Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering Short Courses for Industry CPD

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Each of our Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering Short Courses is a module from one of our MSc Programmes. If your preferred course is taken with an assessment, you could gain module credits towards a postgraduate qualification.

Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses are advantageous to employees and employers alike because they support businesses and individuals to gain expert knowledge and skills, whilst providing access to university facilities and expertise. They also require only a short period away from the workplace (often only one week) and are linked to a postgraduate qualification.

What makes this programme different?

  • Access to world-class University facilities and expertise
  • Requires only a short period away from the workplace
  • Opportunities to progress onto a postgraduate qualification
  • Flexible learning options, including distance learning for some courses

Who should study this programme?

These courses are designed for engineering professionals or businesses looking to upskill or refresh their knowledge in a particular area of mechanical, electrical or manufacturing engineering.

Entry Requirements

To get the most from our courses, you need to be a science or engineering graduate, or equivalent who is working in a relevant industry. Please contact the department directly to discuss.

English Language Requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here. 
IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component.

What you'll study

For the latest information on our upcoming range of courses, please visit our Short Courses Calendar.

The School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering has previously facilitated a broad range of courses in renewable energy, as well as communication technologies and systems engineering. For a list of courses categorised by subject area, please see below. These courses are offered on a 'taught on campus basis' however some are also available through Distance Learning.

Renewable energy

  • Renewables: Energy Storage
  • Renewables: Energy System Investment and Risk Management
  • Renewables: Integration of Renewables
  • Renewables: Biomass
  • Renewables: Solar 1
  • Renewables: Water Power
  • Renewables: Wind 1
  • Renewables: Solar Power
  • Renewables: Wind Power 1
  • Renewables: Wind Power


  • Communication Channels
  • Communication Network Security
  • Communication Networks
  • Communication: Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio
  • Communication: Information Theory and Coding
  • Communication: Mobile Network Technologies
  • Communication: Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing
  • Communication: Personal Radio Communications


  • Systems Engineering Essentials
  • Systems: Engineering and Management of Capability
  • Systems:Sensors and Actuators For Control
  • Systems Architecture
  • Systems: Holistic Engineering
  • Systems Design
  • Systems: Understanding Complexity
  • Systems: Validation and Verification

How you'll study

Independent study

Your personal and professional development

The School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to take the next step in your professional engineering career.

Future career prospects

It is expected that students undertaking short courses will already be working in the industry. Therefore, students may be seeking to expand their skills and knowledge with a view to obtaining a promotion or enhancing their employability.

Fees and funding


The fee will depend on the course you choose. Please take a look at the short courses we have available and then contact the department directly to discuss.