Intelligent Maintenance Engineering
Our MSc Intelligent Maintenance Engineering degree will prepare you for a thriving career at the heart of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ as advancements in artificial intelligence and smart machinery transform the way we work forever.
Today’s world demands high efficiency, quality and reliability from 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. Maintenance strategies are central to the smooth operation of complex industrial processes in a wide range of industries, including the automotive, pharmaceutical, nuclear, petrochemical and aerospace industries.
On this course you’ll learn how to apply the latest maintenance techniques to increase productivity and reduce intensive labour. As the so-called ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ takes shape, industry requires highly skilled professionals who are able to work and interact with automatic processes and machines; this is also true with maintenance.
Maintenance is becoming more automatic and smart, requiring professionals with the skills to deal with Intelligent Systems. New technologies are completely transforming the world we live in, and this course will enable you to take a leading role in Industry 4.0 – you’ll learn all about machine intelligence, intelligent maintenance engineering, renewable energy technology, condition monitoring systems, and much more.
Why study with us
- You’ll benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC), 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.
- We’re located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas of the UK.
- You’ll get to work alongside our research active staff, with the possibility of continuing on to PhD research, and you’ll also have opportunities to work closely on industrial, research and EU projects
What you’ll do
- You’ll have the chance to undertake an industry placement to enhance your skills, apply the knowledge you’ve developed on the course, and boost your career prospects.
- You’ll benefit from outstanding facilities in tribology, surface engineering and intelligent condition monitoring, with a wide range of laboratory and industrial-scale equipment and computer modelling facilities.
- Our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) features state-of-the-art facilities, including materials testing laboratories; engineering, CNC and 3D printing workshops; a rapid prototyping suite; Intelligent Conditioning Monitoring lab; and Intelligent Structural Health Monitoring lab.
This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)
During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.Find out more
View the course facilities
The University 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. So you can be assured that the skills you develop on this course will be in high demand.
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 North West Aerospace Alliance and the Northern Automotive Alliance.
After graduating from this course you’ll be equipped to pursue a wide range of technical and management careers in the field of maintenance engineering based on mechanical plants. These roles could include asset management, plant maintenance and preventative maintenance.
After you graduate you will be well placed to take on a leading role as Industry 4.0 takes hold and organisations begin to implement new technologies incorporating smart machinery, artificial intelligence and the ‘Internet of Things.’
Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.
This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Science and Technology
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page