Lift Engineering FdSc

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2 Years
Location
Distance Learning
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 25/09/2018

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.

Course

Highlights

  • Access to visit and use University of Northampton services and facilities.
  • Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule.

Additional

Information

Facillities

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.

Course Details

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.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover More

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

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.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

 

Entry Requirements

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:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

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

Course Content

  • Contract Management (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ENG1028
    Core Module Y
  • Contract Management 2 (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ENG1044
    Core Module Y
  • Fundamentals of Lift Technology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ENG1039
    Core Module Y
  • ICT Applications (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CSY1023
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Engineering Design (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ENG1025
    Core Module Y
  • Lift Engineering Project (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ENG1042
    Core Module Y
  • Mathematics for Technology Part 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ENG1024
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Facilities &

Special Features

  • This course has been developed in conjunction with the lift industry in order to provide valuable experience of the things that employers will expect you to be able to do.
  • Some of the modules are delivered externally by The Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) with other modules studied with the University. For information about these modules please visit their website.

Progression Courses

Further your Study

Our progression courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our progression courses to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Engineering BSc

Lift Engineering MSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Distance Learning (Home/EU): £700 per 20 Credits

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

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

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Distance Learning (International): £1,070 per 20 Credits

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

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

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Distance Learning Study

Our online learning courses are flexible and are designed so that you can balance your studies with your commitments at work and home. The course structure and learning materials enable you to study at your own convenience and develop your own study schedule while offering opportunities for you to engage with your peers.

Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) is a dedicated online university learning space that you will use throughout your studies. Your tutors will use NILE to engage with you, and you will use NILE to access course materials, assessment information, virtual classrooms and discussion boards. Your assessed work will be submitted and graded online, so you will be able to see your grades and feedback wherever you are in the world. The system that underpins NILE is Blackboard and access to this system is through the direct web link nile.northampton.ac.uk.

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Updated 25/09/2018

  • 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.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Access to visit and use University of Northampton services and facilities.
    • Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule.
  • 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.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Facillities

    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.

    • Discover More

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      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.

  • 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:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

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

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Contract Management (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ENG1028
      Core Module Y
    • Contract Management 2 (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ENG1044
      Core Module Y
    • Fundamentals of Lift Technology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ENG1039
      Core Module Y
    • ICT Applications (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CSY1023
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Engineering Design (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ENG1025
      Core Module Y
    • Lift Engineering Project (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ENG1042
      Core Module Y
    • Mathematics for Technology Part 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ENG1024
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      Our progression courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our progression courses to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Engineering BSc

      Lift Engineering MSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Distance Learning (Home/EU): £700 per 20 Credits

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

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

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Distance Learning (International): £1,070 per 20 Credits

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

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

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Our online learning courses are flexible and are designed so that you can balance your studies with your commitments at work and home. The course structure and learning materials enable you to study at your own convenience and develop your own study schedule while offering opportunities for you to engage with your peers.

    Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) is a dedicated online university learning space that you will use throughout your studies. Your tutors will use NILE to engage with you, and you will use NILE to access course materials, assessment information, virtual classrooms and discussion boards. Your assessed work will be submitted and graded online, so you will be able to see your grades and feedback wherever you are in the world. The system that underpins NILE is Blackboard and access to this system is through the direct web link nile.northampton.ac.uk.

    Read more…

*Course data provided by Unistats

You might also like to consider

Engineering HND >

Lift Engineering HNC >

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour