IYZ Engineering


This course aims to prepare you with the core technical and analytical skills required, to support successful continuation onto your chosen degree route

International Year Zero (IYZ) Engineering introduces you to laboratory practice and procedures with an emphasis on the need to work with regard to the safety of yourself and others. This course is subject to Professional Body Approval.

Modules you will study:

Compulsory: Pure Mathematics, Mechanics, Further Mathematics, Properties of Matter & Waves and Electricity, Electronics and Fields

Pure Mathematics

The Pure Mathematics module will help develop your mathematical understanding as well as your familiarity and fluency with mathematical notation. It will prepare you to use mathematical applications for problem-solving in the sciences, engineering and computer science.


Mechanics aims to develop the knowledge and skills that you will be expected to demonstrate in your continuing studies at first-degree level. It ensures that you can use appropriate mathematical language and understand mathematical notation, conventions and units. The module also introduces the relationships between forces, linear motion and energy, and the conditions for the static equilibrium of a body.

Further Mathematics

Further Mathematics aims to build on the basic knowledge and techniques acquired during your prior study of mathematics, and further your understanding of the ways in which more advanced mathematical techniques aid problem-solving and scenario modelling.

Properties of Matter & Waves

This module aims to provide you with a basic post-high-school knowledge of atomic physics, materials, heat and gases, and oscillations and waves. It further introduces you to laboratory practice and procedures, with an emphasis on the need to work with regard to the safety of yourself and others.

Electricity, Electronics and Fields

This module aims to develop your understanding of electricity and electronics, as well as fields and their effects. This will enable you to apply your understanding of these topics to real situations in engineering and computer science. The module further introduces you to laboratory practice with an emphasis on the need to work with regard to the safety of yourself and others.

Optional Courses:

Chemistry 1

The aim of this module is to provide you with an introduction to post-high-school chemistry while giving you a stimulating grounding in the basic theoretical principles of the subject. The module also aims to introduce you to laboratory practice with an emphasis on the need to work with regard to safety.


Data Analysis

Data Analysis enables you to work with data for the purpose of solving real-life problems in the context of your chosen field of study. You will be introduced to basic statistical concepts, topics and methods, as well as statistical packages to help you collate and present data in forms that aid effective analysis and interpretation.

Core modules:

As well as modules unique to your specific route, you will also study several core modules common to each course. The core modules are:

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.

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy develops your computing skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It further helps you to develop research skills through appropriate use of the Internet, and shows how using both the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) and social media can help you communicate effectively with your tutors and fellow students.

Project Study

The Project Study module will help you develop the skills required to plan, research, write and deliver a project within your subject area. You will have the opportunity to study all aspects of a project related to your particular field of study, identify and develop the skills to enable you to realise the project, and report your findings both in written form and through a presentation.

Continuation Degrees

BEng (Hons) Computer Engineering

BEng (Hons) Cybernetics

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

BEng (Hons) Engineering Management

BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management for Business

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering Technology

For more information on Entry requirements for IYZ courses please see here.