The MSc in Manufacturing Technology and Management develops professionals with the ability to transform knowledge into action, providing students with the breadth of both technical and business skills to make a real impact in their chosen career. The Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Technologies estimates the sector needs 180,000 engineers and technicians by 2020. The rapid growth in technology also presents an opportunity for re-skilling for professionals already in industry.
The Government’s manufacturing strategy is focused on high value manufacturing, which is seen as critical to economic growth. Central to this are the disruptive technologies that will drive forward the dramatic changes in manufacturing over the next 15-20 years.
The MSc in Manufacturing Technology and Management develops professionals with the ability to transform knowledge into action, providing students with the breadth of both technical and business skills to make a real impact in their chosen career.
The MSc course comprises eight assessed modules (four core and four elective), in which students gain an understanding of world-class manufacturing technology and management practice, a group project and an individual project.
The group project involves students working in teams to fulfil demanding objectives within a tight timescale, applying state-of-the-art technologies and approaches to addressing major challenges in manufacturing technology and management, and delivering results to a high professional standard. A dissertation may also replace the group project for part-time students.
Industrially orientated, our team projects have support from external organisations. These include: Airbus, Atkins, Altro, Bromford Industries, Benaa Group, BT, Caterpillar, Centre for Process Innovation, Cisco, DPD, Dragon Rouge, Engineering Photonics Centre, Environcom, ERA Foundation, GKN Hybrid Power, HS Marston Aerospace, Ihsan Center, Labinal Power Systems, Maier Group, Novartis, Okaz Organization for Press and Publications, Operations Excellence Institute, Rolls-Royce, Safran Power, SENTi, SPI Laser, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Ultra Precision Centre, and Whirlpool.
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 are concerned.
The individual thesis project offers students the opportunity to develop their research capability, depth of understanding and ability to provide world-class technical and business engineering service solutions to real problems in manufacturing.
The MSc course comprises eight assessed modules (four core and four elective), an individual project and a group project.
Introduction to Manufacturing, Materials and Research Techniques
Introduction to Materials Engineering
Managing Innovation and New Product Development
Machining Moulding and Metrology
Composites Manufacturing for High Performance Products
Nano and Microtechnologies for Energy
Finite Element Analysis
Advanced Welding Processes
Surface Science and Engineering
Nano and Micro Scale Rapid Prototyping Manufacture
Functional Coatings and Thin Films
Advanced Process Monitoring and Control in Composite Manufacture
Taught modules 40%, group projects 20%, individual project 40%.
Takes you on to essential leadership roles in a range of sectors that are required to drive UK high value manufacturing forward and provide the vision for future prosperity.
For further information on this course, please visit our course webpage - https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/Courses/Masters/Manufacturing-Technology-and-Management
A first or second class UK Honours degree or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered