Why this course?
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:
- graduates with experience in manufacturing, engineering, design or business who wish to develop their manufacturing expertise. This course is ideal for graduates wishing to transfer smoothly and effectively to a career in the manufacturing sector of industry
- established manufacturing engineers, designers and managers working in the industry who are facing new challenges and increased areas of responsibility. New disruptive technologies also present a significant opportunity for existing professionals to further develop their career in advanced manufacturing technology systems
This course will prepare students for industrial careers within a reinvigorated global manufacturing sector. Students will develop specialist skills in areas such as:
- manufacturing automation
- advanced production techniques
- materials and production technology
- strategic technology management
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.
See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/advancedmanufacturingtechnologysystems/
- Funded places
There are a limited number of funded places (fees +£3,000 scholarship) 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.
Some of the key course content will be taught by leading experts in manufacturing technology and product design and engineering management. High-profile teaching staff include:
- Professor Yi Qin, internationally leading expert in Micro-Manufacturing and Forming technology
- Dr Andrzej Rosochowski, a leading expert in Ultra-fine Grained Metals and Processing
- Professor Alex Duffy, Editor of the Journal of Engineering Design and past President of the Design Society
- Professor Jonathan Corney, leading expert in CAD/CAM and Rapid Manufacturing
- Mr Gordon Mair – a pioneering researcher in Telepresence Research
- Dr Xiu-Tian Yan - Vice Chairman of the Mechatronics Forum
Learning & teaching
Lectures, tutorials and practical laboratories.
Major assessment formats are written assignments. There is also a group project and an individual Master project.
Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/
MSc: First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline. PgDip: Degree, or good HND plus relevant industrial experience, may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma. Depending on satisfactory progress, students may transfer from the Diploma to the Masters course.