Mathematics as an Engineering Tool

Module Title - Mathematics as an Engineering Tool
Not credit bearing

Module description 

This module was introduced to allow students from backgrounds that do not include an engineering or physical sciences degree to acquire the main mathematical tools needed to complete the taught postgraduate programmes offered by BCRRE.

The module includes a brief introduction to standard A-level mathematics, it addresses the generation of differential equations from the physical characteristics of systems and the use of engineering software tools like MATLAB. It also introduces the application of standard software tools(Excel etc.) to engineering tasks.

The module is optional for students with a first degree in a numerate subject. The industrial advisory group to the programme suggested the establishment of the module because they are conscious of the large number of staff in the railway industry employed in graduate level jobs but not holding a first degree in a science or engineering subject.

An additional fee is payable for this course.