IY1 Engineering


Covering the major mathematical and scientific principles, this course gives you a great start in engineering and deepens your understanding during this first year of your undergraduate degree.

International Year 1 Engineering covers the major mathematical and scientific principles. This course gives you a great start in engineering and deepens your understanding during this first year of your undergraduate degree.

This course is subject to professional body approval.

Modules you will study:

Engineering Mathematics

This module will provide you with a 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.

Principles of Engineering Design and Manufacture

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.

Electrical and Electronic Principles

This module seeks to provide you with the consolidation of fundamental principles in electrical/electronic science together with a 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.

Mechanical Principles

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

Professional Practice in Engineering

The aim of this module is to introduce you to Engineering as a profession and to require you to think what this means in relation not only to the demands of the profession 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.

Core module:

As well as modules unique to your specific route, you will also study the following core module common to each course. The core module is:

English for Academic Purposes

This module aims to help you achieve the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) for continuation to further study at University of Greenwich. Through this course, you will be made aware of the critical importance of English competence in the context of your ongoing academic studies.

Continuation Degrees

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering Technology

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