School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Postgraduate taught

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Continuing Professional Development

We offer a wide range courses each year for professional engineers wishing to acquire or update their engineering skills and knowledge. Each course is a module from our MSc programme and is informed by our cutting edge research.

Our courses are delivered by experienced academics with extensive education and research experience. While the majority are delivered completely on campus during one or two weeks, some are also available in an on-line distance learning format with tutorial support.

These courses are advantageous to employers and employees because:

  • they provide access to our outstanding university facilities and expertise;
  • they initiate improvements in business / individual knowledge and skills;
  • employees are only away from the workplace for short periods, usually one week; 
  • each course is linked to one or more of our Postgraduate Masters Programmes;
  • courses can either be non-assessed or credit-bearing as required.

To align with industry expectations, our courses are accredited by a number of professional bodies, including IMechEIEDIET and Energy Institute.

Each short course offers targeted learning in its own subject area for delegates who want expand their engineering knowledge and skills, but not a complete postgraduate degree programme.

Modes of Study

Study with us either on campus or via Distance Learning.

On Campus:

The majority of our courses are offered on a on-campus basis. Come and join us at the Wolfson School and study alongside our MSc students for a one or two week course. We offer an excellent environment in which to study and work. Take a look inside our state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities via the link below:

Our Facilities

For further information about our on campus courses please contact Keri Moriarty.

Distance Learning:

We do offer a select few via Distance Learning and these are identified in the Course Calendars. Stay at home and study with our distance learning online community of MSc students over a 15 week period. You will benefit from the most advanced set of e-learning tools, including a portfolio of virtual learning laboratories and simulation software. Further information regarding the benefits and process of Distance Learning can be found here: 

D‌istance Learning with CREST

For further information about our Distance Learning course please contact Jenny Evans.

Course Costs

Below is a breakdown of the course costs per credit:

                WS CPD cost per credit                                Credits
10 15 20 30
£85.00 Standard rate £850.00 £1,275.00 £1,700.00 £2,550.00
£75.00 Multiple discount rate (5≥ bookings) £750.00 £1,125.00 £1,500.00 £2,250.00
£68.00 20% Alumni discount £680.00 £1,020.00 £1,360.00 £2,040.00
Note:  Off Campus Exams incur an additional Admin Fee of £250 charged, students also pay all costs incurred to the off campus centre.

Course Calendar 2017/18

Course Title
Inclusive Dates
Biomass (DL) TBC
Solar Power (DL) TBC
Water Power (DL) TBC
Wind Power (DL) TBC
Energy Storage (DL) 5th February - 20th June 2018
Energy System Investment and Risk Management (DL) 5th February - 20th June 2018
Integration of Renewables (DL) 5th February - 20th June 2018

Further Information


Attendees on our short courses can choose from a wide selection of local accommodation and the University’s own hotel and conference facilities.