Duration: 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time).
Simple timetable information Full-time: 2 days per week Part-time: 1 day per week
Non-standard entry requirements: Applications are also welcomed from mature students with other qualifications and relevant industrial experience that would make them suitable to study at this level.
Course units The MSc course is composed of 5 core units, 3 specialist units and a Major Individual Project (4 units). PgDip students are required to successfully complete 5 core units and 3 specialist units. Core Units: – Advanced Manufacturing – Engineering Product Design – Mechatronics – Quality Engineering Management – Research Methods Specialist Units: – Operations Management – Manufacturing Systems and Robotics – Simulation and Quality Control – Major Individual Project (MSc only)
Course description The Manufacturing Management course offers the student an opportunity to study advanced methodologies, concepts and strategies with a view to applying them to multidisciplinary areas of advanced manufacturing, product design, product quality, computer simulation, product data management and operations management.
The programme enables you to work effectively in an integrated product design/manufacture role, whether as product champion or manager. You will be able to assess the benefits of applying innovative manufacturing management technology as an integral element of the product development and manufacture cycle.
The programme teaches you how to determine the research, design and development route for the realisation of manufacturing management for both prototypes and final products.
Typical background of applicant A good Honours degree (or equivalent) in a science, engineering or other relevant management/ technological discipline. We particularly welcome overseas and EU applicants with relevant qualifications.
Career opportunities The course is designed to develop skills and knowledge of professional engineers and managers capable of working in a wide spectrum of companies, but particularly in manufacturing and related industry.
The ever-increasing importance of management of new product innovation and the need for the integration of manufacturing, design, IT and quality engineering technologies, means there are excellent job opportunities and career prospects.
Additional notes The Individual Project is a major element of the course and involves a wider spectrum of research in design, manufacturing systems, quality management and IT, with due regard to the efficient exploitation of the technology, materials and marketing resources of industrial firms. Students are encouraged to work with industrial-based projects.