(English Version only)

MSc Lift Engineering

(Distance Learning)

awarded by The University of Northampton, UK


Course Features

  • Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Composed of compulsory and elective (designated) taught modules, together with an independent research Case Study and the MSc dissertation.
  • The learning materials are available and students communicate with tutors on-line via the Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) which is the institutional virtual learning platform providing access to web based and web enhanced courses at the University of Northampton.

Introduction to the Course

The MSc Lift Engineering course 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. The programme teaches the skills required in electrical and mechanical science, together with mathematics and other engineering areas associated with the lift industry.

This degree has been accredited by IMechE under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Course Structure

For the MSc award students must accumulate 180 FHEQ level 7 credit points. 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.

The following modules are offered (The modules relating to the academic year 23/24 will be available from June 2023.):

The first FOUR compulsory modules-

Modules Credits
1 LIFM001DL - Lift Applications Engineering 20
2 LIFM002DL - Codes and Standards 20
3 LIFM003DL - Management of Construction Industry Contracts 20
4 LIFM004DL - Case Study 20


TWO designated modules out of the following choices-

5a LIFM005DL ‐ Lift Component Applications 20
5b LIFM006DL – Hydraulic Systems 20
5c LIFM007DL – Control Systems 20
5d LIFM008DL – Microprocessor Applications 20
5e LIFM009DL – Utilisation of Materials 20
5f LIFM010DL – Dynamics and Vibrations 20
5g LIFM011DL – Vertical Transportation Systems 20


Final compulsory module:

6 LIFM012DL ‐ Dissertation 60
Total 180


The course Award Map is available on-line via the link:


Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have an honours degree of at least class 2:2 (or its equivalent) in a relevant engineering / science discipline; or
  • 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 for admission to the MSc programme.
  • AND English language proficiency

Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)


Course Fee (2024/25):

£2,020 per 20 credit module, pay annually for registered modules;
£18,180 for entire course

Application Method

If you wish to receive local support via phone call or email (e.g. reminders, communications with the University etc.) during your study, please apply for the course via AIBE.

Otherwise, please fill in online application form of the University of Northampton