University of Surrey International Study Centre
The Engineering Pre-Masters programme provides the subject knowledge, language proficiency and study skills you need to progress to postgraduate degree study in a related field at the University of Surrey.
During the programme you will study a core unit of general subject skills and subject-specific units, which are carefully designed for your academic development.
If you need to improve your English language to reach the required level, you can take our English for Pre-Masters programme over one or two semesters before starting your Pre-Masters programme.
This module provides the opportunity for students to identify and develop skills for success, both in their studies and future career. The focus on employability skills reflects the fact that Pre-Masters students are closer to the job market than any of our other students.
Knowledge and Understanding
This module provides contextual knowledge of research methods and techniques in order to prepare students for study and research at Masters level.
This module provides an opportunity for students to develop both their mathematical reasoning and mathematical modelling skills through theory and working examples.
This module provides an opportunity for experience of extended reading and writing to demonstrate an appropriate level of synthesis, through a literature review, speaking skills, presentation of journal articles or texts.
This module prepares students to work safely in the laboratory, focussing on developing experimental skills and the awareness of instruments and apparatus.
This module ensures that students can competently use MATrix LABoratory (MATLAB) to solve engineering problems, master numerical matrices and graphical representation.
This module provides the opportunity for students to identify and develop employability skills.
* For entry to the Pre-Masters Programme we now accept a wide range of IELTS equivalent qualifications as part of the English assessment for students joining from September 2019 onwards visit our entry requirements page for full details.
This programme can lead to one of the postgraduate degrees in the table below. Grades and progression degrees are guidelines and subject to change.
one or two semesters
February and September
21 hours per week
Dates for two semesters:
Semester 1: 30/09/2019 – 07/02/2020
Semester 2: 17/02/2020 – 12/06/2020
Semester 1: 10/02/2020- 12/06/2020
Semester 2: 15/06/2020-25/09/2020
Dates for one semester:
10/02/2020 – 12/06/2020
Age: students are normally 21 years of age or older on the first day of their academic programme at the International Study Centre.
Entry requirements: visit our entry requirements page for a list of academic, English language and country-specific entry requirements for all programmes.