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;
  • for our on campus courses 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 IMechEIED and IET.

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

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


Our courses are aimed at graduates in engineering or other technical disciplines.

If you do not have a degree as specified above please use the enquiry form below to detail your academic and work experience. An assessment will be made on your suitability for the course.

On Campus Course Calendar 2018/19 - Semester One

Course Code 
Course Title
Inclusive Dates
WSP009 Communication Networks 22nd October - 2nd November 2018 
WSP637 Introduction to Additive Manufacturing 29th October - 2nd November 2018 
WSP066 Systems Design 12th November - 16th November 2018 
WSP600 Manufacturing Process and Automation 19th November - 23rd November 2018 
WSP010 Personal Radio Communications 19th November - 30th November 2018 
WSP015 Communication Channels 3rd December - 14th December 2018

Semester Two courses and dates will be released in November 2018.

Further details, including content, assessment and learning outcomes for each of our courses is available via the links contained within the above table. Note that enrolment for each course closes 3 weeks prior to their commencement. 

Please use the enquiry form at the below link to register your interest in any of the courses listed above.

Enquiry Form

Places can be booked via the online store at the following link:

Book Online

Cancellations: in the event of cancellation by the delegate, an administration fee of £250.00 for each student place is levied.  Cancellations must be received at least 10 working days prior to the start of the course.  We regret that no refund of course fees can be made for cancellations received after this date. 

To apply for a refund you must inform us, in writing, and provide written evidence of the original payment as refunds will only be paid to the account from where it originated. 

The University also reserves the right to make reasonable alterations to the content of the course.  In the event of cancellation by the University, fees will be refunded in full.  It does not accept liability for costs incurred by delegates or their organisations for cancellation of travel arrangements and/or accommodation.

Distance Learning

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 Calendar 2018/19

Course Title
Inclusive Dates
Biomass (DL) 1st October - 1st February 2019
Solar Power (DL) 1st October - 1st February 2019
Water Power (DL) 1st October - 1st February 2019
Wind Power (DL) 1st October - 1st February 2019
Energy Storage (DL) 4th February - 19th June 2019
Energy System Investment and Risk Management (DL) 4th February - 19th June 2019
Integration of Renewables (DL) 4th February - 19th June 2019

Course Costs

Below is a breakdown of the course costs per credit:

                WS CPD cost per credit                                Credits
10 15 20 30
£89.50 Standard rate £895.00 £1,342.00 £1,790.00 £2,685.00
£78.50 Multiple discount rate (5≥ bookings) £785.00 £1,177.00 £1,570.00 £2,355.00
£71.60 20% Alumni discount £716.00 £1,074.00 £1,432.00 £2,148.00
Note:  Off Campus Exams incur an additional Admin Fee of £250 charged, students also pay all costs incurred to the off campus centre.

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.