study Centre)

Visit our entry requirements page for a complete list of country-specific entry requirements.

*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

Course length: 2 semesters
Entry points: September and January

Semester dates:

September 2019:
Semester 1: 23/09/2019  -31/01/2020
Semester 2: 10/02/2020 - 05/06/2020

January 2020:
Semester 1:  13/01/2020 - 08/05/2020
Semester 2:  11/05/2020 - 07/08/2020

IELTs entry March June July Sept Oct Dec Jan Feb May June Aug Sept
4.5 (4.5 in all skills)   12-week PSP IY1 semester 1 IY1 semester 2 Holiday Start the second year of your undergraduate degree
5.0 (5.0 in all skills)   8-week PSP
4.5 (4.5 in all skills)   12-week PSP IY1 semester 1 IY1 semester 2
5.0 (5.0 in all skills)   8-week PSP

To learn more about course costs visit our fees page.

Progress to Huddersfield

This programme can lead to one of the undergraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). These degrees are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Automotive and Motorsport Engineering BEng/MEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Computer Systems Engineering BEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Computing BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Computing Science BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Computing Science with Cyber Security BSc (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%
Energy Engineering BEng (Hons) 40% 50%