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
Before applying we strongly recommend that you:
- Identify the research project, CDT or dual-award you'd like to apply for or determine your own research proposal (including research project title)
- Find a supervisor and speak to them about supervising your research
- Decide how you will be funding your research and discuss this with your supervisor
In your application you'll need to include; your chosen research project or the name of the project you are proposing (and your research proposal) , the name of your supervisor , how you plan on funding your research , details of your previous study , and names and contact details of your two referees .
Once you have all of this information, you’re all set to apply online:
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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.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2023, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): Band A £2,356; Band B £3,250; Band C £4,750; Band D £6,750; Band E £11,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): Band A £13,250; Band B £14,250; Band C £16,750; Band D £20,250; Band E £27,000
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.
There are a range of scholarships, studentships and awards at university, faculty and department level to support both UK and overseas postgraduate researchers.
To be considered for many of our scholarships, you’ll need to be nominated by your proposed supervisor. Therefore, we’d highly recommend you discuss potential sources of funding with your supervisor first, so they can advise on your suitability and make sure you meet nomination deadlines.
For more information about our scholarships, visit our funding page or use our funding database to search for scholarships, studentships and awards you may be eligible for.
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- Postgraduate Research Admissions Team
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