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Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering prepares you for a postgraduate (Masters) degree course at the University of Westminster. Once you complete your Graduate Diploma to the level noted in your offer letter, your admission on to a postgraduate degree in a related subject area at the University is guaranteed.

Subject Outline

You can choose from three pathway options on the Science and Engineering Graduate Diploma:

  • Management pathway
  • Mathematics pathway
  • Science & Engineering

The course provides you with intensive integrated academic studies in Science or Engineering; advanced level English skills and high-level study skills.

In general, you will need to have completed a minimum of three years of higher education in a relevant subject to be accepted onto the course, and have achieved GCSE grade C or equivalent in Mathematics and Science.

Extra English Language tuition (Pre-sessional English) is also available for students who do not meet the required English levels.

Core modules (two-term)

  • Skills for Study 1, 2, and 3
  • Language for Study 2 and 3*
  • Aspects of British Society and Culture
  • Engineering Science and Society
  • Research Project
  • Statistical Design for Science and Engineering Research

* Three-term students will, in addition to the above modules, take Language for Study 1, and additional hours for Language for Study 2 and 3.

As well as the core modules, students will also have a choice of modules depending on which of the pathway options they have chosen:

Management pathway modules

  • Introduction to Management

Mathematics pathway modules

  • Engineering Mathematics

Progression degrees

Key course facts

Course length

Course length varies from 2 to 4 terms depending on your needs.

Academic entry requirements

In general, to enter the Graduate Diploma you will need to have successfully completed three years of higher education in a subject related to your progression degree.

English language entry requirements

You will need to show proof of English language ability – usually an IELTS or Pearson test (or equivalent Secure English Language Test – SELT). A higher IELTS score means your course will be shorter and you can progress to Westminster University more quickly.

Pre-Sessional English

New UKBA regulations stipulate that all students must meet the minimum English requirements for study in the UK. If you do not meet the requirements (overall or in a single discipline) we can tailor an intensive English preparation course to help you progress onto your Graduate Diploma course.

Graduate Diploma, Summer 2014 start dates


Your current
English language level
Course Next enrolment start date Course length
5.5 in all skills* Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering 14 July 2014 2.5 terms
Minimum of two skills at 5.0 with a minimum of 4.5 in all skills* Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering 2 June 2014 3 terms
Minimum of two skills at 5.0 with a minimum of 4.5 in all skills* Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering 2 June 2014 3 terms
4.5 overall* Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering 2 June 2014 4 terms

* All scores are IELTS but any equivalent Secure English Language Test would be accepted.

Graduate Diploma, Autumn 2014 start dates


Your current
English language level
Course Next enrolment start date Course length
5.5 in all skills* Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering 15 Sep 2014 2 terms
5.5 in all skills* Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering (Language) 15 Sep 2014 3 terms
5.5 in all skills* Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering (Language) 27 Oct 2014 2.5 terms
5.0 with no less than 4.5 in any skill* Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering 15 Sep 2014 3 terms

* All scores are IELTS but any equivalent Secure English Language Test would be accepted.


Graduate Diploma, Spring 2015 start dates


Your current
English language level
Course Next enrolment start date Course length
5.5 in all skills* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering 12 Jan 2015 2 terms
16 Feb 2015
5.0 with no less than 4.5 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Preparatory English) 05 Jan 2015
3 terms
4.5 overall with no more than one skill at only 4.0* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Preparatory English) 09 Feb 2015 4 terms

* All scores are IELTS but any equivalent Secure English Language Test would be accepted.

Student story

KIC London is a very professionally-run College. Staff are always happy to help me solve my problems.

In my first term at KIC London I learnt how to research and manipulate data, how to find reliable knowledge and how to present it effectively. This has helped me make the most of my background in engineering.

Sometimes back home in Turkey I encountered problems with preparing for reports and academic tests, and then later after graduating from university I had some problems getting into the engineering industry. They were largely communication problems, and stem from the fact that I had been too focused on engineering with no awareness of the social sciences.

At KIC London you take a professional approach not only to gaining knowledge but developing writing and communication skills.

Eme Kaya is from Turkey, he studied the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at KIC London.