Graduates from allied disciplines will be considered for entry with supplementary training (see diploma course). There are two parallel programmes of instruction for students with engineering or nonengineering backgrounds.
Written and oral examinations as well as continuous assessment are used to assess these modules. If these are passed satisfactorily, the student passes onto the full-time research project during the summer. The research dissertation is submitted in September and is examined externally. The award of the MSc is dependent upon satisfactory performance in both coursework and research dissertation. The normal minimum entrance requirement for a MSc is a lower second class degree or equivalent.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges