Summer School

Summer School in Through-life Engineering Services

6th - 10th June 2016 Cranfield University

The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Through-life Engineering Services is offering this summer school to train PhD students, researchers and early career practitioners in the key challenges and technologies for Through-life Engineering Services (TES). This annual summer school will also help to develop an international research community in the TES area.

The summer school will cover the following major themes:
1. Maintenance challenges for availability contracts
2. Component and System Degradation analysis
3. Diagnostics and Prognostics
4. Repair Technologies
5. Self-healing Technologies
6. Obsolescence Management
7. Design and Manufacturing for TES

Who should attend?

Any PhD student (preferably in their 1st or 2nd years), researchers in universities and early career practitioners in companies in the UK and outside with an interest in the TES areas mentioned above can apply. Note that the course is limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

Key features of the course:

This cross disciplinary course will provide access to the leading research academics in the EPSRC Centre and will involve significant hands on exposure to the technologies in the TES Studio and the Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) Laboratory. The course will also include extensive group work and workshop style learning and will enable the creation of an international network of the attendees.

Course structure:

The course will start at 9.00hrs on Monday and finish by 14.00hrs on Friday. A social event and the Summer School dinner will be held on the Wednesday evening.

The event flyer can be downloaded here


All costs have to be paid before the course.

UK participants: £100 (this includes registration for the course, course material, all food, summer school dinner and four nights accommodation). Please note the course is heavily subsidised by the EPSRC for UK participants (defined as those currently registered for a PhD with a UK University, employed full time by a UK University or by a UK company).

Non UK participants: £300 (this includes registration for the course, course material, all food and summer school dinner). Non UK participants are expected to book their own accommodation on campus.


Please follow this link to make payment for your place on this year's Summer School


How to apply?

Candidates may be nominated by their host Institution or apply themselves by email with a detailed CV (max four pages) and a statement outlining the usefulness of the training to the candidate in their career development (max 500 words) by the 31st of March 2016. Selection will be by a sub-committee of the Centre Executive Committee and successful candidates will be notified by the 15th of April 2016.

Contact for more information and application:

Through-Life Engineering Services Centre 

Cranfield University, UK 

T: +44 (0)1234 750111 x 4031
F: +44 (0)1234 758292