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DProf Reliability Engineering & Asset Management / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Professional Doctorate in Reliability Engineering
Duration
72 months Part Time
Entry requirements
The minimum academic entry requirements for a Doctorate programme are either i) a First class UK Honours degree in a discipline directly relevant to the PhD, ii) an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above and Masters award at Merit level in a discipline directly relevant to the PhD or iii) equivalent international qualifications.

In addition, applicants must have at least 5-6 years of industrial experience in maintenance and reliability and already be working in industry.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Programme description

The Professional Doctorate (DProf) Programme is a unique opportunity for practising engineers and professionals already working in industry to do applied research in the area of plant maintenance, reliability and asset management. As this is a distance learning programme, candidates can study the DProf from outside the UK while continuing their employment.

At the end of the programme, candidates will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in general, and to their workplace specifically.  The results of this research shall then be published in high standard/quality journals and finally needs to be submitted in the thesis form for the final examination.

The research project is intended to address a real plant issues in maintenance (reliability) engineering and asset management. The research outcome must be innovative work e.g. development of new method(s) in the plant maintenance and reliability engineering, novel industrial application of different methods, innovative field trials to reduce plant maintenance overhead and enhance plant reliability etc. To achieve this aim, candidates will demonstrate an ability to meet the intended learning outcomes:

  • To discover, interpret and communicate new knowledge through original applied industrial research in maintenance, reliability and asset management.
  • To produce research outputs that are publishable in high quality journals.
  • To present and defend research outcomes which extend the forefront of a discipline or relevant area of professional practice.
  • To systematically demonstrate extensive knowledge of the subject area and expertise in generic and subject/professional skills.
  • To independently and proactively formulate ideas and hypotheses to design, develop and implement plans by which to evaluate these.
  • To critically and creatively evaluate current plant issues, research and professional practice.
  • To develop advanced levels of interests and informed decisions about a discipline and/or professional practice.
  • To clearly communicate research findings and conclusions.
  • To make an original contribution to their chosen field.

Open days

Our Postgraduate Research  Open Day  is held in October. However to find out more about the School we would encourage you to take an online tour of our facilities and hear from some of our current students and staff on our  Virtual Open Day .

If you have any other questions about the  School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering  , please do not hesitate to contact us at:  pgr-mace@manchester.ac.uk

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,250
    International students (per annum): £11,250

Contact details

Academic department
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 4345
Email
Website
http://www.mace.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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