Technology & Skills For Engineering The Future (PGT)
Duration: 10 weeks
Credits: 10 Academic Credits (PGT)
Delivery: All course content is delivered on Moodle, our virtual learning platform. You will converse with the tutors and fellow students in online forums.
Timetable: Fully online and flexible, with no scheduled classes to attend.
Funding: You are eligible for a fully funded place on this course if you are Scottish-domiciled and/or work for an organisation based in Scotland.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented formidable challenges for the engineering industry, highlighting potential implications for its future growth and long-term sustainability. To navigate this uncertainty and position themselves for success, engineers must take proactive steps to develop the skills that will be essential in the coming years. This Upskilling course is designed to help engineering professionals do just that, by providing instruction and training in a wide range of critical areas. The modern engineer must possess an array of technical, management and communication skills to address the demands of new engineering challenges. Throughout this course, learners will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge, sharpen their technical abilities, and position themselves to play a key role in shaping the future of engineering.
Why this course
This course aims to help engineers to become more valuable assets to their organisations, and more capable of driving innovation, efficiency, and progress in the industry.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Write computer programs to control embedded processors in realistic engineering scenarios;
- Compare current machine learning approaches and design and test code for a simple machine learning algorithm;
- Apply a systematic design process to the development of a robotic or autonomous system;
- Evaluate the worth of AR/VR techniques in solving specific real-world engineering problems;
- Understand the key aspects of modern engineering project management standards and use these in projects;
- Use various technologies to produce cutting-edge solutions to next-generation engineering projects;
- Comply with professional and ethical industry workplace standards.
This course is designed to equip learners with the tools and knowledge to identify gaps in the engineering market and bring innovation to the industry through the creation of new technologies and improvement of existing systems. It will cover the following topics:
Week 1: Programming for Engineering I
Week 2: Programming for Engineering II
Week 3: Embedded Systems
Week 4: Robotics & Autonomous Systems I
Week 5: Robotics & Autonomous Systems II
Week 6: Virtual Reality
Week 7: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning I
Week 8: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning II
Week 9: Engineering Project Management
Week 10: Professional & Ethical Standards in the Workplace
- Summative Assessment (100%) (optional)
Learners will individually write a computer program and develop an object detection system using machine learning techniques. Due in Week 12.
Learners who choose to submit this assessment will be awarded 10 Academic Credits towards a relevant Undergraduate degree at the University of Glasgow.
Meet The Team
This course is designed and delivered a group of academics in the James Watt School of Engineering, and led by Professor Kelum Gamage.
For all enquiries related to this course, contact the Upskilling team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all courses as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a course. For more information, please see: Student contract.
This course is designed to equip learners with skills to progress into the following roles and industries:
- Programme and Software Development
- AI and Robotics
- Project Manager
- Senior Engineer
Completion of this course grants potential for:
- Further academic study
- Increased earning potential
- New career path
Fees & funding
Funding: If you are based in Scotland and/or work for an organisation based in Scotland, you are eligible for a fully funded place on this course, meaning you can upskill free of charge.
Discounts: A 20% discount is available to NHS, Civil Service and Third Sector employees. A 10% discount is available to UofG alumni and for group bookings.
It is suggested that learners on this course are educated to Undergraduate level and have an IELTS equivalent of 6.5. Learners will not be asked to prove their academic or professional history.
How To Apply
Stage 1: Submit Notification of Interest Form
Notify us of your interest in applying for a course. You will then receive an email with a link to the Admissions Form.
Stage 2: Submit Admissions Form
Submit an Admissions Form using the same email address that you used in your Notification of Interest Form. If you are granted an SFC funded place on the course, you will receive an Access Account Notification email (AAN) including instructions on how to complete Academic Registration.
The submission of this form does not guarantee you a place on the course. You will hear from us regarding our decision in approximately four weeks.
Stage 3: Complete Academic Registration
Once complete, your place on the course will be secured.
Upskilling learners do not have to complete Financial Registration or manually enrol. This is processed by the Upskilling team.
Courses have a limited number of spaces. Thus, applications may close before the advertised deadline. To avoid disappointment, it is encouraged that you complete Stages 1-3 of your application at the earliest opportunity.
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