Your pathway to a Masters degree in engineering or computing The programme includes academic modules, study skills and English language training, providing complete preparation for your Masters in computing or engineering. Learning in small-sized classes, you will receive 18 hours of teaching per week. Develop your understanding of concepts within mathematics and computing, including hardware, software and issues around design and usability Develop the mathematical skills necessary for postgraduate study by covering topics such as linear, second order, constant coefficient ordinary differential equations and apply to the modelling of engineering problems. Complete a subject related research project Modules Academic English and Research Skills This module aims to develop the students English language capability to an IELTS equivalent of 6.5. It will also develop the students’ critical awareness, analytical and evaluative study skills, and provide them with practice in secondary research skills. Computing This module aims to provide you with knowledge of the fundamental concepts within computer science and an understanding of hardware, software and issues around design and usability. You will learn how to use and select different IT applications and bases for particular situations. By the end of the module you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the core concepts of key technologies and physical infrastructure elements used in computing. You will also be able to examine the nature and development of software and explain how computing interacts with social, organisational and individual user factors. Maths This module aims to refresh and further develop the common mathematical skills necessary to support you in preparation for progression to postgraduate programmes in Engineering and Computing. You will cover topics such as linear, second order, constant coefficient ordinary differential equations and apply to the modelling of engineering problems. You will also be taught to apply symbolic mathematical software e.g. Mathcad, in the solution to problems involving topics on the syllabus. Study Plans IELTS Length September - December January - April March -August September 5.5 (minimum 5.5. in all subskills) One semester Start your postgraduate degree Extended International Foundation Year Entry requirements Entry requirements Nationality: Available to international and EU students Age: 20+ English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5* (with minimum of 5.5 in all sub skills) IELTS equivalents: If you do not have an IELTS test then with the combined visa, we can accept a number of IELTS equivalents which include: IB: 4 GCSE: C A Level: D Academic entry requirements Academic entry requirements A recognised first degree. Please see below. 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Country Qualification Bangladesh Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate BA (hons) at 45% or above China (Mainland) 3 year Junior College Diploma at 60% (Chinese Dazhuan) in a related subject or a recognised first degree China (Hong Kong) Recognised first degree (honours/ordinary) in related subject area China (Macau) Recognised first degree (honours/ordinary) GPA 2.0 in related subject area Ghana Recognised first degree or 4 year HND in related subject area India Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate BA (hons) at 40% or above, 4 year B Comms Indonesia Recognised first degree or D3/D4 Diploma Japan Recognised first degree with 50% Kazakhstan Recognised first degree, Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma or Kazakh Diploma (4-5 years) Korea Recognised first degree with 60% Malaysia Recognised first degree Nigeria Recognised first degree or 4 year HND in a related subject area Pakistan Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate (hons) at 45% or 4 year B Comms Russia Recognised first degree or a Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma or Kazakh (4-5 years) Saudi Arabia Recognised first degree, GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale Taiwan 5 year Junior College Diploma holders Thailand Recognised Bachelor degree Turkey Lisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi with a GPA 2.0 from all schools UAE Recognised first degree, GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale Ukraine Recognised first degree, Bakavalar, Specialist Diploma or Ukrainian Diploma (4-5 years) Vietnam Recognised first degree with GPA 6.0 For the Pre-Masters Programme in Business, Management and Law, you may hold a degree that is not necessarily related to the programmes you are aiming to progress to. For the Pre-Masters Programme in Engineering and Computing, you will need to hold a degree that is in a related area and has Maths content. Progression degrees Successful completion of this programme leads to a range of postgraduate degrees at LJMU, subject to achieving the required grades. In 2017, 100% of Pre-Masters students who completed their course were offered a place to do a postgraduate degree at LJMU. Progression degrees Pre-Masters Programme in Engineering and Computing Degree progression Award Subject-specific module grade English grade Architectural Engineering ^ MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Civil Engineering ^ MSc 40% 60% with 40% in each component Computing and Information Systems MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Construction Project Management MSc 40% 60% with 40% in each component Electrical Power and Control Engineering MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Manufacturing Engineering ^ MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Marine and Offshore Engineering MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Mechanical Engineering ^ MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Microelectronic System Design MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Software Engineering MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Telecommunications Engineering ^ MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component These degrees and grades are subject to change. 50% with 40% in each component 50% with 40% in each component ^ Must have relevant Engineering undergraduate degree † Progression to MPharm Pharmacy is currently unlimited. Students will be required to take an Academic IELTS for UKVI test in Semester 2 and will receive additional support should they need it. Students will also be required to take a further Academic IELTS for UKVI test before the completion of their International Foundation Year course; this is in addition to Academic English Skills. Please note, students must achieve a progression exit requirement of Academic IELTS for UKVI overall 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in each component) to successfully progress.