Through-life System Sustainment MSc: Course Description: The MSc in Through-life System Sustainment provides an essential foundation for future leaders in organisations who wish to maximise the ‘value in use’ from complex, long-life product systems, and become the change leaders for system sustainment. The cost and environmental impact of keeping complex, long-life assets and infrastructure operating efficiently is significant. The ability of owners and maintainers to deploy superior through-life support capability will be increasingly critical to meeting shareholder and public demands in tomorrow’s world. Start Months: AnytimeFull Time/ Part Time:Part-time School: School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing Theme: Manufacturing Entry Requirements: 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. English Language: 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. Duration: Part-time MSc - up to three years Course format: TaughtMScOverview:This course provides an essential foundation for future leaders in organisations who wish to maximise the value in use from complex, long-life product systems, and become the change leaders for system sustainment. New and integrated approaches are required to develop superior through-life support capability to meet shareholder and stakeholder demands. Who is it for?: Developed by Cranfield University in conjunction with Rolls-Royce and Bombardier Transportation, this MSc has been designed for asset management and maintenance professionals. We aim to enhance your skills, and address the need for highly trained individuals involved in the support of complex equipment and systems. You can ultimately contribute to the achievement of competitive advantage for your organisation. Structured to allow maximum benefit from learning with minimum time away from the working environment.Focused on educating leaders in the fields of maintenance systems, design and planning, maintenance assessment and operations management, engineering and technology including condition-based maintenance and health management, standards and regulation, information technology, contracts and policy, life extension and obsolescence management, cost modelling and control. Why this course?: A commercial approach to excellence: Organisations seek out streamlined processes to enable them to be more efficient, improve quality and be more cost effective. The Through-life System Sustainment course brings together expertise across several disciplines to inform industry and help organisations to stay ahead of their competitors.Learning from the best academics: You will be taught by industry-active research academics with an established track record in product-service and maintenance systems, and through-life capability management. Industry practitioners teach alongside academic specialists from Cranfield and the Defence Academy.Outstanding facilities: A vast range of specialist software applications are available for use, such as Witness, SAP and CAD.Flexible study options: This course allows you to fit your studies around your existing life and work commitments so you can gain a postgraduate qualification while continuing your career. Projects can be undertaken with your organisation offering additional benefits to your employer.Research informed teaching: Our institutional strength is in aerospace and defence manufacturing, engineering design, industrial automation and sustainable manufacturing systems. Projects are chosen to ensure delegates are able to relate the content directly to the performance of the business and its future success.Networking opportunities: Our considerable network of contacts – both in the organisations we work with and in the network you will be part of with your fellow students and as one of our alumni - gives you the opportunity to build useful connections. 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, presented on Graduation Day, are provided by high profile organisations and individuals, and are often sponsored by our industrial partners. Your teaching team: You will be taught by industry-active research academics from Cranfield with an established track record in product-service and maintenance systems, and through-life capability management. To ensure the programme is aligned to industry needs, the course has the support of a number of organisations in the through-life engineering services industry including Rolls-Royce.Paul TaskerZakwan SkafLaura LaceyDr Yuchun XuJeremy Smith (Lecturer Through Life Support and ILS)Jeremy Smith (Senior Lecturer)Professor Karen Carr. Accreditation: The MSc in Through-Life System Sustainment is subject to ratification by Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) & Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting for the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer following an accreditation assessment in March 2015. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Please note accreditation applies to the MSc award. PgDip and PgCert do not meet in full the further learning requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Course details: The MSc course comprises eight assessed modules, in which students gain an understanding of world-class business practice, a number of industry experience days, a multi-sector group project and an individual project. Students are also supported through individual coaching and mentoring and an online learning platform.Group project:The group project gives a team of students the opportunity to take on responsibility for a consultancy type project working for an industrial sponsor. Note: A dissertation can replace the group project.Previous project titles:Quantifying risks in a cooperative environment using KPIs in a performance based contractLife cycle decision dashboardUsing diagnostics and prognostics technology to reduce total through-life costs in complex systemsDeterioration knowledge baseLife cycle cost model and understanding of bearings as a generic commodityFeature deterioration mechanism knowledge base.Individual projectThe individual project allows students to demonstrate their ability to think and work in an original way and overcome genuine real life challenges. It will be a project for the company you are working for. Assessment: Taught modules 40%, Group project (or dissertation) 20%, Individual project 40%Funding Opportunities: 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.Security clearance for Shrivenham:Some Cranfield University courses are delivered at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham which is a Ministry of Defence (MOD) site. All applicants to courses that are wholly or partially delivered at Shrivenham must complete the BPSS (HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard V4 April 2014) prior to registration on the course or must already hold a security clearance to this level or higher.Your application and BPSS clearance application will be shared during the application process with the MOD who have ultimate discretion over whether to admit applicants to the Shrivenham site. This information will be returned by the MOD to Cranfield University after checks are completed and no copies will be retained by the MOD. Your career:Successful completion of this course takes you onto careers with higher levels of responsibility, a broader base of skills and capability and a greater level of professionalism.