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International Year Zero - Engineering

This course aims to prepare you with a foundation of engineering knowledge and develop practical abilities such as core technical and analytical skills.


Our engineering pathway course has been designed to prepare you with a solid foundation in all aspects of engineering.

During this course, you will develop the fundamentals of engineering related to electronics, mechanical and management.

The University of Greenwich ranks in the top 401-500 universities for Engineering and Technology (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020). Engineering degree courses are based at the University’s Medway Campus in Kent, where students have access to industry-standard equipment and 3,000m2 of specialist laboratory space.

To join this course you will need to have successfully completed high school (5 GCSE Grades A – D) or equivalent and meet the English language requirements. We offer Pre-sessional English which is a 6 or 12-week extension course for those who may not yet meet the required English language standards for direct entry to our pathways.

Direct Entry – IELTS 5.5 (with no skill below 5.5)
Pre-sessional English 6-weeks – IELTS 5.0 (with no skill below 4.5)
Pre-sessional English 12-weeks – IELTS 4.5 (with no skill below 4.0)

English Language Requirements

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 (with no skill below 5.5)
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 (with no skill below 4.5)
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS IELTS 4.5 (with no skill below 4.0)

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific
modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge
for your chosen field of study.

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Subject-specific modules

Pure Mathematics

The Pure Mathematics module will help develop your mathematical understanding as well as your familiarity and fluency with mathematical notation. It will prepare you to use mathematical applications for problem-solving in the sciences, engineering and computer science.


Mechanics aims to develop the knowledge and skills that you will be expected to demonstrate in your continuing studies at first-degree level. It ensures that you can use appropriate mathematical language and understand mathematical notation, conventions and units. The module also introduces the relationships between forces, linear motion and energy, and the conditions for the static equilibrium of a body.

Further Mathematics

Further Mathematics aims to build on the basic knowledge and techniques acquired during your prior study of mathematics, and further your understanding of the ways in which more advanced mathematical techniques aid problem-solving and scenario modelling.

Properties of Matter & Waves

This module aims to provide you with a basic post-high-school knowledge of atomic physics, materials, heat and gases, and oscillations and waves. It further introduces you to laboratory practice and procedures, with an emphasis on the need to work with regard to the safety of yourself and others.

Electricity, Electronics and Fields

This module aims to develop your understanding of electricity and electronics, as well as fields and their effects. This will enable you to apply your understanding of these topics to real situations in engineering and computer science. The module further introduces you to laboratory practice with an emphasis on the need to work with regard to the safety of yourself and others.

Optional module A (Choose A or B): Chemistry 1

The aim of this module is to provide you with an introduction to post-high-school chemistry while giving you a stimulating grounding in the basic theoretical principles of the subject. The module also aims to introduce you to laboratory practice with an emphasis on the need to work with regard to safety.

Optional module B (Choose A or B): Data Analysis

Data Analysis enables you to work with data for the purpose of solving real-life problems in the context of your chosen field of study. You will be introduced to basic statistical concepts, topics and methods, as well as statistical packages to help you collate and present data in forms that aid effective analysis and interpretation.

Key Information



4 years:1 year pathway + 3 years degree


Start Dates

January 2024


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