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Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Systems Management MSc

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Degree awarded
12 months full time
Entry requirements
The standard academic entry requirement for this Master's programme is a minimum Second Class UK Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

For further information about making an online application for this MSc course, please see the guidance about  how to apply  on our School website.

If you have any questions about the application process or about our entry requirements please do contact us at  and we will be happy to advise you further.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

Manufacturing is at the heart of engineering, as everything in our daily lives needs to be made. Manufacturing engineers therefore play a vital role in the creation of wealth and in sustaining and improving the living standards of society. The Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Systems Management course is one of the most well-established of its kind in the UK, and it aims to provide our students with the tools, knowledge and understanding of this broad based discipline that demands expertise in many diverse topics.  

This course is one of the most well-established of its kind in the UK, having evolved from the very successful MSc course in Machine Tool Technology, and is regularly updated in line with subject developments and changing industrial practices. Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management has developed into a broad based multi-disciplinary field, demanding expertise in many diverse topics. The structure of the course reflects this by requiring in-depth study of a number of topics ranging from the fundamentals of manufacturing processes to the management of manufacturing systems. More specialised study takes place during the dissertation project where students undertake individual research projects of industrial relevance. The MSc course has a strong practical orientation and it aims to produce engineers with the theoretical and practical experience which will enable them to analyse and investigate problems and to engage in design, development and research involving manufacturing technology. The course also prepares graduates for the management of manufacturing systems. Whilst the course is intended primarily for those wishing to pursue an industrial career, it is equally relevant as preparation for research in advanced manufacturing technology and systems management.

Open days

The next Postgraduate Taught courses Open Day will be held on Wednesday 25 November 2015. You can  register your interest  now and we will let you know when registration goes live.

To find out more about The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering we would encourage you to take an online tour of our School and our facilities with our  Virtual Open Day .

Study fairs in the UK:  The University attends several  study fairs in the UK  each year.

Education fairs overseas:  We attend many  education fairs worldwide  each year, giving you the chance to meet representatives from The University of Manchester near you.

Further information


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £20,000

Contact details

Academic department
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)161 306 9219
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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