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Cranfield University’s part-time Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Cost Engineering is designed to generate cost engineers with both cost and affordability engineering and management expertise.

The course, which is intended to develop skills in improving efficiency and streamlining communications, comprises four one-week assessed modules and an individual project.

There are two compulsory modules, Cost Engineering and Data Management, and two optional modules chosen from the following: Business Process Analysis and Engineering; Enterprise Systems and Management; Introduction to Process Systems Engineering; Knowledge Management Systems; Manufacturing Technology Management; Operations Management; Product Evaluation and Validation; Product Life Cycle Management; Process Plant Operations; Project Management Requirements; Engineering and Concept Creation; Subsea Oil and Gas Exploitation; and Whole System Design.

The Cost Studio provides a real-world experience of product cost modelling application, systems design and business problem solving.

Specialist equipment includes a computer-aided-design workstation, access SAP R/3, software, e-engineering server/facilities, computer-aided-manufacturing facilities and a 3D printer.

Students gain free access to Cranfield’s Cost360 initiative on successful completion of the course; this is a community of Cranfield alumni that provides post-training support for people within the cost engineering discipline.

Students typically secure positions within their sponsoring company as professional cost engineers, according to the university.

In addition, students have previously secured positions in business risk awareness and reduction.

Cranfield University, School of Applied Sciences

Cranfield University is a wholly postgraduate university with an international community and a truly global reputation. The School of Applied Sciences is recognised for its multi-disciplinary approach to research and teaching in relation to manufacturing, materials, natural resources and sustainable systems. We also provide short courses and consultancy services to our clients. Cranfield is third in the UK for the impact of its mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing research. Through our focus on fundamental research and its application to meet the needs of industry and society, Applied Sciences is a major contributor to these positions. We have a successful track record of working closely with organisations around the world. Our success is due to our staff and the quality of the students whose careers we help develop. We operate key facilities which underpin our research, teaching and short courses.  

The School of Applied Sciences offers an extensive engineering portfolio of full and part-time masters’ programmes, funded research opportunities and short courses, across a number of sectors.  All courses are designed to meet the training needs of industry, and benefit from significant input from experts in the sector.

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