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Lift Engineering MSc

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    1-5 years distance learning

  • Starting:

    January September

  • Fees UK:

    £975 per 20 credit module
    £8,775 Full Distance Learning Course

  • Fees International:

    £1,800 per 20 credit module
    £16,200 Full Distance Learning Course

  • Location:

    Distance Learning only

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

TEF Gold. Teaching Excellence Framework.

Overview


The course will benefit lift engineers and consultants as well as members of senior management in the lift industry. You will gain an in-depth understanding of advanced technical issues arising in lift design, maintenance and contract management. The course teaches the skills required in electrical and mechanical science, together with mathematics and other engineering areas associated with the lift industry.

Updated 24/11/2020

Highlights


  • Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
  • Eligible for the 20% Graduate Discount Scheme.
  • IMechE accredited course.

Course Content


  • We aim to provide you with a detailed, academic study of lift engineering and related management issues, together with a higher level qualification for persons employed in lift engineering and allied industries.

    Our Lift Engineering MSc is made up of seven modules. Four of these are compulsory, with two more that you will be able to choose, and a dissertation. The compulsory modules cover the fundamental areas that are essential to lift engineering, including the codes and standards to which lifts and their design must adhere. Option modules allow you to pursue your particular interests and specialise within the industry.

     

  • Engineering Accredited Logo

    This degree has been accredited by IMechE under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.  Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).  An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).  Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

  • How will I be taught on Lift Engineering MSc?

    Each module entails approximately 200 hours of independent study, and the dissertation entails around 600 hours.

    How will I be assessed?

    This course uses a wide range of assessment methods, including coursework, project reports and end of module examinations. A dissertation based professional practice project will consist of design and/or investigative research on an appropriate topic.

    Are there any specialist facilities and features?

    Each academic year begins with the annual Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies, organised with the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Lifts Group. The event brings together over 100 industrial and academic experts from the field of vertical transportation engineering who deliver peer-reviewed papers on their research and you will be invited to attend this event at a reduced registration fee.

    This is an IMechE accredited course.

  • We expect you to have an honour degree of at least class 2:2 (or its equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline. Within the framework of the university, candidates without an honours degree who can demonstrate an appropriate level of relevant learning and achievement will also be considered.

    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:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate 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.

    Distance Learning Only

    • Home: £975 per 20 credit module
    • Home: £8,775 Full Distance Learning Course
    • International: £1,800 per 20 credit module
    • International: £16,200 Full Distance Learning Course

    The MSc is comprised of three compulsory 20 credit modules and two optional 20 credit module.

    Case Study module (this module covers the examination for the three compulsory modules)

    Dissertation 60 credits

    Please note that the tuition fees cover registration fees and examination fees. Please note that the tuition fees cover registration fees and examination fees.

    Tuition fees in any academic year are charged only for the modules undertaken in that year.

    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.

    Distance Learning Only

    • Home/EU: £970 per 20 credit module
    • Home/EU: £8,730 Full Distance Learning Course
    • International: £1,775 per 20 credit module
    • International: £15,975 Full Distance Learning Course

    The MSc is comprised of three compulsory 20 credit modules and two optional 20 credit modules.

    Case Study module (this module covers the examination for the three compulsory modules)

    Dissertation 60 credits

    Please note that the tuition fees cover registration fees and examination fees. Please note that the tuition fees cover registration fees and examination fees.

    Tuition fees in any academic year are charged only for the modules undertaken in that year.

    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 MSc in Lift Engineering is delivered through distance learning by experienced academics and practitioners from the national and international lift industry, including visiting professors and fellows. We use our virtual learning environment, NILE, to deliver online sessions that you can access from anywhere in the world, creating a student community and a forum for tutors to give you additional learning and tutorial materials.

    NILE 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


We regularly review our course with industry experts, including visiting professors, to make sure that we are giving you all the experiences and expertise you need to progress in your professional career.

We also have an active research programme in the field of lift engineering if you want to continue along the academic route to a PhD or MPhil.

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