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MSc Maintenance Management provides suitably qualified or experienced engineers of all disciplines with, modern cost effective maintenance management techniques for the efficient operation of all types of sophisticated, complex equipment. Read more
MSc Maintenance Management provides suitably qualified or experienced engineers of all disciplines with, modern cost effective maintenance management techniques for the efficient operation of all types of sophisticated, complex equipment.

Graduates of this programme can expect to find work in the areas of maintenance engineering/management, asset management, condition monitoring and reliability and safety engineering.

Description

Maintenance management has grown and developed into a significant major strategic issue for ensuring effective operation of plant and engineering systems in order to meet business objectives. The programme equips engineering graduates from a variety of disciplines with the knowledge and skills to allow them to become effective maintenance managers in a wide range of industries.

Maintenance plays a major part in ensuring the reliability of systems, planning availability of assets, health and safety, environment and product quality standards, customer service and other important areas. If these issues are not addressed, the survival of many organisations is at risk.

Historically, maintenance has been associated with the cost of labour and spare parts. With the advent of modern technology, maintenance has now evolved from a non-issue to a more strategic concern in most organisations. However, other factors such as reliability and availability, downtime and product quality can be key factors when measuring maintenance effectiveness. In addition, the objectives must be attained in accordance with environmental and safety regulations.

The programme provides suitably qualified or experienced engineers of all disciplines with, modern cost effective maintenance management techniques for the efficient operation of all types of sophisticated, complex equipment.

This course has several different available start dates and study options - for more information, view the relevant web-page:
JANUARY 2017 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P00855-1PTAB-1617/Maintenance_Management_(January)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

SEPTEMBER 2017 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P00855-1PTA-1718/Maintenance_Management_(Part-time)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

JANUARY 2018 (Full Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P01009-1FTAB-1718/Maintenance_Management?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

JANUARY 2018 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P00855-1PTAB-1718/Maintenance_Management_(Part-time)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

Why Choose This Programme?

Today’s modern and efficient companies require top level maintenance strategies to match their investment. This impacts many industries particularly the advanced manufacturing technologies, transport industry, food production and the oil and gas industry.

This has resulted in a considerable gap between current maintenance skill set and the required skills and expertise needed to maximise the potential benefits from the use of technologies.

Assessment

The taught modules are either assessed by coursework only or a combination of coursework and examination. In the latter case the final mark is determined by weighted average of the two elements. The MSc project is assessed by project reports, practical operation and an electronic presentation.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme can expect to find work in the areas of maintenance engineering/management, asset management, condition monitoring and reliability and safety engineering.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for employers including Royal Mail, British Petroleum, British Energy, Scottish Power, First Scotrail, Siemens plc, Sellafield, Babcock International Group, Ciba Speciality Chemicals, Allied Bakeries, Alcan and Albion Automotive amongst others.

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World leading aircraft manufacturers predict the number of in-service commercial aircraft doubling to over 43,500 in the next 20 years. Read more
World leading aircraft manufacturers predict the number of in-service commercial aircraft doubling to over 43,500 in the next 20 years. Our MSc Aviation Engineering and Management course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and expertise to succeed in the aviation industry.
You’ll develop key problem-solving skills within the field of aviation including airlines, corporate aviation, general aviation, component manufacturing organisations, and related industries, and civil aviation governmental agencies.

You’ll gain an understanding of the various complexities facing aviation businesses through a breadth of industry related modules. Your studies will also cover a wide variety of tools, techniques, and research methods, and how they may be applied to research and solve real-life problems within the aviation industry.

See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/1878-msc-aviation-engineering-and-management

What you will study

The course consists of nine modules with a key theme throughout your studies including the ethical dimensions of decision-making and interpersonal relations. This means you can be confident that you will develop personally and professionally as part of the course, ultimately making yourself more employable. You’ll study the following modules:

- Aircraft Systems Design and Optimization (10 Credits)
This module will give you a comprehensive knowledge of the systems of the aircraft, including preliminary designing of systems primary and secondary systems, operation and maintenance concepts. You will be introduced to novel engineering design methods such as Multi Objective Design (MOD) and multi-disciplinary design optimisation. Part of the module will be delivered with the support of industrial partners and experts, which will bring real scale industrial experience and interaction with the industry.

- Aviation Sustainable Engineering
This module will explore the historical and contemporary perspectives in international aviation framework while looking at the socio-economic benefits of aviation since the Chicago Convention of 1944. You will analyse current and future design and manufacturing trends in the aerospace industry.

- Condition Monitoring and Non-Destructive Testing
This module analyses condition monitoring and non-destructive testing, giving you an appreciation for the key concepts and tools in this subject. You will evaluate the use of these tools in different situations within industry and make recommendations on necessary adjustments.

- Advanced Materials and Manufacture
You will look at a range of modern engineering materials and develop an awareness of the selection criteria for aeronautical and mechanical engineering applications. You will also look at a range of “standard” and modern manufacturing processes, methods and techniques.

- Lean Maintenance Operations & Certification
This module will help you develop and understand concepts in Six Sigma, lean maintenance, operational research, reliability centred maintenance and maintenance planning. You will evaluate and critically analyse processes within highly regulated industries.

- Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering Management
Covering the principles and implementation of the safety, health and environmental management within the workplace, you will look at key concepts in human cognition and other human factors in risk management and accident/incident investigation. You will also gain an understanding of the role of stakeholder involvement in sustainable development.

- Strategic Leadership and Management for Engineers
This module will explore a range of purposes and issues surrounding successful strategic management and leadership as well as appraising a range of leadership behaviours and processes that may inspire innovation, change and continuous transformation within different organisational areas including logistics and supply chain management.

- Research Methods for Engineers
The aim of this module is to provide you with the ability to determine the most appropriate methods to collect, analyse and interpret information relevant to an area of engineering research. To provide you with the ability to critically reflect on your own and others work.

- Individual Project
You will undertake a substantial piece of investigative research work on an appropriate engineering topic and further develop your skills in research, critical analysis and development of solutions using appropriate techniques.

Learning and teaching methods

You will be taught through a variety of lectures, tutorials and practical laboratory work.

You will have 10 contact hours per week, you will also need to devote around 30 hours per week to self-study, such as conducting research and preparing for your assessments and lectures.

Work Experience and Employment Prospects

Aerospace engineering is an area where demand exceeds supply. As a highly skilled professional in aircraft maintenance engineering, you will be well placed to gain employment in this challenging industry. The aircraft industry is truly international, so there is demand not only in the UK, but throughout the world.

Careers available after graduation include aircraft maintenance planning, engineering, materials, quality assurance or compliance, technical services, logistics, NDT, method and process technical engineering, aircraft or engine leasing, aviation sales, aviation safety, reliability and maintainability, operations and planning, airworthiness, technical support, aircraft surveying, lean maintenance, certification, production planning and control.

Assessment methods

You will be continually assessed coursework or a mixture of coursework and exams. The dissertation allows you to research a specific aviation engineering topic, to illustrate your depth of knowledge, critical awareness and problem-solving skills. The dissertation has three elements of assessment: a thesis, a poster presentation, and a viva voce examination.

Facilities

The aerospace industry has become increasingly competitive and in recognising this, the University has recently invested £1.8m into its aerospace facilities.

Facilities available to our students have been fully approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). With access to an EASA-approved suite of practical training facilities, our students can use a range of industry-standard facilities.

Our Aerospace Centre is home to a Jetstream 31 Twin Turboprop aircraft, assembled with Honeywell TPE331 Engines and Rockwell-Collins Proline II Avionics. It has a 19-passenger configuration.

The EASA-approved suite contains training and practical workshops and laboratories. Each area contains the tools and equipment required to facilitate the instruction of either mechanical or avionic practical tasks as required by the CAA.

Students use the TQ two-shaft gas turbine rig to investigate the inner workings of a gas turbine engine by collecting real data and subsequently analysing them for engine performance.

Our sub-sonic wind tunnel is used for basic aerodynamic instruction, testing and demonstrations on various aerofoil shapes and configurations.

The single-seater, full motion, three axes Merlin MP521 flight simulator can be programmed for several aircraft types that include the Airbus A320 and the Cessna 150.

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The MSc Maintenance Management (Oil & Gas) takes your existing engineering qualification or experience, regardless of discipline, and gives you the modern cost effective maintenance management techniques that the Oil and Gas industry are looking for. Read more
The MSc Maintenance Management (Oil & Gas) takes your existing engineering qualification or experience, regardless of discipline, and gives you the modern cost effective maintenance management techniques that the Oil and Gas industry are looking for.

Programme Description

The oil and gas industries are widely affected by a growing range of factors, including shifting global economics, an evolving global energy mix and environmental issues.

There is an increasing demand for those working in the industries to develop an intelligent awareness of this complex business environment and to grasp the ways in which these changes will affect organisations.

Developed in conjunction with industry, the School of Engineering and Built Environment at GCU offers a suite of programmes designed to provide the knowledge required for a range of professional careers within the oil and gas industry.

This programme provides suitably qualified or experienced engineers of all disciplines with modern, cost effective maintenance management techniques for the efficient operation of all types of sophisticated, complex equipment.

Why Choose This Programme?

Today’s modern and efficient companies require top level maintenance strategies to match their investment. This impacts many industries particularly the advanced manufacturing technologies, transport industry, food production and the oil and gas industry. This has resulted in a considerable gap between current maintenance skill set and the required skills and expertise needed to maximise the potential benefits from the use of technologies.

Assessment Methods

The taught modules are either assessed by coursework only or a combination of coursework and examination. In the latter case the final mark is determined by weighted average of the two elements. The MSc project is assessed by project reports, practical operation and an electronic presentation.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme can expect to find work in the areas of maintenance engineering/management, asset management, condition monitoring and reliability and safety engineering. Recent graduates, from the MSc Maintenance Management programme, have gone on to work for various employers including: Royal Mail, British Petroleum, British Energy, Scottish Power, First Scotrail, Siemens plc, Sellafield, Babcock International Group, Ciba Speciality Chemicals, Allied Bakeries, Alcan and Albion Automotive amongst others.

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This course is offered full or part time over one or two years respectively. This MSc provides a qualification for recent UK Engineering graduates and equivalently qualified international students. Read more
This course is offered full or part time over one or two years respectively. This MSc provides a qualification for recent UK Engineering graduates and equivalently qualified international students. It assumes that applicants will have a broad engineering background, which it then builds on.

Course content

The programme is divided into three stages, to complete the Master’s level qualification, you must complete six, 20 credit modules and an individual engineering project worth 60 credits. During the course, you complete four compulsory modules and choose two optional modules. Theoretical lectures and seminars are reinforced by engineering examples and case studies and using our state of the art computer simulation tools and laboratory facilities.

Course modules (16/17)

-Advanced Control Technology
-Computer-Aided Analysis and Visualisation of Mechanical Systems
-Condition Monitoring
-Individual Engineering Project
-Mathematical Modelling
-Professional Practice for Technologists
-System Dynamics and Vibrations

Methods of Learning

Learning methods will be varied and include seminar and case study discussions, lectures and practical sessions. The course has a strong industrial focus in the method of delivery. This very specialist course ensures that you are given the attention you deserve from staff who are approachable and helpful with a wide range of specialist backgrounds in both research and consultancy.

Schedule

Sessions are held at Avenue Campus for one or two days per week (depending on module choices), the university provides a free shuttle bus for students to use.

Assessments

Assessment is by coursework, oral presentations, group work, practical reports, critical reviews and all students undertake a substantial individual research project.

Facilities and Special Features

At the University of Northampton we have recently refurbished and upgraded our laboratories and research facilities to enable all of our students to learn their skills in a cutting edge and supportive environment. We enrol small cohorts onto our postgraduate courses to ensure you receive personalised support and guidance throughout your programme.

Careers

Engineering and associated industries are experiencing a major short fall in well qualified graduates, this has produced a significant demand for flexible individuals with relevant knowledge and expertise. Companies of all sorts now require professional engineers to design, acquire, install, operate, and manage engineering systems. The career opportunities for graduates from this course are, therefore, very good.

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This newly developed MSc programme aims to take well qualified students (typically those having a good bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering or an equivalent qualification) and to equip them with the skills they need to be employed as professional engineers across a wide range of the Manufacturing Engineering industry. Read more
This newly developed MSc programme aims to take well qualified students (typically those having a good bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering or an equivalent qualification) and to equip them with the skills they need to be employed as professional engineers across a wide range of the Manufacturing Engineering industry.

The distinctive features of this programme include:

• The opportunity to learn within a vibrant research environment which has benefited from major strategic investment via directed SRIF funds of £2.4M into the Cardiff University Structural Performance (CUSP) laboratory, and collaborative industrial partnerships.

• The application of measurement techniques within the recently installed Renishaw Metrology Laboratory, part of a strategic partnership between the School and Renishaw.

• A close involvement with industry ensures that the research has both relevance and meaning, working with some of the world’s most renowned engineering companies.

• Significant inputs into teaching and project work will also be made by members of Cardiff Business School, providing the latest in business and management knowledge and skills.

• A programme which will be informed by up-to-date internationally renowned research expertise undertaken within the School’s Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing research theme. These will include the modules in the subject areas of robotics, metrology, manufacturing, informatics, innovation and artificial intelligence/image processing.

Structure

This course is presented as a one-year, full time Masters level programme which will comprise two stages and give a total duration of one calendar year.

Stage 1 which will extend for two semesters and consist of predominantly taught modules and a case study as a forerunner to the research project and dissertation in the field of Manufacturing Engineering, Innovation, and Management to the value of 120 credits, and Stage 2, which consists of a Dissertation module worth 60 credits.

Core modules:

Lean Operations
Manufacturing Engineering Innovation and Management Case Study
Manufacturing Engineering Innovation and Management Project
Advanced Mechanical Engineering Project

Optional modules:

Measurement Systems
Manufacturing Informatics
Commercialising Innovation
Artificial Intelligence
Quality and Reliability
Condition Monitoring, Systems Modelling and Forecasting
Management in Industry
Advanced Robotics

Teaching

A wide range of teaching styles will be used to deliver the diverse material forming the curriculum of the programme, and you will be required to attend lectures and participate in examples classes.

A 10-credit module represents approximately 100 hours of study in total, which includes 24–36 hours of contact time with teaching staff. The remaining hours are intended to be for private study, coursework, revision and assessment. Therefore you are expected to spend a significant amount of time (typically 20 hours each week) studying independently.

At the dissertation stage, you will be allocated a supervisor in the relevant field of research whom you should expect to meet with regularly.

Learning Central, the Cardiff University virtual learning environment (VLE), will be used extensively to communicate, support lectures and provide general programme materials such as reading lists and module descriptions. It may also be used to provide self-testing assessment and give feedback.

Assessment

Achievement of learning outcomes in the classroom based modules is assessed by University examinations set in January and May/June. The balance between examination and coursework depends upon the modules selected, in addition to a triple module (30-credit) case study.

Award of an MSc requires successful completion of Stage 2, the Dissertation, with a mark of 50% or higher.

Candidates achieving a 70% average may be awarded a Distinction. Candidates achieving a 60% average may be awarded a Merit. Candidates failing to qualify for an MSc may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma of Higher Education for 120 credits in Stage 1. Candidates failing to complete the 120 credits equired for Stage 1 may still be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education for the achievement of at least 60 credits.

Career prospects

Employment opportunities for students undertaking the proposed programme will be largely with national and international companies in the manufacturing engineering sector.

You may wish to use the MSc platform to go on to study for a PhD which can lead to an industrial or academic career.

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Power system engineering is about keeping things in balance. Not just the balance between generation and load or between production and consumption of reactive power. Read more
Power system engineering is about keeping things in balance. Not just the balance between generation and load or between production and consumption of reactive power. It is also about the balance between the cost of energy and its environmental impact or the balance between the reliability of the supply and the investments needed to develop the system. This course will teach you how to quantify both sides of these equations and then how to improve the balances through technological advances and the implementation of sophisticated computing techniques.

In the first semester you learn how power systems are designed and operated. This involves studying not only the characteristics of the various components (generators, lines, cables, transformers and power electronics devices) but also how these components interact. Through lectures and computer based exercises you become familiar with power flow and fault calculations and you learn how the techniques used to study the behaviour of large systems. Experiments in our high voltage laboratory give you an appreciation for the challenges of insulation co-ordination.

During the second semester the course units explore in more depth the 'operation' and the 'plant' aspects of power systems. For example, you will study how renewable generation is integrated in a power system or how to assess and remedy power quality problems.

Prior to your summer break a preliminary study and the outline of your MSc dissertation project is completed, this is fully developed throughout the second year of the course. The yearlong enhanced individual research provides you great opportunities to develop advanced research skills and to explore in depth some of the topics discussed during the course. This includes training in research methods, and advanced simulation and experimental techniques in power systems and high voltage engineering as well as academic paper writing and poster and paper presentation.

Aims

-Provide an advanced education in electrical power engineering.
-Give graduates the education, the knowledge and the skills they need to make sound decisions in a rapidly changing electricity supply industry.
-Give a sound understanding of the principles and techniques of electrical power engineering.
-Give a broad knowledge of the issues and problems faced by electrical power engineers.
-Give a solid working knowledge of the techniques used to solve these problems.
-Educate students with advanced research skills necessary to address current and future technological advancements.

Coursework and assessment

You are required to take seven examinations. In addition, course work (eg lab reports) accounts for typically 20% of the mark for each course unit. One course units is assessed on the basis of coursework only.

The enhanced research project is assessed on the basis of a research poster, an extended abstract, a research papers and a dissertation of about 70 pages.

Course unit details

Course units typically include:
-Electrical Power Fundamentals
-Analysis of Electrical Power and Energy Conversion Systems
-Power System Plant, Asset Management and Condition Monitoring
-Power System Operation and Economics
-Power System Dynamics and Quality of Supply
-Power System Protection
-Smart Grids and Sustainable Electricity Systems
-Techniques for Research and Industry

Career opportunities

Over the last thirty years, hundreds of students from around the world have come to the University to obtain an MSc in Electrical Power Engineering or similar. After graduation, they went on to work for electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, specialised software houses, universities and consultancy companies.

This course also provides the students with additional research skills necessary for starting a PhD degree or entering an industrial research and development career.

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WHAT YOU WILL GAIN. - Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in mechanical engineering. - Hard hitting know-how in pumps, compressors, piping, seals and machinery safety. Read more
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN:

- Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in mechanical engineering
- Hard hitting know-how in pumps, compressors, piping, seals and machinery safety
- Guidance from experts in the field of mechanical engineering technology
- Networking contacts in the industry
- Improved career prospects and income
- A world recognized EIT Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Next intake is scheduled for October 02, 2017. Applications now open; places are limited.

There are limited places in all of our courses to ensure great interaction can be achieved between the presenters and the students.

Contact us now to receive help from experienced Course Advisors!

INTRODUCTION

Whilst there is probably not a serious shortage of theoretically oriented practitioners in mechanical engineering, there is a shortage of highly skilled practically oriented mechanical technologists and engineers in the world today, due to the new technologies only recently becoming a key component of all modern plants, factories and offices. The critical shortage of experts in the area has been accentuated by retirement, restructuring and rapid growth in new industries and technologies. This is regardless of the recession in many countries.

Many businesses throughout the world comment on the difficulty in finding experienced mechanical engineers and technologists despite paying outstanding salaries. For example, about two years ago a need developed for mechanical technologists and engineers in building process plants. The interface from the traditional SCADA and industrial automation system to the web and to mechanical equipment has also created a new need for expertise in these areas. Specialists in these areas are few and far between.

The aim of this 18 month e-learning program is to provide you with core skills in working with mechanical engineering technology and systems and to take advantage of the growing need by industry here.

The five threads running through this program are:

- Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering Technologies
- Applications of Mechanical Engineering Technologies
- Energy Systems
- Industrial Automation
- Management

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

- Plant operations and maintenance personnel
- Design engineers
- Process technicians, technologists and engineers
- Process control engineers and supervisors
- Mechanical technicians, technologists and engineers
- Mechanical equipment sales engineers
- Pump and mechanical equipment operators
- Contract and asset managers

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course is composed of 21 modules, which cover 5 main threads, to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology:

FUNDAMENTALS OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering
Structural Mechanics
Mechanical Drive Systems
A C Electrical Motors and Drives
Rotating Equipment Balancing, Alignment and Condition Monitoring
Hydraulics
Pneumatics
Lubrication Engineering

APPLICATIONS OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning
Process Plant Layout and Piping Design
Pipeline Systems
Pumps and Compressors
Mechanical Seals
Safe Lifting
Machinery Safety

ENERGY SYSTEMS

Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy Systems

INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION

Industrial Automation
Measurement and Control Systems
Management of Hazardous Areas

MANAGEMENT

Project Management

COURSE FEES

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The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides distance education to students located almost anywhere in the world – it is one of the very few truly global training institutes. Course fees are paid in a currency that is determined by the student’s location. A full list of fees in a currency appropriate for every country would be complex to navigate and, with today’s exchange rate fluctuations, difficult to maintain. Instead we aim to give you a rapid response regarding fees that is customised to your individual circumstances.

We understand that cost is a major consideration before a student commences study. For a rapid reply to your enquiry regarding courses fees and payment options, please enquire via the below button and we will respond within 2 business days.

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The MSc in Design of Rotating Machines is made up of a set of advanced key mechanical engineering topics that engineers must understand to design and monitor rotating machinery. Read more
The MSc in Design of Rotating Machines is made up of a set of advanced key mechanical engineering topics that engineers must understand to design and monitor rotating machinery. It aims to provide you with the necessary theoretical knowledge in the areas of stress analysis (theoretical and numerical), rotor dynamics, gears, bearings, transmissions, computer aided engineering, condition monitoring, vibrations and project management. Theoretical aspects of the taught course are further put into practice the use of design case studies illustrating real engineering problems. The MSc in Design of Rotating Machines is a high quality mechanical engineering course. The syllabus and teaching style has been shaped by feedback from industrial partners and former students, for over thirty years.

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Designed in consultation with industry, the MSc Applied Instrumentation and Control gives you a structured approach to the implementation of recent developments whilst embedding the knowledge we have acquired through many years of experience. Read more
Designed in consultation with industry, the MSc Applied Instrumentation and Control gives you a structured approach to the implementation of recent developments whilst embedding the knowledge we have acquired through many years of experience.

Using case studies throughout, you build up knowledge that is instantly applicable to industry, ensuring an efficient and relevant knowledge transfer into the work place.

Accredited by the Institute of Measurement and Control.

This course has several available start dates and modes of study - please view the relevant web-page for more information:
JANUARY 2017 (Distance Learning) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P00725-1DLAB-1617/Applied_Instrumentation_&_Control_(January)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

JANUARY 2018 (Full Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P00927-1FTAB-1718/Applied_Instrumentation_and_Control?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

SEPTEMBER 2017 (Distance Learning) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P00725-1DLA-1718/Applied_Instrumentation_and_Control_(Distance_Learning)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

JANUARY 2018 (Distance Learning) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P00725-1DLAB-1718/Applied_Instrumentation_and_Control_(Distance_Learning)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

Programme Description

Accredited by the Institute of Measurement and Control, the MSc Applied Instrumentation and Control provides a solid foundation in measurement science and control theory, practical experience of data acquisition and instrument networking, analysis of systems for condition monitoring, fault detection and control system design.

Designed in consultation with industry, the programme provides a structured approach to the implementation of recent developments whilst maintaining a secure underpinning identified through many years of experience.

Using case studies throughout, the programme provides you with knowledge that is instantly applicable to industry, thus ensuring efficient and relevant knowledge transfer. The programme will include a project which may be industrially based.

Accreditation

The programme is accredited by the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) as meeting the Engineering Council’s further learning requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Career Opportunities

The programme caters for an extremely wide range of industries and services for which the measurement of process variables and environmental factors are vital to their business performance. It will also be of interest to companies that manufacture and supply such measurement systems.

The range of sectors includes: petrochemicals, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, optics and optoelectronics, medical instrumentation, power generation and the food, environmental and water industries. The employment areas within these sectors include: computer controlled instrumentation systems; process instrumentation; technical management and sales; process control and automation; sensor development and manufacture; instrument networking; instrument development; and test and measurement systems.

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Climate change, the global consumption of energy and the use of fossil fuels to provide us with heat, power and transportation are all engineering challenges which need addressing now and in the future. Read more
Climate change, the global consumption of energy and the use of fossil fuels to provide us with heat, power and transportation are all engineering challenges which need addressing now and in the future. It is clear that solutions to these long-term problems ­– ensuring the best use of resources, and developing new more sustainable ways to produce and use energy – will require graduates who can work in an increasingly multidisciplinary environment.

This course will offer you the knowledge and expertise you will need in relation to sustainable energy and the environmental impact of energy systems.

The distinctive features of the programme include:

• The opportunity for students to learn in a research-led teaching institution serviced by staff rated in the highest possible category by independent Government assessment.

• The opportunity to work in facilities commensurate with a top-class research unit.

• The opportunity for students to undertake project work in a successful, research-based environment.

• The programme has been designed to provide technical and managerial skills needed by industry, academia and the public sector.

• The substantial industrial input to the programme through invited lecturers and where appropriate offer industrially-based projects.

• A variety of specialist modules on offer.

• An open and engaging culture between students and staff, with student representatives as full members on School committees.

Structure

The programme is presented as a two-year part-time Master's level programme, and is also available in full-time mode over one year.

The programme is presented in two stages: In Stage 1 students follow taught modules to the value of 120 credits, with a limited amount of choice between optional modules. Stage 2 consists of a Dissertation module worth 60 credits.

Core modules:

Risk and Hazard Management in the Energy Sector
Energy Management
Energy Studies
Fuels and Energy Systems
Sustainable Energy and Environment Case Study
Dissertation: Sustainable Energy and Environment

Optional modules:

Earth and Society
Low Carbon Footprint
Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Advanced Power Systems & High Voltage Technology
Condition Monitoring, Systems Modelling and Forecasting
Alternative Energy Systems
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 1
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 2
Waste Management and Recycling

Teaching

A wide range of teaching styles are used to deliver the diverse material forming the curriculum of the programme. You will be required to attend lecture-, lab- and tutorial-based study during the semesters, and later undertake an individual research project.

While a 10-credit module represents 100 hours of study in total, typically this will involve 24–36 hours of contact time with teaching staff. The remaining hours are intended to be for private study, coursework, revision and assessment. Therefore all students are expected to spend a significant amount of time (typically 20 hours each week) studying independently.

At the beginning of Stage 2, you will be allocated a project supervisor. Dissertation topics are normally chosen from a range of project titles proposed by academic staff in consultation with industrial partners, usually in areas of current research or industrial interest. You are also encouraged to put forward your own project ideas.

Learning Central, the Cardiff University virtual learning environment (VLE), will be used extensively to communicate with students, support lectures and provide general programme materials such as reading lists and module descriptions. It may also be used to provide self-testing assessment and give feedback.

Assessment

Achievement of learning outcomes in the majority of modules is assessed by a combination of coursework assignments, plus University examinations set in January or May. Examinations count for a third to a half of assessment in Stage 1 of the programme, depending on the options chosen, the remainder being largely project work and pieces of coursework.

Award of an MSc requires successful completion of Stage 2, the Dissertation, with a mark of 50% or higher. Candidates achieving 60% may be awarded a Merit and for those achieving a 70% average a Distinction may be awarded. Candidates failing to qualify for an MSc may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma of Higher Education for 120 credits in Stage 1. Candidates failing to complete the 120 credits required for Stage 1 may still be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education for the achievement of at least 60 credits.

Career prospects

Graduates typically gain employment in large energy-focussed companies, the public sector, consultancies, research and development, or set up their own companies. A number also go on to undertake PhD study.

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This programme is suitable for engineering, mathematics or physical science graduates who want to specialise in this vibrant strand of engineering. Read more

Summary

This programme is suitable for engineering, mathematics or physical science graduates who want to specialise in this vibrant strand of engineering. The academically challenging course provides exposure to modern issues in advanced mechanical engineering science, with the opportunity to specialise in mechatronics. This masters course could see you designing robots and building machines that could change modern life.

Modules

Compulsory modules: Introduction to Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science; Control and Instrumentation; Advanced Sensors and Condition Monitoring; Advanced Electrical Systems; Advanced Control Design; MSc Research Project

Optional modules: further module options are available

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Like our classic MSc, this course combines advanced taught modules with research experience. But with an MSc(Res), the research project goes into much more detail. Read more
Like our classic MSc, this course combines advanced taught modules with research experience. But with an MSc(Res), the research project goes into much more detail.

Careers

Our courses are designed to prepare you for a career in industry. You’ll get plenty of practical research experience, as well as training in research methods and management. Recent graduates now work for Arup, Rolls-Royce and Network Rail.

Core modules

Technical Communication for Mechanical Engineers; Information Management for Researchers; Advanced Experiments and Modelling; Individual Research Project; Innovation Management.

Optional modules

A selection from: Reciprocating Engines; Signal Processing and Instrumentation; Aerodynamic Design; Mechanical Engineering in Railways; Sports Engineering; Condition Monitoring.

Teaching and assessment

Lectures, tutorials, small group work and online modules. You’re assessed by exams, coursework assignments and a dissertation.

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Enhance your knowledge of aerospace systems and structures with advanced modules and an extensive research project. Subjects include. Read more

About the course

Enhance your knowledge of aerospace systems and structures with advanced modules and an extensive research project. Subjects include: aerodynamics and aeropropulsion, fatigue and fracture of aerospace components, composites for aerospace applications and structural health monitoring of aerospace structures.

Your career

Our courses are designed to prepare you for a career in industry. You’ll get plenty of practical research experience, as well as training in research methods and management. Recent graduates now work for Arup, Rolls-Royce and Network Rail.

A world-famous department

This is one of the largest, most respected mechanical engineering departments in the UK. Our reputation for excellence attracts world-class staff and students. They’re involved in projects like improving car designs and designing jaw replacements – projects that make a difference.

Our world-famous research centres include the Insigneo Institute, where we’re revolutionising the treatment of disease, and the Centre for Advanced Additive Manufacturing. We also work closely with the University’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

Support for international students

Our students come from all over the world. We’ll help you get to know the department and the city. Your personal tutor will support you throughout your course and we can help you with your English if you need it.

Labs and equipment

We’ve just refurbished a large section of our lab space and invested over £350,000 in equipment including new fatigue testing facilities, a CNC milling centre, a laser scanning machine and a 3D printer.

Core modules

Information Management; Research Project; Advanced Experiments and Modelling; Design Innovation Toolbox.

Examples of optional modules

A selection from: Computational Fluid Mechanics; Renewable Energy; Engineering Composites Materials; Advanced Fluid Mechanics; Reciprocating Engines; Aerodynamic Design; Experimental Stress Analysis; Tribology of Machine Elements; Aeropropulsion; Condition Monitoring.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching takes place through lectures, tutorials, small group work and online modules. Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments
and a dissertation.

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This course meets an urgent need for specialists in advanced electrical energy systems that are needed to design and build secure, reliable, low-carbon and affordable energy systems in developed and developing countries around the world. Read more
This course meets an urgent need for specialists in advanced electrical energy systems that are needed to design and build secure, reliable, low-carbon and affordable energy systems in developed and developing countries around the world. The programme maintains a particular focus on the integration of renewable generation in to electricity transmission and distribution networks and will prepare you for a new era of truly ‘smart’ grids.

Distinctive features:

• The opportunity to learn in a research-led teaching institution in one of the highest ranked university units in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

• You will undertake project work in a research environment where staff were top in the UK for Research Impact in terms of their research’s reach and significance.

• The participation of research-active staff in programme design and delivery, many of whom are Chartered Engineers or have experience of working in industry.

• The variety of advanced level modules on offer.

• The emphasis on progression towards independent learning in preparation for lifelong learning.

• The emphasis on acquisition of practical skills through industrially based final year group projects.

• The approval as Further Learning by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

• An open and engaging culture between students and staff.

Structure

This course is presented as a one-year, full time Masters level programme.

The programme takes place over two stages: In Stage 1 students follow taught modules to the value of 120 credits, whilst Stage 2 consists of a Dissertation module worth 60 credits.

Core modules:

Research Study
Advanced Power Systems & High Voltage Technology
Advanced Power Electronics and Drives
Alternative Energy Systems
Magnetic Devices: Transducers, Sensors and Actuators
Management in Industry
Distributed Generation, System Design and Regulation
Power System Protection
Power Systems Analysis
Smart Grids and Active Network Devices
Dissertation [Electrical Energy Systems]

Optional modules:

Condition Monitoring, Systems Modelling and Forecasting
Energy Management
Energy Studies

Teaching

A wide range of teaching styles will be used to deliver the diverse material forming the curriculum of the programme, and you will be required to attend lectures and participate in examples classes.

A 10-credit module represents approximately 100 hours of study in total, which includes 24–36 hours of contact time with teaching staff. The remaining hours are intended to be for private study, coursework, revision and assessment. Therefore you are expected to spend a significant amount of time (typically 20 hours each week) studying independently.

At the dissertation stage, you will be allocated a supervisor in the relevant field of research whom you should expect to meet with regularly.

Learning Central, the Cardiff University virtual learning environment (VLE), will be used extensively to communicate, support lectures and provide general programme materials such as reading lists and module descriptions. It may also be used to provide self-testing assessment and give feedback.

Assessment

Achievement of learning outcomes in the majority of modules is assessed by a combination of coursework assignments, plus University examinations set in January or May. Examinations count for 60%–70% of assessment in Stage 1 of the programme, depending on the options chosen, the remainder being largely project work and pieces of coursework.

Award of an MSc requires successful completion of Stage 2, the Dissertation, with a mark of 50% or higher.

Candidates achieving a 70% average may be awarded a Distinction. Candidates failing to qualify for an MSc may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma for 120 credits in Stage 1. Candidates failing to complete the 120 credits required for Stage 1 may still be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate for the achievement of at least 60 credits

Career prospects

Graduates from courses such as these are in high demand and are expected to gain employment in large electrical energy utilities, electricity distribution companies, consulting companies, the public sector, eg energy agencies and the Carbon Trust, and in research and development. A number of graduates set up their own companies.

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As a graduate mechanical engineer, this MSc course will provide you with an advanced qualification which will enhance your career prospects and extend and update your skills and knowledge. Read more
As a graduate mechanical engineer, this MSc course will provide you with an advanced qualification which will enhance your career prospects and extend and update your skills and knowledge. The course actively encourages the understanding and practice of inter-disciplinary systems engineering thinking that brings together mechanical engineering subjects in a way that reflects the needs of industrial and academic problem solving.

The close integration of the case study and project will allow you to explore, in-depth, a chosen topic related to the course. This provides you with an individually tailored programme to meet your needs in a flexible yet focused manner, with the project seen as being the key opportunity to acquire and exercise leading edge mechanical engineering knowledge. You will be given the opportunity to show originality in applying the knowledge you acquire, and will develop an appreciation of how the boundaries of knowledge are advanced through research. You will be trained to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, and will be given the opportunity and encouragement to demonstrate initiative and innovation in solving challenging problems and in designing new components and systems.

The close involvement with industry, particularly at the project stage, ensures that the experience the course provides has both relevance and meaning. Lecturers delivering the modules are working with some of the world's most renowned engineering companies. Partners include Airbus, BAe Systems, Bosch, Tata Steel, Daimler, EADS, Fiat, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Messier-Dowty, Network Rail, TWI, Parametric Technology, Physical Acoustics Ltd, Renault, Renishaw, Rolls-Royce, SAP, Siemens, Silicon Graphics, Stile Bertone, The Highways Agency, TRL, Microchip, and WS Atkins.

This degree course will prepare you for entry into careers in research or industry. In addition to technical skills, you will acquire professional skills such effective communication with technical, management and non-technical audiences, project planning, evaluation and prioritisation.

Structure

This is a one year full time MSc course beginning with a taught section worth 120 credits. The Autumn and Spring semesters utilise taught and research project based material to enable you to progress from a typical bachelor graduate standard at entry to the master’s level. The eight taught optional modules are split between these semesters to provide eighty credits of masters level study. Two twenty credit Case Study modules form both group (semester 1) and individual (semester 2) activities. This prepares you for the third section of the course where you will use your advanced skills to complete an in-depth project and prepare a dissertation in the field of Advanced Mechanical Engineering. The project and dissertation stage of your course are worth a further 60 credits.

A 10-credit module typically represents 100 hours of study in total. This may involve 24–36 hours of contact time with teaching staff. The remaining hours are intended to be for private study, coursework, revision and assessment: all students are expected to spend a significant amount of time (typically 20 hours each week) studying independently. You must keep your personal tutor, project supervisor and the Teaching Office informed of any circumstances or illnesses that might affect your capacity to attend teaching or undertake assessment.

Core modules:

Advanced Mechanical Engineering Group Research Study
Advanced Mechanical Engineering Case Study
Advanced Mechanical Engineering Project

Optional modules:

Measurement Systems
Manufacturing Informatics
Fundamentals of Nanomechanics
Tribology
Artificial Intelligence
Control
Quality and Reliability
Risk and Hazard Management in the Energy Sector
Condition Monitoring, Systems Modelling and Forecasting
Management in Industry
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 2
Energy Management
Advanced Robotics

Teaching

A wide range of teaching styles and mechanisms will be used to deliver the diverse material forming the curriculum of the programme. You will be expected to attend lectures and participate in tutorial classes. All students must complete 120 credits in Stage 1 in order to progress to the dissertation, for which they are allocated a supervisor from among the teaching staff. Dissertation topics are normally chosen from a range of project titles proposed by academic staff, usually in areas of current research interest, although you are encouraged to put forward your own project ideas.

Assessment

Achievement of learning outcomes in the classroom based modules is assessed by University examinations set in January and May/June. Predominantly examination-based assessment will be deployed in eight modules (80 credits) taken in Stage 1 of the programme. The balance between examination and coursework depends upon the modules selected, with the equivalent of up to six credits being available in coursework elements in individual modules, in addition to two double module (40-credit) case studies.

Award of an MSc requires successful completion of Stage 2, the Dissertation, with a mark of 50% or higher. Candidates achieving a 70% average may be awarded a Distinction. Candidates achieving a 60% average may be awarded a Merit. Candidates failing to qualify for an MSc may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma of Higher Education for 120 credits in Stage 1. Candidates failing to complete the 120 credits required for Stage 1 may still be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education for the achievement of at least 60 credits.

Career prospects

The course provides master’s level training to the standard necessary to practice as a chartered professional mechanical engineer. When you graduate you will be equipped to apply for management level roles across a broad spectrum of mechanical and related engineering fields. The material presented during the course will provide an excellent foundation for any career in mechanical engineering or related discipline.

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