Preparatory Year in Engineering

Top Course Studies in Engineering


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? 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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Engineering Level 3

Llandrillo Menai International
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Rhôs-on-Sea Pwllheli Dolgellau + 2 more

Our Engineering courses will equip you with much sought-after skills in general engineering, or you can specialise in electrical, electronic, land-based, mechanical, maintenance operations, micro-renewables, building services, hydro-power, nuclear or wind turbine maintenance engineering. The Renewable Energy and Power Sectors are major employers in North Wales. [+]

Best Course Studies in Engineering 2017. Engineering (Engineering) Level 3 Engineering, Renewable Energy and Power Our Engineering courses will equip you with much sought-after skills in general engineering, or you can specialise in electrical, electronic, land-based, mechanical, maintenance operations, micro-renewables, building services, hydro-power, nuclear or wind turbine maintenance engineering. The Renewable Energy and Power Sectors are major employers in North Wales. Is this course right for me? The programme is useful if you're looking to progress directly to a career in Maintenance, Operations, Design, Production Engineering or Technical Services. Alternatively, the course will also allow you go to study Higher Level courses in Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering or Production Engineering. The course is practical and work-related, and you will learn by completing projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations. The qualification is valued by both employers and universities, and will prepare you for both professional and educational progress. Entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade ‘C' or above including Maths, English or Welsh, and Science, and at least a grade B in Mathematics (Higher Tier), OR A relevant Level 2 qualification Equivalent experience will be considered on an individual case basis Places on the programme are subject to interview. Delivery: The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following: practical workshop sessions classroom sessions student centred work demonstrations discussions tutorials work experience virtual learning environment (MOODLE). Assessment: The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following: time constrained assignment ongoing observation assessment of your practical work, - multiple-choice tests written controlled assessments Progression: The programme is widely accepted by Universities. You could progress onto a number of programmes at Grwp Llandrillo Menai including: HNC in General Engineering HNC / HND Mechanical Technology HNC / HND Electrical and Electronic Technology University degrees might include: Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Power Engineering. Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships are also an attractive option if you are looking for employment in the local area or with larger national companies. Key details Available at: Dolgellau, Pwllheli, Rhos-on-Sea Level: 3 Study mode: Full-time Length: 1-2 years Course type: Further education Bilingual: This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es): Dolgellau, Pwllheli [-]

International Students Preparation Program PPS English for Bachelor

Berlin International College
Campus Full time 8 months January 2017 Germany Berlin

The unique BIC Preparation Program for students who prefer to study their Engineering Bachelor in English. [+]

The unique BIC Preparation Program for students who prefer to study their Engineering Bachelor in English. Your benefits The entire preparation program, as well as the studies at the University are taught in English – there is no need to learn German! Guaranteed place at a partner university – no extra application necessary No tuition fees at the University Small classes for optimal student-teacher ratio Receive an engineering degree in Germany - the country of engineers Optional: Twin Bachelor Degree Program – finishing higher semester lectures in German for a double degree in English and German Details The program gives you direct entrance to the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) once finished successfully. You will receive a conditional offer letter from the FHWS before starting the preparation program. The entire program is taught in English – no need to learn German! The preparation program consists of courses in multiple subjects, which are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science. The program will prepare you for your final exams, similar to the German Feststellungsprüfung (FSP). The exams will take place at BIC in Berlin. Prerequisite (before starting the University studies): Minimum of 80 points on the TOEFL iBT or IELTS certificate of at least 6.5. This prerequisite needs to be met until you start your studies at the University. Program dates: Preparation program, Part I: 02.01. - 31.03.2017 Spring Break: 03.04. - 16.04.2017 Preparation program, Part II: 17.04. - 14.07.2017 Finals: 17.07. - 11.08.2017 Start classes University (FHWS): October 2017 FAQ What documents are required to apply to this program? Passport Secondary school certificates and transcripts (in original language and as legally attested translations in German or English) Copies of university certificates and transcripts (if you attended a university before) TOEFL or IELTS test result (if test has been taken before) Copy of Visa or Aufenthaltsgenehmigung (only applicable for students already residing in Germany) What is the admission process for this program? Apply via the BIC online application form including entering your personal information, uploading the required documents and paying the 174 EUR application fee. Uni-assist tests your documents regarding your eligibility to study in Germany. The chosen BIC Partner University issues a conditional offer letter on the basis of the uni-assist test result. You receive the acceptance letter from BIC and the conditional offer letter from the university via email and regular mail. Is this program available online? BIC programs are all exclusively at our campus in Berlin – in the up and coming district Friedrichshain. May I work to finance my studies? Working is not permitted for students with a study-preparation visa during the first calendar year of receipt of their visa. Only starting with the second calendar year you are allowed to work 120 full days per year or 240 half days per year. Student jobs (at the university or research facilities) are exempted from this rule. Is accommodation included in the tuition fees? Accommodation is not included in the tuition fees. BIC offers its own accommodations to students on basis of a waiting list. Additionally, we provide you with websites, addresses and other tips to find alternative accommodation in Berlin. Do I need health insurance? There is an obligation by law for all temporary and permanent German residents to have health insurance. For students the coverage that a travel insurance provides is insufficient. Hence, you will need to take out a health insurance from a German private health insurance provider or arrange for an extension of the health insurance you have in your home country, if the specifics of that health insurance cover the requirements that the foreign registration office (Ausländerbehörde) demands. How high are living costs in Berlin The German embassy requires proof of international students that they can finance their living costs with at least 720 EUR per month. This is a good reference point. Berlin is a little more expensive than the average city, and costs - e.g. average rent - are rising. Therefore 800 Euro per month would probably be advisable. Do I have to apply for a visa? Any non-EU student will have to apply for a study-preparation/student visa (national visa). As the application process can take up to 12 weeks, sometimes even longer, you should apply as soon as possible. You can receive advice and guidance from the BIC Admissions Team. All EU residents only need to register and apply for a residence permit, once they arrived in Germany. Does BIC help with the visa process? The BIC student advisors will provide you with exact website links, useful tips and information on how to prepare for the visa application. Do I have to know German to study this program? The PPS English program is taught entirely in English, therefore no German knowledge is required. [-]