International Year One in Engineering

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 2 of an Engineering-related undergraduate degree at Queen's University Belfast.

On campus and online study options
This program is available to study either on campus or online – giving students the flexibility to choose what’s best for them.

If your student starts online, they’ll have the opportunity to transfer to an on-campus program the following term. They’ll need to meet any visa requirements and demonstrate good attendance and performance during their studies online.

If your student applies for an Online Extended program, they’ll be offered an Online Academic English plus online or on-campus academic pathway study plan.

Key information

  • Gain hands-on experience through laboratory work in the University's fully equipped science labs.
  • Learn from subject lecturers on the programme who are qualified to PhD level.
  • Five specialist sub-pathways that students can choose from, depending on intended progression degree. The modules available will vary depending on the sub-pathway.
  • Study using industry-standard, computer-aided design and simulation tools.
  • Opportunity to undertake a placement year as part of your degree with organisations such as BP Chemicals and Pfizer.

Fast facts

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.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 16

Award

International Diploma (FHEQ Level 4) from Queen’s University Belfast.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group projects and presentations.
  • Practical exercises.

Why Queen's University Belfast?

  • Progress to a wide range of undergraduate degrees at Queen's University Belfast, many offering a Master's option.
  • All degrees offer work placements giving students real life, hands-on experience.
  • Aerospace Engineering sub-pathway: strong industry links with both the local and international aerospace community.
  • Chemical Engineering sub-pathway: Queen's offers the UK's only combined Chemistry and Chemical Engineering School.
  • Civil Engineering sub-pathway: placement years available at organisations including BP Chemicals, Pfizer, and Proctor & Gamble.
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering sub-pathway: progress to a degree which is fully accredited by Institution of Engineering and Technology.
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering sub-pathway: take part in an optional Engineering Leadership Programme and a range of Employability Development workshops.

Student success

88% Passed
93% Eligible

Take a look at our student progression results in International Year One in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for 2018-19.

Passed: % of those who completed their pathway

Eligible: % eligible to progress to Queen's University Belfast of those who passed

Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

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.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing and no less than 5.0 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 19 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 24 March 2023
Mon 27 March 2023 - Fri 16 June 2023


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 24 March 2023
Mon 27 March 2023 - Fri 16 June 2023
Mon 19 June 2023 - Fri 25 August 2023


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Aerospace Engineering Sandwich-BEng (Hons)

60%

C with a minimum of D in each component

A Pass with Commendation with a minimum of 60% and passes in all 10 modules.


Aerospace Engineering Sandwich-MEng (Hons)

70%

C with a minimum of D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Aerospace Engineering-BEng (Hons)

60%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules


Aerospace Engineering-MEng (Hons)

70%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Chemical Engineering Sandwich-BEng (Hons)

60%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules


Chemical Engineering Sandwich-MEng (Hons)

70%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Chemical Engineering-BEng (Hons)

60%

C with a minimum of D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules


Chemical Engineering-MEng (Hons)

70%

C with a minimum of D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Civil Engineering (Sandwich)-BEng (Hons)

60%

C with a minimum of D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules


Civil Engineering with a Year in Industry-BEng (Hons)

60%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules


Civil Engineering with a Year in Industry-MEng (Hons)

70%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules.


Civil Engineering-BEng (Hons)

60%

C with a minimum of D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all modules


Civil Engineering-MEng (Hons)

70%

C with a minimum of D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Computer Engineering with a Year in Industry-BEng (Hons)

60%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules


Computer Engineering-BEng (Hons)

60%

C with a minimum of D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules


Computer Engineering-MEng (Hons)

70%

C with a minimum of D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Computer Science with Professional Experience-BSc (Hons)

60%

C with a minimum of D in each component.

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules.


Computer Science with a Year in Industry-MEng (Hons)

70%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Computer Science-MEng (Hons)

70%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Computing and Information Technology including Professional Experience-BSc (Hons)

P

60%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules


Electrical and Electronic Engineering Sandwich-BEng (Hons)

60%

C with a minimum of D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all modules


Electrical and Electronic Engineering Sandwich-BEng (Hons)

60%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules


Electrical and Electronic Engineering Sandwich-MEng (Hons)

70%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Electrical and Electronic Engineering Sandwich-MEng (Hons)

70%

C with a minimum of D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Electrical and Electronic Engineering-BEng (Hons)

60%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules


Electrical and Electronic Engineering-MEng (Hons)

70%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Environmental and Civil Engineering-MEng (Hons)

70%

C with a minimum of D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Environmental and Civil Engineering-MEng (Hons)

70%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules.


Mechanical Engineering Sandwich-BEng (Hons)

60%

C with a minimum of D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules


Mechanical Engineering Sandwich-MEng (Hons)

70%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Mechanical Engineering-BEng (Hons)

60%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules


Mechanical Engineering-MEng (Hons)

70%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Product Design Engineering Sandwich-BEng (Hons)

60%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules


Product Design Engineering Sandwich-MEng (Hons)

70%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Product Design Engineering-BEng (Hons)

60%

C with a minimum of D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules


Product Design Engineering-MEng (Hons)

70%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Software Engineering with a Year in Industry-BEng (Hons)

P

60%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with Commendation with a minimum average of 60% and passes in all 10 modules


Software Engineering-MEng (Hons)

70%

Grade C with a minimum of grade D in each component

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules


Structural Engineering with Architecture-MEng (Hons)

A pass with High Commendation with a minimum average of 70% and passes in all 10 modules

Grade C with a minimum of Grade D in each component