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International Year One - Engineering (IY1)

This one-year programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of the following degrees at London South Bank University:

BEng (Hons) Chemical and Process Engineering1

BEng (Hons) Petroleum Engineering1

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 the London South Bank University, but have a stronger profile than an UFP student. If you successfully complete the IY1 you are guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of Chemical and Process Engineering and Petroleum Engineering at London South Bank University. This programme is set at NQF level 4, and is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK.

How long will I study for?

Your application will be assessed and you may be offered a 3 or 4 term programme depending on your English level and academic background. The duration of the programme is one academic year (nine or twelve months). The year is divided into three or four terms of seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week, and an examination week. You will undertake up to 30 hours of classroom-based study per week.

What will I study?

All students study six academic modules (specific to your chosen progression degree), Plus ONCAMPUS Test Of English Preparation classes and weekly Academic and Pastoral Tutorials throughout the year.

Engineering Principles 1 and 2 

Design and Practice

Engineering Mathematics and Modelling

Introduction to Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Engineering Computing

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

1Subject to approval

Programme details:

Course length: 3 or 4 terms
Minimum age: 17+
Hours per week: up to 30

Dates and Fees:

No. of terms Dates Tuition Fees (per term) Tuition fees (annual) Progressing to Year 2 starting in
3 24 September 2018 – 09 June 2019 £4,665 £13,995 September 2019
4 24 September 2018 – 16 August 2019 £4,665 £18,660 September 2019
3 23 September 2019 – 07 June 2020 £4,665 £13,995 September 2020
4 23 September 2019 – 14 August 2020 £4,665 £18,660 September 2020

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 refundable deposit.

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