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Course Content

Course content

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.


Visit the Manufacturing Technology and Management - MSc page on the Cranfield University website for more details!

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