The engineering profession spans several industrial sectors across the globe including aerospace, automotive, defence, energy and manufacturing. Skilled engineers continue to be in demand with diverse career opportunities in research and development, design, management or operations. With a global reputation for many of our MSc degree programmes, this course is an ideal stepping-stone to an exciting career in engineering.
A Cranfield degree will fast-track your career, enabling you to go further, more quickly. Our graduates are sought after by top employers from around the world, in industry and commerce, government organisations and academia.
As an exclusively postgraduate University, we offer you a professional and mature study environment working with like-minded, talented people who are focused on advancing their careers.
The Pre-Masters 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 industry and provide valuable experience of working on open-ended projects.
The course is suitable 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.
English Language Requirements
If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:
IELTS - 5.5
TOEFL - 72
Pearson PTE Academic - 51
Cambridge English Scale - 165
Cambridge English: Advanced - C
Cambridge English: Proficiency - C
In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.
We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).
The Pre-Master's in Engineering is an intensive, full-time course delivered through a mixture of lectures, practical laboratory sessions and design exercises.
The modules cover many aspects of general engineering applications.
- 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
- Academic English Language
- Research Methods
The individual project is comprised of design exercises or a research project related to the chosen MSc course. It aims to enhance research methodology as well as develop engineering knowledge in your chosen field.
Taught Modules: (70%), Individual Research Project (30%).
You will benefit from a wide range of assessment methods including examinations, assignments and presentations.
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.
For further information
On this course, please visit our course webpage http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/courses/masters/pre-masters-in-engineering.html
Ordinary degree or HND and 3 years experience (or equivalent) in engineering and physical science disciplines. Candidates will be individually considered. Previous experience, aptitude and level of academic achievement will be assessed.