This module can be taken on its own or as a module of a qualification.
If you are taking it as part of a postgraduate qualification, you must have adequate preparation for study at this level, usually demonstrated by a bachelors degree (or the equivalent) from a UK university. Ideally you should have an honours degree in mechanical engineering and be familiar with subjects such as stress analysis, heat transfer, vibrations, matrix algebra and calculus. An online self-evaluation test is available that illustrates recommended entry skills in mathematics and engineering and may help you identify potential areas for revision.
In addition, you may wish to take a look at our free online course Succeeding in postgraduate study before you embark on T804. This course will introduce you to the nature of Master's level study. It offers essential preparation for pursuing your learning at this level.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see the IELTS website for details.
If you have any doubt about the suitability of the module, please speak to an adviser.
Outside the UK
The study material is suitable for a world-wide English-speaking audience but due to software restrictions, the module is only offered to students in the UK and Western Europe. It may be possible for students outside these regions to register on the module, subject to separate arrangements made with the software supplier locally.