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Applications are open for our Engineering CPD Courses

Fri, 11 November, 2022

Brunel University and NSIRC have launched a range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses, designed for engineering professionals looking for career development opportunities.

Through CPD courses, participants can access industry focused, credit-bearing training that will support career progression and professional engineering qualifications, such as Chartership application.

The courses are designed in-line with the industry-based MSc programmes offered by Brunel University, in Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management), Lightweight Structures and Impact Engineering, and Oil and Gas Engineering, at NSIRC in Cambridge.

Industry focused CPD modules for applicants to choose from:

Fatique and Fracture Mechanics Finite Element Analysis: Numberical Modelling of Solids and Structures Thin-Walled Structures
Metallurgy and Materials Codes and Standards in Structural Integrity Automotive Integral Vehicle Structures
NDT Inspection Methodology Petroleum Production Fundamentals Structural Mechanics Fundamentals
Reliability Engineering Design and Construction of Installation Applied Continuum Mechanics
Structural Health Monitoring Reliability Engineering and Risk Management Applied Continuum Mechanics 1 – Fundamentals
Structural Materials Applied Engineering Mathematics Applied Continuum Mechanics 1 – FEA
Structural Integrity and FEA Stress Analysis Advanced Transient Simulation Methods
Multiphase Flow Fundamentals and Flow Assurance Composite Materials and Structures Impact and Crashworthiness

Explore Each Module


What is the benefit of a CPD course and how is it taught...?

Benefit of enrolling in CPD Courses

Students will gain concrete skill sets that will help with career aspirations, as well as academic progression towards a Post-graduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip), Master of Science (MSc) or higher degree.

Overview and delivery

Courses are taught in modules of one/two week, with 30-35 contact hours and a combination of varying activities, including tutorials, computational/experimental lab sessions, lectures and case studies.

Each module has a variety of assessments including a combination of reports, poster and oral presentations, practical and written exams*, as well as individual and group assignments.

The preferred delivery mode is in-person at the world class NSIRC facility in Cambridge, however, there may be an opportunity to support dual/hybrid learning. Any applicant interested hybrid learning is advised to contact Brunel for more information on requirements and module timings.

Costs and fees

These CPD courses will charge a fee on the modules bases. The fee will be determined by the module credits of 10, 15, 20 and 30.

For the academic year 2022/23, students from the European Union will be eligible to the same tuition fee option as UK students. This will remain applicable throughout the duration of the course.


Submitting an application: What is required and how to apply...

Entry requirements

  • Internationally recognised qualification equivalent to, or in the UK as a minimum, a 2:2 Honours degree in the field of engineering, mathematics and physics. However, relevant industry experience may be offset against academic requirements.
  • Whilst the course is taught in English, there is no formal English language requirement. However, it is essential that the applicants should be able to communicate in English and understand the standards GCSE grade C, or have an IELTS score of 6.5 with an overall 6 in skills.

Apply here

  1. Visit the Brunel University website in order to submit your application.
  2. Select the modules you want to study and fill out the Module Form with module the code and module name - available in the ‘find the right CPD module’ section.
  3. Now upload the completed form to your 'My Application' portal.
  4. Once the module form is received, your application will be moved to the evaluation stage where you will be contacted via email.

If you have any questions, please contact us at


*For exam assessment, the examinations follow the University schedule (usually held in January and May). However, assignments have a four-week deadline.


NSIRC building at TWI Ltd near Cambridge. Photo: TWI Ltd
NSIRC building at TWI Ltd near Cambridge. Photo: TWI Ltd