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Intelligent Maintenance Engineering (with optional placement) MSc/PGDip

Intelligent Maintenance Engineering (with optional placement) MSc/PGDip

School of Engineering

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

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Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Full time: 12-16 months Part time: 24-30 months

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    MSc/PGDip

Why study this programme?

The World of today demands high efficiency, quality and reliability from the industry. Products have to be made fast and without defects. This is only possible through the implementation of Intelligent maintenance strategy in factories, plants and industry in general. You will learn how to apply the latest maintenance techniques that increase productivity and reduce intensive labour. Furthermore, the World of tomorrow will require professionals able to work and interact with automatic processes and machines. This is also true with maintenance. Maintenance will become more automatic, smart and it will require of professionals with the skills to deal with Intelligent Systems.

New technologies are completely transforming the World we live in. In this course, you will learn Machine Intelligence, Intelligent Maintenance Engineering, and Advanced Topics in Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy Technology, Condition Monitoring systems, and Structural Health Monitoring systems.You will work alongside our research active staff with the possibility of continuing on to PhD research. 

Students will have the opportunity to work closely in industrial, research, and EU projects.

Entry Requirements

MSc / PGDip - Entry can be made to the course through holding at least a lower second class award of BEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or other related subjects.

Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications or relevant work / life experience who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from Master-level studies are welcome.

Access qualifications should normally be in a Mechanical Engineering subject or a related area.

Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate competence in the language.  The normal minimum standard required is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Programme at a Glance

Compulsory Modules

  • EL4895 – Project (Core)
  • EL4166 – Research Methods
  • ER4105 – Intelligent Maintenance
  • ER4104 – Advanced Topics in Industry 4.0
  • ER4706 – Applied Instrumentation

Optional Modules - Three of the following:

  • MP4580 – The Engineer and Society
  • ER4165 - Advanced Topics in Machine Intelligence
  • MP4701 – Design and Operation of Sustainable Systems
  • MP4702 – Advanced materials and Materials Selection
  • ER4704 - Maintenance Management Strategy
  • MP4705 – Engineering Management Systems
  • MP4708 - Renewable Energy Technology

* Please note that running of optional modules is conditional on minimum student numbers and staff availability.

Placements – Option to choose one of these:

  • EL4101 – Professional Placement (120 credits)
  • EL4102 – Work Placement (60 credits)
  • EL4103 - Industrial placement (80 credits)

Postgraduate Advice Event

Find out more about Postgraduate courses at our Postgraduate Advice Event on 11 July 2018

Further Information

Facilities

The course benefits from world-class facilities in manufacturing, materials testing, tribology and computer aided engineering, including: 

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2018/19

Full-time: £6,500 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £3,250 per year for first 2 years (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Industry Links

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK. The advanced manufacturing sector in Lancashire employs around 73,300 people, accounting for 12% of total employment.

The School of Engineering has links with major employers in aerospace, automotive and civil engineering including BAE SYSTEMS and JLR, as well as sector support and supply chain organisations, such as the NW Aerospace Alliance and the Northern Automotive Alliance.

Learning Environment and Assessment

The course adopts a range of approaches to the delivery of curriculum including: case studies, lectures, practical sessions, independent learning guided by a tutor and tutorial sessions.

Assessment of learning is conducted by a range of methods including: tutorial questions, examination, use of online assessment via Blackboard questions, extended assignments, presentations, poster defence and written reports.

Opportunities

Students will have the chance for international travel, to participate in conferences and research publications. On successful completion of this programme, students will be eligible to apply for progression to world-leading research degrees within the Jost Institute for Tribotechnology. You may find further information on research degrees.

The MSc Intelligent Maintenance Engineering course is suitable for engineers who have recently graduated as well as those with experience who are seeking to extend their knowledge, or update their qualifications with a view to promotion or other new position.

The course covers both technical and management aspects of intelligent maintenance engineering and forms a suitable basis for a career in a range of roles associated with maintenance engineering on range of applications.