International Study Centre

Engineering and Computing

Find out more about Pre-Masters Programme in Engineering and Computing

Your pathway to the Masters degree in the field of Engineering and Computing

The programme includes academic modules, study skills and English language training, providing complete preparation for your postgraduate degree.

  • 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

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.

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.

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.

Entry requirements

Nationality: Available to international and EU students

Age: 18+

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

A recognised first degree. Please see below. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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.

Where does this course take me?

Successful completion of this programme leads to a range of undergraduate degrees at LJMU, subject to achieving the required grades.

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
Computer Forensics MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component
Computer Network Security MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component
Computer Science MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component
Computing and Information Systems MSc 40% 50% 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.

*The English language entry requirements stated are for information regarding entry to the course. If you require a UK visa to study, depending on the type of visa you need, the English language requirements and valid English tests to satisfy the UK visa criteria may differ.

If you are applying to study in the UK under the Tier 4 student route it may be necessary for you to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application.

Find out more about valid test providers and approved test centre locations for tests taken on or after 6 April 2015 (as well as information about valid SELT tests if taken before 6 April 2015**). To find out if you are exempt from the SELT requirement and to find out about acceptable English language tests please contact us.

** SELT taken before 6th April 2015 is only valid if used as part of a Tier 4 visa application submitted before 5th November 2015. The certificate is subject to the validity periods as outlined in the table in the link above.