Event though I didn't complete the course I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to explore the subject of sound modelling.
A mathematical background is not strictly required. The focus surely isn't on the maths in this course. But honestly, at some point I felt I should start all over again because I glossed over the maths too much.
The exercises were well designed. It was fun to work through them Also, since I'm a programmer that was the area where I felt most at ease.
Mr. Cook is a brilliant teacher. In a 30 minutes lecture he can motivate and put you on the right track to explore a topic that may take a good couple of extra hours to really understand. I also very much respect him for taking the time to check the forums every now and then and help us out with our questions.
I hope to continue / start over when I manage to dedicate some more time to study (I was in between jobs when I started).
Also kudos to the Kadenze crew, they're doing an awesome job.