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MSc - Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management)


Brunel University London Mechanical and Automotive Engineering

Full time & Part time See Course MSc 1-year full-time; 2 years part-time

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NSIRC Scholarships are normally offered. Information on any future funding will be available soon.

Brunel University London provides this world-leading MSc degree with scholarships available to support development of the next generation of structural integrity engineers. 

You will be taught by industry and internationally recognised academic experts who will support and mentor your dissertation project. Every aspect of the course is undertaken at Granta Park, the Cambridgeshire home of the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) and The Welding Institute (TWI).

NSIRC is a unique state-of-the-art postgraduate engineering facility established in conjunction with Brunel University London and managed by structural integrity specialist TWI. NSIRC

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Entry Requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Physics, Electrical and Electronic, Material Sciences or Industrial Engineering.
A non–related subject with good grades in core modules in Stress Analysis or Strength in Materials, Electronics, Material Processing and Manufacturing or Production Technology may be considered.

Entry to this programme requires all students who are not nationals of the European Economic Area (EEA) and have temporary immigration permission to remain in the UK to obtain an ATAS certificate.

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Student Profile(s)

Manikandan Murugan

Manikandan found that the Structural Integrity MSc reinforced and validated the experience in industry he already had. It also offered a focus on more technical subjects which were useful in advancing his career. Because lecturers teach with both engineers and academics in mind, this sort of knowledge is high in academic quality, yet immediately relevant to those like Manikandan who already have industrial experience. He felt easily familiarised with specialised knowledge he would not necessarily have gained from continuing in his previous field of work, which helped him to further his career.

All the modules he undertook helped to aid his transition into industrial work in Asset Integrity Management. In particular, the Metallurgy and Metals; Stress Analysis and Plant Inspection; and Reliability Engineering modules were informative moving into his subsequent employment. They gave a valuable overview of the processes within energy sectors, and gave more specific insight into how different types of equipment work within different assets. These modules also provided an introduction to risk-based inspection and maintenance, particularly regarding aging degradation mechanisms in different materials.

Since graduating, Manikandan has secured employment with Syncrude Canada, working in Quality Assurance for their Technical Engineering Services.

Mohammad Khairy

The unique blend of academic and industrial environments at NSIRC provides MSc students with invaluable contact with professionals, workshops, and networking opportunities.

Mohammad already had nine years of experience in the welding and inspection field, and Brunel’s Structural Integrity MSc was the ideal course to substantiate that knowledge. Whether your background is academic or industrial, NSIRC’s unique setup ensures that all research remains directly relevant to industry.

Mohammad cited many of the core modules; Stress Analysis and Plant Inspection; Codes of Practice with Principles and Application; Reliability Engineering; Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue Analysis; and Numerical Modelling of Solids and Structures as being extremely instructive. He said that ‘they give an insight into the reasons behind the rules for the design, inspection and repair of structures that are imposed by codes and standards, and how to apply them’.

Lecturers support you in developing both theoretical and practical knowledge. In this case, being able to understand the thinking behind codes and standards gave Mohammad a more grounded perception of why they affect design, inspection and repair, in turn preparing him to be able to flexibly apply them in any relevant situation.

This MSc doesn’t just teach you to understand and apply international codes and standards. It provides you with essential knowledge and strategies to treat assessments case-by-case, regardless of whether they are covered by standards or not. Mohammed highlighted this aspect of the programme as particularly advantageous: it prepared him to work independently and reliably.

After graduating in 2018, Mohammad has begun a PhD project on brazing of stainless steels and super alloys, funded by Brunel University London and TWI.

Manikandan Murugan

Manikandan found that the Structural Integrity MSc reinforced and validated the experience in industry he already had. It also offered a focus on more technical subjects which were useful in advancing his career. Because lecturers teach with both engineers and academics in mind, this sort of knowledge is high in academic quality, yet immediately relevant to those like Manikandan who already have industrial experience. He felt easily familiarised with specialised knowledge he would not necessarily have gained from continuing in his previous field of work, which helped him to further his career.

All the modules he undertook helped to aid his transition into industrial work in Asset Integrity Management. In particular, the Metallurgy and Metals; Stress Analysis and Plant Inspection; and Reliability Engineering modules were informative moving into his subsequent employment. They gave a valuable overview of the processes within energy sectors, and gave more specific insight into how different types of equipment work within different assets. These modules also provided an introduction to risk-based inspection and maintenance, particularly regarding aging degradation mechanisms in different materials.

Since graduating, Manikandan has secured employment with Syncrude Canada, working in Quality Assurance for their Technical Engineering Services.

Scholarships

Scholarships available on a course where your lecturers include industry experts and your major individual project will be specified with your industrial supervisor. Every aspect of your course is undertaken at Granta Park the Cambridgeshire home of the National Structural Integrity Research Centre and TWI both of which are focused on developing solutions to problems and advances for the future.

Value of Scholarship(s)

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Eligibility

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Application Procedure

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Further Information

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/scholarships

1) The NSIRC scholarships for our MSc in Oil and Gas Engineering are now offering full tuition fee waivers for five UK/EU applicants either on a full-time or part-time basis at Granta Park, Cambridge, for 2020 entry.

A limited number of scholarships are still available for overseas applicants (full-time only) of £12,500.
2) he NSIRC scholarships for our MSc in Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management) are now offering full tuition fee waivers for five UK/EU applicants either on a full-time or part-time basis at Granta Park, Cambridge, for 2020 entry.

A limited number of scholarships are still available for overseas applicants (full-time only) of £12,500.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Various scholarships on offer

Eligibility

Eligibility information can be found here: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/scholarships

Application Procedure

Applicants should apply for the programme in the usual way through the course web page.

2) Applicants should then express their interest to be considered for a scholarship by emailing the programme Course Director, Kevin Hughes or Nenad Djordjevic and the Theme Administrator, Catherine Wells.

In addition the Course Director will carry out a telephone interview in order to assess suitability for the scholarship. The interview will be used to demonstrate eligibility for a scholarship and will focus on the reasons why the applicant wishes to be awarded a scholarship, what the award would mean for their employability or their country of origin. All other relevant information will be taken from the course application form.

The Scholarship will be awarded on a first come, first served basis and once they have all been allocated, the College will put prospective students on to Waitlist.

Further Information

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/scholarships

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