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EPSRC Reference: GR/N29945/01
Title: MTP: Training in Micro-engineering (TIME)
Principal Investigator: Dhariwal, Dr R
Other Investigators:
Sangster, Professor AJ Hall, Professor D Gourlay, Dr J
Reuben, Professor RL Desmulliez, Professor M
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Airbus Operations Limited Applied Microengineering Ltd Microsystems Manufacturing Association
Scottish Development International
Department: Sch of Engineering and Physical Science
Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
Scheme: MTP
Starts: 01 January 2001 Ends: 31 December 2003 Value (£): 531,782
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Microsystems
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Aerospace, Defence and Marine Chemicals
Communications Electronics
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The MTP TIME aims to educate and train students and industry delegates to the emerging field of micro systems engineering. Microsystems engineering is in .a rapid expansion phase with a growth rate of 30% per annum. This enabling technology, of acute industrial significance, is not taught in British Universities, at MSc and undergraduate levels. A flexible mixed-mode method of delivery training package is being proposed, which seeks to meet the training demands of the micro-engineering industry. Distance-based learning material for pre- and post- course work is offered alongside one week-residential courses. This training package is to serve full-time, part-time and credit-bearing MSc students as well as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course delegates. TIME aims to become the European standard training programme in micro-engineering.This training package draws upon the existing wide range of skills and considerable expertise in micro-engineering present within Heriot-Watt University's Engineering and Science Departments and will buy the expertise from the Electronics and Electrical Engineering of the three partner Universities (Glasgow, Strathclyde and Edinburgh), our National Centre of Micro-Engineering (Central Microstructure Facility, RAL) and the Institute for System Level Integration.The MTP TIME will be collaborating very closely with the similar proposal put forward by Cranfield University in order to reduce cost and ensure content uniformity and complementarity.
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