This course was created in response to the high proportion of Cranfield manufacturing graduates taking up positions within consultancy. It shares many features with the Engineering & Management of Manufacturing Systems MSc, but favours students who already have industrial experience, and better prepares them for a career in consultancy. The programme has been developed with a strong emphasis on applying knowledge in the industrial environment and is taught in the context of industrial application. The major learning experience for full-time students is the industrial group project. This involves working in teams to fulfil demanding objectives within a tight time schedule, applying state-of-the-art technologies and approaches, and delivering results to a high professional standard.