12 months
16200 GBP/year
8775 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Lift Engineering course from the University of Northampton 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, maintenance and contract management. 


This course teaches the skills required in electrical and mechanical science, together with mathematics and other engineering areas associated with the lift industry.

Course Details

The Lift Engineering course from the University of Northampton is made up of seven modules. Four of these are compulsory, with two more that you will be able to choose, and a dissertation. The compulsory modules cover the fundamental areas that are essential to lift engineering, including the codes and standards to which lifts and their design must adhere. Option modules allow you to pursue your particular interests and specialise within the industry. 


  • Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
  • Eligible for the 20% Graduate Discount Scheme.
  • IMechE accredited course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lift Applications Engineering 
  • Codes and Standards
  • Management of Contracts in the Construction Industry 
  • Case Study 
  • Lift Component Applications 
  • Hydraulic Systems 
  • Control Systems 
  • Microprocessor Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • It is assumed that you have an honour degree of at least class 2:2 (or its equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline. 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16200 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8775 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8775 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK: £975 per 20 credit module

International: £1,800 per 20 credit module


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