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First Year Degree (Engineering)

Leading To BEng Petroleum Engineering

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This International Year One prepares international students for guaranteed entry1 to undergraduate degrees in Engineering at Portsmouth University. On successful completion, you can progress directly to the second year of a range of degree programmes, including BEng Petroleum Engineering. See Progression Options below for full details.

  • Why Choose This Course?
    • Guaranteed entry to the second year of an undergraduate degree at The University of Portsmouth.
    • Perfect for international students who have completed a university foundation course, but did not achieve the academic or English scores necessary for automatic progression.
    • Portsmouth University is rated GOLD for Teaching Excellence by the Department for Education (2019).
    • A strong emphasis on employability, with simulated work environments (e.g. a mock courtroom and pharmacy) to provide real life learning experiences.
    • A wide range of English qualifications accepted for entry, not just UKVI IELTS!

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Course Specification

The First Year Degree (Engineering) is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree at Portsmouth University, but with lower academic and English requirements. It is specially designed for international students who want to study a degree at the university, but do not quite meet the requirements for direct entry.

During the programme, you will study a first year university curriculum, but with additional support to improve your study skills and English language abilities. On successful completion of this course, you can progress directly to the second year of selected bachelor's degrees at Portsmouth University. That means you will complete your studies in the same amount of time as direct entry students.

Entry Requirements

Academic Completion of high school plus one year of further study, for example AS Level (CCC) or a University Foundation Course. For engineering subjects, A Level (CDD is required).
English English level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ in all skills).

Note: EU citizens are accepted onto this course.

Start Dates And Progression

The table below lists the next available start dates and the date you will progress to a degree on successful completion of this course.

Start Date End Date Progress
Sep 2021 Apr 2022 Sep 2022

Progression Options

  • BEng Civil Engineering
  • BEng Electronic Engineering
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng Petroleum Engineering
  • BEng Construction Engineering Management
  • BEng Innovation Engineering

1 Entry is guaranteed for students who achieve the minimum grades required for progression.

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