Manufacturing is at the heart of engineering, as everything in our daily lives needs to be made. Manufacturing engineers therefore play a vital role in the creation of wealth and in sustaining and improving the living standards of society. The Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Systems Management course is one of the most well-established of its kind in the UK, and it aims to provide our students with the tools, knowledge and understanding of this broad based discipline that demands expertise in many diverse topics.
This course is one of the most well-established of its kind in the UK, having evolved from the very successful MSc course in Machine Tool Technology, and is regularly updated in line with subject developments and changing industrial practices. Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management has developed into a broad based multi-disciplinary field, demanding expertise in many diverse topics. The structure of the course reflects this by requiring in-depth study of a number of topics ranging from the fundamentals of manufacturing processes to the management of manufacturing systems. More specialised study takes place during the dissertation project where students undertake individual research projects of industrial relevance. The MSc course has a strong practical orientation and it aims to produce engineers with the theoretical and practical experience which will enable them to analyse and investigate problems and to engage in design, development and research involving manufacturing technology. The course also prepares graduates for the management of manufacturing systems. Whilst the course is intended primarily for those wishing to pursue an industrial career, it is equally relevant as preparation for research in advanced manufacturing technology and systems management.
The Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc is a full time course which is studied over 12 months and there is one start date each year in September.
Throughout the course you will develop advanced technical skills in both manufacturing technology and systems management, as well as soft skill such as team working, presenting and report writing, all of which will enable you to pursue a career in both general and specialised engineering industries or develop an in-depth knowledge for a career in research in industry or academia.
During the course you will visit a number of companies, such as Airbus and Jaguar Land Rover, and have the opportunity to attend industrial guest lectures, which will not only further enhance your understanding of manufacturing but also to give you an insight into the practical application of many of the subject areas you will be studying. Moreover, many of the dissertation projects, one of which you will be working on as part of this course, originate from and are run in collaboration with industry.
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The Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc has a strong focus on employability, which will give you the best chance of securing your ideal job after graduation. Most academics who teach on this course have strong links with industry, which you will benefit from, not only by having the opportunity to visit a number of companies and attend industrial talks but also to work on a dissertation project that is closely related to an industrial problem.
Each year Manchester careers fairs, workshops and presentations attract more than 600 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors illustrating how employers target Manchester graduates.
After graduating with an MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management you will be in a strong position to seek employment with companies such as: Rolls Royce, Airbus, BAE Systems, Siemens, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Motors, Nissan Motor Company, Bombardier Transportation, to name just a few.
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The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has accredited the Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc course under license from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. This allows satisfactory completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc to contribute towards the academic requirements for registration with the Institution as a Chartered Engineer.
This MSc programme in Manufacturing Engineering aims to train highly skilled engineers in the techniques of manufacturing engineering and its related technologies. It will provide effective careers for managers who can meet challenges in a rapidly changing global manufacturing industry.
The programme will also enhance the ability of current or potential engineers to increase the performance and profitability of engineering and manufacturing companies operating in the context of the global business environment through the use of modern design techniques, manufacturing technologies and management philosophies.
MSc programme in Manufacturing Engineering at Wolverhampton is a comprehensive, specialist postgraduate programme focusing on high value manufacturing especially for the aerospace and automotive industry. It adopts a systems / life cycle engineering approach during course delivery and applies specialist tools and techniques such as material utilisation principle, life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, value analysis / engineering, sustainable design and manufacture, resource efficiency management and value stream mapping to illustrate and demonstrate manufacturing engineering practice in the 21st century. Case study materials and recent / current academic journal research papers would be used in all cases to support and enhance course delivery.
The MSc in Manufacturing Engineering which is targeted at the middle management level will qualify students to apply for a variety of careers in the manufacturing and construction sectors both nationally and globally. It will also prepare students for postgraduate research at academic institutions worldwide.
1. Appreciate the significance of the manufacturing sector and the impact on national and international business environment.
2. Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of the core principles of manufacturing engineering especially within the contextual framework.
3. Demonstrate relevant personal and interpersonal skills, and thinking critically and creatively during problem solving in a manufacturing environment.
4. Solve complex problems and make decisions either individually or as part of a team.
5. Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research method is used to create and interprete knowledge in manufacturing engineering.
6. Appreciate how successful manufacturing enterprises achieve and sustain total quality in their supply chain management.
Students who achieve a Masters degree from this programme can apply for membership and chartered status of the UK Engineering Council
Manufacturing and engineering are thriving sectors at the heart of the UK economy. They generate jobs, promote economic growth and increase global trade.
Manufacturing engineers therefore play a vital role in integrating technology and management within the sector to achieve added value and deliver superior performance.
This popular MSc programme is based within the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management, the only department in the UK combining end-to-end expertise from creative design, through engineering design, manufacture and management of the entire system.
This course is designed for:
This course will prepare students for industrial careers within a reinvigorated global manufacturing sector. Students will develop specialist skills in areas such as:
At the end of the course you'll have a greater understanding of the methods, tools and techniques relating to advanced manufacturing technology and systems.
You'll be able to apply your knowledge and skills by taking part in projects to solve some of the technological problems currently faced by industry.
The course is run jointly with the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), a £35 million facility developing forming and forging technologies to support the development of high integrity components. The AFRC is one of seven elite centres that form the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult which is the catalyst for the future growth and success of manufacturing in the UK.
There are a limited number of funded places (fees) available for this programme for students with home status for fees purposes (Scotland & EU). As these are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
You'll take a combination of compulsory and optional taught modules.
During the programme, you'll undertake an individual and group project.
For group projects, you'll have the opportunity to work with fellow students and an industrial client to address a practical problem. You'll gain direct industry experience, develop skills and manage a project through to completion. Previous students have worked with organisations such as Rolls Royce, BAE Systems and Weir Group.
For individual projects, you'll have the opportunity to combine the skills learned in other course modules and apply them to an industry-involved or funded project within a specific area of manufacturing.
Our facilities provide you with a large range of rapid prototyping and manufacturing tools and machinery. These will help you to design, prototype, manufacture and perform research on a broad range of items.
The AFRC has invested £35M in equipment for the development of forming and forging technologies.
Accreditation has been awarded for this programme from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
Accreditation has been awarded for this programme from the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
Accreditation has been awarded for this programme from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
Lectures, tutorials and practical laboratories.
Major assessment formats are written assignments. There is also a group project and an individual Master project.
Modern manufacturing engineers not only need to be experts in the latest classic manufacturing technologies – they need to know how to exploit the power of Digital Manufacturing to stay competitive in an increasingly global digital market. This course helps you to get a deeper insight into the necessary cyber-physical technologies and new developing business models.
This course is ideal for graduates wishing to transfer smoothly and effectively to a career in the digital, creative and business services oriented sector of the manufacturing industry.
Digital Manufacturing is technology-enabled manufacturing that uses the latest developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to transform, augment and boost traditional manufacturing through new digital technologies and thinking.
Industry 4.0 concepts are revolutionising the world and modern industry is adopting rapidly and at a vast scale, creating new business models and digital technologies. Products are becoming increasingly customisable and interactive.
The power of digital manufacturing also allows creating agile and autonomous production processes that can deliver at scale through smart global digital communication technologies. Industry business models are also shifting significantly; extensive mass customisation is augmented by direct prosumer engagement and services become instantaneous and ubiquitous.
Digital Manufacturing utilises Industry 4.0 technologies such as Cyber Physical Systems, Industrial Internet of Things, Additive Manufacturing and Autonomous Mechatronic Systems. Digital Manufacturing also feeds into new business models such as Through-Life Engineering and Cloud Manufacturing – all extremely hot topics with vast industrial as well as academic potential.
Students will develop specialist skills in:
During the programme, you'll undertake an individual project and a group project.
For group projects, you'll have the opportunity to work with fellow students and an industrial client to address a practical problem. You'll gain direct industry experience, develop skills and manage a project through to completion. Previous students have worked with major organisations such as Rolls Royce or BAE Systems, as well as local Scottish SMEs.
For individual projects, you'll have the opportunity to combine the skills learned in other course modules and apply them to an industry-involved or funded project within a specific area of manufacturing.
This unique and brand new MSc programme is based within the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management (DMEM), the only department in the UK combining end-to-end expertise from creative design, through engineering design, manufacture and management of the entire system.
The Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) near Glasgow Airport is hosted by DMEM. The AFRC is a powerful platform with very strong links into industry and host to the latest manufacturing technologies. This gives students direct access to the latest high-tech equipment. The AFRC has invested £35M in equipment for the development of forming and forging technologies.
Our facilities provide you with a large range of rapid prototyping and manufacturing tools and machinery.
The brand new Advanced Digital Manufacturing Facility gives you hands-on access to latest IoT devices that are used in class and that you can also use in your projects. This will help you to design, prototype, and manufacture as well as perform research on a broad range of items.
Digital Manufacturing is at the top of all international agendas and experts in this field are highly sought after. According to the UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey, students with an evidenced advanced knowledge in Digital Manufacturing have a very high chance of getting lucrative positions in industry after their studies.
Manufacturing and engineering are thriving sectors at the heart of the UK economy. They generate jobs, promote economic growth and increase global trade. Digital Manufacturing is the digital motor that can significant boost UK business. This course introduces latest state-of-the-art knowledge and practical hands-on insight into:
The specialist skills of aerospace production systems are vital to drive productivity improvements. You will gain the sought-after capability to manage major improvement programmes in the aerospace manufacturing industry or instigate intervention that delivers improvements to the performance of their businesses.
This course develops future aerospace manufacturing engineers and managers who will be able to manage major improvement programmes or instigate intervention that delivers improvements to the performance of their aerospace manufacturing businesses.
The course combines Cranfield's long standing expertise for delivering high-quality Masters' programmes in both aerospace and manufacturing. Courses receive strong support from the global aerospace industry, both the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) such as Airbus and Rolls-Royce, as well as their tiers of supplier. There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge in the industrial environment and all teaching is in the context of industrial application. Many features of this course are shared with the Engineering and Management of Manufacturing Systems MSc, but this course specifically prepares graduates to embark on a career in aerospace manufacturing.
Students benefit from our wide range of equipment, analysis tools and specialist software packages. The course objectives are achieved through a carefully integrated and structured series of eight one-week assessed modules, a group project and an individual project.
Our courses are designed to meet the training needs of industry and have a strong input from experts in their sector. Students who have excelled have their performances recognised through course awards. The awards are provided by high profile organisations and individuals, and are often sponsored by our industrial partners. Awards are presented on Graduation Day.
You will be taught by experts from Cranfield and industry with substantial experience in teaching, project supervision, research and consultancy. The academics have published in leading journals and books and have worked closely with world-class manufacturers.
The MSc in Aerospace Manufacturing is subject to ratification by Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) & Insitution of Engineering & Technology (IET) following an accreditation visit in March 2015, on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. 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.
March intake: The course comprises eight compulsory modules, a group project and an individual project.
October intake: The course comprises eight modules (five compulsory and three electives), a group project and an individual project.
The modules include lectures, workshops, case studies, tutorials and company visits. Students need to complete a mix of modules that are fundamental to aerospace manufacturing systems and modules that are technology related.
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 is concerned.
Watch video: Paul Ewers, Visteon Engineering Services, talks about his involvement in the Manufacturing Group Project at Cranfield University
Watch video: Manufacturing MSc students talk about their experience of the Manufacturing Group Projects at Cranfield University
The individual thesis project, usually in collaboration with industry, offers students the opportunity to develop their research capability, depth of understanding and ability to provide solutions to real problems in aerospace manufacturing production systems.
Taught modules 40%, Group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), Individual project 40%
Government is focusing heavily on boosting the UK manufacturing industry; failure to meet demands for engineering skills could cost the UK £27bn a year.
58% of all new jobs will be STEM related, and the number of those studying for degrees in science, engineering and technology must increase by over 40% on current levels if demands are to be met.
Of all STEM skills, those in mechanical and manufacturing engineering are becoming increasingly highly valued.
Here at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, we aim to ensure that the MSc Engineering (Mechanical Manufacturing)comprises fit-for-purpose teaching and research experience to provide a solid background for a career in the engineering and manufacturing industry sector.
Many of the academic staff have industrial experience spanning a broad range of engineering areas and working levels. Many students from previous years are now in jobs at top international companies such as Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Alstom, and Airbus.
FULL-TIME STUDY (SEPTEMBER INTAKE)
The taught element, Part One, of the programmes will be delivered in two 12 week trimesters and each trimester has a loading of 60 credits.
You will cover six taught modules which include lectures, tutorials and practical work on a weekly basis. The expected timetable per module will be a total of 200 hours, which includes 40 hours of scheduled learning and teaching hours and 160 independent study hours.
Part Two will then take a further 15 weeks having a notional study time of 600 hours. During this time the student will be responsible for managing his/her time in consultation with an academic supervisor.
FULL-TIME MODE (JANUARY INTAKE)
For the January intake, students will study the three specialist modules first during the second trimester from January to May. The three core modules will be studied in the first trimester of the next academic year from September to January.
On successful completion of the taught element of the programme the students will progress to Part Two, MSc dissertation to be submitted in April/May.
The taught element, part one, of the programmes will be delivered over two academic teaching years. 80 credits or equivalent worth of modules will be delivered in the first year and 40 credits or equivalent in the second year. The part time students would join the full time delivery with lectures and tutorials/practical work during one day on a weekly basis.
The dissertation element will start in trimester 2 taking a further 30 weeks having a total notional study time of 600 hours. During this time the student will be responsible for managing his/her time in consultation with an academic supervisor.
AREAS OF STUDY INCLUDE:
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
You will be assessed throughout your course through a variety of methods including portfolios, presentations and, for certain subjects, examinations.
The courses will give you the chance to advance your career to management levels. You might also consider consultancy, research and development, testing and design positions within the aeronautical industry. Airbus is a classic example of an employer excelling in this field in the north Wales region.
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This course is aimed at those who wish to study advanced topics in mechanical engineering with a focus on materials.
It's been developed to provide you with an in-depth technical understanding of advanced mechanical engineering topics. You’ll also develop generic skills that allow you to contribute effectively in developing company capabilities.
The course is designed to make you more employable and also satisfies the Further Learning requirements necessary to obtain Chartered Engineer status.
This course is particularly suitable for graduate engineers in these sectors:
You’ll have the opportunity to select technical and specialist classes.
You’ll study three compulsory classes:
Other specialist instructional modules
These focus on different technical aspects allowing you to tailor learning to your individual needs. When choosing technical modules, you’ll discuss the options with the course co-ordinator. These include:
Faculty-wide generic instructional modules
You’ll choose three faculty-wide generic modules which satisfy the broader learning requirements for Chartered Engineer status. You'll choose from:
MSc students take on an individual project which allows study of a selected topic in-depth. This may be an industry-themed project or one aligned to engineering research at Strathclyde.
Our facilities include many laboratories and research centres including:
We have local access to a 3500-node region supercomputer.
As this is a new course starting in 2014/15, accreditation by IMechE is expected (as has been obtained for the Advanced Mechanical Engineering course), after it has been operational for one year.
Teaching methods include lectures and practical exercises. Site visits are also arranged.
Engineering graduates, particularly Mechanical Engineers, are in demand from recruiting companies. This course is designed to meet industrial demand for qualified staff in the area of Mechanical Engineering. This course is particularly suitable for Graduate Engineers in the following sectors: