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A preparatory year is a program for students to get acquainted with their desired field of study before entering a full higher education program. Students learn information related to succeeding in school, as well as learning the target language if they are international students. They also take specific courses related to their field of interest.

What is a preparatory year in engineering studies? This program can give students the science and math fundamentals they will need before starting school for an engineering degree. It can also aid international students in understanding the target language before transferring to an engineering program. Students may take courses such as chemistry, linear algebra, analytical geometry and history of engineering. Older students may use the program to brush up on skills before applying to a higher education institution.

There are many benefits to doing a preparatory year, such as getting an edge over other candidates. The year can also help prepare students for the rigors of college and allow them to experience the college environment before starting their major.

The costs of doing this type of program vary depending on where you choose to study. Anyone interested in applying to a specific program should contact that particular institution in order to get the most up to date information.

Those who complete a preparatory year use it not to find work but to prepare themselves for succeeding in their desired major. Graduates who then go on to obtain degrees in engineering can often find employment in such engineering fields as chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, software and nuclear. Engineers are generally in high demand due to the specific nature of the industry and continued progress in science and technology.

Students interested in a preparatory year in engineering can often find a wide range of options for study. Some schools offer both full- and part-time options, as well as online courses. Students also often study abroad before entering an international program. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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3IL Groupe

The integrated preparatory 3iL is designed for those wishing to combine the advantages of a preparatory course while realizing immediate immersion in the field of IT (dev ... [+]

The integrated preparatory 3iL is designed for those wishing to combine the advantages of a preparatory course while realizing immediate immersion in the field of IT (development, networks, systems). It differs from other preparatory programs by the discovery of the computer from the 1st half with the implementation of specific projects and an opening on the individual development of the future engineer.

The prep 3iL is:

1 classical section (40 places) / 1 International section (30 places)

4 semesters 120 ECTS credits

Validating a License 2 in Engineering Sciences / Computer mention

3 main areas of education: Science, Computer Science and Humanities

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France Limoges
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French
2 years
Campus
Charles University The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies

Would you like to study technical specialisations at a Czech university in English? Apply for our Pre-Programme! ... [+]

Would you like to study technical specialisations at a Czech university in English? Apply for our Pre-Programme!

The course will help you:

maximize your chance of entering the Faculty of your interest by teaching you the subjects knowledge of which is a prerequisite for passing the entrance exam. give you essential basics in the Czech language improve your command of English, and thereby boost the efficiency of your studies. Native speakers will have additional Czech language lessons instead. adaptat to the Czech life-style as well as in settling of all the necessary papers, permissions and other official documents required by the Czech administrative and legal bodies. [-]
Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
1 - 1 year
Campus
Charles University The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies

Our courses are designed for candidates interested in I.C.T, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering. ... [+]

Preparatory courses for technical studies take place in our centre in Poděbrady. Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist technical knowledge.

Our courses are designed for candidates interested in the following subjects:

I.C.T Mechanical and Civil Engineering Physics Mathematics Electrical Engineering Podebrady Centre

To study technical subjects, you must have a good knowledge of mathematics and the basics of physics. Detailed list of taught subjects is in the following table.

Exceptionally talented students can apply just for intensive courses of Czech language. In case of further interest, they can later buy also lessons of other subjects (mathematics, physics, information technology, descriptive geometry).... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
1 year
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Charles University The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies

Do you have a Bachelor's degree and would like to continue studying a technical subject in the Czech Republic? ... [+]

Do you have a Bachelor's degree and would like to continue studying a technical subject in the Czech Republic? Register for one of our courses in Prague-Hostivar or Poděbrady!

Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist technical knowledge. Great emphasis is placed on specialist terminology and the ability to express oneself independently. In the summer semester students are able to attend lectures at selected universities.

Prague-Hostivar Centre

The major part of the winter semester is focused on learning Czech. Students will gain elememtary communication skills in Czech, and they will learn Czech grammar to an extent that will help them deal with day-to-day situations. Strong emphasis is placed on written productions and the ability to express ideas in Czech.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
1 year
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Cranfield University

This specialist course can be used as a stepping-stone to an exciting career in engineering and will prepare you if you do not meet the pre-requisite entry requirements f ... [+]

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This specialist course can be used as a stepping-stone to an exciting career in engineering and will prepare you if you do not meet the pre-requisite entry requirements for many of our MSc courses. It is an intensive, full-time course delivered through a mixture of lectures, practical laboratory sessions and design exercises, over 10 months.

Who is it for? Those who wish to take their career in a new direction and advance their skills in engineering Professionals who have been out of education for some time and wish to get back into the study routine before commencing an MSc programme Graduates with an undergraduate degree in engineering, physics or mathematics that do not meet our standard entry requirements Holders of a UK Ordinary/Pass degree (or equivalent for overseas students) who have industrial experience and cannot be admitted directly Overseas students wishing to enhance their technical English language skills before entering a Cranfield MSc course. Why this course? ... [-]
United Kingdom Cranfield
October 2019
Full-time
10 months
Campus
NCUK

The International Year One (IYOne) is a credit-bearing qualification that enables you to enter the second year of an undergraduate degree at an NCUK university. ... [+]

The International Year One (IYOne) is a credit bearing qualification that enables you to enter the second year of an undergraduate degree at an NCUK university. The International Year One is currently available in 7 countries worldwide, including the UK.

We offer business, accounting & finance, economics, events management and engineering options that lead to hundreds of second year degrees at a range of leading universities.

WHY SHOULD I STUDY THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR ONE?

The International Year One is ideal for students who are looking to:

Study locally for an extra year and gain university credits to transfer to a full degree; Experience an international learning environment and build up a global network of contacts; Benefit from smaller class sizes and personalised support before entering university. How long does it take? Accelerated Programme: Six months Standard Programme: Nine Months What do I study on the International Year One? ... [-]
United Kingdom Manchester
August 2020
Full-time
6 - 9 months
Campus
Totino-Grace High School

The Totino-Grace Engineering Institute will intellectually engage and challenge students with a rigorous curriculum that includes coursework focused on engineering, as we ... [+]

Engineering Institute Totino-Grace Engineering Institute E3: Experiential Engineering Education

The Totino-Grace Engineering Institute will intellectually engage and challenge students with a rigorous curriculum that includes coursework focused on engineering, as well as exposure to the field of engineering through program components occurring outside of the classroom.

Institute Components College-Prep Curriculum with emphasis on Math and Science and will also include critical thinking, public speaking, and collaborative project-based learning skills. Required Courses in Math and Science as well as three semesters of Engineering-specific coursework. Seminars and Enrichment Activities including lectures, field trips and presentations outside the classroom. Mentorship Opportunities with professionals in Engineering careers. Internship/Field-Experience providing significant first-hand experience in various areas of Engineering. Co-Curricular Activity center around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) opportunities. Capstone Project which culminates the student's experience within the Institute. Global Perspective through innovative international Engineering connections. ... [-]
USA Fridley
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Full-time
3 years
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