The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE) has a clear ambition to be a significant actor in the West Midlands region and beyond for the provision of executive education. The Faculty is proposing to provide a set of short, intensive, skills based, rather than qualification-based training courses (non-credit bearing continuous professional development (CPD)) in the areas of Industry 4.0 and automotive engineering.

The proposed course aims to deliver high quality education in new technologies and engineering to the workplace, as well as to the wider industry. The CPDs will initially be delivered as part of the PERSEUS Project ; however, the courses will still be offered to the wider industry after the lifetime of this project.

PERSEUS is an Innovate UK/APC (Advanced Propulsion Centre) funded project led by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). The objective of the project is to help JLR and partners transition from the manufacturing of diesel/petrol engines to electric vehicles (EV). BCU’s contribution to the project is to develop CPD and Masters’ courses to upskill project partners’ staff. Within the PERSEUS consortium, BCU will accelerate the training developments needed for future next generation skills required in the automotive sector, and the technological excellence to support the UK manufacturing cluster, specifically skills development in smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

The delivery will be online scheduled learning. It may also include elements of directed learning and private study.

As these courses are non-credit bearing, there will be no compulsory academic assessment. Completion will be noted through majority attendance/participation.