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2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in the Sciences, Engineering, Business or a relevant subject. English Language Requirement - IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)
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I joined WMG’s full-time MSc programme in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and quickly settled in. It was very exciting to be part of WMG. Right from day one you know you’re part of one of the world’s most advanced institutions.
As for the course itself, I found it demanding but equally rewarding. There are lots of projects to complete in a relatively short time, so you do have to manage your own time well. The way the tutors work makes it excellent though: they don’t just impart knowledge but constantly prompt you to explore your own ideas.
My dissertation focused on warehouse management for manufacturing industry – a project that I need to carry out an in-depth analysis of a live business case. Looking at a major steel processing company, I compared its systems with those used in other organisations, developing suggestions that would improve its model.
My aim was to create a more robust model of warehouse management that would be appropriate for businesses in Mexico. In everything I did at WMG, I was constantly looking back to my home country to see how current thinking and innovation could help industries there to compete better on a global stage.
Having gained a distinction for my dissertation, I returned to Mexico in 2007 and was soon offered a job within Femsa - Cervecería Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, a major beverage manufacturer with six brewing plants across Mexico.
I could see opportunities to put what I had learned at WMG to work straight away. It brought home how relevant Warwick’s Manufacturing Systems engineering course is to real businesses operating in the real world. Without doubt, I could not be doing what I am now without the skills and understanding I gained at WMG.
The time at WMG was unforgettable, and it’s clear that Warwick’s culture played a big part in this. To be within such an international environment was fabulous. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment and will never forget the help and support I received from tutors, staff and fellow students.
While studying for his first degree in construction, Marat discovered an interest in manufacturing and was keen to develop his knowledge and skills in this area.
“I realised that I would have to study manufacturing specifically,” he said. “And rather than go back to being an undergraduate, I decided that a Masters degree would be the best route to take.
Marat applied to a number of universities but chose WMG after reviewing the course content and speaking with people in Kazakhstan. The mix of modules looked very interesting as well. I was particularly keen to learn about subjects like automation and robotics, logistics and supply chain management and collaborative product development.
“I really started enjoying the course. In fact, I can honestly say that it was the best experience of my life. It was great to visit and learn from companies like Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls Royce. I found myself motivated to learn more.
Group working is a key part of WMG’s approach to learning, and it was something that Marat particularly appreciated. “Working together as teams helped all the students get to know each other and become friends. There were students from right around the world. It was interesting to find out how people from different cultures and backgrounds think as we learned to share our individual experiences and collaborate to achieve goals.”
Following completion of his Masters in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Marat successfully gained a role with the 'Department of New Technologies and Energy Saving' in the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan and is now a Senior Expert in technological development.
“Part of my job is to work with companies that are situated on our Park of Innovation Technologies, a free economic zone in Almaty. I ensure that we are giving them all the support we can to grow their businesses and thrive. I’m also taking part in developing a programme that’s driving the technological development of the country up until 2020."
“What’s really exciting is being able to put what I learned at Warwick into practice, helping my country to build a world-class manufacturing industry. Every day I have the opportunity to apply my new knowledge to real-world business challenges.
“I have found that a WMG masters degree does set you apart. It brought me to where I am now and gave me the chance to do something that I am passionate about.”
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