This MSc programme in Manufacturing Engineering aims to train highly skilled engineers in the techniques of manufacturing engineering and its related technologies. It will provide effective careers for managers who can meet challenges in a rapidly changing global manufacturing industry.
The programme will also enhance the ability of current or potential engineers to increase the performance and profitability of engineering and manufacturing companies operating in the context of the global business environment through the use of modern design techniques, manufacturing technologies and management philosophies.
MSc programme in Manufacturing Engineering at Wolverhampton is a comprehensive, specialist postgraduate programme focusing on high value manufacturing especially for the aerospace and automotive industry. It adopts a systems / life cycle engineering approach during course delivery and applies specialist tools and techniques such as material utilisation principle, life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, value analysis / engineering, sustainable design and manufacture, resource efficiency management and value stream mapping to illustrate and demonstrate manufacturing engineering practice in the 21st century. Case study materials and recent / current academic journal research papers would be used in all cases to support and enhance course delivery.
The MSc in Manufacturing Engineering which is targeted at the middle management level will qualify students to apply for a variety of careers in the manufacturing and construction sectors both nationally and globally. It will also prepare students for postgraduate research at academic institutions worldwide.
1. Appreciate the significance of the manufacturing sector and the impact on national and international business environment.
2. Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of the core principles of manufacturing engineering especially within the contextual framework.
3. Demonstrate relevant personal and interpersonal skills, and thinking critically and creatively during problem solving in a manufacturing environment.
4. Solve complex problems and make decisions either individually or as part of a team.
5. Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research method is used to create and interprete knowledge in manufacturing engineering.
6. Appreciate how successful manufacturing enterprises achieve and sustain total quality in their supply chain management.
Students who achieve a Masters degree from this programme can apply for membership and chartered status of the UK Engineering Council
This course is one of a very few aimed at mid-career professionals wishing to make the move to senior management within industrial and manufacturing organisations.
We designed it to provide the business expertise essential for senior managers by combining specific engineering subjects with managing technology and manufacturing systems.
You examine the latest business thinking and gain expert knowledge of engineering and technology issues and theories.
We combine topics such as
with modern industrial issues such as
This mix of subjects reflects the challenges faced by today’s traditional manufacturing organisations.
The course includes the SAP Production Planning e-academy (USCM4e). You also have the opportunity to sit the SAP certification at extra cost.
Sheffield Hallam University is a SAP Student Academy and a founding member of the SAP University Alliance.
Why study for an MBA?
The role of the engineer is changing and in an industrial company the engineer is likely to be the manager who has to implement new practices and technologies.
In this role you are likely to be the primary instigator of change in the organisation and for this you need specific skills and knowledge. It is important that you widen your knowledge and skills in management areas if you are to be and effective senior manager in a manufacturing industry.
This course complements your technical degree by completing your education in the wider areas of management that usually include subjects such as • finance • marketing • human resource management • lean operations • management strategy. It also enables you to progress quickly in your career – usually through fast track promotion into very senior management posts.
This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council and will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng (Hons) accredited for CEng, will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration. It should be noted that graduates from an accredited MSc programme, who do not also have an appropriately accredited Honours degree, will not be regarded as having the exemplifying qualifications for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council; and will need to have their first qualification individually assessed through the Individual Case Procedure if they wish to progress to CEng.
Full time - September start - typically 12 or 18 months
Full time - January start - typically 12 or 18 months
Part time - September start - typically 36 months
Part time - January start - typically 36 months
By final examination, coursework and project reports
As an MBA graduate you will be well-versed in management knowledge, skills and techniques, as well as technical engineering abilities. Both your sponsoring company and you benefit from the knowledge you gain, both during and after the course.
An MBA gives you the confidence to apply your skills to develop strategies for growth for your employer, giving you a much sought after edge in your career progression.
This course is for engineers or graduates who want to become technical specialists or managers in industrial and manufacturing companies.
It increases your career potential by improving your
This course helps you understand concepts and theories behind developing, manufacturing and managing engineering products and systems. You learn to explore and apply developments in engineering and management academic thinking and industrial practice.
There is a wide range of optional modules including • lean operations and six sigma • advanced manufacturing technology • applicable artificial intelligence • computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture • advanced computer system architecture • network applications.
The international product development module involves working in multidisciplinary teams to develop a new product in a global market. This allows you to develop much sought after advanced technical and business skills and improves your career prospects in engineering industry, and public service. This project also develops your particular interest in a supported environment.
This course is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), on behalf of the Engineering Council, for the purposes of partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer; graduates who have a BEng (Hons) accredited for CEng will be able to show that they have satisfied the further learning requirement for CEng accreditation.
This course is also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council and will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng (Hons) accredited for CEng, will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration. It should be noted that graduates from an accredited MSc programme, who do not also have an appropriately accredited Honours degree, will not be regarded as having the exemplifying qualifications for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council; and will need to have their first qualification individually assessed through the Individual Case Procedure if they wish to progress to CEng.
This programme is CEng accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with an CEng accredited Bachelors programme.
Core management modules
Core technical modules
• lean operations and six sigma • management of strategy, change and innovation • manufacturing systems
plus two from
• advanced control methods • advanced investigatory techniques for materials engineers • advanced manufacturing technology • advanced metallic materials • advanced vibration and acoustics • applicable artificial intelligence • computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing • communication engineering • communication media • computer networks • competitive design for manufacture • competitive materials technology • control of linear systems • digital electronics system design • digital signal processing • embedded systems • equipment engineering and design • industrial applications of finite element methods • industrial automation • machine vision • microprocessor engineering • advanced computer system architecture • network applications • object-oriented methods • operating systems • robotics • software engineering • VSLI
If you are a new graduate, this course gives you the knowledge and skills to begin a career as a technical specialist or manager. If you are already employed in engineering, it improves you career potential and can lead to roles with greater responsibility.
It can also help towards a career teaching engineering.
The English-taught program Master of Science in Production Systems Engineering builds upon its students' existing qualifications and extends their knowledge in the fields of materials, manufacturing processes, process and product engineering, manufacturing system design, manufacturing competitiveness, and management. Skills, such as leading and working in project teams and effective communication, will be strengthened. Thanks to extensive laboratory experience, graduates are enabled to perform fundamental or applied research, to identify vital work steps, and to communicate the results of their research. The master's degree awarded by the RWTH Aachen University is globally recognised and qualifies graduates for consecutive PhD studies.
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