What will I learn?

International Year Zero (IYZ) is the first stage of a four-year IIB degree. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen Bangor University undergraduate degree course. Studied across three terms, you will continue straight onto Year One of your degree programme once you have successfully completed your IYZ.

Covering the major mathematical and scientific principles, this programme gives you a great start in engineering and computing. With a heavy focus on maths, physics and programming, you’ll deepen your understanding during your foundation year.

After finishing the course, you will continue your studies in either our School of Computer Science where you will obtain a BSc degree that is accredited by the British Computer Society or you will join our School of Electronic Engineering, with its range of specialist courses. Our BEng programmes, which are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, can set you on the road to Chartered Engineer Status.


  • Database Design and Usage
  • Electricity, Electronics and Fields
  • Further Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Problem Solving and Programming
  • Properties of Matter and Waves
  • Mathematics

On completion of this course, students could progress onto following degree options:

  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc Computer Science for Business
  • BSc Computer Information Systems
  • BSc Computer Information Systems for Business
  • BEng Computer Systems Engineering
  • BSc Computer Systems Engineering
  • BEng Electronic Engineering
  • BSc Electronic Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,250.00 (US$ 18,629) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020


Bangor University International College

Oswalds Building,

Victoria Drive,



LL57 2EN, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students will need to have high school certificate or equivalent from your home country. Students must have an IELTS of 5.5 (with no component below 5.5) or equivalent.

About this uni

Bangor University International College (BUIC) is set in a beautiful part of the UK, located close-by to London, Manchester, Cardiff and Ireland.

  • Specialist embedded college
  • Impressive campus in beautiful setting
  • Gold award in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Pathway to Bangor University degrees