Full time: 12-16 months Part time: 24-30 months
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
September and January
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.
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.
* Please note that running of optional modules is conditional on minimum student numbers and staff availability.
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During your studies at the UCLan Preston campus you’ll benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).
Located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK, the EIC provides an integrated space for teaching and research with direct links to industry enabling you to work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities. Find out more.
The course benefits from world-class facilities in manufacturing, materials testing, tribology and computer aided engineering, including:
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Full-time: £6,900 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines (with optional placement) Undergraduate , BEng (Hons) - Top-up, Full-time and Part-time
Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (top-up) (With Optional Placement) Undergraduate , BEng (Hons), Full-time and Part-time
Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines (with optional placement) Postgraduate , MSc, Full-time and Part-time
Maintenance Engineering (with optional placement) Postgraduate , MSc/PGDip/PGCert, Full-time and Part-time
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.
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.
To enhance your work experience you will have an opportunity to undertake a professional placement as part your MSc. This will extend your study time by six to twelve months depending on the length of the placement. Alternatively, there are opportunities to choose an industry-based project.
You are responsible for finding your own placement. We will support you in preparation for this with the Faculty Placement Team and UCLan Careers, who can help you plan and develop your CV and applications, and have practice interviews.
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.