A manufacturing engineer produces high quality goods using the most cost effective methods while being conscious of any environmental impacts. They need to be both analytical and creative, be able to work on their own intiative but also as part of a multi-displinary team. This course demonstrates how advanced manufacturing technology and operations management are integrated to improve productivity, reduce the costs of manufacture, and the delivery of products and services can be ensured.
The course covers many aspects of Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management. The wide range of optional modules will enable you to develop your interests in specific areas of technology including flexible manufacturing, rapid product development, and process capability, operations management including quality and supply chain management and also ergonomics and human factors.
Students will develop: the ability to communicate ideas effectively in written reports, verbally and by means of presentations to groups knowledge and understanding of industrial methods and the needs of manufacturing industries the ability to plan and undertake an individual project interpersonal, communication and professional skills.
Previous projects have included: Evaluation of micromachining systems Design for microassembly Laser deposition in manufacturing Lean applications in a local aeroengine manufacturer Production of AI/TiC metal matrix composites Electrical Discharge Machining Study of a machining allow for Aerospace Applications Design of an innovative holding device for enabling the walking of a free-leg hexapod