BriTE@UTB (Bridging for Tomorrow’s Engineers)

Introduction

BriTE@UTB is a four months programme open to applicants who meet the university’s minimum entry requirement but fall short of points for admission to specific engineering undergraduate programmes. This programme also offers lifelong learners who have been out of study for a period of time, the opportunity to upgrade their fundamental knowledge and skills required to further their study onto an engineering degree programme.

Students who have successfully completed the BriTE@UTB programme will be eligible for admission into one of the following first year engineering degree programmes at UTB:

  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering

 

Entry Requirement

BriTE@UTB is open to applicants who meet the university’s minimum entry requirement:

  1. At least a Credit Six in Mathematics at GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent
    AND
  2. At least a Credit Six in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Level or an IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL minimum overall score 550 or its equivalent

And one of the following:

  1. A minimum of 200 ‘A’ level points for 3 A-level passes in subjects including Mathematics, Physics and any other relevant Science subject
    OR
  2. An International Baccalaureate score of 24 points at higher level subjects including Mathematics and Physics and other relevant science subjects (computer science, chemistry, design technology)
    OR
  3. Lifelong learners who wish to be admitted as a mature candidate must be at least 21 years of age, passed at least 1 GCE ‘A’ Level or equivalent, in a subject relevant to the programme OR obtained a relevant Level 4 Diploma or Higher National Technical Education Certificate (HNTec) or equivalent AND with at least 3 years relevant working experience in related fields.

The following are used for calculation of ‘A’ level points:

A*140
A120
B100
C80
D60
E40

 

Note: Enrolment into BriTE@UTB is restricted to Brunei citizens, permanent residents and valid Brunei IC holders only.

Programme Structure

BriTE@UTB commences each March and comprises of two 7-weeks period of study, ending with the examination period at the end of June. The following dates are suggested for the 2017 intake.

Registration and Orientation*1st March 2017
Study week (7 weeks)2nd March – 19th April 2017
Break (1 week)20th - 26th April 2017
Study week (7 weeks)27th April – 14th June 2017
Examination week19th – 22nd June 2017

 

*An orientation day will be held before the start of classes. Information on orientation will be sent out along with enrolment confirmations. All students are expected to attend the orientation programme to receive important information on the programme.

 

Modules Offered

3 core modules are offered, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. These are taught through lectures, tutorials and practicals.  Students with sufficient ‘A’ level grade as required for admission to the undergraduate degree may be exempted from taking the relevant module.

e.g. the BEng Mechatronic Engineering programme entry requirement is as follows:

A minimum of 220 ‘A’ Level points for 3 ‘A’ level passes in both Mathematics and Physics at Grade C or higher, and a Science subject (Design and Technology/ Chemistry/Further Mathematics/Computing).

An applicant who has already obtained a Grade C in Physics may then be exempted from taking the Physics module in BriTE@UTB

Students on BriTE@UTB will therefore take a minimum of one core module and a maximum of 3 core modules.

In addition, students will also learn Introduction to Engineering and Workshop Skills. This is a value-added module for which students are not required to take an examination. All students enrolling on BriTE@UTB are required to take this module.

Programme Fee

Registration FeeBND120
Tuition FeeBND600 per core module

 

e.g.

For a student who registers in 1 core module, payment would be BND120 (registration fee) + BND600 (fee for 1 core module) = BND720

For a student who registers in 3 core modules, payment would be BND120 (registration fee) + BND1800 (fee for 3 core modules) = BND1,920

Eligibility for admission into UTB Engineering Degree Programme

Students who obtain at least 60% mark per enrolled core module will be eligible for admission into the first year of an engineering degree programme at UTB. Students may enter into:

  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering or
  • BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering

 

How to Apply

Application for BriTE@UTB is made through the Application Form for BriTE@UTB.

Closing Date for Submission of completed Application Form

Together with the required attachments is

 

Tuesday 26th  February 2017

 

Late or incomplete application will not be accepted

Email for enquiry: admission@utb.edu.bn