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MScinLiftEngineering,UniversityofNorthampton

TheSchoolofAppliedSciences

MScinLiftEngineering

TheSchoolofAppliedSciences MScinLiftEngineering LemurLeapAd

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ContactwithLEIA,experiencewithintheLiftIndustryandcontactwithDirectorsand

SeniorManagersintheUKandoverseasindicatesaneedfor:

HighqualityengineeringeducationorientedtowardsliftengineeringatpostgraduateSeniorManagersintheUKandoverseasindicatesaneedfor: level

level

Continuingprofessionaldevelopmentforcurrentpractitionersintheindustrylevel

Aneedfromemployersforengineerstoobtaintheoreticalunderpinningofadvancedpractice

practice

Developmentandformationofgraduateengineerstofullprofessionalcapabilitypractice

Thecoursewillprovidethenecessaryacademicunderpinning,and,consequentonthe

distancelearningformat,willobviatemuchofthenecessityactuallytoreleaseengineers

fromtheirdaytodaydutiestoattendforfulltimeorparttimeinstruction.Onlyatcertain,

pre­determinedtimesarethereweekend(Friday/Saturday)workshopsforUKbased

students.Forthebenefitofoverseasstudents,asummerschoolprovidesappropriate

workshopsandseminars.WithintheDivisionofEngineeringtheexistingLEIADistance

LearningprovisioninLiftTechnologyhasgivenmanyyearsofexperienceoperatingwith

studentsinthisindustry,placingtheSchoolinastrongpositiontoextendthatprovisionto

postgraduatelevel.

TheCourse

Thetaught,modular,distancelearningcourseleadstotheawardofMScinLift

Engineering,validatedandawardedbytheUniversityofNorthampton.Thecourseaimsto

provideadetailed,academicstudyofliftengineeringandrelatedmanagementissues,

togetherwithahigher­levelqualificationforpersonsemployedintheliftmakingand

alliedindustries.Entryisnormallyfromanengineeringorsimilarfirstdegree.However,to

alignwiththeessentialneedsoftheindustry,considerationisalsogiventothosewhocan

demonstraterelevantlearningandexperienceatanappropriatelevel.Exemptionfromthe

degreequalificationmaybegiventhroughAccreditationofPriorLearning(APL)and/or

AccreditationofPriorExperientialLearning(APEL).DetailsaregivenbelowinEntry

Requirements

Thecourseiscomposedofcompulsoryandelectivetaughtmodules,plusanindependent,

industrybasedresearchstudypresentedintheformofadissertation.Compulsorymodules

willbeconcernedwithApplicationsEngineering,CodesandStandardsandContract

Management,allofwhichareconsideredtobeessential.Electivemoduleswillprovide

studentswiththeopportunitytopursuetheirownparticularspecialisationwithinthe

industry.

CourseStructure

ItisexpectedthatstudentswillnormallyrequireatleastthreeyearstocompletetheMSc,

althoughstudentswillbeabletonegotiatetheirownpaceofstudy,eithershorterorlonger.

Anumberofstudentshavechosenadifferentpatternofstudy,completingonlytwotaught

modulesperacademicyear.(NotethatUniversityregulationscurrentlyimposea

maximumoffiveyearsforcompletionoftheMSc.)

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CompulsoryModule

Compulsorymodule

Compulsorymodule

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Year2

DesignatedModule

DesignatedModule

Research

Methods

Year3

Dissertation

RecomendedpathwayforcompletionofMScin3years

Year1

Compulsory

Year2

Compulsory

Year3

Designated

Year4

module

module

Module

Compulsory

Designated

Research

Dissertation

Module

module

methods

RecomendedpathwayforcompletionofMScin4years

ToqualifyfortheawardofMSc,itwillbenecessaryforstudentstocompletesixmodules

:

: five'compulsory'modules, includingthedissertation,

five'compulsory'modules,includingthedissertation,

togetherwith

twodesignatedmoduleswhichtailortheprogrammetoaparticularstudent'sneeds whichtailortheprogrammetoaparticularstudent'sneeds

andinterests.

Thedissertation,baseduponaprofessionalpracticeproject,willcountasa'triple'module.

Thedissertationmodulewillbecarriedoutwithinthestudent'scompany.Itwillconsistof

designorinvestigativeresearchinanappropriatetopicrelatedtothecoursematerialand

objectives,proposedbythestudentandnegotiatedwiththecourseteam.Examplesof

topicswhichmightbeconsideredsuitableare:

Technicalandcommercialordesignsupervisionofasignificantvertical

Technicalandcommercialordesignsupervisionofasignificantvertical

transportationproject

Implementationofasuitableinformationtechnologyprojectwithinaserviceor

Implementationofasuitableinformationtechnologyprojectwithinaserviceor

commercialorganisation

Inordertosucceedinthemodule,itwouldnotbesufficientsimplytorecordsucha

project.Thedemandsoftheawardwillrequirethatthebackgroundtotheprojectis

properlyandcomprehensivelyresearchedinanacademiccontext.

StudyModules

Thesubjectsavailableareshowninthetablebelow.Studentswillfollowthecompulsory

modules,togetherwithtwoelectivemoduleschosenfromthefiveavailable.

Compulsory

modules

LIFM001DL LiftApplicationsEngineering

LIFM002DL CodesandStandards

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Modules

Assessment

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LIFM003DL ManagementofConstruction IndustryContracts LIFM004DL CaseStudy Dissertation(Includesresearch

LIFM012DL

methods)

LIFM005DL LiftComponentApplications

LIFM006DL HydraulicSystems LIFM007DL ControlSystems LIFM008DL MicroprocessorApplications LIFM009DL UtilisationofMaterials

Theprincipalassessmentmethods,asappropriatetoeachmodule,willbe:

Assignments:

Specificandappropriatescenariosandproblemspresentedtothestudentforsolution

and/orsurveyanddiscussioninthecontextofthemodulebeingstudied.

Designprojectseitherdrawnfromthestudent'sownworkingenvironment,orbasedonan

appropriatescenarioprovidedbythecourseteam.

Investigationprojectscomparingthecoursematerialwitharealexampleorworking

practicewithinthestudent'sworkingexperience/environment.

FinalAssessment

ThecompulsorytaughtmodulesLIFM001DL,LIFM002DLandLIFM003DLwillbe

assessedthroughcoursework.Theachievementoflearningoutcomeswillbeassessed

throughareport,singleexaminationandpanelinterviewinthemoduleLIFM004DL.

Individualelectivemoduleswilleachbesubjecttoafinalassessmentbyexamination.

Dissertation

Thedissertationmoduleisassessedthroughthedissertation,andisnormallysubjectalso

toa'VivaVoce'(oral)examination.Foroverseasstudents,thislattermaybecarriedout

throughvideoconferencing.

Resources

LearningResourcesUnit

TherelevantpublishedtextsusedinthecourseareavailableintheUniversity.Withthe

DistanceLearningnatureoftheprovision,studentswillnormallyobtainthenecessary

publicationseitherthroughtheircompany,orthroughalocallibrary.However,thereare

arrangementsforstudentstoobtaintextsheldintheUniversitylibrary.Aparticularneed

willbeforcopiesofrelevantcodesandstandards.WhilstBritishStandardsarelikelytobe

availableinlocallibrariesorin­company,thecoursewillalsodealwithrelevantforeign

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(e.g.AmericanandAustralian)standards,anditisessentialthatstudentshaveaccessto

these.

Informationtechnology

Internetaccessisessentialforstudentsfollowingthiscourse.Significantelementsof

tutorialsupportwillrequiretheuseofe­mailandtheInternetbasedtutorial

communicationnetworkoperatedbytheLiftTechnologysectionoftheUniversity.Access

toadditionalITfacilities,togetherwithspecialistsoftware,willbeprovidedinthecaseof

studentsattendingtheUniversityforsupplementaryweekendandsummerschools.

AdmissiontotheprogrammeisconditionaluponaccesstotheInternetande­mail.(See

EntryRequirementsbelow)

FurtherInformation

Forfurtherinformation,advice,applicationformsandcoursefeespleasecontact:

AdmissionsOffice UniversityofNorthampton AvenueCampus St.George'sAvenue

NorthamptonNN26JD.

Telephone:01604735500(International:00441604735500)

Fax:01604717813(International:00441604717813)

Indicativemodulecontent

Compulsory LIFM001DL LiftApplicationEngineering:SystemsCalculations:

Modules

Traction;Groovepressure;Emergencystop;

Buffering;Safetygear;Machine­powerand

suspendedload.BuildingServicesRequirements:

Electricalrequirements;Ventilation;Heatingand

lighting;FireprecautionsLayoutandStructure:

Imposedloads;spacerequirements;Noiseand vibration.CostEstimationChoiceofsystem;Traffic study;Aesthetics;Ancillaryequipment. LIFM002DL CodesandStandards:AnalysisofStandards:British

Standards(BSEN81;BS7255;BS5588);ASMEE

(UnitedStatesSafetyCodes);SAA(AustralianSafety Codes)ApplicationofGeneralSafetyCodes:Health andSafetyatWorkAct;CDMRegulations;IEE Regulations;ElectricityatWorkAct,Applicationof EnvironmentalCodes:EuropeanDirectives(Lifts Directive;EMC;MachineryDirective) LIFM003DL Administrationandcontrolofcontractswithinand relatingtotheconstructionindustry:Offerand Acceptance;Performancebond;LAD's;Delay; Warranties(CollateralWarranty);LatentDefect;

Commonformsofcontract(JCT,PSA,MF/1Works

Contractetc.);ExtensionofTimeetc.Obligations

Employer,Architect,Agent,ManagingContractor,

MainContractor;Nominatedsubcontractor,Domestic

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Subcontractor. LIFM004DL Thismoduleisconcernedwithassessmentofthe achievementoflearningoutcomeswhichcombinethe

learningoutcomesofmodulesLIFM001DL,

LIFM002DLandLIFM003DL.Inparticular,itisthe

Designated

Modules

intentionofthemoduletoprovideavehicletoassess theskillsofthestudentinsynthesisingsolutionsto unfamiliarandunusualproblems,andintegratingthe skillsandknowledgeacquiredthroughthethree compulsorymodulesinaccordancewiththerelevant overallprogrammeoutcomes.Consequently,the learningoutcomesspecifictothemoduleare concernedwithknowledgeandunderstandingand withkeyskills,ratherthanwithsubjectspecificskills. LIFM012DL "Topropose,undertakeandreportsupervised independentresearchmakinguseoftheskillsand knowledgeacquiredelsewhereinthecourse" Literaturereviewandsearchtechniques;Problem solvingandanalysis;Qualitativeandquantitative techniques;Assimilationandpresentation LIFM005DL ComponentApplicationsLiftmachines;Ropesand roping;Safetygearsandbuffers;Guides;Car framesandenclosures;Doorsandentrances; Supportingsteelwork. LIFM006DL HydraulicSystemsApplication:Rangeofload, speed,travel;Structuralimplications.Hydraulic Components:Cylinder;Valves;pumpandmotor. Environmental:Noise;Energy;Pollution.Cost:

Components:Cylinder;Valves;pumpandmotor. Environmental:Noise;Energy;Pollution.Cost:

Primecostandoperatingcost.

LIFM007DL ControlSystemsPowerControlSystems:Four quadrantcontrol;Regeneration;Differential equationofmotionandtransferfunction;Variable Voltaged.c.;Variablevoltagevariablefrequencya.c. SupervisoryControlSystems:Trafficmanagement; Callhandling;Groupcontrol.ManagementSystems:

Faultloggingandanalysis;Performancemonitoring; Averageandlongestwait;Trafficanalysis. LIFM008DL MicroprocessorApplicationsTypesofProcessor:

PLC;8­bit;16­bit;32­bit;RISCMemory:Types;

ApplicationsComputerArchitecture:Distributed

SystemsLanguagesComputationandLogic

Interfacing:SerialandParallelCommunication:

ControllerAreaNetwork. LIFM009DL UtilisationofMaterialsPropertiesandApplicationof MetalsStainlesssteel;Castiron;Aluminiumand non­ferrousmetals.PropertiesandApplicationof PlasticsPropertiesandApplicationofNatural Rubbers;Fibrematerials(Ropecores);Oils. Materials:JoiningofmaterialsWelding,mechanical fastenings,adhesivesetc.

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EntryRequirements

Owingtotheextensiverangeofacademicqualificationsavailableworldwide,entry

requirementsaredescribedhereintermsofUKacademicawards.Applicantsfromoutside

UKshouldsubmitevidenceoftheirownqualifications.TheAcademicRegistryatthe

UniversitywillthenestablishtheequivalenceofthosequalificationsintheUKcontext.

Applicantswithafirstdegreewillnormallybeexpectedtohaveattainedhonoursatleast

class2.2(oritsequivalent)inarelevantengineeringorassociatedtechnicaldiscipline.

WithintheframeworkoftheUniversityandFacultyprocessesforAccreditationofPrior

Learning/PriorExperientialLearning(APL/APEL),candidateswhocandemonstratean

appropriatelevelofrelevantlearningandachievementwillbeconsidered.Such

achievementwillbedemonstrated,inthefirstinstance,throughtheassemblyofaportfolio

ofevidenceofpersonaltechnicalachievement,corroboratedasanaccurateandauthentic

recordbyaCharteredEngineer,orpersonofsimilartechnicalstanding.

Inadditiontotheportfolio,oneofthefollowingcriteriamustbesatisfied:­

ForcandidateswhohaveachievedatleastanHND/HNClevelqualificationinan

appropriateengineeringorassociatedtechnicaldiscipline,aminimumofthreeyears'

designand/ortechnicalsupervisoryexperienceinliftengineering.

CandidateswhoarenotacademicallyqualifiedtoHNC/HNDlevelmustdemonstratethe

aptitudetobenefitfrom,andsucceedinthecoursethroughtypicallyfiveyears'design

and/ortechnicalsupervisoryexperienceinliftengineering

Anycandidatemayberequiredtoundergoaninterviewtoestablishtheirpotentialto

benefitfromthecourse.Thisinterviewmay,whereappropriate,beconductedremotelyby

videoconferencingorbytelephoneatthediscretionoftheadmissionstutor.

ThelanguageofthecourseanditsassessmentwillbeEnglish.Overseascandidateswhose firstlanguageisnotEnglishmustdemonstratecompetenceintheEnglishLanguageby

achievementofaTOEFLscoreof600orabove,oranIELTSscoreof6orabove,oran

equivalentcertificateofcompetenceinwrittenEnglish.

Informationtechnology

TutorialsupportforstudentswillrequiresignificantuseofInformationTechnology,and,

inparticular,communicationviatheInternet.Beforeacceptanceintothecourse,students

willberequiredtoconfirmappropriateaccesstotherequiredInformationTechnologyand

networkingfacilities.

Applicationform

Anapplicationform(Word541KB)isavailable.Theformmaybeprintedoutandfilledin

butmustbesubmittedinhardcopytotheAdmissionOffice.

Homepage / LEIADistanceLearning / FoundationDegree / MSc http://www.eng.nene.ac.uk/~jpandrew/MSc%20brochure.htm#Entry