DProf Reliability Engineering & Asset Management / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- Professional Doctorate in Reliability Engineering
- 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.
- How to apply
- Apply online
You should include details of your previous study, your research project title and the name of the academic member of staff you would like to supervise your research.
We strongly recommend that you make contact with your proposed supervisor before submitting an application.
The following information sources may also be of use:
- MACE Virtual Open Day
- Types of research degrees available in the Department of MACE
- Research themes and staff expertise in the Department of MACE
- Overview of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
- Information regarding funding opportunities
- Alternative funding sources
- Overview of The University of Manchester
- Information for international students
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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.
Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): Band A: TBC; Band B £3,000; Band C £4,500; Band D £5,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): Band A £12,750; Band B £13,500; Band C £15,000; Band D £16,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
Please note that higher fee bands will apply for the majority of projects where experimentation requires additional resources above the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises are likely over the duration of the course for Home students. Fees for International students are typically fixed for the duration of the PhD at the point of entry. For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees or contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
- Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
- Contact name
- Postgraduate Research Admissions Team
- +44 (0)161 543 4025
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