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MSc Manufacturing Engineering

Course Description


In an ever-demanding world market place the need to be competitive in manufacturing is essential. Businesses are reorganizing themselves in response to the challenges and demands of the 21st century and must be flexible and responsive to the changing market requirements. Manufacturing companies must produce high quality, cost-effective product in quick response time to customer demand. In order to do this, successful manufacturing companies must embrace the skill and expertise of engineering, business and management.

This course aims to develop manufacturing engineers who will be able to apply technology, business and management skills to respond to the demands of the industry.


Students who enjoy solving problems, making improvements and working with people should apply.

Graduates of the MSc in Manufacturing Engineering have successful progressive careers in the manufacturing industry.

You will have access to the expertise within the Future Manufacturing Applied Research Centre.


On this course you will develop the skills necessary to design and develop lean and competitive manufacturing facilities as well as apply continuous improvement techniques to identify waste. You will learn to identify opportunities for the application of new materials and processes and evaluate appropriate production control system. You will develop the skills to assess manufacturing issues with regards to strategic and financial implications as well as work effectively in a team environment.

The course has the following modules:

Masters project;
research methods for manufacturing;
advanced engineering materials and processes;
automation and robotics;
lean operations;
production planning and scheduling;
advanced manufacturing simulation systems;
project management;
global engineering strategy;
management of quality (option moudle);
manufacturing quality and metrology (option module).

Visit the MSc Manufacturing Engineering page on the Coventry University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

To enter this course you should have a first or second class honours degree in an appropriate discipline. However, entry qualifications are flexible and applications are welcomed for mature candidates and those with industrial experience. Students whose first language is not English should have achieved a minimum English language standard of IELTS 6.5. Alternatively students may be admitted with IELTS 6.0 if they attend a compulsory five week pre-sessional English course, operated by Coventry University, before joining their master’s programme.

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