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Cost Engineering PgCert


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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.

  • Course overview

    The course comprises four one-week assessed modules and an individual project.

  • Group project

    Industrially orientated, our team projects have support from external organisations. These include: Airbus, Atkins, Altro, Bromford Industries, Benaa Group, BT, Caterpillar, Centre for Process Innovation, Cisco, DPD, Dragon Rouge, Engineering Photonics Centre, Environcom, ERA Foundation, GKN Hybrid Power, HS Marston Aerospace, Ihsan Center, Labinal Power Systems, Maier Group, Novartis, Okaz Organization for Press and Publications, Operations Excellence Institute, Rolls-Royce, Safran Power, SENTi, SPI Laser, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Ultra Precision Centre, and Whirlpool.

    As a result of external engagement Cranfield students enjoy a higher degree of success when it comes to securing employment. Prospective employers value the student experience where team working to find solutions to industrially based problems are concerned.

    See our Manufacturing Group Projects from 2013/2014

    Watch video: Paul Ewers, Visteon Engineering Services, talks about his involvement in the Manufacturing Group Project at Cranfield University.

    Watch video: Manufacturing MSc students talk about their experience of the Manufacturing Group Projects at Cranfield University. 

  • Individual project

    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.

  • Modules

    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 can choose their pathway from the modules listed below.


    • Cost Engineering

      To provide an introduction to Cost Engineering principles, procedures and practices in industry that will contribute to the development of affordable products and services with the focus through-life costing.

      • Cost estimation techniques, Parametric costing, cost estimating process
      • Product life cycle, whole life costing, cost of systems
      • Cost of obsolescence, Risk analysis and uncertainty management in Cost Engineering
      • Cost Engineering case studies: Applications and software tools in COST STUDIO®
      Intended Learning Outcomes

      On successful completion of this module the student will:

      • Have knowledge and understanding of cost engineering principles and procedures
      • Appreciate the proper process for cost estimation and analysis
      • Have a knowledge about full product and system life cycle
      • Understand the principles of managing obsolescence cost
      • Understand how to manage risks in Cost Engineering
      • Understand how to model and manage uncertainties associated with through-life cost engineering
      • Appreciate how cost engineering is used in different application
      • Appreciate how cost engineering is practiced within industry.
    • Information Management

      The aim of this module is to provide fundamental concepts and working knowledge on information management techniques including data capture, data lifecycle management, data quality management, data warehousing as well as data mining system design, development and application.

      • Data capturing
      • Data management in design and manufacturing and through life support
      • Database modelling, service information management in industry
      • Data exchange standards (EDI ), data lifecycle in the service industry, data and text mining
      • Data quality, data warehousing, hands-on data mining exercise.
      Intended Learning Outcomes

      On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

      • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of data and information management techniques including storage structures and algorithms for efficient retrieval and processing of data
      • Identify opportunities in a business where information management techniques can add value
      • Demonstrate an understanding of basic database architecture, and top down/bottom-up data analysis
      • Demonstrate the concepts of data warehousing, data capture, data management and data through lifecycle support, service data management in industry
      • Discuss the concepts of data and text mining, data visualisation and data quality.
    • Technology and Prototyping
      Module LeaderDr Leon Williams - Senior Lecturer in Product & Services

      To introduce requirement capture and management and concept creation fundamentals, techniques and practices consistent with early stages of new product development processes.

      • Benefits of ‘good’ requirements engineering
      • Requirements engineering process
      • Types of requirements
      • How to write a ‘good’ requirement
      • Industrial practice in requirements engineering and management
      • Hands on practice with professional software
      • Roles of consumer research
      • Benchmarking and management in successful new product development
      • The impact of creativity and innovation methods on new product development
      • User Centric Design
      • Hands on practice using a market leading software
      • Concept development manifested in a design proposition.
      Intended Learning Outcomes

      On successful completion of the module the student will be able to:

      • Appreciate the importance of  ‘good’ practice in requirements engineering at the early stages of new product development
      • Consider and write requirements considering structured formats
      • Appreciate industrial challenges in requirements management for a complex new product development
      • Appreciate the role of consumer research, ideation practices, benchmarking and management in successful new product development
      • Have an awareness of how creativity and innovation impact new product development
      • Have an awareness of industry best practice in requirements management and decision making (eg. SixSigma, QFD)
      • Appreciate benefits of ‘good’ requirements capture and management
      • Identify different types of requirements
      • Write requirements in a structured manner, considering industry ‘best’ practice
      • Appreciate issues related to industrial practice and use of commercial software for Requirements capture and Management
      • Link requirements to idea and concept development practices
      • Appreciate the role of users in the design process
      • Appreciate the significance of creative design in the early stages of NPD processes
      • Develop concepts and design proposition development.
    • Enterprise Systems

      To provide a basic understanding and knowledge of enterprise-wide information management systems and their application in the healthcare sector.


      The module covers:

      • Enterprise wide IT Systems
      • Data exchange standards
      • Data Mining
      • Customer Relationship Management
      • Concepts and strategies for information management
      • Theatre Management.
      Intended Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this module the student will be able to:
      • Critically analyse the concepts, techniques and tools for enterprise wide IT Systems
      • Critically analyse the concepts and best practice developments for management of information in global industries
      • Demonstrate awareness of the current developments in Point of Care Testing  and Communications technologies
      • Critically evaluate security standards for medical data exchange.
    • Product Lifecycle Management

      To provide an understanding of the types of product data generated and used in the product lifecycle, the current tools and methodology in the management of them and the system analysis and implementation techniques for Product Lifecycle Management.

      • Product Data and its use in the Product Life Cycle
      • Concurrent Engineering
      • Product Configuration Management
      • Engineering Data Release
      • Engineering Change Management.
      • Knowledge Management and PLM
      • Engineering Data Exchange and STEP
      • Business analysis and justification techniques for PDM.
      Intended Learning Outcomes

      On successful completion of the module the student will be able to:

      • Understand the nature of product lifecycle
      • Understand the nature of product data and its management
      • Appreciate communication in product design and engineering
      • Understand the key PLM processes
      • Appreciate key PLM system features
      • Explain the concepts of product data and its management
      • Assess the impact of PLM on engineering organisation
      • Present the state of the art awareness of PLM tools in the market
      • Demonstrate PLM implementation skills and techniques.
    • Management of Technology and Innovation

      To engender a management-oriented understanding of technology and innovation in a manufacturing business.

      • Managing strategic innovation, introduction, processes and key concepts
      • Building innovative organisations
      • Integrated problem solving teams
      • New product introduction methods and tools
      • Product life cycle management and sustainability
      • Technology strategy process, road mapping, tools and techniques
      • Intellectual property definition, protection, development, exploitation, purchase
      • Virtual manufacturing including elements of simulation
      • Emerging technologies including RFID, rapid prototyping and rapid manufacture.
      Intended Learning Outcomes

      On successful completion of the module the student will be able to:

      • Explain key elements of the innovation process
      • Articulate organisational enablers  (inc. tools/techniques) and barriers to managing innovation
      • Critique different approaches to the management of innovation
      • Acknowledge different types and modes of innovation outcomes
      • Argue and critique the need for technology strategy, management and adoption process
      • Propose emerging technologies in manufacturing that will impact future product designs, production and service system capabilities
      • Discuss the key elements and potential for Virtual Manufacturing (Digital Factory), including simulation, product lifecycle management, virtual and rapid prototyping and associated data management including Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM).
    • Whole System Design
      Module LeaderDr Fiona Charnley - Lecturer in Sust Product & Service Desig

      This module aims to introduce students to strategies and tools that enable integrated sustainable product development to take place. In particular to gain experience of the tools and techniques used to guide designers responding to the requirements for more sustainable development of products, organisational processes and urban environments. Delivering environmental improvements in products requires organisations to take a longer term integrated view of their product and service policies.

      • A framework of ecodesign: history and definitions
      • Strategies and drivers for the integration of environmental considerations in product and process development
      • Lifecycle (systems) thinking; tools and techniques for environmental improvement; integrated product and service perspectives toward sustainability;
      • Frameworks for eco-innovation; resource productivity and factor 10
      • Product - service - systems (PSS); design, society and ethics; practical examples of PSS design activity
      • Principles and practice of eco-design: material selection, energy consumption, design for disassembly, material recovery, reuse, repair and recyclability
      • Case studies demonstrating the adoption of a holistic approach to more innovative and sustainable solutions.
      Intended Learning Outcomes

      On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

      • Identify the design trade-offs and demonstrate a knowledge of methods to address the more sustainable development of new products
      • Critically evaluate the definitions and scope of design for sustainability from different technical, environmental and social perspectives
      • Explain the methods used, trade-offs considered and significance of using life-cycle techniques for the appraisal of product and process development options
      • Explore and synthesise concepts of design responsibility and the ethical agenda of designing for society
      • Develop a systemic understanding of the link between design activity, environment and society and the concept of  ‘product service systems’ as a framework for organisational activity
      • Demonstrate an understanding of case studies from across design disciplines that have adopted a holistic approach to the design of more innovative and sustainable solutions.
    • Business Process Analysis and Engineering
      Module LeaderDr Ip-Shing Fan - Senior Lecturer in Enterprise Systems

      To develop the student’s understanding of business process analysis and engineering through the application of modelling tools, techniques and methodologies.

      • Business process management
      • Manufacturing and services processes
      • Modelling and charting tools
      • Lean processes
      • Improvement workshop techniques
      • Business process outsourcing
      • Re-engineering and improvement cases.
      Intended Learning Outcomes

      On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

      • Understand the concept of business process and business process management
      • Understand different business process charts and models
      • Understand business process improvement and lean
      • Appreciate the practice of business process re-engineering
      • Appreciate the practice of business analysis
      • Present the concepts of business process management
      • Identify the range of business processes in manufacturing and service sectors
      • Describe the approaches to re-engineer and improve business processes
      • Demonstrate working knowledge of process modelling and charting tools
      • Analyse business processes using the lean approach
      • Run process improvement workshops.
    • Operations Management

      To provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts and methodologies of operations management.

      • An introduction to manufacturing and service activities
      • Capacity, demand and load; identifying key capacity determinant; order-size mix problem; coping with changes in demand
      • Standard times, and how to calculate them; process analysis and supporting tools; process simplification
      • What quality is; standards and frameworks; quality tools; quality in the supply chain
      • Scheduling rules; scheduling and nested set-ups
      • Roles of inventory; dependent and independent demand; Economic Order Quantity; uncertain demand; inventory management systems and measures
      • Information systems – at operational, managerial, and strategic levels; bills of material; MRP, MPRll and ERP systems
      • Ohno’s 7 wastes; Just-in-Time systems (including the Toyota Production System, and Kanbans)
      • Class discussion of cases, exercises, and videos to support this syllabus.
      Intended Learning Outcomes

      On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

      • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the ‘Framework for the Management of Operations’ – from service to manufacturing
      • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the core aspects of standards, inventory, capacity, and scheduling – and how they apply to their own practice
      • Apply learning to optimise the operation of current equipment and processes, based on a review of operational requirements and available resources
      • Analyse problems rigorously to develop options, and select an option appropriately taking into consideration relevant factors such as risk, opportunities, environmental issues, and fitness for purpose
      • Plan operations effectively so that with appropriate controls and direction, people and resources are used to maximum effect
      • Develop appropriate quality systems for the whole of their supply chain – from supplier, through operations to customers – and ensure these systems are sustained and a culture of continuous improvement prevails.
    • Process Plant Operations

      To familiarise the student with the principles, equipment design and operating characteristics of typical unit operations in process plants.

      • Overview of process plant operations: equipment for resource recovery, raw material preparation, reactions, downstream processing, effluent control and services
      • Contactors: stirred vessels (impeller design, flow patterns, flow and turbulence, power input, mixing, gas-liquid and liquid-liquid contact, non-newtonian fluids) fluidised beds, packed beds, bubbling columns, two-phase flow, pulsed columns, rotating disc and rushton-oldshue columns
      • Evaporators: design of heating calandria, climbing film, boiling heat fluxes, multiple effects, scraped film, vapour recompressions
      • Crystallisers: cooling and evaporative, solubilities, primary and secondary nucleation, crystal growth, size distributions, precipitation
      • Dryers: batch drying. constant and falling rates, diffusion in pores, adiabatic saturation, continuous drying, pneumatic dryers, spray dryers, evaporation from single drop, droplet trajectories, freeze dryers
      • Thickeners, design of sedimentation basins, motion of particles in fluids, Stoke's law, hindered settling, size of basing
      • Filters: review of designs, Darcy's and Ruth's equations, incompressible and compressible cakes constant rate and constant pressure
      • Centrifugal separators: centrifugal principles, basket, disc stack. horizontal bowl, batch and continuous operations
      • Effluent control: gas absorption, packed columns, hydraulics, flooding, mass transfer, solubility, cyclones and hydrocyclones, coalescer designs for liquid-liquid separation, de-misters
      • Services: simultaneous heat and mass transfer in humidification and water cooling, design of water cooling towers
      • Scale-up: general rules and specific procedures
      • Distillation: vapour-liquid equilibrium. Types of distillation, distillation with reflux, distillation column design and operation.
      Intended Learning Outcomes

      On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

      • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of detailed design features and operating characteristics of the main components of process plants
      • Demonstrate an awareness of the limitations and operating difficulties inherent in process equipment and how to overcome operational problems for industrial processes
      • Carry out design calculations for a wide range of process plant equipment
      • Propose the most appropriate selection of components for a process plant for a given application.
    • Subsea Oil and Gas Exploitation
      Module LeaderDr Fuat Kara - Lecturer - Offshore & Renewable Energy T

      To provide the student with a knowledge and understanding of the equipment and procedures employed in the exploration and production of offshore oil and gas.


      Module syllabus covers the following topics:

      • Reservoir Engineering: introduction, reservoir rocks - properties, reservoir fluids; rock-fluid interaction; phase behaviour of reservoir fluids; classification of reservoir fluids
      • Drilling: history, drilling systems, tubing programs, connectors; primary guidance; motion compensation, wellhead housings, running tools, templates and tiebacks, completion overview
      • Subsea Production: fundamental requirements; hardware - trees, manifolds, flowlines; analysis of building blocks; subsea developments - examples, case studies; new technologies.
      Intended Learning Outcomes

      On successful completion of this module the student will:

      • Have a basic understanding of (petroleum) reservoir engineering
      • Have a knowledge of the equipment needed and procedures practised for the extraction of natural hydrocarbons (oil and gas) from offshore locations
      • Understand the problems encountered and potential dangers involved during the extraction of oil/gas
      • Understand how procedures/equipment have developed in order to minimise the potential dangers
      • Understand the requirements in terms of equipment for the production of oil and gas in offshore and subsea locations
      • Have an overview of the factors to be considered in the development of an offshore/subsea oil/gas field.
    • Knowledge Systems Design
      Module LeaderDr Ahmed Al-Ashaab - Reader

      To extend the student’s appreciation and understanding of key Internet and related technologies and to demonstrate how such technology is used in the design of knowledge systems to aid enterprise development.

      • Knowledge system technologies
      • Enterprise information systems
      • Collaborative working in supply chain
      • Transaction processing through the Internet
      • Enterprise application integration
      • Semantic web
      • Data protection and security
      • Specifying a knowledge workspace for collaborative project
      • Collaborative working tools
      • Building a knowledge workspace for collaborative project using BSCW.
      Intended Learning Outcomes

      On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

      • Understand the nature and context of rapidly developing knowledge technologies
      • Understand the workings of an extended enterprise
      • Describe the requirements of a collaborative supply chain
      • Explain sources of key information
      • Understand the significance of Internet transactions
      • Describe the business benefits of vertical and horizontal integration
      • Demonstrate an understanding of current and imminent technologies for knowledge system design.
    • Project & Programme Management
      Module LeaderMr Stuart Young - Lecturer in Defence Acquisition

      The module will appreciate the role of Project and Programme Management (PPM) in the delivery of defence capability, assess the applicability of the associated processes and tools, and develop more effective management of projects and programmes with particular emphasis on better risk management and decision-making at the project, programme and strategic levels.

      • Introduction to Programme and Project Management, its role in the implementation of strategy (including link to Portfolio Management) and its application within a defence acquisition context.
      • Key Project Management processes and tools (application and limitations):
        • Project Life Cycles
        • Project Definition
        • Work Breakdown Structures
        • Project Planning Techniques
        • Risk and Issue Management
        • Project estimation
        • Project monitoring and control
        • Earned Value Management
        • Information Management
        • Organisation options for projects.
      • Programme Management:
        • Types of programmes and implications for their management
        • Structures and processes
        • Introduction to ‘Managing Successful Programmes’
        • Key Programme Management enablers and success factors.
      • PPM – Skills and Behaviours, Team and Personnel selection
      • Risk Management in the broader PPM context
      • Decision Making in the broader PPM context
      • Working in the strategic and political context.
      Intended Learning Outcomes

      On successful completion of this module students will be able to:


      • Evaluate Programme and Project Management as key business processes
      • Recognise the benefits and limitation of Programme and Project Management in the defence acquisition context
      • Apply Programme and Project Management tools and processes appropriately
      • Demonstrate a critical approach to risk management and decision-making
      • Appreciate the impact of uncertainty and political interference on the programme.


      • Monitor and assess the application and implementation of Programme and Project Management tools and processes
      • Optimise the structure and human resources within programme and project teams
      • Evaluate risks and their mitigation taking into account both objective and subjective criteria
      • Develop a structured approach to decision-making within a programme and project context
      • Develop a more effective approach to working in an uncertain and fast moving programme context.
    • Decision Engineering
      Module LeaderDr Alexandra Brintrup - Lecturer in Manufacturing Informatics

      In competitive business environments, it is important to understand the relationships between different business factors, to forecast trends, to appreciate the risks arising from multiple decision paths actions, and to optimise strategies. As decisions are often taken under considerable uncertainty and time pressure it is important to be able to grasp the range of uncertainty and make rational decisions. This course aims to enhance student ability to apply structured methods to decision making.

      • Regression modelling
      • Statistical sampling
      • Risk analysis
      • Optimisation
      • Discrete event simulation.
      Intended Learning Outcomes

      On successful completion of this study the student should be able to:

      • Understand the range of logical and structured applications of modern decision making methods and computer technologies applied to business problems
      • Interpret and use statistics to structure decision problems
      • Appreciate central role of judgement and critical thinking in decision analysis
      • Demonstrate different types of decision technology and identify their applications in industry.
    • Introduction to Process Systems Engineering

      To review/introduce subject areas that are key to the discipline of process systems engineering

      • Process Systems Engineering Concepts: What is process systems engineering? Process modelling and design. Process operation and control. Process system case studies 
      • Process Engineering Fundamentals: Classification of unit operations and transport processes. Flow sheets. Dimensional analysis. Dimensionless groups. Mass and energy balances 
      • Process Control Fundamentals: Purpose and necessity of control. Sample control strategies. Determining plant operating conditions. Benefits and importance of control engineering 
      • Process Measurement Fundamentals: The role of measurement in process engineering. Elements of a measurement system. Common methods of temperature, pressure and flow measurement. Measurement systems case studies 
      • Flow Phenomena: Properties of fluids. Flow in pipes. Laminar and turbulent flow. Flow around obstacles. Flow through beds and particle. Multiphase flow. Momentum transfer. Rheology 
      • Heat Transfer: Modes of heat transfer. Steady-state conduction through simple and composite walls. Finned surfaces. Introduction to convective heat transfer 
      • Mass Transfer: Diffusion. Convective mass transfer. Fick’s law of diffusion through stagnant layers. Two film theory. Mass transfer coefficients 
      • Reactors: Batch and continuous processes. Completely mixed processes. Plug flow. Mean residence time. Residence time distribution.
      Intended Learning Outcomes

      On completion of this module, the student will be able to:

      • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the concept of process systems engineering
      • Apply competently  the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer and chemical engineering to analyse  typical process systems
      • Recognise the basic principles of measurement, instrumentation and control as applied to process plants
      • Solve process flows sheeting problems.
  • Assessment

    Taught modules: 65% Individual project: 35%

  • Start date, duration and location

    Start date: Throughout the year

    Duration: Part-time PgCert - 2 years, One to three years part-time

    Teaching location: Cranfield

  • Overview

    There are numerous benefits associated with undertaking a postgraduate programme of study within the Manufacturing Department at Cranfield University. These include:

    • study in a postgraduate-only environment where Masters' graduates often go on to secure positions in full-time employment in their chosen field, or undertake academic research
    • receive instruction from leading academics as well as industrial practitioners
    • dedicated support for off-campus learners 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. These include:

    • Bombardier
    • Babcock
    • P R Ganguly
    • Machan Consulting
    • SAP
    • Holsim Energy
    • BAe Systems
    • Tata Steel
    • SAS (EUR)
    • Visteon Engineering Services
    • Redmantle
    • Volvo
    • Subsea 7
    • Tulip UK Ltd & Independent Lean Manufacturing Specialist
    • Atos Origin
    • Rolls-Royce
    • Alamo Group Europe Limited (USA)
    • Say One Media
    • Saipem
    • Ford
    • Bernard Matthews
    • Factura
    • BT
    • Price Systems.

    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. View the 2014 Prize Winners booklet.

  • Your teaching team

    Cranfield University's unique part-time Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Cost Engineering, developed in collaboration with industry, will create a new generation of cost engineers. The course provides knowledge and skills required in both cost and affordability engineering. It also contributes to the increased efficiency of engineers, and streamlines communication with both customers and suppliers. Learning is enhanced by the sharing of best practice across different industry sectors.

  • Facilities and resources

    The School of Energy, Environment and Agrifood operates facilities and associated equipment which are often unique to Cranfield. Cost Engineering students benefit from this infrastructure and software which includes:

    • CAD workstation
    • CAM facilities
    • SAP
    • industry standard software
    • e-engineering server/facilities
    • 3-D printer
    • Cost Studio®.

    Cranfield is one of the leading international cost engineering research and training centres. The Cost Studio®provides real-world experience of product cost modelling application.

  • Entry Requirements

    Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, a First or Second class UK Honours degree in a relevant science, engineering or related discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.

    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.

  • Fees

    Home/EU student


    For taught courses where the registration is 2 years or longer, students will be offered the option of paying the full fee up front, or to pay in four equal instalments at six month intervals (i.e. the full fee to be paid over the first two years of their registration). For courses lasting less than two years, students will be offered the option of paying the full fee up front, or to pay in four equal instalments at three month intervals.

    PgCert Part-time - £6,950 *

    Overseas student

    PgCert Part-time - £6,950 *

    Fee notes:

    • The fees outlined here apply to all students whose initial date of registration falls on or between 1 August 2015 and 31 July 2016 and the University reserves the right to amend fees without notice.
    • All students pay the tuition fee set by the University for the full duration of their registration period agreed at their initial registration.
    • Additional fees for extensions to registration may be charged.
    • Fee eligibility at the Home/EU rate is determined with reference to UK Government regulations. As a guiding principle, EU nationals (including UK) who are ordinarily resident in the EU pay Home/EU tuition fees, all other students (including those from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) pay Overseas fees.
  • Funding

    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.

  • Application process

    Online application form. UK students are normally expected to attend an interview and financial support is best discussed at that time. Overseas and EU students may be interviewed by telephone.

  • Career opportunities

    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.