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Manufacturing Engineering - MSc


Course Description

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

Visit the Manufacturing Engineering - MSc page on the University of Sunderland website for more details!

Entry Requirements

We usually require applicants to hold a 2:2 honours degree in computing, physics or another science-based subject. We will consider applicants with a wide range of relevant experience.

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