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School of Engineering and Technology Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology University of Derby Markeaton Street Derby DE22 3AW T: +44 (0)1332 593216 E: adtenquiry@derby.ac.uk

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Preparing for your

F u t u re C A R E E R The Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology embraces Engineering, Technology, the full range of Creative Industries' subjects and the many specialised areas within these fields.

Professor Huw Davies Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology We offer a range of specialist technology courses that enable students to study in advanced areas of expertise, and improve their strategic skills to achieve career progression. We also have excellent links and partnerships with industry and the professional world – many of our courses are accredited by industry bodies including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Institution of Civil Engineers. We have made considerable investment in our physical resources, which include modern purpose built facilities and some of the very latest in new technologies. Due to open in early 2014, the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE) will accommodate a number of specialist resources for advanced manufacturing, product design and development, and electronic solutions. The Institute will also showcase the latest technology and will enhance the ingenuity and creativity of Derby’s technology industries. Find out more on pages 13 and 14. In choosing to undertake postgraduate study and research at Derby, you will be setting out on a new or enhanced career, enabling you to secure the relevant knowledge, skills, abilities, and links with industry to follow your dreams.

Angela Dean Head of the School of Engineering and Technology

CONTENTS Preparing for your future career

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Why choose Derby?

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Develop your career 

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Derby: Marvel of the Midlands 

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International students 

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All our research is applied

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Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering

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Why choose

DERBY? We’ve been rated in the top 10% of UK universities for management and quality procedures by government inspectors, so you can be sure that you will be studying a high quality, relevant, and up to date course.

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will help you to develop your career. All our postgraduate courses are vocationally focused and regularly updated to make sure that you engage with the latest developments in technological research and its applications.

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will help and support you throughout your course. From your initial enquiry right through to graduation, we will give you the advice, guidance, and direction you need to reach your potential.

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our research is applied. Our research helps companies to solve real world problems and plays a major role in informing and enriching our curriculum. academics engage with the real world. All our teaching staff have worked in industry and have a research interest. We work with businesses to advance technological solutions through knowledge transfer partnerships and consultancy, feeding our experience back into our courses.

postgraduate technology courses are flexible. You can choose the areas you want to specialise in and study part time for two or three years or full time for a year, if you have an appropriate undergraduate degree.

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 Postgraduate

research provides an opportunity for students with a strong interest in a chosen subject to embark on original research, leading to the award of a higher degree. You can be part of a stimulating environment with research groups that encompass a broad range of areas including Music and Creative Technologies, Built Environment, Electrical, Electronic and Software Systems, and Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial Design.

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DEVELOP your career

If you are taking a course to improve your career prospects, our courses are focused on helping you to get where you want to be.

Support and guidance

Start your own business

If you’re not already working, our Student Employment Agency can help you to find relevant part time work to build up your experience. And you can use our Career Development Centre while you’re here and for up to three years after you graduate.

The iD Centre is a University owned incubation unit for businesses starting out in the rail, engineering, aerospace, and technology industries.

Our careers advisers will help you:  plan your career  research your options   improve the skills needed for that dream job or a promotion   find vacancies for placements or a graduate job   improve your employability skills by working with a mentor.

It can offer you:   subsidised rent   help to find funding for your business   impartial and independent business support   use of conference rooms with digital presentation equipment   use of video conferencing services   membership of EMIN, which means you can use all its services for start-up businesses including training, online help, business data sources, and networking events   invitations to our sponsored events, which attract guests from around the region and from a diverse range of public and private organisations   invitations to our tenants’ meetings, which address the key issues affecting high growth businesses. If you don’t need office space, but need a registered business address and meeting facilities, you can also take advantage of our virtual office services. Find out more http://id-centre.evolvederby.co.uk

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D E R B Y: Marvel of the Midlands Derby has the highest proportion of high-tech employment in the UK.

The Independent

With good job prospects, an affordable standard of living, and a resilient economy, Derby is a great city to make your home when you graduate. Whatever you want from life, you’re sure to find it here. With the Peak District National Park and the National Forest on our doorstep, you can have the best of both worlds – the cosmopolitan bustle of the city and the peace and quiet of beautiful countryside. And, in such a vibrant community, you will find that Derby is a great place to network with potential employers and fellow professionals. As the birthplace of engineering discovery and the UK’s most high-tech city, Derby has a history of innovation and creativity in manufacturing, and is home to outstanding international companies such as Rolls Royce, Toyota and Bombardier. The University has strong links with these and many other companies in the region, which provide opportunities for collaborative projects, placements, and internships. The city also offers an exciting cultural scene, having a regional dance centre and orchestra, 36 cinema screens, theatres, art galleries, and a UNESCO World Heritage site at Derwent Valley Mills. As well as hosting exhibitions from international artists, the facilities at contemporary arts centre QUAD connect people and businesses, creating opportunities for entertainment, employment, and education.

Hailed as ‘the city of festivals’ by the Financial Times, Derby hosts the Format International Photography Festival, Derby Festé, iD film festival, Derby Jazz Festival, the UK’s largest free outdoor classical concert, and its own renowned Food and Drink Festival, held in the spectacular grounds of historic Elvaston Castle. For shopping, the city’s blend of modern and traditional charm has something for everyone: quirky shops and pavement cafés in the Cathedral Quarter, a modern shopping mall – Westfield Derby, high street brands in St Peters Quarter and the bustling Eagle Market. There are over 100 cafés, bars, pubs, and restaurants, so whether you want a quiet drink in ‘the real ale capital of the world’ (Lonely Planet), a night out watching sport on the big screen, or cocktails in fashionable bars, you’ll find it here. We’re a diverse multicultural community, with at least 182 nationalities and 71 languages, and that’s reflected in the vast array of cuisines available, from authentic Far East to traditional English fare. Getting around is easy. The Unibus links the city centre, railway station, hospital, and all our sites and halls. It runs every ten minutes and student fares are subsidised. If you live further afield, you can get a train to Derby station or catch the Red Arrow bus between Derby and Nottingham. There are 35 trains to London St Pancras International from Derby every weekday – a 90-minute journey, so a day trip to the capital is definitely on the cards.

David Cameron, Prime Minister

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I N T E R N AT I O N A L students

A dedicated International Student Centre

Choosing to study overseas is a big decision, but don’t worry, you won’t be on your own. We have around 1,000 international students from about 120 countries worldwide, and links with colleges and universities in Asia, the USA, Africa, and Europe.

We pride ourselves on offering an exceptional level of friendly, practical support to international students. We will support you from the moment you start thinking about which course to choose, right through to your graduation – for help and advice, just ask.

Events and local agents in your country We have a dedicated team of international officers who attend a number of overseas education exhibitions and visit many countries throughout the year. They can help you with your application and issue on the spot offers. For more information go to www.derby.ac.uk/international/ events-in-your-country We have agents and representative offices in many countries. They can help and support you during the application process. To find an overseas agent go to www.derby.ac.uk/international/ overseas-agents

Helping you to settle in Our welcome programme for international students takes place a week before the UK students arrive. You can take part in social and cultural activities, such as a visit to Derby or a tour of our Multi-Faith Centre. During the week you will receive lots of useful information, make new friends, start to find your way around and, most importantly, get answers to all your questions. You can even join us on free trips to London and elsewhere. One of our current students will help you to settle in. We offer a free airport pick-up from several airports around the UK. For more information go to www.derby.ac.uk/international

Improving your English If English is not your first language and you want to improve your skills, you can take one of our English language courses to help you when you start your degree. We can also help with your English throughout your course. Our International Student Centre runs informal conversational groups, which will help you to improve your English and meet other international students.

Entry requirements You will usually need a qualification equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree (lower second or above). For equivalent qualifications from your country go to www.derby.ac.uk/international/ applying

You will also need an English language qualification We accept all UK Border Agency approved tests. You will usually need at least:  IELTS 6.0  TOEFL 80 (internet based)   International GCE O Level English Language grade C   International GCSE English or English as a second language grade C   PTE score of 53.

For MPhil and PhD programmes, we normally expect you to have a first or second class honours degree, a masters degree from a UK university, or qualifications that we consider to be equivalent.

You may need a Certificate of Good Conduct If you’re from outside the UK, you may also need to provide us with a Certificate of Good Conduct from the country or countries you have been living in since the age of ten.

Course fees Our course fees for international students for postgraduate technology courses for 2013/2014 are £10,760. If you pay your fees in full before you enrol you will qualify for a discount of £500 (not available to research students). For the most up to date information on fees please visit our website.

Scholarships We have some merit based £1,000 scholarships available to all international students (including research students). For more information go to www.derby.ac.uk/international/feesand-scholarships

We also accept high school English qualifications from some countries. For more information go to www.derby.ac.uk/international/ applying The new route PhD is intended for recently qualified graduates with good honours degrees, who are keen to progress immediately to a research experience in their preparations for a career in which the ability to undertake research will play a key role.

› Contact us International Enquiries T: +44 (0)1332 591360 E: international@derby.ac.uk

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All our

RESEARCH is applied

We believe that applied research is an essential feature of a university like ours. All our research has a purpose, enabling us to really make a difference and directly helping organisations solve real world problems.

In the School of Engineering and Technology many lecturers are research or consultancy active and we have four active research groups. Our Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial Design Research Group focuses on applied research for the development of real manufacturing techniques and systems, manufacturing management, and sustainable industrial design. The Creative Technologies Research Group focuses on the fascinating interface between artistic application and technology created by the worlds of commercial music, live performance, multimedia, and sound arts.

The Built Environment Research Group undertakes research projects in a wide range of areas in architecture and civil engineering. It has interests in the philosophy and theories of architecture and design, urban planning, sustainable communities, environmental design and manufacturing, infrastructure railway asset management and optimisation, and specialist construction procedures and innovations in construction management. The Electrical, Electronic and Software Systems Research Group has research interests in control and instrumentation systems, signal processing, power electronics, embedded systems, and electrical power systems, with a strong interest in applied energy efficiency in all of these. Its publications include journal papers, conference papers, and textbooks.

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Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering The Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE) is the University’s latest investment to support advanced manufacturing within the city. The Institute will work with industrial partners in manufacturing and engineering to achieve cutting edge solutions to present challenges, whilst establishing insights into future scenarios. It will focus on innovation in research and development, knowledge transfer partnerships, and commercialisation activity. It will also feed into postgraduate and professional programmes and introduce practical innovation into the curriculum. Areas of specialism include:  advanced manufacturing strategy and systems  sustainable design and innovation in products and manufacturing processes for industry and the built environment  control and instrumentation for products and processes

 embedded systems for optimisation of size and cost of products and to increase process reliability and performance  sustainable rail transport infrastructure. Facilities at our newly refurbished site at Lonsdale House are provided through sponsorship with suppliers of high-tech equipment such as DMG and Eley Metrology and include:  advanced manufacturing cell  rapid prototyping and CAD facilities  reverse engineering lab  active learning lab  control and instrumentation facilities. The Institute is headed by Professor Richard Hall, who has an international reputation in aerospace, automotive, and high value manufacturing industries. See page 14 for more details.

Providing a

H I G H LY S K I L L E D local WORKFORCE

Professor Richard Hall joined the University in September 2013, having formerly held senior academic and research positions at the University of Wolverhampton and University of Birmingham. At Wolverhampton he was instrumental in leading the development of the Innovative Product Development Centre, the Caparo Innovation Centre, and the Midlands Simulation Group. His international reputation in aerospace, automotive, and high value manufacturing industries has been recognised in his appointment to the National Review Panel

for the Quality of Research in HE Research Assessment Exercise 2008 and more recently the Research Excellence Framework 2014 for Mechanical, Aerospace, Manufacturing and Chemical Engineering.

“Sustainability is the biggest global challenge faced by society today. Companies that can create new and innovative products, with sustainability in mind, will grow and be successful in increasingly competitive markets. The Institute will genuinely support and add value to local companies, providing them with access to the latest research findings and advanced technologies. It will also enhance the University’s facilities for students to provide a highly skilled, talented workforce to support growth. This is what makes the Institute such an exciting proposition, with the University working closely with its industrial partners for mutual benefits. To be its first director is an honour and I relish the challenge of bringing together the skills and experience of the University with those of leading businesses from across the region.” Professor Richard Hall Professor of Engineering Design and Simulation and Director, IISE

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S ome o f o ur

RESEARCHERS Our courses

Dr Amar Bousbaine

Professor Mian Wu

Professor Michael Okoroh

Reader in Power Electronics and Automotive Electrical Systems

Professor of Intelligent Systems and Engineering

Professor of Facilities Management

Dr Bousbaine’s research hinges on ways to replace current hydraulic and pneumatic systems in cars with electrical ones, making vehicles more energy efficient and reducing their impact on the environment.

Professor Wu’s study centres on the investigation of an internet based intelligent supplier search and evaluation system for an e-manufacturing environment.

Professor Okoroh is a corporate member of the British Institute of Facilities Managers and Chartered Institute of Building. He has over 20 years’ experience of delivering research projects.

Amar is researching this area and his PhD students have published a number of papers on the subject, some of which were designated ‘high quality’ by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and chosen for its Xplore digital library – an online database of international academic papers. Amar’s work on electrical systems goes to the heart of research currently being conducted by the automotive industry to make it more environmentally friendly.

He is a reviewer of several international journals and conferences, including the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology and ENG-DET. His work has been published in the Journal of Automobile Engineering and the Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials.

He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Loughborough University and University College London and is also a member of several national and international research and academic committees. Some of Professor Okoroh’s recent projects include:  Managing Risks in the UK’s Healthcare  Barriers and Strategies for Building Integrative Photovoltaic in Sustainable Development  User Behaviour and Practices for Reduction of Carbon Footprints  Passive Energy of Refurbishment in Existing Office Buildings.

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MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management

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MSc Construction Project Management

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MSc Professional Engineering

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MA Music Production

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MSc Motorsport Engineering

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MPhil or PhD in Technology

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MSc Control and Instrumentation

Essential Information Location Derby Campus, Markeaton Street Duration One year full time or two to three years part time Start date September or January

About the course

Course details

This course is accredited by the Institute of Measurement and Control and aims to equip you with the knowledge required for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). You will develop the skills and knowledge employers are looking for in areas such as automotive, aerospace, petrochemical, and scientific and manufacturing applications.

This course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and MSc.

During the course, you will focus on advanced aspects of control and instrumentation, alongside broader engineering topics. You will deepen your knowledge of control and instrumentation while addressing current engineering issues and technological advances across a broad spectrum of subjects. The optional modules allow you to develop your expertise in related topics, such as embedded systems and industrial electronics. These will be supported by studies in research methods and advanced management theories. During your Independent

Engineering Scholarship you will undertake applied research in a particular field to a very advanced level. This course is flexible, so you will have some choice in the specialist subject modules you take and the ways you learn. You will study some modules through lectures and tutorials, one online and another in your workplace. There is time given both to independent study and group work, and your assignment will give you valuable experience of teamwork.

Postgraduate Certificate

a wide variety of forms today, including the car, domestic appliances, stage, office or medical equipment, and industrial machinery. In this module industrially relevant hardware and software design skills are developed, including embedded C programming, and working with a real-time operating system. The wider contexts of embedded devices are explored, for example relating to real time, low power, or high reliability.

You will study these modules: Research Methods: Application and Evaluation This module will advise, guide, and develop you in the various elements that constitute the skills required for identifying and applying appropriate research methods and developing an overall research plan. Your learning will include how to identify, evaluate, and apply different research philosophies, research approaches, research strategies, research methods, and methods of data collection and analysis. Intelligent Instrumentation Systems The increased processing power available, coupled with the development of more sensitive sensors and more sophisticated measurement techniques have together brought many sophisticated computerised products into both industrial and consumer markets. This module aims to give you an in-depth understanding of the basis of instrumentation, advanced signal processing, and the operation of currently used sensors and modern instrumentation techniques and applications. Your understanding of these elements will underpin your ability to appreciate the application of intelligent instrumentation systems in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing industry, instrument production and development, and medical research and practice. Embedded System Design Embedded systems are products in which tiny computers are hidden in order to undertake a control function. They appear in

Postgraduate Diploma You will study these modules: CPD and Strategic Management During this module you will develop your managerial skills in preparation for work in a global industry environment. You will study strategic concepts and learn how to transfer them into your own industry or specialism using a structured approach. You will focus on managing the global future by analysis rather than by instinct and become adept at forecasting and financial analysis, while considering business ethics. Modern Control System Designs Modern control system designs are an integral part of modern society. They appear in numerous applications all around us, including aerospace, entertainment, motor vehicle, and office environments. You will analyse advanced control systems using analytical techniques and computer tools. You will be introduced to optimal control of time varying and time invariant systems, solutions to the linear quadratic regulator, optimal filtering, and linear quadratic Gaussian problems. There will be a high dependence on exploring system behaviour using CAD packages.

You will choose one of these modules: Industrial Electronics This module is designed to consolidate your postgraduate and industrial

knowledge by carrying out practical case studies of a number of small industrial applications. These bring together aspects of electronics, electrical, mechanical, and CAD used in industry. We focus on implementing electrical and electronic principles, sensors, and actuators, with the emphasis on how these elements fit into industrial applications. Negotiated Technical Module You will engage with a specific aspect of the technology used within your subject area at masters level. The module includes project management, target-setting, and the practical implementation of your objectives in an industrial context. We will locate relevant issues in an academic context to promote the links between conceptual analysis and industrial practice, making possible an accurate evaluation of the project’s objectives.

Entry requirements An undergraduate degree (at least second class) in electrical and/ or electronic engineering or a closely related discipline. Additional bridging studies may be required if your first degree does not include relevant prior learning Fees 2013/2014 fees for UK/EU students are £495 per 20-credit module. You will study the equivalent of nine 20-credit modules in total. For the most up to date information on fees please visit our website How to apply www.derby.ac.uk/applyonline International students Please see page 9 for further details

MSc You will study this module: Independent Engineering Scholarship This module provides you with an opportunity to apply and enhance the knowledge and intellectual skills gained during your programme and develop your specialist skills in an area of your choice. The aim is to develop your ability to work independently, in a chosen topic, using appropriate research and design concepts, and analytical, test, measurement, and evaluation techniques in order to produce a finished artefact or product. You will be challenged to demonstrate a critical understanding of how the boundaries of knowledge are advanced through research in the production of clear, logically argued, and original work related to your field of study.

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MSc Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Essential Information Location Derby Campus, Markeaton Street Duration One year full time or two to three years part time Start dates September or January

About the course

Course details

You will focus on advances in mechanical and manufacturing engineering, together with broader engineering topics, to gain the knowledge needed for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

This course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and MSc.

Postgraduate Certificate You will study these modules:

You will develop the skills and knowledge employers are looking for in areas such as automotive, aerospace, petrochemical, scientific, and manufacturing applications. You will study some modules through lectures and tutorials, one online and another in your workplace. There is time given both to independent study and group work, and your assignment will give you valuable experience of teamwork.

Our close links with local companies such as Toyota, Balfour Beatty, Bombardier, and Coors, as well as professional bodies, will help you stay up to date with current developments in industry, a process also aided by our Industrial Liaison Committee, the members of which are drawn from these organisations. The overarching aim is to make sure you develop the skills employers are looking for.

Research Methods: Application and Evaluation This module will advise, guide, and develop you in the various elements that constitute the skills required for identifying and applying appropriate research methods and developing an overall research plan. Your learning will include how to identify, evaluate, and apply different research philosophies, research approaches, research strategies, research methods, and methods of data collection and analysis. Advanced Mechanical Modelling and E-manufacturing This module is made up of two parts. The first covers modelling techniques and simulations to enable you to evaluate mechanical designs by studying underlying theories and applications of design software. During the second part, you will develop key technical knowledge and an understanding of the concepts of e-manufacturing and an ability to critically appraise them. You will also explore relevant internet technologies. Forensic Engineering, Failure Analysis and Prevention Forensic engineering is the study of product, process, or design failures and how these relate to international legislation and standards or, in some cases, to legal investigations.

During this module you will review the identification and advanced analysis of a range of failure modes for engineered products. You will critically appraise the design, manufacture, and material facets of failed components, which can indicate the sources of failure, and combined with the examination of failed components, identify likely causes of failure and strategies for testing out failure mode hypotheses. By considering misuse or original design flaws, you will review the mechanical analysis for the assessment and deduction of factors that contribute to the onset of failure, such as loading types, materials, manufacturing techniques, and environmental and structural properties, and predict failure scenarios that include brittle, ductile, fatigue, wear, and buckling failure modes. You will consider design for the prevention of failure of both metallic and non-metallic mechanical products.

Postgraduate Diploma You will study these modules: CPD and Strategic Management During this module you will develop your managerial skills in preparation for work in a global industry environment. You will study strategic concepts and learn how to transfer them into your own industry or specialism using a structured approach. You will focus on managing the global future by analysis rather than by instinct and become adept at forecasting and financial analysis, while considering business ethics.

The CPD (continuing professional development) element of this module means that you will be able to contextualise and concentrate your studies in your own discipline to improve your employability. Advanced Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering During this module you will develop your thinking in relation to an integrated design, material, and manufacturing approach. We will provide you with one of the key enabling capabilities needed to effectively evaluate specific areas of initial concept development and perform detailed engineering design and analysis throughout a project’s development cycle.

Entry requirements An undergraduate degree (at least second class) in engineering or science, or significant industrial experience. Additional bridging studies may be required if your first degree does not include relevant prior learning Fees 2013/2014 fees for UK/EU students are £495 per 20-credit module. You will study the equivalent of nine 20-credit modules in total. For the most up to date information on fees please visit our website How to apply www.derby.ac.uk/applyonline International students Please see page 9 for further details

This integrated engineering approach incorporates the infrastructure, design, and analysis formats and tools that can be exercised concurrently, and provides benefits from a standpoint of producing a better design, faster results, lower cost uncertainties, and reduced risk. Environmental Performance Management for Sustainable Development This module develops your understanding of how, in the context of local and global legislation and pressures, organisations and communities manage their environmental performance with respect to energy and materials consumption, industrial planning, and development to maintain competitiveness or social structure. These factors have a significant effect on strategic planning and management for those aspiring to manage in private or public organisations in the UK or internationally.

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You will explore the role of sustainable development and product stewardship in improving environmental performance and the triple bottom line. Starting with a global view of environmental pressures and developing technologies, you will learn how to take a systemic approach to assessing strategic planning and operations using methods for quantifying the efficient use of materials and energy in a variety of scenarios. You will consider the responsibility towards legal obligations under provisions such as Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) and Environmental Protection Act (EPA) together with the imperatives of cost-cutting, benefiting the environment and company competitiveness, or public accountability. You will explore the tools for use when considering issues such as health and safety and the environmental effects of new and existing products and services, promotion of sustainable development, manufacturing processes, transport and planning, and waste disposal. Robotics and Manufacturing Control Systems You will explore the area of industrial robotics and their control. Industrial robots play an increasingly significant role in manufacturing automation. Consequently, an understanding of their hardware, software, and integration design are key to the use of such technologies in industry automation. You will also study the use of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in robot integration applications as a friendly user control unit to enhance the capability of the industry robot application.

Negotiated Technical Module You will carry out a professional development audit, develop your learning contract, and identify specific aspects of technical study in your given specialism that may complement or extend your academic studies at masters level. This will help your application for Chartered Engineering status. This module will be taught through work based learning and you will negotiate your area of study with the module leader.

MSc You will study this module: Independent Scholarship This triple module is an integral and substantial part of your masters degree. It will provide you with an opportunity to use and enhance the knowledge and intellectual skills you’ve gained during the course by means of an extensive investigation of a proposed postgraduate study related to the course material. You will produce a coherent, sustained, and comprehensive research study to demonstrate your ability to generate complex proposals with an awareness of current issues and insights, originality in the application of subject knowledge and, where appropriate, proposing new hypotheses and speculations. You will be challenged to demonstrate a critical understanding of how the boundaries of knowledge are advanced through research in the production of clear, logically argued, and original work related to your field of study.

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MSc Sustainable Design and Innovation

Essential Information Location Derby Campus, Markeaton Street Duration One year full time or two to three years part time Start dates September or January

About the course

Course details

As pressure on resources forces us to become increasingly efficient in energy use and the way we exploit materials, designers with the ability to recognise and apply appropriate technologies and innovative thinking will be very much in demand.

This course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.

Postgraduate Diploma Postgraduate Certificate

Sustainability is not just about the environment, so this course also covers the relationship between design and the societies and cultures in which it operates, taking into consideration how these entities affect and are affected by the decisions made in the development of new products and buildings, as well as their environmental impact.

You will consider sustainability with regard to the design, development, production or construction, operation, use, and disposal of the products of our society. You will also explore the latest thinking in environmentally friendly design, alternative technologies, and the development of innovative solutions to design problems.

This course has been developed for designers from diverse disciplines and aims to encourage dialogue between different fields of design, so you will be sharing your ideas and strategies and exploring the future of sustainable design in a dynamic and inspirational environment.

You will focus on managing the global future by analysis rather than by instinct and become adept at forecasting and financial analysis, while considering business ethics.

You will study these modules: You will study these modules:

During this course you will develop specialised skills and knowledge that will enable you to work as a designer who understands how manufactured products interact with the environment. It will give you the tools and knowledge required to influence the future of a sustainable society through the design of appropriate products and environments.

This module asks what future sustainable products and technologies will look like.

Research Methods: Application and Evaluation This module will advise, guide, and develop you in the various elements that constitute the skills required for identifying and applying appropriate research methods and developing an overall research plan. Your learning will include how to identify, evaluate, and apply different research philosophies, research approaches, research strategies, research methods, and methods of data collection and analysis. Managing Environmental Design This module is about looking at the bigger picture – not just the actual design, but also implications throughout the design process and the choices made in relation to materials and design that will potentially have implications for the sustainability of the artefact. You will investigate the design process, examining the inclusion of sustainability considerations within that process, and look at how the issues surrounding sustainable environmental design can be managed more effectively. Innovation in Sustainable Design The market for sustainable technologies is projected to be worth $800 billion by 2015, but this figure undervalues the market as it does not account for the growing integration of renewable materials and alternative energy generation into products, technologies, and buildings.

Sustainable Design 'Designers have always faced the challenge of balancing competing design criteria such as appearance and cost. Cost constraints have to be balanced against manufacturing requirements; ease of use has to be balanced against miniaturisation pressures. Technical capabilities to achieve suitable forms, textures, and functions limit the expression of social meaning in design. In the context of sustainable development, the struggle to balance the needs of humans, machines, and commerce gets more complex when we add ecological concerns' (Ann Thorpe (2007), The Designer’s Atlas of Sustainability). This module seeks to explore issues related to sustainability and the broader ethics associated with the role of the designer, recognising that designers may have influence but not ultimate authority when production is determined. Sustainability will be considered in relation to social and economic criteria as well as the environment. The role of industrial design as a persuasive force in encouraging the take-up of sustainably designed artefacts will also be considered. CPD and Strategic Management During this module you will develop your managerial skills in preparation for work in a global industry environment. You will study strategic concepts and learn how to transfer them into your own industry or specialism using a structured approach.

The CPD element of this module means that you will be able to contextualise and concentrate your studies in your own discipline to improve your employability.

You will choose one of these modules: Negotiated Module This module is usually studied by part time students who are in employment as it allows participants to take practical, work based experience and develop it within an academic context.

Entry requirements An undergraduate degree (at least second class) in a design or engineering related discipline, or significant industrial experience Fees 2013/2014 fees for UK/EU students are £495 per 20-credit module. You will study the equivalent of nine 20-credit modules in total. For the most up to date information on fees please visit our website How to apply www.derby.ac.uk/applyonline International students Please see page 9 for further details

Designing Environments This module is an option for students with a background in architectural technology. You will explore issues related to sustainability associated with key players and systems in regeneration and new research and developments in the design of the built environment.

MSc You will study this module: Independent Scholarship This module will provide you with an opportunity to use and enhance the knowledge and intellectual skills you’ve gained during the course by means of an extensive investigation of a proposed postgraduate study related to the course material. This can take the form of a dissertation, research based technical design and development project, or the exhibition of creative design artwork.

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MSc Sustainable Architecture and Healthy Buildings

Essential Information Location Derby Campus, Markeaton Street Duration One year full time or two to three years part time Start dates September or January

About the course

Course details

This course is under consideration for recognition by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

This course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and MSc.

Postgraduate Certificate

During it, you will consider sustainable architecture theories and principles, focusing on potential issues affecting human health in buildings.

Your studies won’t be solely centred on the design and technological approach to energy efficiency – after all, the most important thing in any building design is the people inside it. You will develop your understanding of the established scientific theories of healthy buildings and environments, and their application to low-energy building design. Building on your knowledge and skills of the built environment, you will consider the environmental impact of design decisions and research how to undertake holistic, sustainable design analysis within the building information modelling environment. You will critically analyse current sustainable architectural theories and the principles of low-energy design and technologies, legislation, codes of practice for sustainable design, and other professional, industrial, and commercial drivers. You will also research issues that could adversely affect the health of the building’s users in a people-centred, proactive, and preventive way.

Sustainability is not just about the environment, so you will research its relationship with aspects of a broader contextual framework, such as sociocultural issues, economic factors, good governance, and advances in scientific and technological research.

You will study these modules: Research Methods: Application and Evaluation This module will advise, guide, and develop you in the various elements that constitute the skills required for identifying and applying appropriate research methods and developing an overall research plan. Your learning will include how to identify, evaluate, and apply different research philosophies, research approaches, research strategies, research methods, and methods of data collection and analysis.

managerial skills in preparation for work in a global industry environment. You will study strategic concepts and learn how to transfer them into your own industry or specialism using a structured approach. You will focus on managing the global future by analysis rather than by instinct and become adept at forecasting and financial analysis, while considering business ethics. Sustainable Design Simulation and Analysis This module will provide you with a theoretical and practical study of sustainable building analysis in relation to a design proposal, linked with its climate and location. You will look at significant issues relating to climate change and the use of energy in the built environment.

You will choose one of these modules: We provide specialist guest lectures, seminars, and workshops with a scientific and practical orientation for studying the issues of human health in relation to the built environment.

Health in Buildings: Comparative Approaches This module will raise your awareness of the different stages in the implementation of health and safety aspects in the design of a new build, and the application of remedies in the case of dealing with existing environments. Sustainable Architecture and Low Energy Design During this module you will critically evaluate the design principles, methodologies, and techniques involved in the low-energy design of sustainable architecture, whether new build or retrofit. You will look at significant issues relating to climate change and the use of energy in the built environment.

Postgraduate Diploma You will study these modules: CPD and Strategic Management During this module you will develop your

Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials One of the important remits of sustainable construction is to reduce the use of fossil-fuel based energy consumption. This module will see you critically evaluating the principles, methodologies, and techniques involved in the selection and specification of sustainable construction methods and materials. Environmental Performance Management for Sustainable Development This module develops your understanding of how, in the context of local and global legislation and pressures, organisations and communities manage their environmental performance with respect to energy and materials consumption, industrial planning, and development to maintain competitiveness or social structure. These factors have a significant effect on strategic planning and management for those aspiring to manage in private or public organisations in the UK or internationally.

You will consider the responsibility towards legal obligations under provisions such as Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) and Environmental Protection Act (EPA) together with the imperatives of cost-cutting, benefiting the environment and company competitiveness, or public accountability. You will explore the tools for use when considering issues such as health and safety and the environmental effects of new and existing products and services. Designing Environments This module is an option for students with a background in architectural technology. You will explore issues related to sustainability associated with key players and systems in regeneration and new research and developments in the design of the built environment.

Entry requirements An undergraduate degree (at least second class) in an architectural or built environment subject or an equivalent professional qualification. We will also consider applications from candidates with significant professional experience Fees 2013/2014 fees for UK/EU students are £495 per 20-credit module. You will study the equivalent of nine 20-credit modules in total. For the most up to date information on fees please visit our website How to apply www.derby.ac.uk/applyonline International students Please see page 9 for further details

Negotiated Module This module is usually studied by part time students who are in employment as it allows participants to take practical, work based experience and develop it within an academic context.

MSc You will study this module: Independent Scholarship This module will provide you with an opportunity to use and enhance the knowledge and intellectual skills you’ve gained during the course by means of an extensive investigation of a proposed postgraduate study related to the course material. This can take the form of a dissertation, research based technical design and development project, or the exhibition of creative design artwork.

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MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Essential Information Location Derby Campus, Markeaton Street Duration One year full time or two to three years part time Start dates September or January

About the course

Course details

During this course you will concentrate on civil engineering and construction management – an essential element of complex contracts in private and public companies and major international overseas projects.

This course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and MSc.

You will study these modules:

Postgraduate Certificate You will study these modules:

You will explore the historical development of a wide range of management disciplines and evaluate how they have evolved to provide construction and civil engineering managers with a substantial amount of choice in terms of policy, legislation, methodology, and practice. This course will enable you to research, analyse, and apply your knowledge to a framework that will help you to lead successful construction projects in your workplace. Using a combination of core management and optional technical modules, we will encourage you to relate your work to contemporary developments in civil

engineering and construction, as well as related areas throughout the built environment. If you already have an undergraduate degree in civil engineering such as our BEng (Hons) Civil and Infrastructure Engineering that is accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration, you will be eligible for academic exemption for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status on completion of this programme. If you have a degree that is accredited for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status, you will need advice on the most appropriate modules to study to gain CEng status.

Postgraduate Diploma

Research Methods: Application and Evaluation This module will advise, guide, and develop you in the various elements that constitute the skills required for identifying and applying appropriate research methods and developing an overall research plan. Your learning will include how to identify, evaluate, and apply different research philosophies, research approaches, research strategies, research methods, and methods of data collection and analysis. Flood Risk Engineering Management Approaches to limiting disruption and damage from flooding have changed significantly recently. Worldwide, there has been a significant move from a strategy of flood defence to one of flood risk management. This includes the use of flood defences, while recognising that managed flooding is essential to a sustainable flood strategy. Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution Law is a commercial tool in achieving economic objectives and it is essential to understand how the law shapes even the structure of the industry and how it facilitates resolution and avoidance of disputes. The sector’s in-built competitiveness and predisposition to contractual claims present students on this module with the opportunity to examine Contract law and Construction law.

CPD and Strategic Management During this module you will develop your managerial skills in preparation for work in a global industry environment. You will study strategic concepts and learn how to transfer them into your own industry or specialism using a structured approach. You will focus on managing the global future by analysis rather than by instinct and become adept at forecasting and financial analysis, while considering business ethics. Project Planning, Value Engineering and Risk Management The aim of this module is for students to gain an understanding of the philosophies and techniques involved in construction project planning, risk management, value engineering, and financial management. There are significant risks involved in undertaking construction projects, whether they are financial or operational, and one of the roles of the civil or construction manager is to succeed in removing, reducing, or mitigating such risk. The nature and size of construction and civil engineering projects vary widely, as do the risks involved, and it is through effective project planning that decisions may be found and actions taken to enable successful project completion.

Transport and Infrastructure Engineering and Sustainable Design You will develop a detailed understanding of the management and design of transport infrastructure in the 21st century, using design standards and working with the environment to deliver cost effective, safe and sustainable projects. You will review design practice across a spectrum of transport and infrastructure disciplines including highways, permanent way, and service provision. Environmental Performance Management for Sustainable Development This module seeks to understand how, in the context of local and global legislation and pressures, organisations and communities manage their environmental performance with respect to energy and materials consumption, industrial planning, and development to maintain competitiveness or social structure.

Entry requirements An undergraduate degree (at least second class) in civil engineering Fees 2013/2014 fees for UK/EU students are £495 per 20-credit module. You will study the equivalent of nine 20-credit modules in total. For the most up to date information on fees please visit our website How to apply www.derby.ac.uk/applyonline International students Please see page 9 for further details

Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials You will critically evaluate the principles, methodologies, and techniques that are involved in the selection and specification of sustainable construction methods and materials. Considering both the energy in use and the embodied energy of materials, one of the important remits of sustainable construction is to reduce the use of fossil-fuel based energy consumption.

MSc You will choose one of these modules: Negotiated Module This module is usually studied by part time students who are in employment as it allows participants to take practical, work based experience and develop it within an academic context.

You will study this module: Independent Scholarship This module will provide you with an opportunity to use and enhance the knowledge and intellectual skills you’ve gained during the course by means of an extensive investigation of a proposed postgraduate study related to the course material.

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S t ud ent p ro f ile Dionne Cox MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management

I’ve drawn a lot of confidence from the course that I’m taking into my day-to-day role at work.

Find out more www.derby.ac.uk/videos/dionne-cox

I am in full time employment and have been working in the construction and rail industry for 15 years. I really wanted the academic qualification to back that up, which is why I chose the MSc in Civil Engineering and Construction Management at Derby.

I’ve drawn a lot of confidence from the course that I’m taking into my day-to-day role at work. We recently had issues with some of the contracts I look after. Had I not been on this course and known the technical detail, I might have been relying on other people to help me out with those issues.

We have covered a broad range of topics so far, including research methodologies, and techniques in civil engineering.

Being at the University has certainly opened my mind and I have made some fantastic friends along the way too.

The lecturers have been really helpful, which is so important for those of us on day release who are jumping into the University for a day and then jumping out again. They are very responsive – if there’s anything I require confirmation on, they come back really quickly.

I’ve drawn a lot of confidence from the course that I’m taking into my day-to-day role at work.

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MSc Construction Project Management

Essential Information Location Derby Campus, Markeaton Street Duration One year full time or two to three years part time Start dates September or January

About the course

Course details

The aim of this course is for you to obtain membership of the Chartered Institute of Building and move on to a management position.

This course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and MSc.

Entry requirements An undergraduate degree (at least second class) or equivalent in a construction related subject Fees 2013/2014 fees for UK/EU students are £495 per 20-credit module. You will study the equivalent of nine 20-credit modules in total. For the most up to date information on fees please visit our website

Postgraduate Certificate You will study these modules: During it you will concentrate on construction project management, construction sustainability, and facilities management – all essential elements of complex contracts in private and public companies and major international overseas projects. You will explore the historical development of a wide range of management disciplines and evaluate their evolution in providing construction and complex project managers with a substantial amount of choice in terms of policy, legislation, methodology, and practice.

This course will enable you to research, analyse, and apply your knowledge to a framework that will help you to lead successful construction projects in your workplace. Using a combination of core management and optional technical modules, we will encourage you to relate your work to contemporary developments in construction, project management, construction sustainability, and facilities management, as well as related areas throughout the built environment.

Research Methods: Application and Evaluation This module will advise, guide, and develop you in the various elements that constitute the skills required for identifying and applying appropriate research methods and developing an overall research plan. Your learning will include how to identify, evaluate, and apply different research philosophies, research approaches, research strategies, research methods, and methods of data collection and analysis. Both quantitative and qualitative techniques are covered. Asset and Facilities Management The whole life of built assets is of increasing concern to construction professionals as the industry’s clients seek best value from their property in terms of occupation costs as well as value for money. An understanding of postconstruction management is becoming important for clients, property developers, and construction managers including involvement with private finance initiative (PFI) projects, and in forming partnering arrangements to offer clients a better service. Facilities management is a logical development in a competitive market that characterises the free world’s business environment. Recognition of the need to establish a single responsible organisation to achieve optimum results has been the key to success in meeting the strategic challenges faced by many organisations in their use of built assets.

How to apply www.derby.ac.uk/applyonline International students Please see page 9 for further details

Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution Construction law involves the dynamic construction sector of the economy, which relies on connected contractual relationships to carry out the complexity of modern building. It involves the trading of labour, plant, materials, and services under a variety of contract arrangements. The sector’s in-built competitiveness and predisposition to contractual claims presents students with the opportunity to view contract law grappling with the difficulties posed by this commercial environment. Law is a commercial tool in achieving economic objectives and it is essential to understand how the law shapes even the structure of the industry and how it facilitates resolution and avoidance of disputes.

Postgraduate Diploma You will study these modules: CPD and Strategic Management During this module you will develop your managerial skills in preparation for work in

a global industry environment. You will study strategic concepts and learn how to transfer them into your own industry or specialism using a structured approach. You will focus on managing the global future by analysis rather than by instinct and become adept at forecasting and financial analysis, while considering business ethics. Project Management and Financial Accounting Decisions to close down or merge operations are commonly perceived as associated with job losses, lowered motivation, and a sense of failure or decline. Managers may seem to be imprisoned in performance measures that do not appear to provide the right focus or help. There may seem to be a discipline apparently imposed by the accounting function, which destroys innovation and flair. Cost controls seem to put up barriers to spending. The truth never quite materialises. The financially informed manager may recognise that there may be

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a ‘good reason’ why such changes or approaches to managing an organisation are happening. It is the theme of this module that participants need to recognise the reality of the importance of accounting numbers. They need to work within the frameworks, and yet be in a position to question and challenge. They should be able to support change and contribute to its implementation.

You will explore the role of sustainable development and product stewardship in improving environmental performance and the triple bottom line. Starting with a global view of environmental pressures and developing technologies, you will learn how to take a systemic approach to assessing strategic planning and operations using methods for quantifying the efficient use of materials and energy.

This module answers business needs for effective management of project orientated and project driven organisations. It will also focus on the relationship between operational and project management, in line with the strategic objectives of an organisation.

You will consider the responsibility towards legal obligations under provisions such as Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) and Environmental Protection Act (EPA) together with the imperatives of cost-cutting, benefiting the environment and company competitiveness, or public accountability. You will explore the tools for use when considering issues such as health and safety and the environmental effects of new and existing products and services, promotion of sustainable development, manufacturing processes, transport and planning, and waste disposal.

You will choose one of these modules: Negotiated Module This module is usually studied by part time students who are in employment as it allows participants to take practical, work based experience and develop it within an academic context. Environmental Performance Management for Sustainable Development This module develops your understanding of how, in the context of local and global legislation and pressures, organisations and communities manage their environmental performance to maintain competitiveness or social structure. These factors have a significant effect on strategic planning and management for those aspiring to manage in private or public organisations in the UK or internationally.

Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials In the light of both the energy in use and the embodied energy of materials, one of the important remits of sustainable construction is to reduce the use of fossil-fuel based energy consumption. This module will see you critically evaluating the principles, methodologies, and techniques involved in the selection and specification of sustainable construction methods and materials.

MSc You will study this module: Independent Scholarship This module will provide you with an opportunity to use and enhance the knowledge and intellectual skills you’ve gained during the course by means of an extensive investigation of a proposed postgraduate study related to the course material. This can take the form of a dissertation, research based technical design and development project, or the exhibition of creative design artwork.

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MSc Professional Engineering

Essential Information Location Derby Campus, Markeaton Street Duration Two to three years part time for students working in the engineering profession Start dates September or January

About the course

Course details

We’ve developed this course with the Engineering Council as part of the Engineering Gateways programme to help you to gain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status if you are working in the engineering profession.

This course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and MSc.

Postgraduate Certificate You will study these modules:

It is a work based route to the academic qualification and professional development that you need to demonstrate for registration as a CEng. You will be able to acquire professional competencies and an MSc without taking time off work. Because the course is flexible, it can be adapted to almost any work situation, engineering industry, or location. There are three phases to this course:

Phase one: Entry Gateway This comprises a professional development audit (PDA) of your education, qualifications, experience, and competencies to date, and a reflective summary.

Phase two: Study Programme (Learning Contract) This is your individual study programme that matches your PDA against professional body/Engineering Council requirements.

Phase three: Exit Gateway This consists of either a reflective summary or an engineering project depending on your skills and needs. It also includes a viva voce. Appropriately qualified academic and industrial tutors will work with you and your employer to design a unique programme tailored to your work situation, which takes into account your present level of education and experience. You will study two compulsory modules: Research Methods: Application and Evaluation, and CPD and Strategic Management. The other modules allow you to negotiate the content of your course so that you can meet the requirements of your professional institution for CEng registration.

Research Methods: Application and Evaluation This module will advise, guide, and develop you in the various elements that constitute the skills required for identifying and applying appropriate research methods and developing an overall research plan. Your learning will include how to identify, evaluate, and apply different research philosophies, research approaches, research strategies, research methods, and methods of data collection and analysis. Negotiated Advanced Technical Module This module encourages you to engage firstly with the development of your professional development audit (PDA). You will undertake a work based project in a technical area. This could include identifying the constraints in which you work and the opportunities for improvement, development, or exploitation of intellectual capital within your field, or the introduction and exploitation of new and advancing technology. Negotiated Module (Environmental and Ethical Responsibility) To complete this module, you will seek opportunities to explore, report on, and review your own and your company’s environmental and ethical attitudes, performance, and aspirations in relation to environmental and ethical pressures.

Entry requirements An undergraduate degree or equivalent You will be advised if you need to engage in formal postgraduate academic study to support your technical development as part of this module and will undertake a structured reflection on the experiences of your enquiry into environmental and social responsibility, and locate demonstrable outcomes in an academic context.

Postgraduate Diploma You will study these modules: CPD and Strategic Management During this module you will develop your managerial skills in preparation for work in a global industry environment. You will study strategic concepts and learn how to transfer them into your own industry or specialism using a structured approach.

This will be a different process for everyone and your tutor will advise if you need to engage in formal postgraduate academic study to support your technical development as part of this module. Negotiated Module (Solving Engineering Problems) You will undertake a significant work based project to solve a complex technical problem within or beyond your own operational area at work, using academic methodology and applications. Your tutor will advise you if you need formal postgraduate study to support your technical development as part of this module.

Negotiated Module (Commercial and Technical Leadership) You will undertake a work based project to explore and report on a specific aspect of managing and leading complex, interdisciplinary technical and commercial projects. These can be within or beyond your own area of responsibility at work, provided it relates to your subject area. Negotiated Module (Innovation in Technology) You will undertake a work based project to assess how new and innovative technologies can be applied, developed, or transferred from another sector to improve your company’s processes, products, or intellectual capital.

How to apply www.derby.ac.uk/applyonline International students Please see page 9 for further details

MSc You will study this module:

You will focus on managing the global future by analysis rather than by instinct and become adept at forecasting and financial analysis, while considering business ethics.

Fees 2013/2014 fees for UK/EU students are £495 per 20-credit module. You will study the equivalent of nine 20-credit modules in total. For the most up to date information on fees please visit our website

Independent Scholarship This triple module is an integral and substantial part of your masters degree. It will provide you with an opportunity to use and enhance the knowledge and intellectual skills you’ve gained during the course by means of an extensive investigation of a proposed postgraduate study related to the course material. You will produce a coherent, sustained, and comprehensive research based study to demonstrate your ability to generate complex proposals with an awareness of current issues and insights, originality in the application of subject knowledge and, where appropriate, propose new hypotheses and speculations.

› Contact us Dr Patrick Barber T: +44 (0)1332 593216 E: adtenquiry@derby.ac.uk For cohort applications contact Sarah Ward T: +44 (0)1332 597803 E: s.a.ward@derby.ac.uk Employer cohorts As an employer, you may wish to bring a cohort of incorporated engineers to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status through an MSc Professional Engineering programme tailored to your commercial and technical requirements. If you would like to discuss specific cohort entry, please contact Sarah Ward above.

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MA Music Production

Essential Information Location Derby Campus, Markeaton Street Duration One year full time or two to three years part time Start dates September or January

About the course

Course details

During this challenging course you will develop the academic knowledge and practical skills you will need to take advantage of current and future opportunities in the music and media production industry sectors.

This course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and MSc.

Postgraduate Certificate You will study these modules:

You will study key aspects of advanced learning in music production, focusing on technical application and personal creativity. Because of our links with commercial organisations and the expertise of our staff in related industrial activities, you will focus on real world applications. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the professional environment of the music and media sectors and develop the entrepreneurial skills needed to take advantage of current opportunities and initiate new ones. Music and sound production are integral to the creative industries sector, both in the UK and internationally, and are at the forefront of a diverse range of commercial, educational, and research developments. Representing a significant area of commercial innovation and creative practice, the growth of new media platforms provides exciting employment opportunities and requires up to date approaches to the development of appropriate professional expertise.

Professional judgement, technical and creative ability, and appropriate knowledge and understanding are key to success in the music and media sector. Increasingly characterised by sophisticated technical systems and close integration of a range of media, music production encompasses a number of distinct specialisms and provides a dynamic field of postgraduate research activity. You will study both as an individual and as part of a group, giving you experience of working within multidimensional teams and managing leadership roles. You will have access to our brand-new, professionally designed recording studio complex featuring two Protools HDX systems, one with a vintage NEVE analogue recording console and the other with an AVID C24 controller. Both control rooms have 5.1 surround monitoring systems and a variety of high quality Focusrite outboard equipment. The complex also includes three pre-/ post-production rooms featuring Protools and Logic systems.

Research Methods: Application and Evaluation This module will advise, guide, and develop you in the various elements that constitute the skills required for identifying and applying appropriate research methods and developing an overall research plan. Your learning will include how to identify, evaluate, and apply different research philosophies, research approaches, research strategies, research methods, and methods of data collection and analysis. Both quantitative and qualitative techniques are covered. Perceptual Technologies You will focus on the study and application of auditory perceptual theories and phenomena in real and artificial sound fields using scientific investigative methods combined with aesthetic analytical approaches. You will also develop the knowledge you will need to understand the perceptual consequences of artificial sound field production techniques and technologies. Music Production Systems This module focuses on the enhancement of technical skills and creative possibilities by using specific music production and authoring tools. You will explore and exploit the techniques involved in modern music production through practical and theoretical study. Independently developed portfolio projects will form the basis for your analytical and creative work.

Entry requirements An undergraduate degree (at least second class) or equivalent in a music related area

Postgraduate Diploma You will study these modules: CPD and Strategic Management During this module you will develop your managerial skills in preparation for work in a global industry environment. You will study strategic concepts and learn how to transfer them into your own industry or specialism using a structured approach. You will focus on managing the global future by analysis rather than by instinct and become adept at forecasting and financial analysis, while considering business ethics. The CPD (continuing professional development) element of this module means that you will be able to contextualise and concentrate your studies in your own discipline to improve your employability. Studio Production This module covers sophisticated technical and creative approaches to studio based music recording and production. You will explore the recording studio as an integrated technical system, as well as an environment requiring spontaneity and professionalism of thought and action.

You will choose one of these optional modules: Digital Signal Processing and Sound Design This module provides a detailed technical review of leading digital signal processing (DSP) systems, software applications, and procedures. With a specific focus on sound design as a creative and professional discipline with wide-ranging industrial applications, technical insight is

evaluated within a range of applications and your studies are developed through a series of practical projects and design briefs. We will prepare you for the professional world of commercial sound design, including spatial sound design approaches, DSP research, and related communications industries. Negotiated Module This module encourages you to engage with a specific aspect of professional practice that complements or extends your academic studies at masters level. It includes aspects of negotiation, project management, target-setting, and implementation of objectives situated in practical experience and realised in the context of work based learning.

Fees 2013/2014 fees for UK/EU students are £495 per 20-credit module. You will study the equivalent of nine 20-credit modules in total. For the most up to date information on fees please visit our website How to apply www.derby.ac.uk/applyonline International students Please see page 9 for further details

The alignment of the agreed project aims and objectives with the required learning outcomes for the module is an important and integral requirement for successful completion of this module.

MA You will study this module: Independent Scholarship This module will provide you with an opportunity to use and enhance the knowledge and intellectual skills you’ve gained during the course by means of an extensive investigation of a proposed postgraduate study related to the course material. This can take the form of a dissertation, research based technical design and development project, or the exhibition of creative design artwork.

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S t ud ent p ro f ile Vladimir Coman-Popescu MA Music Production

This is the perfect context where you can learn more about yourself, what you like, and the area that you want to work in.

Find out more www.derby.ac.uk/vidoes/vladimir

I am from Romania and I decided to do a masters in Music Production because I wanted to fine tune my skills, learn new approaches, and basically find my own sound. The course has been absolutely enlightening so far. With the studios, the gear, and the surround sound room, you can create your own soundscape. It’s an opportunity I hadn’t ever dreamed about before I came here. I couldn’t be more happy than I am with the equipment and the support available at Derby. Coming from my background, the most

surprising thing I discovered about the lecturers is the fact that they go out of their way to help you. Each and every one of them wants to help me to be the best that I can be. That’s something I have never experienced before. My advice for anyone coming to do a postgraduate degree here is to have fun. This is the perfect context where you can learn more about yourself, what you like, and the area that you want to work in. But most of all, you can really have fun while you’re doing that.

Every one of the lecturers wants to help me to be the best that I can be. That’s something I have never experienced before.

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MSc Motorsport Engineering

Essential Information Location Derby Campus, Markeaton Street Duration One year full time or two to three years part time Start dates September or January

About the course

Course details

This course provides a broad mixture of theoretical and applied engineering principles, coupled with a practical design and manufacture final project. It will lead to accreditation at full Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

This course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and MSc.

Postgraduate Certificate CPD and Strategic Management During this module you will develop your managerial skills in preparation for work in a global industry environment. You will study strategic concepts and learn how to transfer them into your own industry or specialism using a structured approach. You will focus on managing the global future by analysis rather than by instinct and become adept at forecasting and financial analysis, while considering business ethics. The CPD (continuing professional development) element of this module means that you will be able to contextualise and concentrate your studies in your own discipline to improve your employability.

By considering misuse or original design flaws, you will review the mechanical analysis for the assessment and deduction of factors that contribute to the onset of failure, such as loading types, materials, manufacturing techniques, and environmental and structural properties, and predict failure scenarios that include brittle, ductile, fatigue, wear, and buckling failure modes. You will consider design for the prevention of failure of both metallic and non-metallic mechanical products. Applied Internal Combustion Engine Thermosciences This module aims to provide the scientific and technological foundations for understanding the operation, performance, and design of internal combustion engines. It should consolidate and integrate studies in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics using examples from Automotive and Motorsport engineering propulsion units.

Forensic Engineering, Failure Analysis and Prevention Forensic engineering is the study of product, process, or design failures and how these relate to international legislation and standards or, in some cases, to legal investigations.

Advanced Drive Train Dynamics This module provides the technological foundations for understanding the factors affecting vehicle performance, fuel economy, and drivability assessment, capturing the full motion of the powertrain, along with:  hardware specification  torsional characteristic of transmission and driveline  conceptual architecture design  powertrain – chassis interactions.

During this module you will review the identification and advanced analysis of a range of failure modes for engineered products. You will critically appraise the design, manufacture, and material facets of failed components, which can indicate the sources of failure, and combined with the examination of failed components, identify likely causes of failure and strategies for testing out failure mode hypotheses.

Motorsport Environmental Management and Sustainable Engineering This module develops your understanding of how, in the context of local, global, and competition legislation and pressures, Motorsport organisations and communities manage their environmental performance with respect to energy and materials consumption, event organisation, and industrial planning and development to maintain competitiveness within the

Motorsport and environmental regulatory framework. These factors have a significant effect on strategic planning and management for those aspiring to manage in the competition Motorsport industry in the UK or internationally. Negotiated Motorsport Technical Module: You will carry out a professional development audit, develop your learning contract, and identify specific aspects of technical study in your given specialism that may complement or extend your academic studies at masters level. This will help your application for Chartered Engineering status. This module will be taught through distance learning and you will negotiate your area of study with the module leader.

Entry requirements An undergraduate degree (at least second class) or equivalent Fees 2013/2014 fees for UK/EU students are £495 per 20-credit module. You will study the equivalent of nine 20-credit modules in total. For the most up to date information on fees please visit our website How to apply www.derby.ac.uk/applyonline International students Please see page 9 for further details

Negotiated Module: Solving Engineering Problems You will undertake a significant work based project to solve a complex technical problem within or beyond your own area of expertise, using academic methodology and applications. You will be advised by your tutor if you need formal postgraduate study to support your technical development as part of this module.

› Contact us Steve Hill T: +44 (0)1332 593216 E: adtenquiry@derby.ac.uk

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MPhil or PhD in Technology

Essential Information Location Derby Campus, Markeaton Street Duration Two years (MPhil); three years full time or six years part time (traditional route PhD); four years full time (new route PhD)

An Online Intelligent System for Teaching Engineering Design Technologies

About the course You can undertake a negotiated programme of research leading to the award of either a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, either straight after graduating from an undergraduate degree or after you have successfully completed a taught masters degree.

These higher degrees are awarded in recognition of a successful period of research training, normally culminating in the production of a thesis. There are three routes to a higher degree:

MPhil This route is designed for graduates who want to gain a strong knowledge and understanding of the subject and then take the discipline forward through an approved programme of original research.

Traditional route PhD This route entails a programme of research that normally takes three years of full time study. You can choose to take it part time over a period of up to six years. The traditional route enables capable and qualified individuals with a masters degree to pursue an original research investigation into a chosen topic within a field of enquiry. If you have chosen a suitable topic for your Postgraduate Independent Study or Independent Scholarship during your MSc you may be able to progress this for your PhD.

New route PhD The new route is for recently qualified graduates with good honours degrees who are keen to progress immediately to a research experience. It offers online taught modules with a Master of Research (MRes) skills component and normally takes four years of full time study.

We will design an individual research programme to suit your topic and you will regularly meet your supervisor for guidance and progress monitoring. We have a long history of research students gaining their MPhil or PhD qualifications in areas such as electronics and sound, engineering, and the built environment.

Recent titles of successful studies include:  Airport Facilities Risk Management System  A Truly Distributed Optical Fibre Humidity Sensing System  Architectural Spatial Layout Improvement in Sub-Surface/Surface Rail Metro Stations for Effective Fire Evacuation.

Dr Amal Oraifige completed her PhD in the development of intelligent and individualised systems for CAD education in November 2010. Amal’s research project involved the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of an online system to guide students according to their learning styles, abilities, and progression through an individual intelligent learning plan, which enables them to access and navigate various educational tools while their

performance is continuously evaluated. The system incorporates facilities to aid effective interaction and promote experiential learning. Results for different groups of students were analysed to determine the system’s effectiveness. This included changes in the pattern and level of students’ achievements. It determined the benefits and limitations of the operational procedures and the functions of the individual components. Find out more about our research at www.derby.ac.uk/adt/research

Start dates You can start any time between August and May Entry requirements An undergraduate degree (at least second class) in a related discipline, or equivalent Fees 2013/2014 fees for UK/EU students are: £3,900 (each year) for full time study of the MPhil, PhD, and the new route PhD; £1,950 (each year) for part time study of the MPhil and traditional route PhD; and £2,350 (each year) for part time study of the new route PhD. For the most up to date information on fees please visit our website How to apply www.derby.ac.uk/research (use forms RD2 and RD3) International students For non UK/EU students, the 2013/2014 fees are: £9,895 (each year) for full time study of the MPhil, PhD, and the new route PhD; £4,948 (each year) for distance learning study of the MPhil and traditional route PhD; and £6,340 (each year) for distance learning study of the new route PhD Please see page 9 for further details

› Contact us Professor Neil Campbell T: +44 (0)1332 593216 E: adtenquiry@derby.ac.uk

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talk to our tutors and students visit our accommodation see our facilities explore Derby and the surrounding area make sure we’re right for you.

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School of Engineering and Technology Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology University of Derby Markeaton Street Derby DE22 3AW T: +44 (0)1332 593216 E: adtenquiry@derby.ac.uk www.derby.ac.uk/technology

Open days at our Derby campus Saturday 7 September 2013 Saturday 12 October 2013 Saturday 23 November 2013 Saturday 1 February 2014 Saturday 15 March 2014 Saturday 12 April 2014 Saturday 7 June 2014 Saturday 12 July 2014 Saturday 27 September 2014 Saturday 11 October 2014 Saturday 22 November 2014

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Find out more about online learning

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You can visit our stand at the open days listed above. Alternatively, if you can’t get to Derby, you can attend one of our webinars. You can also contact our online learning advisers by email, phone, or Skype. For more information www.derby.ac.uk/online

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