MSc Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Systems Management

Year of entry: 2020

Overview

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
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.  Please note that we consider grades achieved in key relevant modules in your undergraduate degree as well as the overall degree result.     

Full entry requirements

How to apply

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

If you have any questions about the application process, the course or about our entry requirements please do contact us at  pg-mace@manchester.ac.uk  and we will be happy to advise you further.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y N N N

Course overview

 

Open days

The next open day will take place on Wednesday 6th November 2019. Further details will be published nearer the time but to register your interest please visit  The University of Manchester website.

To find out more about The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering we would encourage you to take an online tour of our Department 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.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £24,500

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

Department
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 9219
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/mace
School/Faculty

The School of Engineering creates a world of possibilities for students pursuing skills and understanding. Through dynamic research and teaching we develop engineering solutions that make a difference to society in an ethical and sustainable way.  Science-based engineering is at the heart of what we do, and through collaboration we support the engineers and scientists of tomorrow to become technically strong, analytically innovative and creative. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

Courses in related subject areas

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Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

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.  Please note that we consider grades achieved in key relevant modules in your undergraduate degree as well as the overall degree result.     

English language

All applicants will need to demonstrate competency in English language. Applicants who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification, such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL or GCSE or GCE O level English, will need to take a recognised test and attain the required English Language score:

IELTS: at least a score of 6.5 overall with three sub-tests at 6.0 or above and no sub-test less than 5.5

TOFEL (IBT): at least a score of 90 overall with no sub-test less than 22

Pearson PTE: at least a score of 58 overall with no sub-test less than 50

Pre-sessional English:   We also accept successful completion of the 10 week pre-sessional English course run by the University Language Centre at The University of Manchester to meet our English language requirements. The Department's requirement for the 10 week course is a valid IELTS score of at least 5.5 overall with no sub-test below 5.5.

Please note we do not accept the 6 or 3 week pre-sessional courses to meet our English requirements.

If you have another English language qualification and wish to enquire if this qualification meets our English requirements, please email a scanned copy of your certificate to us and we will be able to advise you further.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

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

If you have any questions about the application process, the course or about our entry requirements please do contact us at  pg-mace@manchester.ac.uk  and we will be happy to advise you further.

Advice to applicants

Please ensure you have all your supporting documents scanned and ready to upload with your online application.

You will need the following:

  1. Copies (not originals) of Degree Certificates and official academic transcripts of previous study. If these are in a language other than English, please provide an official translation. If you have not yet received your final degree result or certificate at the time of application, please provide a copy of your academic transcripts to date which list all grades achieved so far
  2. Copies (not originals) of English Language qualification e.g. IELTS, TOEFL
  3. Two reference letters. These must be from your most recent place of study and/or employment, and must be written on official letter headed paper and must be signed and dated.

If you have any additional documentation to add to your application after submitting the online form, please email scanned copies to pg-mace@manchester.ac.uk

Course details

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 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.

Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD), the University of Manchester's new £400m purpose built home for engineering and material science , is nearing completion. The physical move to the new development is scheduled to take place between January 2021 and December 2021. Whilst it is anticipated that access to equipment, or work on projects for which such access is required may be limited during the period of the move, plans are underway to ensure that any disruption caused is minimised, a wide selection of dissertation projects will continue to be available, and excellent student experience remains pivotal. If you have any questions about how the move may affect you, please contact pg-mace@manchester.ac.uk .

Teaching and learning

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc is a full time course which is studied over 12 months and there is one start date each year in September. 

Throughout the course you will develop advanced technical skills in both manufacturing technology and systems management, as well as soft skill such as team working, presenting and report writing, all of which will enable you to pursue a career in both general and specialised engineering industries or develop an in-depth knowledge for a career in research in industry or academia.

During the course students have the opportunity to visit a number of companies and attend industrial guest lectures. Past cohorts have visited companies such as Airbus and Jaguar Land Rover, and these visits and lectures not only further enhance our student's understanding of manufacturing but also to give them an insight into the practical application of many of the subject areas they will be studying. Moreover, many of current our dissertation projects originate from, and are run in collaboration with, industry.

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Research Methods MACE60004 15 Mandatory
Dissertation (Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Systems Management) MACE61000 60 Mandatory
Composites and Polymers MACE61029 15 Mandatory
Finite Elements MACE61059 15 Mandatory
Additive Manufacturing & 3D Product Modelling MACE61073 15 Mandatory
Advanced Manufacturing Processes MACE61075 15 Mandatory
Robotics, Metrology and Bioengineering MACE61076 15 Mandatory
Manufacturing Systems MACE62071 15 Mandatory
Experimental Methods (MSc Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Systems Management) MACE63021 15 Mandatory

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc has a strong focus on employability, which will give you the best chance of securing your ideal job after graduation. Most academics who teach on this course have strong links with industry, which you will benefit from, not only by having the opportunity to visit a number of companies and attend industrial talks but also to work on a dissertation project that is closely related to an industrial problem.

Each year Manchester careers fairs, workshops and presentations attract more than 600 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors illustrating how employers target Manchester graduates.

After graduating with an MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management you will be in a strong position to seek employment with companies such as: Rolls Royce, Airbus, BAE Systems, Siemens, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Motors, Nissan Motor Company, Bombardier Transportation, to name just a few.

Destination of Leavers Survey

Every year our The University of Manchester conducts a destination of leavers survey with students six months after they have graduated. A small selection of these destinations since 2010 is listed below:

  • Rolls Royce (Design Engineer)
  • The University of Manchester (PhD Researcher)
  • University of Sheffield (PhD Researcher)
  • BAE Systems (Design Engineer)
  • Airbus UK (Research and Technology Engineer)
  • Siemens
  • Tata Steel

Accrediting organisations

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has accredited the Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc course under license from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. This allows satisfactory completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc to contribute towards the academic requirements for registration with the Institution as a Chartered Engineer.