Meet some of our graduates from 2015

Mr Chris Stone

Mr Chris Stone
Mr Chris Stone is a Fleet Performance Engineer with Eurostar, UK. He is currently studying on the Reliability Engineering and Asset Management MSc.

I joined the this programme at The University of Manchester to assist me on the road to Chartership with the IMechE in 2012. The course was recommended to me by other fellow graduates in the railway industry and provides a relevant and interesting programme in reliability engineering, maintenance and asset management. The part time direct taught route lasting 3 years fits nicely with my current job, with the two complementing each other well, benefiting both me and my employer. 

Mr Derek O’Brien

Mr Derek O’Brien
Mr Derek O’Brien works for Pfizer in Cork, Ireland. He graduated with a Reliability Engineering and Asset Management MSc in December 2015.

I have been working as a maintenance engineer for the past 10 years with no formal qualification in the area, taking this programme has totally changed my perception and attitude to the science of maintenance/reliability and the contribution it makes to the business function.

The course has not only benefited me, but has helped change the attitude to maintenance and reliability on my site.

The syllabus is current and practical to modern day requirements, this is complimented by the quality and expertise of the lecturers.

As a distance learning student I find the online Blackboard system a very intuitive platform for interaction with fellow students and lecturers.

As many companies, including my own, continuously strive to achieve better safety and quality standards and to gain a competitive advantage, this MSc programme fulfils an industry need.

Mr Wesley Horan

Mr Wesley Horan
Mr Wesley Horan is a Maintenance Manager for Meda Rottapharm LTD in Ireland. He graduated with a Reliability Engineering and Asset Management MSc in December 2015.

As a maintenance manager of a multinational pharmaceutical company, the modules and topics covered over the last 2 years have been very relevant to my role and has also helped me better understand and implement best practice in relation to maintenance and reliability.

This is the first time I have undertaken a distance learning course and the quality of online interaction as well as response and support from the staff at The University of Manchester have been excellent.

The course has also allowed me to network with maintenance professionals from a variety of industries across the world, lecturers and fellow students alike. I would have no hesitation in recommending this course for individuals seeking advancement in the fields of Reliability and Maintenance Engineering.

Antony Jones

Antony Jones
Antony Jones works for Kellogg UK Ltd. He graduated with a Reliability Engineering and Asset Management MSc in December 2015.

The MSc course units contain techniques and methods which can be immediately applied in the workplace in a methodical fashion. The learning materials are both informative and interesting. I studied the MSc via distance learning but help, support and guidance is only an email away and the notes provided were very comprehensive.

The students on the course come from a wide variety of industrial backgrounds and therefore it provides the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with people from areas of industry which you may not normally come in to contact with.

I would recommend this programme of study for anyone involved within the field of maintenance engineering in a climate where availability of equipment and cost effectiveness is becoming an increased priority in the industry today.

Mr Steve Lomax

Mr Steve Lomax
Mr Steve Lomax is a PFS & Utilities Engineering Manager for Tevaruncorn, UK. He graduated with a Reliability Engineering and Asset Management MSc in December 2015.

This MSc course, as presented by the University of Manchester's School of Mechanical, Aerospace and civil Engineering, sets a high standard for graduates and professionals looking to expand the depth and breadth of their engineering knowledge. The course addresses several key areas of engineering, intended to optimise asset management and drive equipment improvement through best practices. The four core units combined with an additional four optional units ensure study focus is flexible enough to best suit the individual, whilst supporting any industry. Units are well structured, with clear study guidance and sufficient technical detail to enable learning whilst promoting further research. This is strategically underscored by well-considered mid and post unit assessments, ensuring students are challenged regardless of existing skill set.

Support for course materials, comprising both academic and industry expertise, represents a level of experience that can be considered world-class, with several leaders in specific engineering fields aligned to the University. Combined with robust coordination, these factors successfully enable the course to be offered in different formats including full-time, part-time and distance learning students.

In my opinion, The University of Manchester can be justifiably proud of providing an up to date, technically relevant and well supported qualification process in the form of the Reliability Engineering and Asset Management MSc course.

Jalya Ganbarova

Jalya Ganbarova
Jalya Ganbarova Maintenance Planner at BP Azerbaijan. She graduated with a Reliability Engineering and Asset Management MSc in in December 2015.

This MSc course at the University of Manchester provides a thorough understanding of engineering principles, as well as practical and theoretical skills. We have a number of graduates of this MSc course in BP Azerbaijan and all of them bring a great input to our business and are in great demand in the global industry. This MSc qualification from The University of Manchester not only strengthens our career prospects, it also helps us to build a solid network of engineers all over the world.

I am very grateful to all my tutors as well as University administrators for their continuous support and help during the academic years. 

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