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MSc Lift Engineering  
(Pure Distance Learning)
awarded by The Univeristy of Northampton, UK


Introduction to the Course

The MSc Lift Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). The course aims to provide a detailed, academic study of lift engineering and related management issues, together with a higher level qualification for persons employed in lift engineering as well as in allied industries.

The course is delivered by distance learning (DL), and is composed of compulsory and elective (designated) taught modules, together with an independent research Case Study and the MSc dissertation. The course Award Map is available on-line via the link:

The learning materials are available and students communicate with tutors on-line via the Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) which is the institutional virtual learning platform providing access to web based and web enhanced courses at The University of Northampton. .


Course Features

  • Local support via phone call and on-line for prospective students and applicants is provided.
  • The course will benefit lift engineers and consultants as well as members of senior management in the lift industry.
  • You will gain an in-depth understanding of advanced technical issues arising in lift design, safety, maintenance and contract management.
  • The course is aimed at a broad based post-graduate engineering education closely linked to the needs of the lift industry.
  • Candidates are expected to demonstrate skills required in electrical and mechanical sciences, together with mathematics and other relevant science/ engineering areas associated with the lift industry.


Course Structure

For the MSc award students must accumulate 180 level-7 credit points. The maximum period of registration is five years. The study pathway can be tailored to satisfy individual student circumstances. Students normally enter the course on a part time mode of study. In this mode of study the award can be accomplished in 2.5 years (3 trimesters per year, around 4 months per trimester)

This involves completing five compulsory modules: LIFM001 (Lift Applications Engineering, 20 credits), LIFM002 (Codes and Standards, 20 credits), LIFM003 (Management of Construction Industry Contracts, 20 credits), LIFM004 (Case Study, 20 credits) and LIFM012 (Dissertation, 60 credits), and two designated (elective) modules (20 credits each).

In order to undertake the dissertation students need to complete the first four compulsory modules (LIFM001, 002,003 and 004). One designated module can be studied in parallel with the dissertation.

The following modules are offered:

The first FOUR compulsory modules:

1. LIFM001DL - Lift Applications Engineering (Compulsory)
2. LIFM002DL - Codes and Standards (Compulsory)
3. LIFM003DL - Management of Construction Industry Contracts (Compulsory)
4. LIFM004DL - Case Study (Compulsory)

TWO designated modules out of the following choices

5(A). LIFM005DL - Lift Component Applications (designated)
5(B). LIFM006DL - Hydraulic Systems (designated)
5(C). LIFM007DL - Control Systems (designated)
5(D). LIFM008DL - Microprocessor Applications (designated)
5(E). LIFM009DL - Utilisation of Materials (designated)
5(F). LIFM010DL - Dynamics and Vibrations
5(G) LIFM011DL - Vertical Transportation Systems (designated)

Final compulsory module:

6. LIFM012DL - Dissertation (compulsory)



Applicants should either have:

  • an honours degree of at least class 2:2 (or its equivalent) in a relevant engineering / science discipline; or 

  • within the framework of the university, candidates without an honours degree who can demonstrate an appropriate level of relevant learning and achievement will also be considered for admission to the MSc programme.

AND English language proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 or

  • assessed on an individual basis, for example via an interview, relevant documentary evidence and/or by one of University recognised English language tests to provide valid reassurance.


Application Method & Course Fee

Please fill in online application form of the University of Northampton

If you wish to apply for scholarship, please also fill in AIBE application form

  • (Applicants will be considered for the scholarship on the basis of their academic and professional achievement.)
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It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.