Summer School

Summer School in Through-life Engineering Services

3rd - 7th June 2019 Cranfield University

The Through-life Engineering Services (TES) Centre at Cranfield University is offering this summer school to train PhD students, researchers and early career practitioners on the key challenges and technologies for TES.

TES are a set of capabilities, techniques, business thinking and network behaviours that, when applied to major assets, optimises their value and cost (e.g. keeping major assets working better, for longer more economically)(PAS 280).

The summer school is motivated to develop the opportunities for using TES to improve the capability and productivity. This edition of the summer school will include the standardisation of TES  for business, which includes identifying value, capabilities and execution. We will apply these concepts to five major themes:

1. Links between profit and major asset up-time, reliability, and longevity
2. Servitisation
3. Fundamentals of Damage Assessment
4. Diagnostics and Prognostics
5. Repair and Self-healing Technologies

Who should attend?

PhD students (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 students.

Key features of the course:

This cross-disciplinary course will provide access to the leading research academics in the TES Centre and involves 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 09.00hrs on Monday 3 June and finish by 14.00hrs on Friday 7 June 2019. A social event and the Summer School dinner will be held by mid-week.


£1000 includes course registration, course material, social event and dinner only. All costs to be paid before the course against an invoice.



We have limited space available on campus. Please reserve your room directly:

T. +44 (0)1234 751122

Mitchell Hall
T. +44 (0)1234 754343


Off campus accommodation:

Travelodge Bedford Marston Moretaine - 2.3 miles -

Carrington arms, Moulsoe - 2.5 miles -

Best Western Moore Place Aspley Guise - 3.9 miles -

Premier Inn Bedford South - 5 miles -

Hilton Milton Keynes - 5 miles -

Harben House Newport Pagnell - 5.5 miles -


How to apply?

Candidates may be nominated by their host Institution or apply themselves by email with a CV (maximum four pages) and a statement outlining the usefulness of the training to the candidate in their career development (max 500 words) by the 1st of May 2019. Selection will be performed by a TES Centre Committee and successful candidates will be notified no later than the 15th of May 2019.


Further information or to apply:

Dr. Gustavo Castellucio
Cranfield University, UK
T: +44 (0)1234 750111 ex 2092