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MSc(Res) Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year FT

  • Course Type


  • Last Updated

    04 September 2019

Course description

This course is designed to expand your knowledge and skills in the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing and advanced manufacturing technologies.

With specialist modules in additive manufacturing, state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, materials and a broad range of modules in advanced mechanical engineering, you'll also carry out an industry-focused research project on additive manufacturing.

Working with both commercial and bespoke manufacturing technologies using high performance materials, your research project will take place within the Centre for Advanced Additive Manufacturing (AdAM) under the guidance of world-leading academics in the field.

With a focus on deepening your knowledge following an undergraduate degree, our MSc courses are designed to prepare you for your future career – building on your specialist interest and offering you further practical experience.

A number of our graduates go into industry - particularly manufacturing, transport and power generation. Many have found employment with companies such as Rolls-Royce, Arup and Network Rail, whilst others have gone on to work for engineering consultancies, in both technical and managerial roles. Our graduates have also gone onto PhD study and research, started their own business, or transferred their skills, for example becoming teachers, consultants, or charity workers.

Core modules

MSc (Res) individual research project; professional development portfolio; masters research mini project; technical communication for mechanical engineers; strategic engineering management and business practices; additive manufacturing – principles and applications; mechanics and applications of advanced manufacturing technologies.

Examples of optional modules

A wide selection including (but not limited to): fundamentals and applications of tribology; human factors and user-centred design; human movement biomechanics; design and manufacture of composites; materials for energy applications; advanced dynamics; automotive powertrain.

For more information about modules, please visit our course content page here or contact us.


We use a variety of teaching methods to support your learning, including tutorials, lectures, practical work, group project work, virtual learning environments and individual research.

Our assessment methods are designed to support the achievement of your learning outcomes and develop your professional skills. This may include integrated projects, examinations and portfolio work. Regular feedback is also provided, so you can understand your own development throughout the course.

All students on taught programmes are allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement throughout your time at university. Your personal tutor will be an academic member of staff within the Department.

For more information on teaching and assessment, click here.


You’re assessed by:

  • Exams
  • Coursework
  • Small group work
  • Online modules
  • Individual project


All our MSc courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and meet, in part, the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status. Our MSc graduates who also have an accredited BEng (Hons) will be able to show they have met all the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Visit the MSc(Res) Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies page on the University of Sheffield website for more details!





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