Change is the common theme within today's manufacturing industry. Sustainable growth depends on organisations meeting changing customer expectations and embracing new technologies and business processes.
This course has been developed in response to the growing demand for multi-skilled professionals with the knowledge of, and ability in, implementing change across an organisation, from the factory floor to management, to achieve competitive advantage.
There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge in the industrial environment, and all teaching is in the context of industrial application. Many features of this course are shared with the Engineering and Management of Manufacturing Systems MSc, but it favours individuals who already have industrial experience as it better prepares them for a career in consultancy.
Students benefit from our wide range of state-of-the-art equipment, analysis tools and specialist software packages. The course objectives are achieved through a carefully integrated and structured series of eight one-week assessed modules, a group project and an individual project.
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.
The major learning experience for full-time students is the group project. This involves working in teams to fulfil demanding objectives within agreed deadlines, applying state-of-the-art technologies and approaches, and delivering results to a high professional standard. Industrially oriented, projects have support from industry and other external organisations. For part-time students a dissertation usually replaces the group project.
Students select the individual project in consultation with the Course Director. The individual project 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 include lectures, workshops, case studies, tutorials and company visits, and are assessed through written examinations and assignments. These modules provide the tools required for the group and individual projects.
- Consultancy Skills
- Enterprise Systems
- General Management
- Manufacturing Systems Engineering
- Manufacturing Strategy
- Operations Analysis
- Operations Management
- Supply Chain Management