This course combines value creation with strategic development in a manufacturing environment, providing you with up-to-date knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes.
MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management is designed for engineering graduates interested in manufacturing systems and operations management.
It is suitable for engineers working in industry who want to make the transition to engineering manager and is also suitable for graduates with little or no work experience.
The Course Provides
Up-to-date knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes plus applications of technology & quality tools and techniques to improve operations in the organisation.
You’ll develop an understanding of the concepts of manufacturing engineering systems as well as the skills to analyse, design and implement these systems in practice. You’ll also gain experience in the application of technology and of quality tools and techniques in order to improve operations and develop skills in strategic and operational management.
Core Modules: 1. Industrial Engineering 2. Manufacturing Process Technology 3. Operations Strategy for Industry 4. Problem Solving with Statistics 5. Quality, Reliability and Maintenance 6. Project Planning, Management and Control 7. Logistics and Operations Management
Plus one from: 1. Automation and Robotics 2. Machining Technology 3. Advanced Materials and Processes 4. The Virtual Factory
Plus one elective module from the full list of modules.
Taught material is a blend of formal lectures, seminars and practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields. Industrial visits are available to all students and the course is assessed through assignments.
After Your Graduate
Our graduate career destinations include roles in the automotive, financial, energy and materials industries, at companies ranging from Jaguar Land Rover and ING Bank Turkey to Colgate Palmolive, AWE and Aruna Alloy Steels.
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.”
All students with Syrian Nationality applying for a WMG Masters Course to begin October 2016 will automatically be entitled to 25% tuition fee discount. The remaining tuition fees for Syrian students after the discount are £16,755.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£5,585 (25% discount on tuition fees)
Students must have an offer to study on one of the WMG full-time MSc courses, starting 3rd October 2016 Students must be classified as overseas fee payers and have Syrian Nationality Students should be self funded. In the case where they are part funded and part self funded, the bursary will still apply.The Syrian Bursary has a deadline in accordance of course application deadline - 31st August 2016.
All students from Latin America applying for a WMG Masters Course to begin October 2016 will automatically be entitled to 20% tuition fee discount. Remainging tuition fees for Latin American students will be £17,872.For Mexico (in accordance with Warwick's agreement with CONACYT) all tuition fees for Mexican students studying on the full-time WMG MSc Programmes will be reduced by 25%. Fees for Mexican students will be £16,755.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£4,468 (20% discount on tuition fees)
• Students must have an offer to study on one of the WMG full-time MSc courses, starting 3rd October 2016 • Students must be classified as overseas fee payers and be Nationals of a Latin American Country • Students should be self funded. In the case where they are part funded and part self funded, or on a Scholarship/loan agreement the bursary will still applyThe Latin American Bursary has a deadline in accordance of course application deadline - 31st August 2016.
All students with Turkish Nationality applying for a WMG Masters Course to begin October 2016 will automatically be entitled to 25% tuition fee discount. Remainng tuition fees for Turkish students are £16,755 (rather than £22,340).
Value of Scholarship(s)
£5,585 (25% discount on tuition fees)
Students must have an offer to study on one of the WMG full-time MSc courses, starting 3rd October 2015 Students must be classified as overseas fee payers and have Turkish Nationality Students should be self funded. In the case where they are part funded and part self funded, the bursary will still apply.The Turkish Bursary has a deadline in accordance of course application deadline - 31st August 2016.
WMG will be awarding up to £500,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2016.Up to 50 scholarships will be awarded on a % discount of the tuition fees:15 x 50% 15 x 35% 20 x 20%Scholarships are available on a competitive basis and students will automatically be considered upon application and receiving an offer for a WMG full-time MSc course.Eligibility• All applicants receiving an offer to study on a WMG Full-time MSc course that runs in the UK, starting October 2016, will be assessed for the WMG Excellence Scholarship. • Applicants should have an excellent academic track-record. The WMG Scholarship committee will be reviewing both the academic achievement (usually the equivalent of a British 1st Class Honours Degree) and Statement of Purpose when awarding. • Students will be automatically considered for the WMG Excellence Scholarships when submitting their application for a WMG full-time MSc course. • For conditional offer-holders, scholarship awards will also be conditional on achieving the awardee's final predicted grade. • WMG Excellence Scholarships are for self-funded students only. NB: students with partial bursaries on scholarship-loan schemes or partially funded by an external organisation may be considered. Awardees should inform the scholarship committee if they are in receipt of another scholarship or are later awarded other funding. • WMG Excellence Scholarships are awarded for study on UK Full-time MSc Programmes only. • WMG Excellence Scholarships are paid towards tuition fees only and cannot be paid in cash or towards accommodation or maintenance costs. • WMG will award WMG Excellence Scholarships across all WMG Full-time MSc Programmes to maximize nationality and gender diversity. • In order to maximise your chances of success, we recommend you submit your MSc application before the end of May 2016.* These numbers are for guidance only. WMG reserves the right to amend the exact number of scholarships awarded
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to £11,170
WMG Excellence Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Awards will be based on past academic achievement, previous experience, extracurricular activities, reasons for study, and your vision for the future. Students will automatically be considered for the awards when submitting an application for a WMG full-time MSc course.Up to a total of 50 WMG Excellence Scholarships will be awarded on a % discount of the tuition fees. Awards will range from 20% to 50% fee discount with the maximum award possible being 50% discount.Please see further details for eligibility.