12 months
14500 GBP/year
7100 GBP/year
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The Intelligent Maintenance Engineering degree from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will prepare you for a thriving career at the heart of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ as advancements in artificial intelligence and smart machinery transform the way we work forever.

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On this Intelligent Maintenance Engineering degree from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) , you’ll learn how to apply the latest maintenance techniques to increase productivity and reduce intensive labour. As the so-called ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ takes shape, industry requires highly skilled professionals who are able to work and interact with automatic processes and machines; this is also true with maintenance.

Maintenance is becoming more automatic and smart, requiring professionals with the skills to deal with Intelligent Systems. New technologies are completely transforming the world we live in, and this course will enable you to take a leading role in Industry 4.0 – you’ll learn all about machine intelligence, intelligent maintenance engineering, renewable energy technology, condition monitoring systems, and much more.

Why study with us

You’ll benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC), an integrated space for teaching and research with direct links to industry, enabling you to work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.

We’re located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas of the UK.

You’ll get to work alongside our research active staff, with the possibility of continuing on to PhD research, and you’ll also have opportunities to work closely on industrial, research and EU projects

Future careers

After graduating from this course you’ll be equipped to pursue a wide range of technical and management careers in the field of maintenance engineering based on mechanical plants. These roles could include asset management, plant maintenance and preventative maintenance.

After you graduate you will be well placed to take on a leading role as Industry 4.0 takes hold and organisations begin to implement new technologies incorporating smart machinery, artificial intelligence and the ‘Internet of Things.’

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Embedded Real-Time Systems
  • Work Placement (Engineering)
  • Advanced Topics in Machine Intelligence
  • Advanced Computer Aided Design
  • Engineering Simulation
  • Engineering Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree in related subject such as Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering
  • Non-standard applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have relevant experience
  • Applicants must demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from Master- level studies

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Sandwich year: £1000 for the sandwich year
  • Part time: £785 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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