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.
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.
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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.
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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.
With an emphasis on the way organisations share and create knowledge, as well as the effective development, use and management of information systems, this MSc integrates the technical, managerial and social aspects of these subjects. You’ll gain a broad perspective on the way organisations and individuals use digital technologies that will be highly valued by employers.
This MSc in Knowledge and Information Systems Management will give you a deeper understanding of the ways in which information and knowledge are generated, used and shared within organisations. The course covers the strategic application of information technologies, including recent trends such as big data and cloud computing, and the development and use of information systems. You’ll also learn about the social and organisational aspects of managing knowledge, which are covered in more depth than on most other similar UK masters courses. Underpinned by our academics’ specialist research, the modules will encourage you to explore key theories through case studies and critical discussion of research papers. You’ll also gain practical analysis, design and consultancy skills that are highly attractive to employers.
In today’s big data world, businesses are increasingly interested in how they can use technologies to gather, share and analyse the growing range of data sources available to them and generate new knowledge about their customers and business processes. At the same time, web and mobile technologies have transformed the way businesses operate and enable organisations to carve out new business models. There is demand for professionals who understand the strategic applications of these digital technologies and are able to successfully manage the development and use of these systems.
The MSc in Knowledge and Information Systems Management will equip you with the skills businesses are looking for. It covers the main theories and practice relating to information systems management but, unlike most UK MScs in this area, also has a strong emphasis on contemporary knowledge management. Knowledge management refers to the ways in which organisations generate knowledge, and how this knowledge is used by and shared among employees. It is underpinned by information systems and their supporting technologies but also linked with organisational management processes and human factors. This degree covers all these areas, giving you a more rounded view that will be of significant value to businesses in a range of sectors.
You’ll learn about current technology trends, such as big data and cloud computing, and how they fit into a broader organisational context – for example how they might benefit organisations and how any barriers to adoption might be overcome. You’ll also gain an understanding of how digital technologies can be an integral part of a technology-driven business model that can enable companies to outsmart their competitors.
This MSc will be of interest if you have a background in technology or engineering and wish to put your learning into a wider management or organisational context, or if your previous education or experience is in general management and you would like to learn more about how organisations build, use and manage information systems.
The MSc in Knowledge and Information Systems Management provides a strong foundation for those looking to progress their careers in this field or who want to carry out research in the discipline.
This course will prepare you for a role related to an organisation’s management of knowledge, the management of its IT function or its information systems provision. You could also choose to go into IT, digital or web consultancy. Potential roles include chief knowledge officer or knowledge manager, project lead, business or process analyst, IT or digital consultant, or IT manager. If you are interested in a career in academia, this degree is excellent preparation for further study at PhD level and beyond.
Our alumni have gone on to work for organisations including:
Equip yourself with skills and knowledge to lead organisational growth, innovation and change through the power of technology. Develop a deep understanding of the relationship between technology and thriving businesses. Share insights with like-minded professionals around the world, as you gain a range of multi-disciplinary skills in information systems management and beyond.
“Studying online with the University of Liverpool gave me the best of both worlds. I was able to work at my fantastic job, and also crown it with a masters degree.”
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This 100% online master’s programme gives you the opportunity to:
The University of Liverpool is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide1 and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-led British universities.
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 97% of the research produced by the University’s Department of Computer Science as world-leading or internationally excellent – among the highest ratings of computer science department in the UK.
The University has developed an innovative, cloud-based server platform to allow online IT students to develop practical skills in an environment that mirrors real-world IT workspaces.
Study a programme designed to develop the insight, understanding and expertise you would need for senior IT/IS roles2, such as:
1 As listed in the International Handbook of Universities, published by the International Association of Universities (2014).
2 Career options may require additional experience, training or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree programme.
This course gives you an opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of the role of information systems and technology (IS/T) in businesses around the world, along with a critical awareness of current and emerging issues in this continually developing sector.
You will learn from our expert team and external guest speakers, renowned for their specialist knowledge. You will also enjoy the programme’s emphasis on debate, critique and interaction with other students and staff.
On completion of your course you will have the necessary skills to become an effective IS/T manager with strategically valuable capabilities in IS/T.
You may also choose to take advantage a blended distance learning opportunity, available through our official partner - Robert Kennedy College - in Zurich, Switzerland.
The programme is block delivered and there are six entry points per year.
The aim of this course is to provide you with the advanced level skills and knowledge required by 21st century managers of information systems and technology (IS/T).
You will acquire the management and technical knowledge necessary to succeed in an IS/T management role and to be able to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations.
You will develop a systematic understanding of the context of IS/T in local and global organisations and in society in general; and a critical awareness of current issues in the management of IS/T.
You will also become a reflective practitioner in the IS sphere, capable of critically reflecting on your practice and that of others.
The course is currently delivered in four blocks of three-day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a six week block.
From September 2017, this delivery format will change. Students will continue to study a single module for a 6 week period. Face to face teaching will be delivered on campus for two half days each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Business Innovation Programme each Wednesday afternoon during the 6 week blocks, with independent study completed in your own time through Blackboard. Individual student timetables will be provided during induction week.
Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.
Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work.
This course has been specifically designed to enable recent IT and related subject graduates develop their careers. Information systems management is part of a continually evolving sector, and graduates who can apply critical thinking to technology are in high demand across a variety of organisations in both the public and private sectors.
Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus.
Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces.
All University of Salford students also have access to the MediaCityUK campus including its study facilities. MediaCityUK is home to major BBC and ITV departments and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors. It is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain and is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialise and study.