Preparatory Year Programs in Engineering Studies

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?… Read more

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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University of Leicester Global Study Centre
Leicester, United Kingdom

On this programme, you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). ... +

On this programme, you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). Teaching takes place in the Global Study Centre (GSC) using dedicated lecturers who know the strengths and weaknesses of each student. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
21 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Totino-Grace High School
Minneapolis, USA

Totino-Grace has an exceptional tradition for academic excellence, spiritual growth, athletic and co-curricular engagement, and inspiring service opportunities. Totino-Grace i ... +

Totino-Grace has an exceptional tradition for academic excellence, spiritual growth, athletic and co-curricular engagement, and inspiring service opportunities. Totino-Grace is more than just a high school. Totino-Grace is a student's best preparation for life: inspiring and faith-filled, rigorous and engaging, creative and collaborative—a school where each student will develop confidence in themselves and their futures. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
English
25 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Berlin International College
Berlin, Germany

The is a unique BIC Preparation Program taught in English language for students interested to study at a university in engineering, IT and related technical degrees in Germany ... +

The is a unique BIC Preparation Program taught in English language for students interested to study at a university in engineering, IT and related technical degrees in Germany. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
8 months
English
Jan 2021
13 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Divan International
Amman, Jordan

NCUK established a foundation year for international students from around the globe to be qualified for studying the Bachelor Degree in 16 UK universities and 27 worldwide. IF ... +

NCUK established a foundation year for international students from around the globe to be qualified for studying the Bachelor Degree in 16 UK universities and 27 worldwide. IFY designed for all academic streams: Science, Engineering and Business, upon students’ selections and desires. IELTS, TOEFL or Password specific achievement grade is required. -
Foundation Year
Part-time
English
Oct 2020
01 Oct 2020
Campus
 
NCUK
Manchester, United Kingdom

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. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
6 months
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of Southampton Malaysia
Johor Bahru, Malaysia +1 More

The Engineering Foundation year is a stimulating year of study that will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to successfully meet the challenges of our ... +

The Engineering Foundation year is a stimulating year of study that will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to successfully meet the challenges of our engineering degree programmes. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Oxford Sixth Form College
Oxford, United Kingdom

The NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) in Engineering is a one-year academic qualification for students aged 17+, that provides guaranteed access to thousands of univers ... +

The NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) in Engineering is a one-year academic qualification for students aged 17+, that provides guaranteed access to thousands of university degrees. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Cranfield University
Cranfield, United Kingdom

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 ma ... +

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. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
10 months
English
Campus
 
IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Your educational journey will see you acquiring a solid basis in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, as well as skills such as critical thinking, writing, public spe ... +

Your educational journey will see you acquiring a solid basis in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, as well as skills such as critical thinking, writing, public speaking, and presentation techniques. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
ICP International College Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Students can enter at Stage 1 (University Foundation) or Stage 2 (First Year Degree) and are guaranteed progression to the second year of a relevant degree, providing that pro ... +

Students can enter at Stage 1 (University Foundation) or Stage 2 (First Year Degree) and are guaranteed progression to the second year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criterion are met. Stage 1 takes place at ICP using dedicated lecturers and benefits from small class sizes. Stage 2 takes place at the University of Portsmouth directly, supported with tutorials at ICP. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom

The Engineering International Foundation Year gives you the skills you need to start an engineering degree if you do not currently have the necessary mathematics or science qu ... +

The Engineering International Foundation Year gives you the skills you need to start an engineering degree if you do not currently have the necessary mathematics or science qualifications. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Wels, Austria

In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selec ... +

In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selected study programmes in Engineering and Business. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English, German
Campus
 
University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

As the challenges within the engineering industry change and develop, the need for specialist engineers has grown considerably. Studying at the University of Northampton will ... +

As the challenges within the engineering industry change and develop, the need for specialist engineers has grown considerably. Studying at the University of Northampton will provide you with the skills and knowledge to tackle these challenges and forge a successful career as an engineer in your chosen field. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Brockenhurst College
Brockenhurst, United Kingdom

This course is specially designed for international students whose first language is not English. It will help you develop an understanding of science and engineering concepts ... +

This course is specially designed for international students whose first language is not English. It will help you develop an understanding of science and engineering concepts, and provide you with extra academic support to help with admission to undergraduate courses. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
South Eastern Regional College
Bangor, United Kingdom

This two-year full-time programme is awarded by Ulster University. It has been designed for people who are interested in a career in Architectural Technology and require a Fou ... +

This two-year full-time programme is awarded by Ulster University. It has been designed for people who are interested in a career in Architectural Technology and require a Foundation Degree to progress to higher academic qualifications and/or to enhance employment prospects. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus