Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering
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
Science & Engineering pathway
Key course facts
Course length varies from 2 to 4.5 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 test (or equivalent Secure English Language Test – SELT). A higher IELTS score means your programme will be shorter and you can progress to the University of Westminster more quickly.
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 start dates
English language level
|Course||Next start date||Course length|
|IELTS 5.5 in all skills||Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering||13 Jan 2014||2 terms|
|IELTS 5.5 in all skills||Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering||17 Feb 2014||2 terms|
|IELTS 5.5 in all skills||Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering (Multi-Progression)||13 Jan 2014||2 terms|
|4.5 overall with no more than one skill at 4.0||Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering (Preparatory English)||10 Feb 2014||4 terms|
* All scores are IELTS but any equivalent Secure English Language Test would be accepted.
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.