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Pre-Master's - Engineering

This course aims to broaden your skillset and understanding of engineering, focusing on electronics, quality management principles, and process improvement.


At the postgraduate level, the pre-master’s provides either one term (10 weeks) or two terms (20 weeks) of preparation for entry into a 1-year master’s degree in engineering.

This course will help you build on your knowledge and develop new skills for the engineering industry related to electrical and electronic, mechanical and manufacturing, and management.

Engineering courses at the University of Greenwich are accredited by leading professional bodies. For example, the MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology as satisfying the further learning requirements for chartered engineer (CEng) registration. Individuals must hold a CEng-accredited honours degree as well as the accredited MSc for an exemption to CEng status.

To join this course you will need to have successfully a bachelor’s degree 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 One-term – IELTS 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5)
Direct Entry Two-term – 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 less than 5.5 in each component
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component

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

English for Masters Preparation 2 (one + two term module)

The aim of this module is to continue to develop your existing English language ability to prepare you for study at masters level at the University of Greenwich, in particular, raise your performance from a minimum of 6.0 IELTS to 6.5 IELTS (with no skill below 5.5) or higher and to further increase linguistic competence and boost confidence to a higher level in the use of English in the context of postgraduate studies.

Studying Postgraduate Business in the UK (one + two term module)

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the structure, demands and expectations of postgraduate study of business in the UK. There is an emphasis on the development of academic skills of particular relevance to study at postgraduate level.

Software Design tools and Laboratory Practice (one + two term module)

This module provides students with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with a range of software tools that enable them to describe, analyse, and solve electrical circuits and electronic systems problems through computer simulations. Students can develop their practical computer laboratory and workshop skills and bring theory and practice together in devising and resolving a problem using the tools and techniques they have been studying. During the final project phase of the module, the students will be supervised and supported by their tutor.

Electrical Circuits and Analogue Electronics (one + two term module)

This module is designed to equip students with the foundational knowledge of electrical engineering, appreciation of electrical engineering principles and techniques for solving circuit problems and application of techniques to practical problems. The module further acquaints students with the theory and application of Electronic circuits used at Radio Frequencies (RF); at these frequencies, both the circuit and the components behave differently. The electronic devices themselves need to be modelled more accurately to understand and utilise their behaviour to analogue signals of high frequency. Students learn how to describe the design and analysis of high-frequency electronic circuits from a mathematical and CAD perspective.

Principles of Quality Engineering (one + two term module)

This module provides knowledge of quality engineering techniques and the necessary management systems and philosophies for their successful implementation. Students will develop an understanding of how various quality engineering techniques, including software tools, can be implemented throughout the product and manufacturing life cycle.

Principles of Process Improvement (one + two term module)

This module provides students with a strategic overview of which tools and techniques will be useful in improving operational effectiveness and a critical review of their theory and practice to develop the students understanding of process improvement techniques and how to select the right tool for the situation they face.

English for Masters’ Preparation 1 (two term only)

This module aims to build on your existing English language ability and to prepare you for study at master’s level at the University of Greenwich, in particular, to raise your measurable performance from a minimum of 5.5 IELTS to 6.0 IELTS (with no skill below 5.5) or higher and to continue to increase linguistic competence and boost confidence in the use of English in the context of postgraduate studies.

Technical English (two term only

The module aims to introduce and develop English skills directly relevant to Engineering and Computing through the academic study of their practical applications in a workplace context. It aims to train and develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the theoretical, technical, and practical aspects of Engineering and Computing as academic subjects. In Technical English, this is achieved by focusing on how more advanced and developed study skills and an appreciation of the specialised vocabulary and technical language associated with Engineering and Computing can underpin and progress academic studies.

Introduction to Business Strategy (two term only)

The aim of this module is to provide you with an understanding of key concepts, recent developments, and issues within the strategy of business organisations with an emphasis on a critically evaluative approach to application.

Advanced Mathematical and Analytical Methods (two term only)

This module aims to strengthen and extend students’ mathematical skills, enable students to appreciate the use of mathematics as an engineering tool, and build up a students’ level of competence in applying mathematical methods and using software packages to identify and seek solutions to engineering problems.

Technical Project Management (two term only)

This module aims to provide students with a developed understanding of project management within a technical context. It enables students to follow a simulated project through to the final report stage and presentation to those commissioning it. The module considers how management requirements set the parameters and establish the desired outcomes of a project.

Key Information



One term:10 weeks pathway + master's degree
Two term:20 weeks pathway + master's degree


Start Dates

January 2024


Pathway Tuition Fee

£9,495.00 – £12,795.00