"Very enjoyable - action packed schedule."
CPD gives you an excellent opportunity to extend or update your knowledge and learn new skills. Informed by cutting edge research, they offer up-to-date and industrially relevant curricula in short, intensive programmes. Many courses address serious skills shortages.
Our courses, which range from one to five days in duration, are led by University academics and guest presenters from leading engineering companies and government agencies. Attendees are from many organisations and are at different stages in their careers; many are from the UK, others from overseas. The courses are a great way to network with students, researchers and qualified and experienced engineers. Most of our five-day courses are modules on the School's Masters programmes and so delegates will be attending alongside full and part time students. This provides a rich learning environment, where theoretical understanding and research-led teaching meets with real world perspectives from the delegates, who often generate interesting and challenging debates based upon their working experience. The shorter courses are generally only accessed by CPD delegates and group sizes are smaller. Delegates receive printed or electronic notes for all courses. New courses are introduced throughout the year.
All courses may be attended without assessment. However, many of the five-day courses are modules from the School's Masters programmes; for these, there may be the option to be formally assessed and awarded a certificate of credits achieved (10 masters credits). If you then register for a postgraduate qualification, these credits may be accepted as Accredited Prior Learning (APL). Delegates may study the modules most suited to their work whilst at the same time building credit towards a postgraduate qualification.
The School wants to ensure that, as graduates seek chartered status and review their development needs, there are relevant learning activities to help them progress towards chartered status. Some of the CPD courses are accredited by professional organisations; others form part of our MSc Programmes, which are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC.