MSc Reliability Engineering and Asset Management / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
MSc 12 months full-time or 36 months part-time
Entry requirements

The standard academic entry requirement for this Master's course is a Second Class (2:1) UK honours degree or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.  In some cases we will accept a Second Class (2:2) honours degree where candidates have previous relevant industrial experience demonstrated by an up-to-date CV.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

For further information about making an online application for this MSc course, please see the guidance about  how to apply  on our department website.

If you have any questions about the application process or about our entry requirements please do contact us at  ream.admissions@manchester.ac.uk   and we will be happy to advise you further.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N Y

Course description

Course Director

Our teaching style is unique compared to other postgraduate engineering courses. All of the units are explained through industrial case studies, and our teaching often takes place at plant sites to demonstrate the real world application of theory.

Our MSc course offers a complete spectrum of education with real industrial applications ranging from maintenance systems and modelling, audit maintenance, turnaround management, reliability and maintainability, approaches in condition-based maintenance (CBM) and maintenance in design. Most of the students on this course are professionals already working in the industry. However we also have recent graduates studying the course who benefit from sharing classes with professionals with industrial experience and a real awareness of the problems at their workplace.

Prof Jyoti Sinha / Course Director

Reliability Engineering and Asset Management is a critical field of managerial and technical importance to UK and International industry. It is estimated that 10% of annual typical plant cost is spent maintaining plant. Maintenance costs are likely to influence competitiveness on a global scale and this allows Maintenance Managers to make major impacts on their companies' bottom line.

This course intends to increase industrial competitiveness and is a sophisticated discipline which embraces management techniques, organisation, planning and the application of substantial electronic, engineering and analytical knowledge to manufacturing processes, transport, power generation and the efficient operation of industrial, commercial and civic buildings. The aim of the course is to give companies the technical and managerial expertise to thrive in the global marketplace.

On completion of the course students will be able to obtain one of the following degrees: MSc, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert).

Course Content

The course consists of course units which include various aspects of applied management and technology in the field of REAM. It is designed such that after enrolment participants already working in industry will benefit from the structure and content of the course in order to enhance their capability in Reliability Engineering and Asset Management. Our teaching staff are internationally recognised professionals with years of experience working in industry and academic institutions.

The course is offered as indicated below:

HOME/EU STUDENTS

MSc

  • Full time 1 year
  • Part time in attendance 3 years (4 x 1 week teaching blocks per year)
  • Distance Learning 3 years (This includes a 1 day webinar per module and students study 2 modules per term. Attendance is not compulsory but is recommended)

Postgraduate Diploma

  • Full time 1 year
  • Part time in attendance 2 years (4 x 1 week teaching blocks per year)
  • Distance Learning 2 years (This includes a 1 day webinar per module and students study 2 modules per term. Attendance is not compulsory but is recommended)

Postgraduate Certificate

  • Part time in attendance 1 year (4 x 1 week teaching blocks per year)
  • Distance Learning 1 year (This includes a 1 day webinar per module and students study 2 modules per term. Attendance is not compulsory but is recommended)

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

MSc

  • Full time 1 year
  • Distance Learning 3 years (This includes a 1 day webinar per module and students study 2 modules per term. Attendance is not compulsory but is recommended)

Postgraduate Diploma

  • Distance Learning 2 years (This includes a 1 day webinar per module and students study 2 modules per term. Attendance is not compulsory but is recommended)

Postgraduate Certificate

  • Distance Learning 1 year (This includes a 1 day webinar per module and students study 2 modules per term. Attendance is not compulsory but is recommended)

Accreditation

The course is fully accredited by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Open days

The next open day will take place in November 2020. Further details will be published nearer the time.

To find out more about The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering we would encourage you to take an online tour of our department and our facilities with our  Virtual Open Day .

Study fairs in the UK:  The University attends several  study fairs in the UK  each year.

Education fairs overseas:  We attend many  education fairs worldwide  each year, giving you the chance to meet representatives from The University of Manchester near you.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £25,000
    International students (per annum): £25,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £25,000 over 3 years, £8,334 per year
    International students (per annum): £25,000 over 3 years, £8,334 per year
  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £25,000 over 3 years, £8,334 per year
    International students (per annum): £25,000 over 3 years, £8,334 per year

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

Department
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Contact name
PG Admissions
Telephone
+44(0)161 306 9219
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/mace
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