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Intelligent Maintenance Engineering

1 Year
January 2024
Campus Taught

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.

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.
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Module overview

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Year 1

Compulsory modules
  • EL4166: Research Methods
  • EL4895: MSc Project (Engineering)
  • ER4104: Advanced Topics in Industry 4.0
  • ER4109: Intelligent Maintenance
  • ER4706: Applied Instrumentation
Optional modules
  • EL3243: Embedded Real-Time Systems
  • EL4101: Professional Placement (Engineering)
  • EL4102: Work Placement (Engineering)
  • ER4165: Advanced Topics in Machine Intelligence
  • MP3604: Advanced Computer Aided Design
  • MP3672: Engineering Simulation
  • MP3731: Engineering Design
  • MP3732: Operations Management B
  • MP4580: Engineer in Society
  • MP4701: Design and Operation of Sustainable Systems
  • MP4702: Advanced Materials and Materials Selection
  • MP4704: Maintenance Management Strategy
  • MP4705: Engineering Management Systems
  • MP4708: Renewable Energy Technology

EL4166: Research Methods

This module will develop the skills necessary for you to conduct technical studies at an advanced level effectively.

Course delivery

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.

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Academic expertise

Tony Broad
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Tony teaches across a range of Engineering courses with a Mechanical bias, this includes Aerospace, Mechanical, Motorsport, Energy and Computer Aided Engineering courses. Coming from industry, Tony has a wealth of industrial experience and specialises in Computer Aided Design (C...

Dr Hadley Brooks
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Hadley teaches across a range of subjects for our engineering team, with particular expertise in manufacturing. His research is focused on additive manufacturing and is head of the Additive Manufacturing lab in the Engineering Innovation Centre. In recognition of his contribution...

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.

Interested in a professional placement? You'll have an opportunity to spend a year in industry as part of this course.

Future careers

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.

Looking to start your postgraduate journey?

Our range of subjects and study modes can support your goals, take your next step with a postgraduate degree.

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Fees and funding

Full-time£8,400 per year
Sandwich year£2,000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£933 per 20 credits
Full-time£15,500 per year
Full-time£9,000 per year
Sandwich year£2,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

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