MSc Reliability Engineering and Asset Management (Dubai)

Year of entry: 2019

Overview

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
24 months
Entry requirements
The standard academic entry requirement for this Master's course is a Second Class UK honours degree or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

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 School 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 N Y N N

Course overview

Our Reliability Engineering and Asset Management [MSc] is the only course in the world that offers a complete spectrum of education with real industrial applications in this field. Modules studied include Asset Management and Maintenance Strategy, Asset Maintenance Systems, Maintenance Organisation, Condition Monitoring, Design for Reliability and Asset Management, Turnaround Management, Auditing Asset Management and Maintenance Organisations and Reliability, Maintainability and Risk.

REAM is a modular programme which consists of eight units plus a dissertation. Units on the programme are direct taught and further supported by our eLearning platform.

Open days

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

Fees

Course fees are £20,000

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 3069219
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/mace
School/Faculty

The School of Engineering creates a world of possibilities for students pursuing skills and understanding. Through dynamic research and teaching we develop engineering solutions that make a difference to society in an ethical and sustainable way.  Science-based engineering is at the heart of what we do, and through collaboration we support the engineers and scientists of tomorrow to become technically strong, analytically innovative and creative. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

The standard academic entry requirement for this Master's course is a Second Class UK honours degree or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

English language

An English Language qualification (IELTS/iBT/TOEFL/CPE/PTE Academic/India Standard X11). If an English Language Qualification is not available a short Skype interview will be required with the Programme Director.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

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 School 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 details

Course description

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

The  programme  is a key element in increasing 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 programme 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 Description

The programme 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:

MSc -  Part time Distance Learning 2 years**

PG(Diploma) -  Distance Learning 2 years**

PG(Certificate) -  Distance Learning 1 year**

** Attendance = 5 day residential programme per module; 2 modules per semester

Special features

You will attend a 5 day face to face workshop for each unit. There will be four workshops each academic year at The University of Manchester's Middle East Centre, located at the heart of Dubai's Knowledge Park. At these workshops, you will undertake practical activities in small multinational groups and complete applied maintenance challenges that are relevant to your workplace. Our approach combines the very best interactive e-learning with the Manchester Method - the `action learning' approach developed here at The University of Manchester in the 1960s. 

In addition to your face to face workshop for each unit you will also complete a dissertation project. You will be supported by an academic supervisor relevant to your chosen project area and will have regular contact with them to support your study.

Teaching and learning

The intention of the programme is to maintain high standards and quality. Therefore places are limited. Our teaching methods are similar to knowledge transfer concepts as well as case studies without involving much mathematical theories.

For part-time students you will visit our University of Manchester Worldwide centre in Dubai Knowledge Park for a 5-day residential per unit, there are two units in each semester, the learning is further supported via Blackboard, an online virtual learning environment. Our web-based platform generates an interactive environment with real, active communication between students and staff and between groups of students throughout the programme after the class room teaching.  

Coursework and assessment

Each taught unit of the programme has three assessments:

  1. Short assignment (15%) completed in the 5-day direct taught residential;
  2. Major written assignment (50%) which is submitted at the end of the semester;
  3. 2 Hour closed book examination (35%) at the end of the semester.

Dissertation Project

The  dissertation project  is intended to address a real issue in Reliability Engineering and Asset Management and is studied in depth, relating problems in the field to theory, case studies and solution reported in the literature, and often creating innovative proposals and field trials. All students have access to laboratory resources where appropriate. The dissertation starts in the second semester and is to be completed by the end of the programme.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk