This course is continually developed to meet the requirements of the manufacturing sector. Current trends are in the development of lean and agile manufacturing systems and their supply chains, the design of web-based manufacturing information systems and the development of consulting skills.
Students gain a thorough understanding of the processes, skills and behaviours needed to create and manage competitive manufacturing operations. It concentrates on industrially relevant projects, team working and transferable skills.
The MSc course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) for meeting the further learning requirements for Chartered Engineer registration.
Students benefit from dedicated state-of-the-art facilities, including cutting-edge manufacturing laboratories, specialist software for discrete event simulation, statistical analysis, systems analysis and preparation of multimedia task support systems.
Students undertake a carefully integrated and structured series of eight one-week assessed modules, a group project and an individual project.
The major learning experience for full-time students is the group project. This involves students working in teams to fulfil demanding objectives within a tight timescale, applying state-of-the-art technologies and approaches and delivering results to a high professional standard. Projects are industrially orientated and have the support of external organisations. Experience gained is highly valued by both students and prospective employers. For part-time students a dissertation usually replaces the group project.
Either industrially or academically driven, students select the individual project in consultation with the Course Director. It provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research, think and work in an original way, contribute to knowledge, and overcome genuine manufacturing problems. Many of the projects are supported by external organisations.
The modules cover the technical aspects and training in technology management as well as transferable skills. Modules include lectures and tutorials, and are assessed through written examinations and assignments.
- Enterprise Systems
- General Management
- Manufacturing Strategy
- Manufacturing Systems Engineering
- Management of Technology and Innovation
- Operations Analysis
- Operations Management
- Supply Chain Management