Lift & Escalator Technology HND

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    Distance Learning: 4 – 6 years

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK 23/24:

    Distance Learning: £920 per 20 Credits

  • Fees International 23/24:

    Distance Learning: £1,175 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 893981

Overview


The Lift and Escalator Technology HND at University of Northampton is a recognised qualification aimed at students who require a more in-depth academic qualification in Lift Technology. Covering a range of fundamentals to advanced concepts in lift and escalator technology, the course is delivered in a modular format and taught online so that you can study the learning materials, attend any online tutorial sessions, and complete your assessments remotely – albeit within a fixed schedule of dates and deadlines to meet. It allows seamless progression from the Lift and Escalator Technology Certificate/HND into Lift Engineering MSc.

This course is available via Distance Learning.

Updated 28/11/2022

Highlights


    • Access to expert tutorial support and University of Northampton services and facilities.
    • Online learning to allow you to study remotely.
    • Unique, widely recognised and industry-relevant programme

 

Course Content


  • The Lift & Escalator Technology HND covers fundamentals of lift technology and related engineering principles, through engineering design, contract management to more advanced lift or escalator topics. There is some choice within the programme, depending on your particular focus towards lifts or escalators. You will also undertake a project and case study within the programme, both of which are work related.

    The Certificate in Lift & Escalator Technology satisfies the requirement for three modules on the HNC and HND Lift & Escalator Technology and alternatively has entry points in September and January.

    All Lift Technology programmes are modular. This HND programme consists of modules, some of which are delivered and assessed by The University of Northampton and some by The Lift & Escalator Industry Association (LEIA).

    The programme is delivered through distance learning (online) and so no attendance is required. It is therefore specifically designed for those working within the industry while studying at the same time.

    Coursework is used to assess learning and offers the opportunity for you to develop and demonstrate valuable understanding of relevant engineering principles and relevant Codes and Standards, and to apply advanced problem solving, project planning and research skills. Assignments are often related to real life situations and are therefore an important learning activity.

    The assessment profile for each module has been chosen to ensure that the assessment pattern is the most efficient method of ensuring that you have achieved the learning outcomes of the programme.

    Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 22/23. The modules relating to the academic year 23/24 will be available from June 2023.

      • Module code: ENG1025
        Status: Designate
        This modules examines current design philosohies and their relevance to lift system design, incluidng maintenance and installation. It references current codes of practice and Standards.
      • Module code: ENG1028
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the range of contracts encountered within the lift/escalator sectors in order to develop their confidence in the related terminology used throughout the entire contractual agreement cycle.
      • Module code: ENG1039
        Status: Compulsory
        The module will give students a broad perception of the fundamentals and principles encountered in the Lift Industry, and with major components found in a lift installation. Students will experience practical applications in work-based environments.
      • Module code: ENG1042
        Status: Compulsory
        This module aims to provide opportunities for students consciously to develop the specific skills of learning, competence, development and team working whilst undertaking a small work-related project.
      • Module code: ENG1044
        Status: Compulsory
        The module will give students a broad perception of contractual issues encountered when working 'on site'. It covers the contractual administrative procedures and contract management techniques relevent to dealing with the installation, maintenance and servicing of lift/escalator equipment. It also includes legal and health and safety requirements.
      • Module code: ENG1060
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of the module is to provide students an overview of fundamental electrical/electronic scientific principles which underpin the design, development, modernisation, maintenance and operation of lift and escalator systems. It provides the basis for further study of specialist modules covering electrical and electronic engineering.
      • Module code: ENG1061
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of the module is to provide students an overview of fundamental mechanical scientific principles which underpin the design, development, modernisation, maintenance and operation of lift and escalator systems. It provides the basis for further study of specialist modules covering mechanical engineering.
      • Module code: ENG1062
        Status: Designate
        This module will introduce students to the criteria used in examination and testing of a lift system, the relevant working practices and how they are typically verified in codes and standards, and other relavent industry guidance including paperwork for recording tests, reporting results, inspection, tooling and measuring equipment.
      • Module code: ENG1063
        Status: Designate
        This module introduces students to the criteria used in examination and testing of a escalator / moving walk system, relevant working practices and how they are typically verified in codes and standards, and other relavent industry guidance including paperwork for recording tests, reporting results, inspection, tooling and measuring equipment.
      • Module code: ENG1064
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is for students to explore the key components in escalators and moving walks, the mathematical principles involved in their design and operation, and the related appropriate Codes and Standards.
  • As a course designed for people who are working in the lift industry, we do not expect the majority of applicants to have any formal qualifications but to have relevant work experience. Those without relevant work experience may enter the course with one A-level qualification as well as GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above.

    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.

  • 2023/24 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Distance Learning: £920 per 20 Credits
    • International – Distance Learning: £1,175 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 2023 entry.

     

    22/23 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Distance Learning: £875 per 20 Credits
    • International – Distance Learning: £1,120 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 2022 entry.

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

  • Some of the modules are delivered and assessed 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?

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

    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.

    How many hours per week of teaching/ personal tutoring?

    This is a difficult question to answer as it depends on your prior knowledge, and knowledge of the industry. Students typically study between 3-6 hours per week, per module.

    How will I be assessed?

    The HND programme is assessed using online multiple-choice assignments and tests, tutor marked assignments and a project proposal and report.

    What jobs can I go into from studying this course?

    Although designed for students already working within the industry, the Lift Technology programmes provide an excellent springboard for career progression within the lift and escalator, and allied industries. They are also a route to further study.

    Any specialist facilities/ features?

    This course has been developed in conjunction with the lift industry in order to be relevant to your future career and what employers will expect you to be able to do.

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