International Year One - Engineering

This course aims to develop and strengthen your understanding of engineering and apply mechanical, electronic and mathematical principles in business.

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This course is equivalent to your first year of degree study and will strengthen your knowledge of key engineering and technology principles.

This course will cover the major mathematical and scientific principles, which gives you a great headstart to engineering.

When you study engineering at the University of Greenwich, you will be taught at the university’s Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent. Here students have access to industry-standard equipment and 3,000m2 of specialist laboratory space.

To join this course you will need to have successfully completed high school (48 UCAS Points) or equivalent and meet the English language requirements. We offer Pre-sessional English which is a 6 or 12-week extension course for those who may not yet meet the required English language standards for direct entry to our pathways.

Direct Entry – IELTS 5.5 (with no skill below 5.5)
Pre-sessional English 6-weeks – IELTS 5.0 (with no skill below 4.5)
Pre-sessional English 12-weeks – IELTS 4.5 (with no skill below 4.0)

Key Information



3 years:

1 year pathway + 2 years degree

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Subject-specific modules

This module will provide you with sound knowledge and command of mathematics with an emphasis on engineering applications. The principal aim of this module is to develop your understanding of engineering mathematics to support as you progress through your course.

This module teaches the key elements of the design process and shows how design is an integrative subject that encompasses all disciplines of engineering. You will experience collaborative and individual design from problem formulation through to manufacture of a product.

This module seeks to provide you with the consolidation of fundamental principles in electrical/electronic science together with basic knowledge and understanding of common analogue and digital electronic devices. The emphasis, supported by laboratory experiments, will be to understand the operation of devices highlighting the practical use and application of these devices.

The aim of this module is to provide you with a clear understanding of the concepts of Mechanical Engineering. This is to be achieved by ensuring that you gain an appropriate background in the principles of Mechanical Sciences and their uses in the solutions of engineering problems.

This module aims to introduce you to Engineering as a profession and to require you to think about what this means in relation not only to the demands of the career in terms of knowledge, skills and creative thinking but also of how engineers work in terms of context, site or office environments both as individuals and as members of teams.

Continuation Degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree courses:

BEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Attain industry-ready skills on a professionally accredited mechanical engineering technology degree that gives you the analytical, entrepreneurial and practical skills that businesses are looking for.
BEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering
Explore Mechanical Engineering as it is the most versatile of the engineering disciplines
BEng (Hons)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology
Explore pioneering approaches to today’s industry challenges on this professionally accredited electrical and electronic engineering degree.
BEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Attain industry-ready skills on a professionally accredited mechanical engineering technology degree that gives you the analytical, entrepreneurial and practical skills that businesses are looking for.

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