Modern manufacturing engineers not only need to be experts in the latest classic manufacturing technologies – they need to know how to exploit the power of Digital Manufacturing to stay competitive in an increasingly global digital market. This course helps you to get a deeper insight into the necessary cyber-physical technologies and new developing business models.
This course is ideal for graduates wishing to transfer smoothly and effectively to a career in the digital, creative and business services oriented sector of the manufacturing industry.
Digital Manufacturing is technology-enabled manufacturing that uses the latest developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to transform, augment and boost traditional manufacturing through new digital technologies and thinking.
Industry 4.0 concepts are revolutionising the world and modern industry is adopting rapidly and at a vast scale, creating new business models and digital technologies. Products are becoming increasingly customisable and interactive.
The power of digital manufacturing also allows creating agile and autonomous production processes that can deliver at scale through smart global digital communication technologies. Industry business models are also shifting significantly; extensive mass customisation is augmented by direct prosumer engagement and services become instantaneous and ubiquitous.
Digital Manufacturing utilises Industry 4.0 technologies such as Cyber Physical Systems, Industrial Internet of Things, Additive Manufacturing and Autonomous Mechatronic Systems. Digital Manufacturing also feeds into new business models such as Through-Life Engineering and Cloud Manufacturing – all extremely hot topics with vast industrial as well as academic potential.
Students will develop specialist skills in:
During the programme, you'll undertake an individual project and a group project.
For group projects, you'll have the opportunity to work with fellow students and an industrial client to address a practical problem. You'll gain direct industry experience, develop skills and manage a project through to completion. Previous students have worked with major organisations such as Rolls Royce or BAE Systems, as well as local Scottish SMEs.
For individual projects, you'll have the opportunity to combine the skills learned in other course modules and apply them to an industry-involved or funded project within a specific area of manufacturing.
This unique and brand new MSc programme is based within the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management (DMEM), the only department in the UK combining end-to-end expertise from creative design, through engineering design, manufacture and management of the entire system.
The Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) near Glasgow Airport is hosted by DMEM. The AFRC is a powerful platform with very strong links into industry and host to the latest manufacturing technologies. This gives students direct access to the latest high-tech equipment. The AFRC has invested £35M in equipment for the development of forming and forging technologies.
Our facilities provide you with a large range of rapid prototyping and manufacturing tools and machinery.
The brand new Advanced Digital Manufacturing Facility gives you hands-on access to latest IoT devices that are used in class and that you can also use in your projects. This will help you to design, prototype, and manufacture as well as perform research on a broad range of items.
Digital Manufacturing is at the top of all international agendas and experts in this field are highly sought after. According to the UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey, students with an evidenced advanced knowledge in Digital Manufacturing have a very high chance of getting lucrative positions in industry after their studies.
Manufacturing and engineering are thriving sectors at the heart of the UK economy. They generate jobs, promote economic growth and increase global trade. Digital Manufacturing is the digital motor that can significant boost UK business. This course introduces latest state-of-the-art knowledge and practical hands-on insight into:
This MSc focuses on state-of-the-art technologies for autonomous control and machine learning with applications in robotics, sensor networks, big data analytics, and autonomous agents.
Emphasis is given to topics that support a new emerging generation of self-sustaining and intelligent devices created for the Internet of Things, Ubiquitous Computing, and Industry 4.0 environments.
This degree is designed to provide a wide-ranging background in autonomous technologies that can be applied in a variety of disciplines.
In addition to traditional technologies related to robotics, embedded systems, design, and control, students will be exposed to system-level design methods and state-of-the-art theory behind some of the newest and most promising fields of artificial intelligence.
Applications include autonomous mobile systems, digital manufacturing, Big Data analytics, Internet of things device engineering, and artificial intelligence programming.
This ensures you have access to academic leaders in the fields of machine learning, autonomous systems, digital manufacturing and design engineering.
You’ll take two semesters of compulsory and optional taught classes. These are followed by a three-month research project in your chosen area. Opportunities exist to do the project through the departments' competitive MSc industrial internships.
The internships are offered in collaboration with selected department industry partners. You’ll address real-world engineering challenges facing the partner, with site visits, access and provision of relevant technical data and/or facilities provided, along with an industry mentor and academic supervisor.
We’ve a wide range of excellent teaching spaces including interactive flexible learning spaces, and state-of-the-art facilities. Our Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) is home to a number of world class labs where students will have an opportunity to undertake research projects in relevant areas. The University is also home to some key and relevant industry engagement research centres, including:
Interaction with industry is provided through our internships, teaching seminars and networking events. The departments deliver monthly seminars to support students’ learning and career development.
Xilinx, Texas Instruments, MathWorks, and Leonardo are just a few examples of the industry partners you can engage with during your programme of study.
We use a blend of teaching and learning methods including interactive lectures, problem-solving tutorials and practical project-based laboratories.
Our technical and experimental officers are available to support and guide you on individual subject material. Each module comprises approximately five hours of direct teaching per week.
To enhance your understanding of the technical and theoretical topics covered in these, you're expected to undertake a further five to six hours of self-study, using our web-based virtual learning environment (MyPlace), research journals and library facilities.
The teaching and learning methods used ensure you'll develop not only technical engineering expertise but also communications, project management and leadership skills.
A variety of assessment techniques are used throughout the course. Each module has a combination of written assignments, individual and group reports, oral presentations, practical lab work and, where appropriate, an end-of-term exam.
Assessment of the summer research project consists of four elements, with individual criteria:
Job titles include:
Technological education allows pupils to undertake projects which are engaging, active and challenging. The University of Strathclyde has dedicated facilities for students on this course to be able to experience an environment similar to a teaching classroom. This includes a state-of-the-art wood workshop and a design and digital manufacturing facility. The result is students equipped to teach all subjects from wood craft to 3D printing.
Our technological education tutors are dedicated to the subject and can offer advice and help in all areas of craftwork, graphics, computer design and microprocessor programming. The facilities within the digital manufacturing lab are used by students from all over the University, allowing PGDE students to experience the latest in a whole range of different fields.
This course is a professional training course which qualifies you to teach secondary education. The qualification is recognised throughout the world and is regulated by:
While on campus you will attend two general teaching modules:
Educational Perspectives and Policies will develop your understanding of educational issues in a broader intellectual context while Principles and Policy in Practice is the companion module to Educational Perspective and Policies. It shares a focus on critical professional engagement informed by educational research and theory. Tutorials for both classes provide the opportunity to work with students from different subjects and from within the primary sector.
The course builds confidence in students to allow them to perform to their full potential by equipping them with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills they require.
Subject specific classes are known as Creative Contexts for Learning (CCL). Here, you’ll learn about pedagogical approaches specific to technological educationwith a highly experienced tutor.
The course also has links with several leading professionals in the world of design and technology teaching, who deliver school related aspects for the course. This time is used to familiarise you with the curriculum, allow you to collaborate with students and begin to plan lessons, develop materials, teach mini-lessons and to learn innovative and motivating ways to deliver the curriculum effectively.
Rather than dividing our subject specific classes into small exercises from each part of the curriculum, the experience we offer here is a holistic one – designing, drawing and manufacture of items in an integrated way. Although class time is set by the PGDE timetable the facilities are open for students to use whenever they have free time.
A selection of areas of specific focus in design and technology include:
You will also complete a Professional Specialism (PS) module which can be self-directed or comprised of on-campus classes which aims to allow you to develop your knowledge in an educational area of particular interest.
You'll spend 18 weeks of the course on placement in a school within Scotland. You'll be continually assessed while there to show you meet the requirements for the Standards for Provisional Registration.
You must attend your placement school throughout the full working day. You must also attend school on staff in-service days, unless told otherwise by your school.
Placement is your chance to put what you're learning into practice. You'll explore your own teaching style, learn new techniques and develop relationships with your pupils.
You must keep a portfolio of progress while on placement. This placement file will form part of the evidence of your meeting the Standards for Provisional registration and prepares you for the continuation of professional development during your professional teaching career.
If you're a Scottish or EU student, you're guaranteed a job for one year in a Scottish school after you graduate. This is part of the GTCS Teacher Induction Scheme.
Following graduation you should contact the GTCS for provisional registration. Once you complete your probationary year, you'll be awarded full registration.
As a newly qualified teacher, you can receive an additional £8,000 under the Preference Waiver Scheme if you agree to work anywhere in Scotland for your induction scheme.
The course encourages an active and participative style of learning in order to meet your professional needs, and to promote a commitment to continuing professional development.
The hours for the full-time course are 9am to 5pm. You’re expected to be working on course-related activity during those hours.
Detailed information on the week-by-week timetable for each year will be provided at the first meeting of part-time students.
To be awarded the PGDE you must pass all course modules.
Each class includes course work that involves group or independent study on specified tasks. This may involve presentations and written reports.
Although these are not assessed formally they're essential learning experiences and are course requirements.
A degree in education will equip you for a range of careers working with children and young people.
Most of our PGDE graduates go on to work as teachers in secondary schools across the country.
Secondary School Teachers in Scotland use the Curriculum for Excellence framework. They work with their class to develop skills and abilities, and encourage the pupils to expand their knowledge and understanding further.
Jobs related to this degree include:
There are also many options for those who decide not to go into the classroom. Some alternative job roles are:
Skills you'll need
Our Masters in Digital Marketing course has been designed with an industry focus. We aim to provide you with a highly competitive qualification for the modern job market, in a vibrant commercial sector with a significant skills gap.
The course provides a great balance of practical and theory work across the whole course, and will also embed an understanding of the latest digital trends and techniques. We will take an in-depth look at:
• Digital Marketing Communications
• Online Consumer Behaviour and Multi-Cultural Brand Management
• Contemporary Marketing Challenges
• Digital Marketing Tools
• Corporate Global Marketing and Responsibility
• New Venture Development and Project Management
• Digital Marketing Project (including research methods).
The MSc in Digital Marketing at UWL will give you a great knowledge of the latest online marketing trends and techniques in the digital marketplace.
You will learn:
Our MSc in Digital Marketing is a great start towards building a rewarding career. This practical vocational course will provide you with the confidence you need to create successful digital strategies.
During the course, you will have many opportunities to run digital marketing projects for real companies. The course also heavily adopts enquiry-based learning approach and so teaching methods such as case study and simulation games would be employed.
It provides a great balance of practical and theory work across the whole course, and will also embed an understanding of the latest digital trends and techniques.
Our Digital Marketing MSc is:
Our academic staff have an enviable blend of theoretical knowledge and real-world expertise, with over 100 years of combined industry experience in areas such as:
Their knowledge is extensive, current and, most importantly, transferable.
Our teaching staff includes Emmanuel Mensah Asiedu, Lecturer in Marketing and Management with 15 years' academic experience.
Emmanuel's research interest is in areas of: marketing, strategy, marketing communications a branding, mobile phone technology and Small Business Entrepreneurship in developing economies.
Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.
Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.
The world of manufacturing is changing!
As a consequence of the continuous social and economic global challenges, manufacturing companies are evolving their production systems, with particular focus on new management and technology skills.
The Executive Master in Manufacturing Automation & Digital Transformation will prepare future leaders for the 4th industrial revolution. Engineers are often forced into technical specialties and managers do not develop technological knowledge, meaning the end-to-end systemic view is often lost and opportunities missed. This programme blends together all these elements into a unique learning experience.
The best people are needed to face these challenges and take advantage of new developments. Only those who are highly skilled with a deep-rooted understanding of technology as well as markets, and with a forward-looking mindset, can unlock the potential of innovative manufacturing solutions.
The Executive Master in Manufacturing Automation & Digital Transformation offers a range of benefits to both the participants and the companies that may sponsor them during their studies.
The use of digitally networked systems is increasing in every industry. The developments currently unfolding under the buzzword "Industry 4.0" are essentially based on the comprehensive digital representation of every step in the industrial production value chain. From the planning phase through to the design/draft and production process to monitoring products over their service-life, virtual product and process models are networked with each other to expedite development processes, raise product quality, and optimise production. That is why these developments require well-trained specialists at the interface of computer science and engineering. This course of study, which was jointly developed by participants from the professorships of Engineering and Computer Science and Media at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, is designed to provide you flexible and interdisciplinary training to meet the challenges you’ll face in the professional world of tomorrow. The Digital Engineering Master's programme places a high premium on introducing you to current research issues that are jointly defined and supervised by industry partners at an early state. The Digital Bauhaus Lab is a state-of-the-art university research facility offering optimal conditions for success.
The consecutive Digital Engineering Master's programme combines academically specialised expertise from the Civil Engineering and Computer Science and Media disciplines. The coursework is centred on a practical transfer of methodical interrelations between engineering and computer science for complete digitalisation of design, manufacturing, and application processes. In this international Master's programme you will use a range of modelling concepts as a basis for experimentation with complex processes in computer-aided modelling, simulation and visualisation of engineering problems. In addition, you will deepen your knowledge of information-theory methods of data generation and data handling. The aim is the representation, interpretation, evaluation, and optimisation of interdisciplinary processes in construction, mechanical engineering and other industrial fields.
This prepares graduates of the English-language Digital Engineering Master's programme in a targeted way for work in the field of virtual product and process modelling and optimisation. They are active in a diverse range of fields such as technical administration, model management, engineering analysis and consulting, technical data analysis, as well as software and product development for digital networking in industry.
The Master's programme in Digital Engineering comprises 120 ECTS and is completed after four semesters of study. In the first two semesters, all students receive foundational courses in order to prepare them to participate in more advanced courses. You will be offered both compulsory and elective courses covering the two core areas of computer science and engineering. Depending on your previous knowledge, we will develop your individual module plan with an emphasis on either engineering or computer science.
From the third semester onward, you will deepen your technical knowledge in the three areas of modelling, simulation and validation, and visualization and data science. In each of these areas, you will have the opportunity to choose elective courses that allow you to create your own specialisation. The curriculum is complemented by a research project with partners from the professional community, as well as elective modules in the Media and Civil Engineering faculties or the Language Centre of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. During the fourth semester, you will write and defend your Master's thesis. In the process, you will receive support from professors and external industry partners, who will support you in the context of consultations.
An understanding of advanced digital systems engineering is vital to the design of most modern electronic devices and systems. The Advanced Digital Systems Engineering MSc enables you to develop advanced skills in the major aspects of modern embedded systems design at hardware, software and firmware levels.
Recent advances in chip fabrication technologies now mean that it is possible to use embedded system technology in an increasing number of technically demanding applications and engineers with skills in embedded system design are in high demand. In the EU it has been estimated that over 600,000 new jobs in embedded systems will be created over the next 10 years.
Advanced Digital Systems Engineering has a central role in computer systems, mobile and wireless communications, consumer electronics and automotive engineering and is important in the design of modern instrumentation and measurement systems used for industrial automation and manufacturing processes.
The MSc programme uses practical examples in instrumentation, monitoring, control, computing and communication to illustrate the evolving technology. Graduates are able to develop embedded systems using a variety of technology platforms in a wide range of applications including communications, consumer electronics, automotive electronics, industrial control, instrumentation and measurement.
The School of Engineering and Digital Arts successfully combines modern engineering and technology with the exciting field of digital media.
Established over 40 years ago, the School has developed a top-quality teaching and research base, receiving excellent ratings in both research and teaching assessments.
The School undertakes high-quality research that has had significant national and international impact, and our spread of expertise allows us to respond rapidly to new developments. Our 30 academic staff and over 130 postgraduate students and research staff provide an ideal focus to effectively support a high level of research activity. There is a thriving student population studying for postgraduate degrees in a friendly and supportive teaching and research environment.
We have research funding from the Research Councils UK, European research programmes, a number of industrial and commercial companies and government agencies including the Ministry of Defence. Our Electronic Systems Design Centre and Digital Media Hub provide training and consultancy for a wide range of companies. Many of our research projects are collaborative, and we have well-developed links with institutions worldwide.
The MA in Architecture and Urbanism builds upon UEL legacy of world-leading form generation through computational design explored through the work of the university’s late senior lecturer, Paul Coates. This involves using parametric and object-oriented design methodologies seamlessly with rapid manufacturing and visualization techniques available within the school.
Whether you want to expand your field of expertise, or deepen it, this unique one-year course will enrich your knowledge and enhance your career in the fields of Advanced Architectural, Urban Design and Digital Fabrication. The course is aimed at architecture graduates wishing to specialize in advanced digital design processes, and at those within the ‘built environment’ – such as planners, psychologists, quantity surveyors or designers
Along the course Advanced Architectural Design, Parametric Urban Design, Digital Manufacturing will be developed across the year following a common digital platform which simulates the state of the art of design processes in contemporary architectural practices. The goal is experimenting new possibilities for architectural spaces and cities connecting the design to advanced fabrication techniques and sustainable strategies in order to generate a research leading to a secure impact in the industry.
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Supply chain management is widely accepted as a critical business competency. It encompasses procurement of materials, processing and distribution of products and services to customers. In many companies, 80% or more of their turnover is spent outside the organisation and this course helps you become effective in managing this.
This programme is jointly delivered by the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management in our Engineering Faculty and the Department of Management Science in our Business School. This partnership delivers a highly distinctive combination of technical and organisational expertise in supply chain and sustainability management.
The course has been designed to cover the latest industrial environmental issues, for example:
The Strathclyde Institute for Operations Management offers Masters leading to the award of MSc, PgDip or PgCert in:
Drawing on the expertise of two leading academic departments, we offer courses which combine skills in leadership, production planning and strategic business management in the context of supply chains.
You'll gain an in-depth understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues relating to the management of supply chains. You'll focus on the improvement of process performance from a sustainability perspective, taking into consideration new demands such as green operations and green supply chain management. To do this, you'll be equipped with concepts and methods to contribute towards the competitiveness of industrial and commercial organisations worldwide.
These courses allow you to advance your career within the broader area of supply chain management, for example:
You'll undertake a research dissertation related to supply chain management. This is an opportunity to showcase the skills acquired in classes during the year and to apply research practice. Supervised by a member of academic staff, you'll conduct a literature review and carry out an appropriate study.
The University of Strathclyde hosts the Scottish Institute for Remanufacturing, one of only six centres of excellence for remanufacturing globally, which enables this course to provide practical and real experiences to our students.
Graduates will have an in-depth understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues relating to the management of supply chains. Our alumni have worked for organisations such as:
Supply Chain & Sustainability Management: Supply chain, logistics, procurement, and operations managers increasingly have sustainability responsibilities in addition to their primary job duties. This includes integrating sustainability strategies into day-to-day operations, adapting processes to reduce waste and improve efficiency while remaining in budget.
Supply Chain & Procurement Management: Procurement managers are responsible for assessing the suitability of components and goods for managing aspects related to quantity, quality, price, and delivery, and for handling supplier relations. Procurement managers are essential positions in manufacturing and service organisations, as well as in public procurement.
Supply Chain & Logistics Management: Logistics managers are responsible for transportation decisions, inventory management, facility location decisions, warehousing and materials handling, and for managing supplier relations. Logistics managers have an overview of the whole supply chain which is essential in coordinating the flow of information and materials through organisations, and necessary to improve business performance.
Rapid advances in digital technologies and connectivity have changed the landscape of industry to the extent that many believe we are the beginning of a fourth industrial revolution. This digital future will require a new generation of highly computer-literate engineers who can harness the power of digital engineering and take it to the workplace.
This course is a conversion course which aims to enable students from a technical, maths, computing or other related background to equip themselves with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable the deployment of digital systems into high technology organisations.
Individuals who have the skill set to design, implement and support these new ‘smart’ techniques and systems to improve industrial competitiveness will be highly employable.
As part of this course you will study Global Professional Development, a beneficial new 10-credit module developed in partnership with the CMI. Explore this module's content and benefits here.
On the MSc Digital Technology for Engineering you will study the following topics;
**The individual project provides the opportunity to undertake in-depth research in a relevant specialised area under the guidance of an experienced academic supervisor.
Professional engineering bodies like the Engineering Council and Engineering UK have predicted that the UK needs to create one million new engineers over the next five years to meet the challenges of digital industry. As a result, there is high employer demand for graduates who can introduce and support the next generation of digital technologies, processes and systems and this conversion course equips students with an ideal skill set.
This qualification will be relevant for all industrial sectors including automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, food, clothing and pharmaceutical.
To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.
The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.