Cost Engineering PgCert:
Cost engineering is a well-established area of research, training and development at Cranfield University. It is recognised that improving cost engineering capabilities within industry contributes to the development of affordable products and technologies. There is growing demand at local, national and international levels to impart cost and affordability engineering knowledge to support organisations that seek high quality cost engineers. This course is suitable for engineers, buyers and people with a commercial background eager to further their skills and knowledge in cost engineering; or graduates currently working in industry keen to extend their qualifications; or individuals with other qualifications who possess considerable relevant experience.
Throughout the year
A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) ideally in a related subject. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director. For further and specific information please visit the course page.
If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:
IELTS - 6.5
TOEFL - 92
Pearson PTE Academic - 65
Cambridge English Scale - 180
Cambridge English: Advanced - C
Cambridge English: Proficiency - C
In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low. We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date). Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test.
Part-time PgCert - two years
It is recognised that improving cost and affordability engineering capabilities within industry contributes to the efficient development of affordable products and technologies. This course aims to develop high quality cost engineers who will be able to contribute to this development.
Who is it for?:
This course is suitable for engineers, buyers and people with a commercial background eager to further their skills and knowledge in cost engineering; or graduates currently working in industry keen to extend their qualifications; or individuals with other qualifications who possess considerable relevant experience.
Why this course?:
There are numerous benefits associated with undertaking a postgraduate programme of study Cranfield University, including:
Study in a postgraduate-only environment where Masters' graduates can secure positions in full-time employment in their chosen field, or undertake academic research
Teaching by leading academics as well as industrial practitioners
Work alongside a strong research team
Dedicated support including extensive information resources managed by Cranfield University's library
Consultancy to companies supporting their employees on part-time programmes, in relation to individual projects.
Informed by Industry:
Our courses are designed to meet the training needs of industry and have a strong input from experts in their sector. Students who have excelled have their performances recognised through course awards. The awards are provided by high profile organisations and individuals, and are often sponsored by our industrial partners. Awards are presented on Graduation Day.
Your teaching team:
You will be taught by industry-active research academics from Cranfield with an established track record, supported by visiting lecturers from industry. To ensure the programme is aligned to industry needs, the course is directed by an Industrial Advisory Committee.
The course comprises four one-week assessed modules and an individual project. There are two pathways for Cost Engineering; Manufacturing Industry Stream, and Process Industry Stream. Students choose their pathway from the modules.
The individual project is selected in association with the students' sponsoring company to deliver results that are of relevance to the company, as well as meeting the academic requirements. The career ambitions of the individual student are also considered. The project is supervised by Cranfield University staff.
Taught modules 65%, Individual project 35%
- Cost Engineering
- Information Management
- Technology and Prototyping
- Enterprise Systems
- Product Lifecycle Management
- Management of Technology and Innovation
- Whole System Design
- Business Process Analysis and Engineering
- Operations Management
- Process Plant Operations
- Subsea Oil and Gas Exploitation
- Knowledge Systems Design
- Project & Programme Management
- Decision Engineering
- Introduction to Process Systems Engineering
Funding opportunities exist, including industrial sponsorship, School bursaries and a number of general external schemes. For the majority of part-time students sponsorship is organised by their employers. We recommend you discuss this with your company in the first instance.
To help students find and secure appropriate funding, we have created a funding finder where you can search for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs.
Successful applicants typically secure positions within their sponsoring company as professional cost engineers, making an ongoing contribution to the development of affordable products and technologies.