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International Year One (IY1)

This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of the following degrees at Aston University: 

  • BSc (Hons) Business and Management
  • BSc (Hons) International Business and Management
  • BA (Hons) Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • BA (Hons) Human Resources and Business Management 
  • LLB Law
  • ​BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

 

The International Year One programme offers guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of a range of degrees.

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed for international students who do not quite have the academic grades and/or English level to start the first year of an undergraduate degree at Aston University, but have a stronger profile than an UFP student. If you successfully complete the IY1 you are guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of a of undergraduate degrees at Aston University. This programme is set at NQF level 4, and is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK.

What will I study?

This programme includes a range of academic modules specific to the progression degree. English language will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects, as well as being taught separately if you need additional support to develop your English language.

The modules within your chosen pathway at ONCAMPUS Aston are shown below:

Business and Management

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour
  • Law for Business
  • Principles of Operations Management
  • Foundations of Business Analytics
  • Introduction to Business Economics
  • Introductory Accounting for Business
  • Introduction to Marketing Management
  • Information Technology in Business

Accounting and Finance

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Foundations in Financial and Mgt Accounting
  • Careers in Accounting
  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour
  • Law for Business
  • Principles of Operations Management
  • Foundations of Business Analytics
  • Introduction to Business Economics

Human Resource and Business Management

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour
  • Law for Business
  • Principles of Operations Management
  • Introduction to Business Economics
  • Introductory Accounting for Business
  • Introduction to Marketing Management
  • Introduction to HRM
  • Skills for HRM

International Business and Management

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour
  • Law for Business
  • Principles of Operations Management
  • Foundations of Business Analytics
  • Introduction to Business Economics
  • Introductory Accounting for Business
  • Introduction to Marketing Management
  • International Perspectives in Organisations

Marketing

  • Introductory Accounting for Business
  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour 
  • Law for Business 
  • Contemporary Marketing Principles  
  • Marketing Psychology 
  • Principles of Operations Management
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing 
  • Introduction to Business Economics

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Electronic Engineering Fundamentals
  •  Engineering Mathematics 
  • Computational Problem Solving
  •  Engineering Projects
  • Electrical Principles
  • Physical Principles

Civil Engineering

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Introduction to Civil Engineering
  • Construction Materials and Surveying
  • BIM for Construction
  • Maths for Civil Engineering
  • Building, Design and Construction Technology

Mechanical Engineering

  • Introduction to Engineering and Design
  • Prototyping and Development 
  • Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
  • Engineering Science 1
  • Manufacturing and Materials
  • Mathematical Modelling for Engineers

Law

TBC

Computer Science

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Computer Systems
  • Internet Applications and Database Design
  • Mathematics for Computing Professionals
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Business Aspects of Computing
  • Professional and Social Aspects of Computing

How long will I study for?

The duration of the programme is one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week, and an examination week. On average, you will undertake 23 (and up to 28) hours of classroom-based study per week.

English Language forms up to six hours of your timetable, is compulsory for students who are below the required level for progression, and will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects as well as being taught separately if you need additional support. Students who are at or above the required English level for progression are likely to follow a reduced timetable.

Students will be expected to timetable self-study hours in addition to the classroom-based hours.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a variety of methods during your time with us: the intention is that you have a chance to experience the full range of assessment methods that you might experience at university when you start the second year of your chosen degree.

Assessments will normally include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments, oral examination, and unseen written examinations.

* Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria

Programme details:

Course length: 3 or 4 terms
Minimum age: 17+
Hours per week: up to 28

Dates and Fees:

No. of terms Dates Tuition fee
Business and Humanities 
Tuition fee
Engineering and Life Science
Progressing to Year 2 starting in
3 27 September 2021 – 05 June 2022 £15,990 £16,290 September 2022
4 27 September 2021 – 12 August 2022 £21,320 £21,620 September 2022
3 07 January 2022 – 12 August 2022 £15,990 £16,290 September 2022

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 deposit which is offset against the last term's fees. An Under 18 Supplement applies to all students under the age of 18 at the start of their programme.

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