International Study Centre 

International Year One in Electronic Engineering

A pathway leading to undergraduate degrees in electronic or computer systems engineering

The International Year One in Electronic Engineering at the International Study Centre prepares you for one of two undergraduate degrees at Royal Holloway. As an equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, this programme will prepare you to enter the second year of your chosen degree.

Key facts

Course length: Two semesters

Entry points: September or January

Age: 17+

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What you will study

The International Year One in Electronic Engineering will help you to develop the required skills needed for delivering world class electronic engineering projects in many relevant fields. This course is designed to expose you to the practice of project design as an individual and as a member of a group, while encouraging you to apply creative ideas to solve engineering problems.

This programme will additionally support you with the required academic English language tuition, enabling you to improve your level of writing and speaking skills in order to successfully study a degree in English.

Combined visa

Save time and money, and experience a seamless transition to undergraduate success, by studying our International Year One course from September 2021 and the remainder of your degree with one visa.

  • Doing this means you will benefit from:
  • Just one visa required for the whole length of your study
  • Alternatives to IELTS for UKVI can be used to join the International Year One programme*
  • No need for an additional IELTS test before joining your undergraduate degree
  • No visa requirement to return home between the courses
  • Work up to 20 hours per week
  • Ideal for students who have exceeded their two years of pre-degree study in the UK

*IELTS or equivalent required, alternatives accepted include TOEFL iBT, Pearson, IGCSE, IB, HKDSE, India HSC (recognised board), Malaysia SPM, WAEC.

Progression degrees

Once you successfully complete the International Year One in Electronic Engineering, you can progress to the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree at Royal Holloway. This is providing you have met the required grades for progression. Keep in mind that grade requirements are subject to change – our teaching staff will talk to you about them towards the end of the programme year.

You can study one of the following undergraduate degrees:

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Computer Systems Engineering MEng 50% 60% with no lower than 40% in other skills
Computer Systems Engineering BEng 50% 60% with no lower than 40% in other skills
Computer Systems Engineering (with a year in industry) MEng 50% 60% with no lower than 40% in other skills
Computer Systems Engineering (with a year in industry) MEng 50% 60% with no lower than 40% in other skills
Electronic Engineering BSc (Hons) 50% 60% with no lower than 40% in other skills
Electronic Engineering MEng 50% 60% with no lower than 40% in other skills
Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons) 50% 60% with no lower than 40% in other skills
Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry MEng 50% 60% with no lower than 40% in other skills

Term dates

September 2021

Semester 1: 27/09/2021 - 11/02/2022
Semester 2: 21/02/2022 - 17/06/2022

January 2022

Semester 1 10/01/2022 - 29/04/2022
Semester 2: 09/05/2022 - 19/08/2022

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