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This programme produces engineers who are highly skilled in the techniques of manufacturing management and its related technologies, providing the basis for effective careers as managers who can meet the challenges of the rapidly changing global manufacturing industry. Read more
This programme produces engineers who are highly skilled in the techniques of manufacturing management and its related technologies, providing the basis for effective careers as managers who can meet the challenges of the rapidly changing global manufacturing industry.

Core study areas include manufacturing system and process modelling, lean and agile manufacture engineering management and business studies, product information systems - product lifecycle management, the innovation process and project management, sustainable development, advanced manufacturing processes and automation, additive manufacturing and a project.

See the website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/mechanical-manufacturing/advanced-manuf-eng-mgt/

Programme modules

- Manufacturing System and Process Modelling
The objective of this module is to provide an understanding of manufacturing and its management that recognises breadth and depth of required resources and information. This is done through developing an understanding of the hierarchy of computer based modelling relevant to manufacturing, ranging from the detail of material behaviour in processed parts, through macroscopic process models to the integration of processes within manufacturing systems and higher level business processes.

- Lean and Agile Manufacture
This module allows students to gain an understanding of lean and agile concepts in the manufacturing business, including its distribution chains. Students will learn to specify, design and evaluate an appropriate lean or agile business system.

- Engineering Management and Business Studies
The aim of the module is to introduce the concepts of management techniques that are applicable to running an engineering company. Students will learn to evaluate commercial risk, plan and organise engineering activities for improved company effectiveness and communicate technical and business information to ensure maximum impact.

- Product Information Systems – Product Lifecycle Management
The objectives of this module are for students to understand and critically evaluate the emerging product information systems for designers in the form of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems. Students will learn to use modern information and process modelling techniques to define the information integration and workflow requirements of a PLM configuration.

- The Innovation Process and Project Management
Students will establish a clear overview of the innovation process and an understanding of the essential elements within it. They will learn strategies for planning and carrying out innovative projects in any field.

- Sustainable Development: The Engineering Context
This module provides students with an understanding of the principles and practices of sustainable development and to provide them with an understanding of how engineers can help manufacturing businesses develop into more sustainable enterprises.

- Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Automation
Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, processes and technologies. They will learn to understand and critically evaluate advanced manufacturing processes and technologies, assessing their advantages and disadvantages.

- Additive Manufacturing
The module will introduce and develop the concepts of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and demonstrate the different AM techniques available at Loughborough University. The module will emphasise the strengths and weaknesses of the various technologies and highlight applications and case studies from the AM industry.

- Projects
In addition to the taught modules, all students undertake an individual major project. Part-time students normally undertake a major project that is based on the needs of their employing company.

How you will learn

You will learn through a carefully balanced combination of lectures, in-class guided workshops, hands-on computer modelling and independent research. Following eight taught modules, students pursue an individual project typically based on the diverse range of industrially focused manufacturing research strengths within the School. Part time students may base their projects on particular needs of their current employer.

Examinations are in January and May / June with coursework throughout the programme. The project is assessed by written report, presentation and exhibition.

Careers and further study

Within national or multinational manufacturing industry companies working as a Manufacturing Engineer, Project Engineer, Systems Analyst or Software Development Specialist. Graduates may also study for an MPhil or PhD with the School’s research groups.

Scholarships

The University offers over 100 scholarships each year to new self-financing full-time international students who are permanently resident in a country outside the European Union. These scholarships are to the value of 25% of the programme tuition fee and that value will be credited to the student’s tuition fee account.
You can apply for a scholarship once you have received an offer for a place on this programme.

Why Choose Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough?

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is a leader in technological research and innovation, with extensive national and international industrial links, and a long standing tradition of excellent teaching.

Our Industrial Advisory Committee, comprising of engineers at senior levels in the profession, ensures that our programmes contain the optimal balance of subjects and industrial relevance, with our programmes accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Engineering and Technology and Institution of Engineering Designers.

- Facilities
The School has laboratories devoted to disciplines such as; dynamics and control, automation, fluid mechanics, healthcare engineering, internal combustion engines, materials, mechatronics, metrology, optical engineering, additive manufacturing, sports engineering, structural integrity and thermodynamics.

- Research
The School has a busy, multi-national community of well over 150 postgraduate research students who form an important part of our internationally recognised research activities.
We have seven key research centres (Electronics Manufacture, Intelligent Automation, Regenerative Medicine Embedded Intelligence, High Efficiency SCR for Low Emission Vehicles and High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centre) and we are a lead governing partner in the newly formed UK Manufacturing Technology Centre.

- Career prospects
90% of our graduates were in employment or further study within six months of graduating. Our graduates go on to work with companies such as Airbus, BAE Systems, Caterpillar, EDF Energy, Ford, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, Millbrook Proving Ground, Rolls Royce and Tata Steel.

Find out how to apply here http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/mechanical-manufacturing/advanced-manuf-eng-mgt/

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Why this course?. 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. Read more

Why this course?

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:

  • digital manufacturing concepts
  • manufacturing automation
  • mechatronic system design
  • Design for Industry 4.0 and smart products
  • knowledge & information management for engineers

Major projects

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.

Facilities

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.

Careers

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:

  • Digital manufacturing concepts
  • Manufacturing automation
  • Mechatronic systems design techniques
  • Design for Industry 4.0 and Smart Products


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Want a rewarding and well-paid career as an Engineer but don’t have a first degree in engineering? This Manufacturing Engineering Masters conversion course is just for you. Read more
Want a rewarding and well-paid career as an Engineer but don’t have a first degree in engineering? This Manufacturing Engineering Masters conversion course is just for you.

Course overview

The University of Sunderland has over 100 years experience in teaching engineering and our engineering research has been rated as ‘world-leading’ in the latest Research Excellence Framework. We also have strong industry links with manufacturing giants such as Nissan.

Manufacturing Engineers are creative innovators that revolutionise the way we live and are highly skilled in research, design, technology, processes and equipment. Industry-relevant modules such as Design for Manufacturing and Manufacturing Automation mean you’ll be well-prepared for employment in the sector.

Develop strong managerial, operational and leaderships skills, necessary to become an expert in areas such as advanced maintenance, operations management and quality management.

Benefit from a range of practical activities, industry experts’ lectures and real-world problem-solving workshops hosted by the Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP).

Graduate with the all the necessary skills to start a diverse career in a high-tech industry.

Course content

Independent research is mixed with taught elements and supported by expert’s supervision. Modules on this course include:
-Engineering Principles for Manufacturing (30 Credits)
-Manufacturing Automation (15 Credits)
-Design for Manufacturing (15 Credits)
-Advanced Maintenance Practice (15 Credits)
-Engineering Operations Management (15 Credits)
-Manufacturing Management (15 Credits)
-Qualify Management for Manufacturing (15 Credits)
-Manufacturing Project (60 Credits)

Teaching and assessment

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, group work, research, discussion groups, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions.

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters requires a higher level of independent working.

Assessment methods may include individual written reports and research papers, exams, practical assignments and the Masters project.

Facilities & location

The University of Sunderland has excellent facilities with specialist laboratories and modelling software.

Engineering facilities
Our specialist facilities include laboratories for electronics and electrical power, and robotics and programmable logic controllers. We also have advanced modelling software that is the latest industry standard. In addition, the University is the home of the Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP), which builds on Sunderland’s role as a centre of excellence in the manufacturing and assembly of cars.

University Library Services
We’ve got thousands of books and e-books on engineering topics, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to-date academic and industry articles.

Some of the most important sources for engineers include:
-British Standards Online which offers more than 35,000 documents covering specifications for products, dimensions, performance and codes of practice
-Abstracts from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Institution of Engineering and Technology. These include journals, conference proceedings, technical reports and dissertations. A limited number of articles are full-text
-Science Direct, which offers more than 18,000 full-text Elsevier journals
-Archives of publications from Emerald, including over 35,000 full-text articles dating back to 1994 that span engineering and management subjects

IT provision
When it comes to IT provision you can take your pick from hundreds of PCs as well as Apple Macs in the David Goldman Informatics Centre and St Peter’s Library. There are also free WiFi zones throughout the campus. If you have any problems, just ask the friendly helpdesk team.

Location
The course is based at our Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s. The Campus is on the banks of the River Wear and is less than a mile from the seaside. It’s a vibrant learning environment with strong links to manufacturers and commercial organisations and there is a constant exchange of ideas and people.

Employment & careers

This course equips you for a wide range of engineering management roles throughout the engineering and manufacturing sector. Employers recognise the value of qualifications from Sunderland, which has been training engineers and technicians for over 100 years.

Manufacturing Engineering graduates develop expertise in planning and designing, as well as the modification and optimisation of manufacturing processes. The essential principles of manufacturing engineering apply to all industries and equips you for a wide range of engineering roles throughout the engineering and manufacturing sector.

A Masters degree will also enhance opportunities in academic roles or further study towards a PhD.

On completing this course, you will be equipped as a skilled professional with essential up-to-date knowledge in manufacturing engineering.

Leading market companies employing engineers, include:
-Boeing
-Thales Group
-Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)
-Nissan
-Rolls-Royce
-GlaxoSmithKline
-P&G
-Siemens

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The Advanced Manufacturing Systems MSc course is designed to address the challenges of modern manufacturing and enterprise systems. Read more

About the course

The Advanced Manufacturing Systems MSc course is designed to address the challenges of modern manufacturing and enterprise systems. It covers a breadth of subjects that enable candidates to appreciate and deal with complexities of modern industrial environments.

The location for this course:
Brunel’s main campus in Uxbridge, West London, where the course is offered as a 1-year full-time, or 3-to-5 years distance learning programme.

The programme has been designed after extensive consultation with industry and is suitable for:
Recent engineering and technology graduates who have decided to move into manufacturing and related disciplines.
Established manufacturing engineers working in industry and faced with the challenge of new areas of responsibility.
Managers and designers working in manufacturing organisations who need to invest in their personal career development.
Professionals from engineering, technology or appropriate business backgrounds working in advisory, consultancy or research roles, who need to familiarise themselves with advanced manufacturing systems.

Aims

Demonstrate how the technological and human resources of manufacturing are organised to make products in the most competitive way.
Provide a thorough knowledge of the potential and limitations of new manufacturing technologies.
Illustrate the essential role of the human resource and its effective integration into the manufacturing system.
Give the sound theoretical underpinning necessary to exploit the potential of modern manufacturing systems.
Fit management and strategic theories into the realities of modern manufacturing by demonstrating a positive applications approach.
Encourage work on real industrial problems, giving confidence in the ideas underlying manufacturing and the practicalities of implementing these ideas.

Course Content

Modes of Study

1 Year Full-Time:
The taught element of the course (September to April) includes eight modules
delivery will be by a combination of lectures, tutorials and group/seminar work
a further four months (May to September) is spent undertaking the dissertation.

3-5 Years Distance Learning:
The distance learning programme is designed to enable you to conduct most of your studies at home, in your own time and at your own pace.

There is no requirement to attend lectures at Brunel University - instead, you follow a structured programme of self-study at home or at work. Students are supplied with a study pack in the form of text books and CD-ROMs which are supported by e-learning web based lecture materials.

You can take between three and five years to complete the course, it is entirely up to you how long you take but usually the minimum is three years, with students taking four modules in the first year, four modules in the second year and the dissertation in the third year. However, depending on your other commitments you can take longer up to a maximum of five years.

Compulsory modules

Systems Modelling and Simulation
Manufacturing Systems, Design and Economics
Sustainable Design and Manufacture
Advanced Manufacturing Measurement
Robotics and Manufacturing Automation
Computer Aided Engineering 1
Dissertation

Optional modules (choose two modules)

Design of Mechatronics Systems (full-time students only)
Project Management
Quality Management and Reliability
Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management (distance learning only)
Managing People and Organisations (distance learning only)

Special Features

From Brunel University
The top graduate (highest grade in the same year) from the course will be considered for a full or partial scholarship to cover tuition fees (normally three years) for the candidate to pursue research in the same area for PhD.

Applicants who have had exceptional achievements such as wining national or International Scientific Olympiads or nationally or internationally recognised inventions can also apply for Full or Partial scholarships to cover their tuition fees whilst reading AMS.

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-fees-and-funding/funding

The course is underpinned by the current research still being carried out by the staff in the former academic unit Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering which promotes manufacturing as a discipline.  Thus the academics teaching on the Advanced Manufacturing Systems MSc which were part of this unit have strong research portfolios in manufacturing. This research has been judged world leading.  In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, academics teaching on the course were involved with Brunel’s General engineering submission, one of one of the largest in the UK. The area’s percentage of world leading research doubled, with a significant increase in our research judged as internationally excellent as well. The impact of over 75% of this research was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent. This placed the discipline in the top 20% in the UK terms of research power.

Women in Engineering and Computing Programme

Brunel’s Women in Engineering and Computing mentoring scheme provides our female students with invaluable help and support from their industry mentors.

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This will provide a route to Chartered Engineer status in the UK, if you have a qualifying first degree. Please check with the relevant professional body.

Assessment

Assessment is by a combination of assignments and examinations.
Examinations can be taken either at Brunel University London or in the country you are resident in. We have an extensive network of organisations (universities, colleges and British Council Offices) throughout the world that will provide invigilation services.
The cost of invigilation away from Brunel is your responsibility. The exams are held in May and September each year.

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The specialist skills of aerospace production systems are vital to drive productivity improvements. You will gain the sought-after capability to manage major improvement programmes in the aerospace manufacturing industry or instigate intervention that delivers improvements to the performance of their businesses. Read more

The specialist skills of aerospace production systems are vital to drive productivity improvements. You will gain the sought-after capability to manage major improvement programmes in the aerospace manufacturing industry or instigate intervention that delivers improvements to the performance of their businesses.

Who is it for?

This course develops future aerospace manufacturing engineers and managers who will be able to manage major improvement programmes or instigate intervention that delivers improvements to the performance of their aerospace manufacturing businesses.

Why this course?

The course combines Cranfield's long standing expertise for delivering high-quality Masters' programmes in both aerospace and manufacturing. Courses receive strong support from the global aerospace industry, both the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) such as Airbus and Rolls-Royce, as well as their tiers of supplier. There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge in the industrial environment and all teaching is in the context of industrial application. Many features of this course are shared with the Engineering and Management of Manufacturing Systems MSc, but this course specifically prepares graduates to embark on a career in aerospace manufacturing. 

Students benefit from our wide range of equipment, analysis tools and specialist software packages. The course objectives are achieved through a carefully integrated and structured series of eight one-week assessed modules, a group project and an individual project.

Informed by Industry

Our courses are designed to meet the training needs of industry and have a strong input from experts in their sector. Students who have excelled have their performances recognised through course awards. The awards are provided by high profile organisations and individuals, and are often sponsored by our industrial partners. Awards are presented on Graduation Day. 

Accreditation

The MSc in Aerospace Manufacturing is subject to ratification by Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) & Insitution of Engineering & Technology (IET) following an accreditation visit in March 2015, on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Please note accreditation applies to the MSc award. PgDip and PgCert do not meet in full the further learning requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Course details

March intake: The course comprises eight compulsory modules, a group project and an individual project.

October intake: The course comprises eight modules (five compulsory and three electives), a group project and an individual project.

The modules include lectures, workshops, case studies, tutorials and company visits. Students need to complete a mix of modules that are fundamental to aerospace manufacturing systems and modules that are technology related.

Group project

The group project experience is highly valued by both students and prospective employers. Teams of students work to solve an industrial problem. The project applies technical knowledge and provides training in teamwork and the opportunity to develop non-technical aspects of the taught programme. Part-time students can prepare a dissertation on an agreed topic in place of the group project.

Industrially orientated, our team projects have support from external organisations. As a result of external engagement Cranfield students enjoy a higher degree of success when it comes to securing employment. Prospective employers value the student experience where team working to find solutions to industrially based problems is concerned.

View our Manufacturing, Materials and Design 2015 Manufacturing Group Projects

Watch video: Paul Ewers, Visteon Engineering Services, talks about his involvement in the Manufacturing Group Project at Cranfield University

Watch video: Manufacturing MSc students talk about their experience of the Manufacturing Group Projects at Cranfield University

Individual project

The individual thesis project, usually in collaboration with industry, offers students the opportunity to develop their research capability, depth of understanding and ability to provide solutions to real problems in aerospace manufacturing production systems.

Assessment

Taught modules 40%, Group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), Individual project 40%

Your career

This qualification takes you on to a wide range of aerospace manufacturing roles such as management, operations, logistics and technology-related functions within global aerospace manufacturing organisations. Many graduates find employment with one of their project sponsors.



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This MSc programme in Manufacturing Engineering aims to train highly skilled engineers in the techniques of manufacturing engineering and its related technologies. Read more

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.

What happens on the course?

  • Manufacturing Processes and Technology (new)
  • Lean and Agile Manufacturing (new)
  • Advanced Manufacturing for Automotive and Aerospace Sectors (new)
  • Project Management Tools and Techniques
  • Sustainability and Life Cycle Engineering
  • Research Methods
  • Postgraduate Dissertation

Why Wolverhampton?

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.

Career path

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.

What skills will you gain?

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.

Who accredits this course?

Students who achieve a Masters degree from this programme can apply for membership and chartered status of the UK Engineering Council



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Course description. Enhance your knowledge and skills in the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing and advanced manufacturing technologies. Read more

Course description

Enhance your knowledge and skills in the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing and advanced manufacturing technologies.

This course has been developed to meet the demands of industry and will expose you to cutting-edge manufacturing techniques and applications.

There are specialist modules in additive manufacturing, state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, materials and a broad range of modules in advanced mechanical engineering.

You will undertake an industry-focused research project on additive manufacturing, working with both commercial and bespoke manufacturing technologies using high-performance materials.

Further optional modules are available, allowing you to customise the course based on your interests or career aspirations.

Core modules

  • Additive Manufacturing – Principles and Applications
  • Additive Manufacturing – Principles and Applications 2
  • Individual Additive Manufacturing Research Project
  • Information Skills for Engineers

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials and example classes
  • Interactive workshops
  • Group presentation sessions
  • Individual research project

Assessment

  • Exams
  • Essays
  • Oral and poster presentations
  • Research project report


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Manufacturing is at the heart of engineering, as everything in our daily lives needs to be made. Manufacturing engineers therefore play a vital role in the creation of wealth and in sustaining and improving the living standards of society. Read more

Manufacturing is at the heart of engineering, as everything in our daily lives needs to be made. Manufacturing engineers therefore play a vital role in the creation of wealth and in sustaining and improving the living standards of society. The Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Systems Management course is one of the most well-established of its kind in the UK, and it aims to provide our students with the tools, knowledge and understanding of this broad based discipline that demands expertise in many diverse topics.  

This course is one of the most well-established of its kind in the UK, having evolved from the very successful MSc course in Machine Tool Technology, and is regularly updated in line with subject developments and changing industrial practices. Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management has developed into a broad based multi-disciplinary field, demanding expertise in many diverse topics. The structure of the course reflects this by requiring in-depth study of a number of topics ranging from the fundamentals of manufacturing processes to the management of manufacturing systems. More specialised study takes place during the dissertation project where students undertake individual research projects of industrial relevance. The MSc course has a strong practical orientation and it aims to produce engineers with the theoretical and practical experience which will enable them to analyse and investigate problems and to engage in design, development and research involving manufacturing technology. The course also prepares graduates for the management of manufacturing systems. Whilst the course is intended primarily for those wishing to pursue an industrial career, it is equally relevant as preparation for research in advanced manufacturing technology and systems management.

Teaching and learning

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc is a full time course which is studied over 12 months and there is one start date each year in September. 

Throughout the course you will develop advanced technical skills in both manufacturing technology and systems management, as well as soft skill such as team working, presenting and report writing, all of which will enable you to pursue a career in both general and specialised engineering industries or develop an in-depth knowledge for a career in research in industry or academia.

During the course you will visit a number of companies, such as Airbus and Jaguar Land Rover, and have the opportunity to attend industrial guest lectures, which will not only further enhance your understanding of manufacturing but also to give you an insight into the practical application of many of the subject areas you will be studying. Moreover, many of the dissertation projects, one of which you will be working on as part of this course, originate from and are run in collaboration with industry.

For further information about the course content, please see the example programme structure .

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: 

Career opportunities

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc has a strong focus on employability, which will give you the best chance of securing your ideal job after graduation. Most academics who teach on this course have strong links with industry, which you will benefit from, not only by having the opportunity to visit a number of companies and attend industrial talks but also to work on a dissertation project that is closely related to an industrial problem.

Each year Manchester careers fairs, workshops and presentations attract more than 600 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors illustrating how employers target Manchester graduates.

After graduating with an MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management you will be in a strong position to seek employment with companies such as: Rolls Royce, Airbus, BAE Systems, Siemens, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Motors, Nissan Motor Company, Bombardier Transportation, to name just a few.

Destination of Leavers Survey

Every year our The University of Manchester conducts a destination of leavers survey with students six months after they have graduated. A small selection of these destinations since 2010 is listed below:

  • Rolls Royce (Design Engineer)
  • The University of Manchester (PhD Researcher)
  • University of Sheffield (PhD Researcher)
  • BAE Systems (Design Engineer)
  • Airbus UK (Research and Technology Engineer)
  • Siemens
  • Tata Steel

Accrediting organisations

The  Institution of Mechanical Engineers has accredited the Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc course under license from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. This allows satisfactory completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc to contribute towards the academic requirements for registration with the Institution as a Chartered Engineer.



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Developed in response to growing threats posed by Industry 4.0 and the development of Smart Factories. This course has been developed for manufacturing engineers/managers to help protect manufacturing systems and machines against cyber threats. Read more

Developed in response to growing threats posed by Industry 4.0 and the development of Smart Factories. This course has been developed for manufacturing engineers/managers to help protect manufacturing systems and machines against cyber threats.

Who is it for?

This course develops the expertise of graduates interested in pursuing careers tackling cybersecurity challenges and technologies in manufacturing.

Why this course?

Developed with academics and industry from manufacturing and the defence and security sector to address the current career demand in Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity it combines Cranfield's long standing expertise for delivering high-quality Masters programmes in the manufacturing, and security and defence sectors.

This course addresses the main challenges in smart manufacturing, such as to:

  • Identify cyber threats in manufacturing systems from cloud
  • Protect manufacturing systems from cyber attacks
  • Improve incident response and disaster recovery in manufacturing systems
  • Assess the cost of cybersecurity solutions for manufacturing systems.

Students benefit from our wide-range of equipment, analysis tools and specialist software packages.

Informed by Industry

In partnership with the MTA (The Manufacturing Technologies Association).

Cranfield courses receive strong support from our industrial partners. There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge in the industrial environment and all teaching is in the context of industrial application. This course provides industrially relevant projects and transferable skills for developing graduates entering into this cutting-edge market.

Accreditation

Accreditation is being sought for the MSc in Cyber Secure Manufacting from the Insitution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Instituion of Engineering & Technology (IET) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAes) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Course details

Eight one-week assessed modules, a group project and an individual project. Students are also supported in their learning and personal development through exposure to; industry seminars, group poster session, group discussions, group presentations, video demonstrations, case studies, laboratory experiments, coursework and project work.

Group project

The group project experience is highly valued by both students and prospective employers and is usually in collaboration with industry. It provides students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy-type project, finding solutions to real-life challenges in manufacturing informatics. As a result of external engagement Cranfield students enjoy a higher degree of success when it comes to securing employment. Prospective employers value the student experience where team working to find solutions to industrially based problems are concerned.

Individual project

The individual thesis project, usually in collaboration with industry, offers students the opportunity to develop their research capability, depth of understanding and ability to provide solutions to real problems in manufacturing production systems.

Assessment

Taught modules 40%, Group project 20%, Individual project 40%

Your career

Cranfield's applied approach and close links with industry mean 93% of our graduates find jobs relevant to their degree or go on to further study within six months of graduation. Our careers team support you while you are studying and following graduation with workshops, careers fairs, vacancy information and one-to-one support. 

On successful completion of this course graduates should have a diversity of job opportunities, mainly in the following job markets:

  • Manufacturing informatics
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • IoT (Internet of Things)
  • Cloud computing
  • Big data analysis.


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Why this course?. Manufacturing and engineering are thriving sectors at the heart of the UK economy. They generate jobs, promote economic growth and increase global trade. Read more

Why this course?

Manufacturing and engineering are thriving sectors at the heart of the UK economy. They generate jobs, promote economic growth and increase global trade.

Manufacturing engineers therefore play a vital role in integrating technology and management within the sector to achieve added value and deliver superior performance.

This popular MSc programme is based within the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management, the only department in the UK combining end-to-end expertise from creative design, through engineering design, manufacture and management of the entire system.

This course is designed for:

  • graduates with experience in manufacturing, engineering, design or business who wish to develop their manufacturing expertise. This course is ideal for graduates wishing to transfer smoothly and effectively to a career in the manufacturing sector of industry
  • established manufacturing engineers, designers and managers working in the industry who are facing new challenges and increased areas of responsibility. New disruptive technologies also present a significant opportunity for existing professionals to further develop their career in advanced manufacturing technology systems

This course will prepare students for industrial careers within a reinvigorated global manufacturing sector. Students will develop specialist skills in areas such as:

  • manufacturing automation
  • advanced production techniques
  • micro/nano-manufacturing
  • materials and production technology
  • strategic technology management

At the end of the course you'll have a greater understanding of the methods, tools and techniques relating to advanced manufacturing technology and systems.

You'll be able to apply your knowledge and skills by taking part in projects to solve some of the technological problems currently faced by industry.

The course is run jointly with the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), a £35 million facility developing forming and forging technologies to support the development of high integrity components. The AFRC is one of seven elite centres that form the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult which is the catalyst for the future growth and success of manufacturing in the UK.

Funded places

There are a limited number of funded places (fees) available for this programme for students with home status for fees purposes (Scotland & EU). As these are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

You’ll study

You'll take a combination of compulsory and optional taught modules.

Major projects

During the programme, you'll undertake an individual and 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 organisations such as Rolls Royce, BAE Systems and Weir Group.

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.

Facilities

Our facilities provide you with a large range of rapid prototyping and manufacturing tools and machinery. These will help you to design, prototype, manufacture and perform research on a broad range of items.

The AFRC has invested £35M in equipment for the development of forming and forging technologies.

Accreditation

Accreditation has been awarded for this programme from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Accreditation has been awarded for this programme from the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Accreditation has been awarded for this programme from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Learning & teaching

Lectures, tutorials and practical laboratories.

Assessment

Major assessment formats are written assignments. There is also a group project and an individual Master project.



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This course is designed to respond to a growing shortage of workforce in manufacturing sector. Read more

Why take this course?

This course is designed to respond to a growing shortage of workforce in manufacturing sector. It intends to equip our students with relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills of advanced design tools, materials, manufacturing processes and systems in conjunction with developing efficient operation and effective management skills. Integrating these will ensure our students to develop the technological and practical ability to meet manufacturing demand for product, company and market needs.

What will I experience?

On this course you can:

Use simulation and modelling application software for virtual design and manufacturing
Utilise our strong links with companies and investigate real industrial problems to enhance your understanding of the profession
Tie in the topic of your individual project with one of our research groups and benefit from the expertise of our actively researching academics

What opportunities might it lead to?

This course has been accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) meeting the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). It will provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

Design
Research and development
Product manufacture
Project management

Module Details

This course aims to provide you with the inter-disciplinary knowledge, attributes and skills necessary to apply the principles of advanced manufacturing systems within the manufacturing industry. You will study several key topics and also complete a four-month individual project tailored to your individual interests that can take place in our own laboratories or, by agreement, in industry.

Here are the units you will study:

Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Systems concepts and techniques are developed in logistics and manufacturing areas with a strong emphasis on simulation techniques and practical case study analysis.

Operations and Quality Management: A strategic approach is used with modern inventory and supply chain management and logistics tools and techniques. Management strategies are developed for quality, including quality systems and quality control.

Advanced Materials: This unit is designed to deal with a wide range of advanced materials for engineering applications. Teaching will address analytical and numerical methods to assess the strength, stiffness, toughness, non-linearity behaviours, vibration and failures of engineering materials for component and structure design.

Supply Chain Management: Supply chain management involves the coordination of production, inventory, location and transportation, among participants in a supply chain. This unit considers the principles and tools of supply chain management, with an emphasis on lean six sigma methods.

Virtual Systems Design and Simulation for Production: This unit is particularly designed to enhance students’ analytical knowledge and practical skills focusing on a sustainable development of systematic approaches and lean production methods to support manufacturing systems analysis, design and performance evaluation with an aid of using advanced computer design and modelling simulation tools.

CAD/CAM Systems: An integrated approach is used towards CAD and CAM. Significant practical hands-on experience is given with commercial level software. Emphasis is placed on case study analysis and system selection and evaluation.

Individual Project: A strong feature that comprises a third of the course. You will be encouraged to undertake projects where possible in industrial companies. However, we also use our extensive resources and staff skills to undertake them within the University.

Programme Assessment

You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials (personal and academic), laboratory sessions and project work. The course has a strong practical emphasis with a significant amount of your time spent our laboratories. We pride ourselves on working at the leading-edge of technology and learning practices.

A range of assessment methods encourages a deeper understanding of engineering and allows you to develop your skills. Here’s how we assess your work:

Written examinations
Coursework
Laboratory-based project work
A major individual project/dissertation

Student Destinations

The demand for more highly skilled manufacturing engineers is always present and it is generally accepted that there is a current shortage of engineers.

This course has a record of almost 100 per cent of our graduates gaining employment in relevant areas such as manufacturing and logistics management, systems engineering, production engineering, design engineering and project management. You could work for a large company, in the Armed Forces or in one of the many small companies within this sector. You could even start your own specialist company.

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

Manufacturing engineer
Product design engineer
Aerospace engineer
Application engineer

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Manufacturing underpins the success of the economy. The rise of the 4th industrial revolution produces new and exciting business opportunities globally. Read more

Manufacturing underpins the success of the economy. The rise of the 4th industrial revolution produces new and exciting business opportunities globally. Choose from optional modules to specialise your study. Cover the breadth of both technical and business skills in order to make a real impact in your chosen career.

Who is it for?

The course is developed for mechanical and materials engineers who want to engage in hi-tech manufacturing methods to deliver the development of innovative products.

Why this course?

Manufacturing technologies are responsible for the delivery of next-generation products impacting sectors such as automotive and aerospace. You will learn from experts in the fields of composites, coatings, metrology and management to name but a few, providing you with the technical knowledge to deliver and support new product development.

Our group and thesis projects are industrially linked, requiring you to apply your taught knowledge to solve a ‘real-life’ industrial challenge. You will have the opportunity to be supervised by a world leading academic in this area.

Informed by Industry

Some organisations that we regularly work with and can be mentioned are:

  • Rolls Royce
  • Siemens
  • GE
  • Safran

The course is directed by an industrial advisory committee comprising senior representatives from leading manufacturing and business organisations. This means the skills and knowledge you acquire are relevant to employer requirements.

Accreditation

The MSc in Manufacturing Technology and Management is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. In addition the MSc in Manufacturing Technology and Management is subject to ratification by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) & Instituition of Engineering & Technology (IET) following an accreditation assessment in March 2015. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Please note accreditation applies to the MSc award. PgDip and PgCert do not meet in full the further learning requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Course details

The MSc course comprises eight assessed modules (four core and four elective), in which students gain an understanding of world-class manufacturing technology and management practice, a group project and an individual project.

Group project

The group project experience is highly valued by both students and prospective employers. Teams of students work to solve an industrial problem. The project applies technical knowledge and provides training in teamwork and the opportunity to develop non-technical aspects of the taught programme. Part-time students can prepare a dissertation on an agreed topic in place of the group project.

Industrially orientated, our team projects have support from external organisations. As a result of external engagement Cranfield students enjoy a higher degree of success when it comes to securing employment. Prospective employers value the student experience where team working to find solutions to industrially based problems are concerned.

Individual project

The individual thesis project offers students the opportunity to develop their research capability, depth of understanding and ability to provide world-class technical and business engineering service solutions to real problems in manufacturing.

Assessment

Taught modules 40%, Group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), Individual project 40%

Your career

Takes you on to essential leadership roles in a range of sectors that are required to drive UK high value manufacturing forward and provide the vision for future prosperity.



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This MSc programme provides its students with an opportunity to extend the technical knowledge acquired on an undergraduate degree programme in mechanical or manufacturing engineering. Read more

This MSc programme provides its students with an opportunity to extend the technical knowledge acquired on an undergraduate degree programme in mechanical or manufacturing engineering.

Though not a specialist Master's degree, the programme provides a broad subject-specific curriculum that provides an opportunity for students to tailor the programme to meet their personal needs, with specialism pursued through a major project.

Research project

Many of these projects reflect the key research interests of the department, such as manufacturing, bulk materials handling and instrumentation. However, projects can be selected from across the discipline from a list provided by the department. Many projects are derived from our industrial links, and a number are proposed by students, reflecting their personal interests or experience.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology as fully satisfying the further learning requirements for chartered engineer (CEng) registration. An individual holding an accredited MSc must also hold a CEng-accredited honours degree to have the full exemplifying qualifications for CEng status.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide students with an enhanced base of knowledge and current and reflective practice necessary to initiate a career in mechanical and manufacturing engineering at the professional engineer level
  • Enhance specialist knowledge in the area of mechanical and manufacturing engineering which build upon studies at the undergraduate level
  • Further develop improved skills of independent learning and critical appraisal
  • Develop an extensive insight into industrial applications and requirements
  • Develop critical insight of management issues relating to engineering business.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, case studies, assignments, practical work and a dissertation.

Careers

This programme provides a wide variety of opportunities for mechanical and manufacturing engineers in a range of sectors, from the automotive to the process industries.



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This newly developed MSc programme aims to take well qualified students (typically those having a good bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering or an equivalent qualification) and to equip them with the skills they need to be employed as professional engineers across a wide range of the Manufacturing Engineering industry. Read more
This newly developed MSc programme aims to take well qualified students (typically those having a good bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering or an equivalent qualification) and to equip them with the skills they need to be employed as professional engineers across a wide range of the Manufacturing Engineering industry.

The distinctive features of this programme include:

• The opportunity to learn within a vibrant research environment which has benefited from major strategic investment via directed SRIF funds of £2.4M into the Cardiff University Structural Performance (CUSP) laboratory, and collaborative industrial partnerships.

• The application of measurement techniques within the recently installed Renishaw Metrology Laboratory, part of a strategic partnership between the School and Renishaw.

• A close involvement with industry ensures that the research has both relevance and meaning, working with some of the world’s most renowned engineering companies.

• Significant inputs into teaching and project work will also be made by members of Cardiff Business School, providing the latest in business and management knowledge and skills.

• A programme which will be informed by up-to-date internationally renowned research expertise undertaken within the School’s Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing research theme. These will include the modules in the subject areas of robotics, metrology, manufacturing, informatics, innovation and artificial intelligence/image processing.

Structure

This course is presented as a one-year, full time Masters level programme which will comprise two stages and give a total duration of one calendar year.

Stage 1 which will extend for two semesters and consist of predominantly taught modules and a case study as a forerunner to the research project and dissertation in the field of Manufacturing Engineering, Innovation, and Management to the value of 120 credits, and Stage 2, which consists of a Dissertation module worth 60 credits.

Core modules:

Lean Operations
Manufacturing Engineering Innovation and Management Case Study
Manufacturing Engineering Innovation and Management Project
Advanced Mechanical Engineering Project

Optional modules:

Measurement Systems
Manufacturing Informatics
Commercialising Innovation
Artificial Intelligence
Quality and Reliability
Condition Monitoring, Systems Modelling and Forecasting
Management in Industry
Advanced Robotics

Teaching

A wide range of teaching styles will be used to deliver the diverse material forming the curriculum of the programme, and you will be required to attend lectures and participate in examples classes.

A 10-credit module represents approximately 100 hours of study in total, which includes 24–36 hours of contact time with teaching staff. The remaining hours are intended to be for private study, coursework, revision and assessment. Therefore you are expected to spend a significant amount of time (typically 20 hours each week) studying independently.

At the dissertation stage, you will be allocated a supervisor in the relevant field of research whom you should expect to meet with regularly.

Learning Central, the Cardiff University virtual learning environment (VLE), will be used extensively to communicate, support lectures and provide general programme materials such as reading lists and module descriptions. It may also be used to provide self-testing assessment and give feedback.

Assessment

Achievement of learning outcomes in the classroom based modules is assessed by University examinations set in January and May/June. The balance between examination and coursework depends upon the modules selected, in addition to a triple module (30-credit) case study.

Award of an MSc requires successful completion of Stage 2, the Dissertation, with a mark of 50% or higher.

Candidates achieving a 70% average may be awarded a Distinction. Candidates achieving a 60% average may be awarded a Merit. Candidates failing to qualify for an MSc may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma of Higher Education for 120 credits in Stage 1. Candidates failing to complete the 120 credits equired for Stage 1 may still be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education for the achievement of at least 60 credits.

Career prospects

Employment opportunities for students undertaking the proposed programme will be largely with national and international companies in the manufacturing engineering sector.

You may wish to use the MSc platform to go on to study for a PhD which can lead to an industrial or academic career.

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See the Department website - http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/program/microelectronic-engineering-1

The master of engineering in microelectronics manufacturing engineering provides a broad-based education for students who are interested in a career in the semiconductor industry and hold a bachelor’s degree in traditional engineering or other science disciplines.

Program outcomes

After completing the program, students will be able to:

- Design and understand a sequence of processing steps to fabricate a solid state device to meet a set of geometric, electrical, and/or processing parameters.

- Analyze experimental electrical data from a solid state device to extract performance parameters for comparison to modeling parameters used in the device design.

- Understand current lithographic materials, processes, and systems to meet imaging and/or device patterning requirements.

- Understand the relevance of a process or device, either proposed or existing, to current manufacturing practices.

- Perform in a microelectronic engineering environment, as evidenced by an internship.

- Appreciate the areas of specialty in the field of microelectronics, such as device engineering, circuit design, lithography, materials and processes, and yield and manufacturing.

Plan of study

This 30 credit hour program is awarded upon the successful completion of six core courses, two elective courses, a research methods course, and an internship. Under certain circumstances, a student may be required to complete bridge courses totaling more than the minimum number of credits. Students complete courses in microelectronics, microlithography, and manufacturing.

Microelectronics

The microelectronics courses cover major aspects of integrated circuit manufacturing technology, such as oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, chemical vapor deposition, metalization, plasma etching, etc. These courses emphasize modeling and simulation techniques as well as hands-on laboratory verification of these processes. Students use special software tools for these processes. In the laboratory, students design and fabricate silicon MOS integrated circuits, learn how to utilize semiconductor processing equipment, develop and create a process, and manufacture and test their own integrated circuits.

Microlithography

The microlithography courses are advanced courses in the chemistry, physics, and processing involved in microlithography. Optical lithography will be studied through diffraction, Fourier, and image-assessment techniques. Scalar diffraction models will be utilized to simulate aerial image formation and influences of imaging parameters. Positive and negative resist systems as well as processes for IC application will be studied. Advanced topics will include chemically amplified resists; multiple-layer resist systems; phase-shift masks; and electron beam, X-ray, and deep UV lithography. Laboratory exercises include projection-system design, resist-materials characterization, process optimization, and electron-beam lithography.

Manufacturing

The manufacturing courses include topics such as scheduling, work-in-progress tracking, costing, inventory control, capital budgeting, productivity measures, and personnel management. Concepts of quality and statistical process control are introduced. The laboratory for this course is a student-run factory functioning within the department. Important issues such as measurement of yield, defect density, wafer mapping, control charts, and other manufacturing measurement tools are examined in lectures and through laboratory work. Computer-integrated manufacturing also is studied in detail. Process modeling, simulation, direct control, computer networking, database systems, linking application programs, facility monitoring, expert systems applications for diagnosis and training, and robotics are supported by laboratory experiences in the integrated circuit factory. The program is also offered online for engineers employed in the semiconductor industry.

Internship

The program requires students to complete an internship. This requirement provides a structured and supervised work experience that enables students to gain job-related skills that assist them in achieving their desired career goals.

Students with prior engineering-related job experience may submit a request for internship waiver with the program director. A letter from the appropriate authority substantiating the student’s job responsibility, duration, and performance quality would be required.

For students who are not working in the semiconductor industry while enrolled in this program, the internship may be completed at RIT. It involves an investigation or study of a subject or process directly related to microelectronic engineering under the supervision of a faculty adviser. An internship may be taken any time after the completion of the first semester, and may be designed in a number of ways. At the conclusion of the internship, submission of a final internship report to the faculty adviser and program director is required.

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