University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Engineering

About this route

The International Year One in Engineering will prepare you 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 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.

Route modules

This programme gives you access to a range of progression degrees in Mechanical Engineering 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:

This module will focus on topics and methods applicable to first year degree Engineering Mathematics. You will study Algebra, Functions, Matrices, Sequences and Series, Scalars and Vectors, Calculus and Probability. Most students taking this module will have decided to study an Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering degree and the examples you will be given during the programme will help prepare you for the specific demands of this type of programme.

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.

In this module you will study the mechanics of stationary and moving objects. This will focus on topics such as Turning Forces, Stress and Strain, Newton’s Laws, Linear and Angular Motion, Rotational Dynamics and Simple Harmonic Motion. Heat Transfer and Fluid Pressure are also studied.

Without in-depth analytical restriction, this module integrates the basic elements of engineering communication through the complete range of manual and CAD design drawings, the selection of appropriate engineering materials for an engineering component and a design of a simple engineering artefact.

You will undertake a series of integrated graded exercises which will allow you to express your ideas graphically to other engineers both manually and through the medium of CAD. Lectures and assignments will allow you to appreciate the value of detail within the design process. The design of a basic engineering artefact will allow you to consolidate your understanding of the role of assembly and detail manufacturing drawings. Through the carefully constructed assignments the module will introduce you to the concepts of computer assistance for engineers, and teach the basic skills of 2D draughting and 3D modelling with CAD packages.

This module includes surveys and broadly examines manufacturing, fabrication and finishing processes. It introduces the elements of manufacturing costing, so that an informed process selection may be made on the basis of both technical and cost factors.

In this module you will be taught the principles of operation of DC motors, AC motors and various transducers. Analogue to digital conversion, frequency sampling and basic Op-amp circuits are also studied as you learn the applications of various electromechanical systems.

This module is primarily computer laboratory based. You will complete a series of guided and graded exercises as to how to effectively communicate through technical drawings (studio based) for the detail design of manufactured engineering components and assemblies. You will undertake a series of integrated graded exercises which will allow you to express your ideas graphically to other engineers both manually and through the medium of 3D CAD, in particular SolidWorks. Through the carefully constructed assignments the module introduces you to the concepts of computer assistance for engineers, and teaches the basic skills of 3D modelling with an industry standard CAD package. A series of lectures in materials technology will equip you with the knowledge to select appropriate materials during the design process.

For students following degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering:

Maths 1

In this module you will focus on topics and methods applicable to first year degree Engineering Mathematics. You will study Algebra, Functions, Matrices, Sequences and Series, Scalars and Vectors, Calculus and Probability. Most students taking this module will have decided to study an Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering degree and the examples you will be given during the programme will help prepare you for the specific demands of this type of programme.

Maths 2

In this module you will focus on topics and methods applicable to first year degree Engineering Mathematics. The work will build on the syllabus covered in the module Maths 1. You will study more advanced Calculus, Infinite Series and Sequences, Polar Coordinates and Vectors in 2 and 3 dimensions. Most students taking this module will have decided to study an Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering degree and the timed teacher assessments you will be given during the programme will help prepare you for the specific demands of this type of programme.

The aim of this module is to develop the 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.

In this module you will focus on the principles of basic electrical circuits. You will study and analyse DC and AC circuits. The properties and practical applications of components like capacitors and inductors will be met. Electric Fields, Magnetic Fields and the Laws of Electromagnetic Induction are also studied.

In this module you will apply their knowledge from The Electrical Principles module to practical electronics. You will study Logic Circuits, Arithmetic Circuits, Flip-Flops and Counters.

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the principles of and best practice in software design and development.

Key facts

Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (minimum of 5.0 in writing), or equivalent*
Age: 18+

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: Three terms
Entry points: January or September
Term dates:

  • September 2017 start:
    Term 1: 18/09/2017- 08/12/2017
    Term 2: 08/01/2018- 23/03/2018
    Term 3: 03/04/2018- 09/06/2018
  • January 2018 start:
    Term 1: 08/01/2018- 23/03/2018
    Term 2: 03/04/2018- 08/06/2018
    Term 3: 11/06/2018- 10/08/2018

To learn more about course costs visit our fees page.

Your degree at 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%
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%