International Year One in Engineering

Introduction

Overview

International Year One in engineering will prepare students to enter their next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Key information

  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.

Fast facts

Class duration

9-13 hours per week

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 14

Award

This program leads to a bachelor's degree at UAB.

Why The University of Alabama at Birmingham?

  • Students are immediately exposed to the engineering design process as freshmen.
  • UAB has a dedicated Undergraduate Design Laboratory with computer-controlled milling machines/lathes to provide cutting-edge equipment for students to engage in engineering design.
  • The Undergraduate UAB Biomedical Engineering is the only biomedical engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET in the state of Alabama.
  • Students choose from one- to three-semester Pathway programs.
  • Students are fully admitted to UAB provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.
Start Dates August January May
Program length 2 Semesters

Entry requirements

Age requirement

17

Academic requirements

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

English language entry requirements

2 Semesters: TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44+, Completion of Academic English Level 4, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, GaoKao 110, TOEFL Essentials 6.5.

Dates & fees

August 2022 start
(2 Semesters)

Tue 16 August 2022 - Fri 9 December 2022
Wed 4 January 2023 - Fri 21 April 2023

$31,300


January 2023 start
(2 Semesters)

Wed 4 January 2023 - Fri 21 April 2023
Wed 3 May 2023 - Fri 11 August 2023

$31,300


May 2023 start
(2 Semesters)

Wed 3 May 2023 - Fri 11 August 2023
Wed 23 August 2023 - Fri 8 December 2023

$31,300


Degree program components

128 credit hour program
29-32 credit hours apply from Pathway
96-99 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

Course title

Credit hours

ELI 203

Academic English Listening and Speaking

3 Credits

ELI 102

Academic Reading

3 Credits

ELI 101

Academic Writing

3 Credits

TBD

Core Curriculum Course

3 Credits

MA TBD

Math course based on testing

3-4 Credits

Semester 2

Course title

Credit hours

TBD

Core Curriculum Course

3 Credits

TBD

Core Curriculum Course

3 Credits

ELI 205

English Skills for Academic Success

3 Credits

Varies

Exploring UAB or FYE Course offered by major

2-3 Credits

MA TBD

Math course based on testing

3-4 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Biomedical Engineering-B.S.

Minimum 3.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted. Students must test into at least MA 105.


Civil Engineering-B.S.

Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted. Students must test into at least MA 105.


Electrical Engineering-B.S.

Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted. Students must test into at least MA 105.


Engineering Design-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all coures. No grades of I or W permitted.


Materials Engineering-B.S.

Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted. Students must test into at least MA 105.


Mechanical Engineering-B.S.

Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted. Students must test into at least MA 105.


Start Dates August January May
Program length 2 Semesters

Entry requirements

Age requirement

17

Academic requirements

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

English language entry requirements

2 Semesters: TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44+, Completion of Academic English Level 4, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, GaoKao 110, TOEFL Essentials 6.5.

Dates & fees

August 2023 start
(2 Semesters)

Tue 15 August 2023 - Fri 15 December 2023
Wed 3 January 2024 - Fri 19 April 2024


January 2024 start
(2 Semesters)

Wed 3 January 2024 - Fri 19 April 2024
Wed 1 May 2024 - Fri 16 August 2024


May 2024 start
(2 Semesters)

Wed 1 May 2024 - Fri 16 August 2024
Tue 20 August 2024 - Fri 13 December 2024


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Biomedical Engineering-B.S.

Minimum 3.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted. Students must test into at least MA 105.


Civil Engineering-B.S.

Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted. Students must test into at least MA 105.


Electrical Engineering-B.S.

Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted. Students must test into at least MA 105.


Engineering Design-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all coures. No grades of I or W permitted.


Materials Engineering-B.S.

Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted. Students must test into at least MA 105.


Mechanical Engineering-B.S.

Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted. Students must test into at least MA 105.