The Manufacturing postgraduate programmes have been designed and developed in conjunction with the manufacturing industry to develop the expertise of graduates coming into the sector, as well as graduate level personnel working in companies. The MSc/MTech Manufacturing and MRes Innovative Manufacturing focus on cutting-edge techniques applied in the research, design and operation of competitive manufacturing and information systems. The programmes have been developed with a strong emphasis on applying knowledge in the industrial environment and are taught in the context of industrial application. The major learning experience for full-time students is the industrial group project. This involves working in teams to fulfil demanding objectives within a tight time schedule, applying state-of-the-art technologies and approaches, and delivering results to a high professional standard. On completion, graduates have a broader network of global contacts, increased opportunities for individual specialism in industry and/or consultancy, and the capability to make an immediate and real contribution to the competitiveness of business organisations. Cranfield manufacturing graduates are highly sought after by industry.
This course is suitable for graduates with science, engineering, IT or business related degrees keen to pursue careers in manufacturing or related industries, as well as academia; or graduates currently working in industry keen to extend their qualifications, or to pursue a career change; or individuals with other qualifications who possess considerable relevant experience.
Each of the MSc Manufacturing options has a different combination of modules associated with it. Further details can be found in table below.
The MRes Innovative Manufacturing consists of four compulsory modules covering research techniques, transferable skills (two one week management modules), and technical skills; and four optional modules selected from modules available across the MSc Manufacturing programme. Research techniques, in conjunction with the transferable skills, develop essential skills appropriate to the needs of the group and individual research projects. This experience is of significant benefit in subsequent careers in research and development management.
View the module titles below to find out the aim, the syllabus and learning outcomes for each individual module. This should help you determine which programme best suits your needs.
and 4 optional modules
-Consultancy Skills 1
-Consultancy Skills 2
-Enterprise Information Systems
-Information Systems and e-Business
-Knowledge Management Systems
-Manufacturing Systems Engineering
-Manufacturing Technology Management
-Simulation and Programming
-Supply Chain Management
-Transferable Skills (Double Module)