Admissions Criteria

  • B.Sc. Science degree.
  • Students normally would be required to have an Upper Second Class Honours degree in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering. Other qualifying students with a first degree would be required to undergo the Preliminary Study.

For further information, contact the MSc Coordinator, Dr. Xsitaaz Chadee ( ),  or the Administrative Assistant (Acting), Mrs. Virginia Briggs ( )


Course of Study 

Students must complete and pass a not-for-credit preparation course prior to the first semester.

All students must take 8 compulsory courses worth 24 credits, 4 elective courses worth 12, and a 9-credit Final Research Project – totalling 45 credits.


Preliminary Study

To bring students up to a common standard, students will be expected to have spent four weeks on preparatory material prior to the start of the formal programme. The material will be made available online within this time-frame. Students must pass a short examination on completion of the preliminary courses in order to prove that they are of the required standard to enter the programme. Support for this preparatory course will be available either online or face-to-face at the UWI St. Augustine Campus if so required. This course will carry zero credits.

i. Electricity

ii. Mechanics

iii. Fluid Mechanics

iv. Heat Transfer

v. Mathematics

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