This course is specifically designed for those coming to study a technical MSc course here at Shrivenham, particularly after a long break from academic studies. By taking this course, you will be able to refresh your knowledge and skills in selected Mathematics, Engineering, MATLAB and study skill topics to prepare you for your MSc. The programme includes two social or cultural visits.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 05 - 16 Aug 2024
  • DurationTen days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£1,700

Course structure

Ten days with a mixture of lectures, practical exercises, and diagnostics tests supported by experienced teaching staff and resources on the virtual learning environment.

Core content

  • Algebra Refresher – factorisation, transposition of formula, linear equations, quadratic equations, partial fractions, logarithms
  • Calculus Refresher – differentiation, rules of differentiation, differentiating implicit and parametric functions, maximum and minimum, integration, definite integration, rules of integration
  • Engineering Refresher – fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, propulsion, principles of flight
  • MATLAB – Introduction, data analysis, symbolic computing, programming graphics, Simulink
  • Study Skills – use of the virtual learning environment, library introduction, academic writing, citations

Who should attend

Suitable for all applicants who hold offers to study for a Science or Technology based MSc.


How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.