International Year One in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

The International Year One in Electrical & Electronic Engineering is a first-year undergraduate equivalent programme that builds students’ knowledge and skills in the Engineering field. You will also study our integrated English for Academic Purposes module which is accepted in lieu of IELTS and will help you improve your English language skills.

Students who successfully complete the International Year One in Electrical & Electronic Engineering route gain guaranteed access to the second year of an international bachelor’s degree at a top-ranked university with many degree courses to choose from.

What will I study?

Students enrolled in the International Year One in Electrical & Electronic Engineering complete a total of 7 modules (5 modules across both semesters and an additional module per semester). Click on the modules below to read a brief overview.

Engineering Mathematics (20 credits)

The aim of the module is to introduce students to key mathematical principles and equip them with the skills to excel in an engineering degree. This module builds on students’ previous mathematical knowledge and covers more advanced mathematical theories and techniques.

Assessment breakdown: 100% examination

Circuit Principles (20 credits)

This module aims to introduce students to the concept of simple circuit elements in electrical and electronic systems, with DC and transient (step) excitation. The module also seeks to provide students with a solid theoretical grounding in the mathematical analysis of circuits and offer illustrative practical applications of theoretical concepts.

Assessment breakdown: 20% coursework, 80% examination

Analogue & Digital Electronics (20 credits)

This module aims to introduce students to active (amplifying) circuit elements in analogue electronics and digital components and their use in the development of digital logic circuits. The module also aims to provide a solid grounding of theory in the mathematical analysis of circuits and to offer illustrative practical applications of theoretical concepts.

Assessment breakdown: 40% coursework, 60% examination

Programming (20 credits)

This module aims to give students a fundamental understanding of how modern computer programs in a procedural form are developed using the C programming language. It assumes no prior knowledge or skill and advances from the basics through to complex language features and programming concepts such as abstract data types. Students will be introduced to concepts through examples and given practical exercises to build their skills incrementally. On successful completion, students will have a level of competence sufficient to be able to design, develop and test sophisticated programs using best practices that will enhance their professional portfolio.

Assessment breakdown: 70% coursework, 30% examination

Electronics Design Project (20 credits)

This module aims to give students an understanding of the processes involved in the design, implementation, production and commercial development of electronic products or systems and to emphasise the need to develop such products or systems in a sustainable manner. Students will gain an understanding of the basic principles underpinning modern electronic systems as well as an appreciation of the ways in which electronic systems form an essential role in modern life. Students will develop a range of practical skills which enable them to construct basic circuits, carry out experimental testing, record results and report their findings via presentations and high-quality technical reports. The module also seeks to give students initial exposure to a number of higher-level management techniques (Level 6).

Assessment breakdown: 100% coursework

Electronic Engineering Materials (10 credits)

This module aims to enable students to understand the Band Structure concept within electronic conduction in materials along with the properties of semiconductor materials and how these properties can be adjusted to form p-type and n-type materials. Students will be able to explain the structure and operation of semiconductor diodes and transistors as well as the structure and operation of semiconductor LEDs, Lasers and optical fibres. The module will allow students to understand and analyse the performance of magnetic materials and apply and practice ICT skills in the context of the study of electronic engineering materials.

Assessment breakdown: 30% coursework, 70% examination

This module is taught during semester one.

Energy Transport & Conversion (10 credits)

The Energy Transport and Conversion Module aims to introduce key concepts relating to energy conversion, energy transport systems and their applications. It provides students with an introduction to the mechanisms used in electrical engineering to transform mechanical energy into electrical energy and vice versa.

The module aims to give students an overall view of the transmission of produced electrical energy over a power system to the point of utilisation together with the distribution network and demand-side management in a simple treatment.

Assessment breakdown: 20% coursework, 80% examination

This semester is taught during semester two.

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How will I be assessed?

The assessment breakdown varies per module with some focusing on exam-based assessments and others on coursework. Please see the module overviews for breakdowns of assessment for each module.

Each semester will include formative tasks that will prepare you for the later summative assessments. You will also complete homework assignments, engage with past examination questions and other activities.

For the summative assessments, you will be evaluated separately in each module.

Why study Electrical & Electronic Engineering?

An Electronic & Electronic Engineering degree is ideal for students who want to work in a more hands-on environment and gain practical skills and an understanding of systems within engineering. You will look to develop your skills throughout your degree including the utilisation of a year in industry which will further allow you to understand how your skills are put into practice on a day-to-day level.

Jobs that are directly related to the Electrical & Electronic Engineering field are Electrical Engineer, Sound Engineer, CAD Technician, Acoustic Consultant and many more. Further career options where an Electrical & Electronic Engineering degree can take you include jobs such as a Software Engineer, Clinical Technologist or Management Consultant as well as others.

University Progression

By completing the International Year One in Electrical & Electronic Engineering you will be able to progress to one of a range of 15+ NCUK Universities across the UK, Australia and New Zealand where you will have 70+ degree courses to choose from, including popular options such as Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and many more!

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Qualification & Module Overviews

The following documents include the ‘International Year One in Electrical & Electronic Engineering Framework Document’ along with individual module overviews.

These documents will provide you with overviews of what to expect from this qualification and a wider understanding of each individual module. This includes information on the aims of the qualification, course structures, assessment methods and more.

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Entry requirements

To register for the International Year One in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, applicants must meet all of the following entry conditions:

Entry requirements

  • Have achieved at least an NCUK EAP ‘D’ grade or hold an acceptable equivalent alternative English language qualification.

Also have:

  • obtained a minimum of 48 NCUK foundation points with a D in at least 2 subjects following study of the NCUK International Foundation Year programme (students must have a grade ‘D’ in both Maths and Physics).


  • obtained a minimum of grade ‘D’ in two relevant UK recognised ‘A’ levels (including Maths and Physics).


  • met one of NCUK’s country-specific entry requirements, which can be found here.

Applicants outside of the published entry requirements may also be eligible for the qualification on a case-by-case basis. Please discuss this with your preferred Study Centre.

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