The Through-life Engineering Services (TES) Centre at Cranfield University is offering this summer school to train early career practitioners, PhD students and researchers on assessing and assuring the life of complex, and long-life, assets. The course is also relevant to senior industrial leaders interested in building awareness in TES.

TES are a set of capabilities, techniques, business thinking and network interactions that, when applied to major assets, optimises their value and keep major assets working safely, longer, and more economically. This summer school offers an introductory level training based on PAS 280 (BSI framework published in 2018) and integrates engineering solutions and business strategies in a commercially logical manner.


  • Importance of life cycle management - planning from design to disposal;
  • Role of business models and strategies to add services to a product to increase value;
  • Value of engineering capabilities such as diagnostics, prognostics, and damage characterisation;
  • Potential of emerging technologies including augmented reality, big data and, virtual testing.

Key features of the course:

This exclusive cross-disciplinary course provides access to leading research academics in the TES Centre and involves significant hands-on exposure to the technologies in the TES Studio and the Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) laboratory.

With a maximum 20 delegates on the summer school, you will take part in extensive group work and workshop style learning.

Event programme

For full details, please refer to the summer school web page.

8.30-17.30 (Monday-Thursday); 08.30-16.00 (Friday)

Download the TES Summer School 2020 flyer

Location and travel details

B30, TES Centre
Cranfield University
MK43 0AL

Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.

Road: we are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 motorway; there is free parking on campus.
Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford.
Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles).

For further travel details please visit our location page.

Who should attend

Early career practitioners in companies in the UK and internationally, PhD students (preferably in your first or second year), and researchers in universities with an interest in the TES areas mentioned above.

How to register

You may be nominated by your host institution or apply yourself by email with a CV (maximum four pages) and a statement outlining how useful the training will be to your career development (max. 500 words) by 1 May 2020.

Selection will be performed by a TES Centre Committee and successful candidates will be notified no later than 8 May 2020.