This specialist course can be used as a stepping-stone to an exciting career in engineering and will prepare you if you do not meet the pre-requisite entry requirements for many of our MSc courses. It is an intensive, full-time course delivered through a mixture of lectures, practical laboratory sessions and design exercises, over 10 months.

Who is it for?

  • Those who wish to take their career in a new direction and advance their skills in engineering
  • Professionals who have been out of education for some time and wish to get back into the study routine before commencing an MSc programme
  • Graduates with an undergraduate degree in engineering, physics or mathematics that do not meet our standard entry requirements
  • Holders of a UK Ordinary/Pass degree (or equivalent for overseas students) who have industrial experience and cannot be admitted directly
  • Overseas students wishing to enhance their technical English language skills before entering a Cranfield MSc course.

Why this course?

The Pre-Master's in Engineering is designed as a bridging programme with the following objectives:

  • To enable direct admission to selected engineering Masters degree courses from Cranfield University
  • To learn the personal and professional skills needed both for masters-level study and in future career development
  • To refresh and enhance the understanding of engineering related science and mathematics skills
  • To understand the methodologies, philosophies and tools used within the industry and provide valuable experience of working on open-ended projects.

Course details

The modules cover many aspects of general engineering applications.

The Pre-Masters Course in Engineering is an intensive, full-time course delivered through a mixture of lectures, practical laboratory sessions and design exercises.

Compulsory modules

All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course

  • Mechanical Design
  • Propulsion and Power
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Basic Aerodynamics
  • Engineering Stress Analysis
  • An Introduction to Engineering Materials and Failure Analysis
  • Mathematics I and II
  • Computing Aided Design (CATIA)
  • Computing Course
  • Thermofluids
  • Academic English Language
  • Research Methods

Entry requirements

Candidates will be individually considered and may be required to undertake this course as a condition of entry onto an eligible MSc programme.

Typical prerequisites include an ordinary degree or HND (with 3 years’ experience) in engineering and physical science disciplines. Previous experience, aptitude and level of academic achievement will be assessed.

Students must have familiarity with elementary mathematical functions (polynomial, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic for example), a sound working knowledge of algebra, and understanding and competence in basic calculus (differentiation and integration). Basic knowledge of the application of mass, force and moments as well as a fundamental understanding of SI units are required for stress analysis.

Your career

Engineers work in a dynamic environment where new technologies, methodologies and processes are being developed. The Pre-Master's in Engineering course covers many aspects of general engineering fields including aerospace, automotive and offshore.

After successfully completing this course, you will meet the entry requirements for several of our postgraduate programmes.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated June 28, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2019
10 months
16,750 GBP
Overseas - Home/EU: £8,400
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