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Lift Engineering FdSc

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 - 4 years distance learning

  • Starting:

    January

  • Fees UK:

    Distance Learning: £735 per 20 Credits

  • Fees International:

    Distance Learning: £1,110 per 20 Credits

  • Location:

    Distance Learning

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

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Overview


This course has been temporarily suspended for this year, but we welcome applications for January 2021.

If you are already working in the lift engineering sector, this course will develop your knowledge of the fundamentals of engineering, including mechanical, electrical, electronic and hydraulic engineering design and analysis. The course delivery is flexible, in a modular format, taught online so that you can choose when to study to fit around your work and personal life. You can study one module initially, as a taster, or as a way to update your skills in a specific area. To achieve the full FdSc, you will need to complete modules to a total of 240 credits.

Updated 24/11/2020

Highlights


  • Access to visit and use University of Northampton services and facilities.
  • Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule.
  • HP Laptop and software included with this course. Terms and Conditions apply

Course Content


  • In the first year, you will focus on learning the skills required in electrical and mechanical sciences and develop your mathematical skills associated with the lift and other engineering industries. The second year analyses the applications of electrical and mechanical engineering in the lift industry and teaches system dynamics and control. You will have the opportunity to utilise the topics that you have studied within the work place by undertaking a case study module. The course uses examples taken from the lift industry so that it is highly relevant and practical.

  • Some of the modules are delivered externally by The Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) and some by the University. Modules marked with an asterisk are studied through LEIA.

  • How will I be taught on Lift Engineering FdSc?

    This is an online course allowing you to study wherever is most suitable for you.

    How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed through multiple-choice assignments, tutor-marked assignments, project reports and logbook and end-of module tests.

  • As a course designed for people who are working in the lift industry, we do not expect you to have any formal qualifications but to have appropriate work experience. Those without relevant work experience may enter the course with one A-level qualification as well as GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above. If you are not currently employed in an appropriate industry, you will need to demonstrate that you are able to gain an industrial placement prior to starting your course.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Home – Distance Learning: £735 per 20 Credits
    • International – Distance Learning: £1,110 per 20 Credits

    Fees for LEIA modules are set by LEIA, and are paid directly to them.

    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2021 entry.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Home/EU – Distance Learning: £730 per 20 Credits
    • International – Distance Learning: £1,100 per 20 Credits

    Fees for LEIA modules are set by LEIA, and are paid directly to them.

    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2020 entry.

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Our virtual learning environment facilitates constant communication between you and course leaders. You are able to access key course materials at times to suit you and can submit the assignments electronically.

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Careers and Employability


This course is an excellent foundation for many jobs associated with lift engineering as well as further study.

The FdSc opens up the opportunity for complete academic progression, and you may even apply directly for the MSc in Lift Engineering.

Some of the examples of jobs directly linked to this degree are Escalator Engineer, Lift Repairs Engineer, Lift Engineer Surveyor, Lift Service Engineer, Lift Installation Engineer, Lift Modernisation Engineer, Lift Inspector and Lift Test Engineer.

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