Manufacturing Technology and Management MSc/PgCert/PgDip: Course Description: The MSc in Manufacturing Technology and Management develops professionals with the ability to transform knowledge into action, providing students with the breadth of both technical and business skills to make a real impact in their chosen career. The Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Technologies estimates the sector needs 180,000 engineers and technicians by 2020. The rapid growth in technology also presents an opportunity for re-skilling for professionals already in industry. Start Months: Full-time: October. Part-time: throughout the year Full Time/ Part Time: Part time School: School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing Theme: Manufacturing Entry Requirements:A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) ideally in a related subject. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director. For further and specific information please visit the course page.English Language: If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows: IELTS - 6.5 TOEFL - 92 Pearson PTE Academic - 65 Cambridge English Scale - 180 Cambridge English: Advanced - C Cambridge English: Proficiency - C In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low. We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date). Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test. Duration: Full-time MSc - one year, Part-time MSc - up to three years, Full-time PgCert - one year, Part-time PgCert - two years, Full-time PgDip - one year, Part-time PgDip - two years Course format: TaughtMSc/PgCert/PgDipOverview:Developed for those wishing to learn manufacturing, materials and research techniques in order to engage in innovative and new product development. Choose from optional modules to specialise your study. Cover the breadth of both technical and business skills in order to make a real impact in your chosen career. Who is it for?: Suitable for manufacturing engineers who are keen to develop their skills and knowledge in the development and application of disruptive technologies needed to address the Government's High Value Manufacturing agenda. Why this course?: There are numerous benefits associated with undertaking a postgraduate programme of study at Cranfield University, including:Study in a postgraduate-only environment where Masters' graduates can secure positions in full-time employment in their chosen field, or undertake academic researchTeaching by leading academics as well as industrial practitionersWork alongside a strong research teamDedicated support for off-campus learners including extensive information resources managed by Cranfield University's libraryConsultancy to companies supporting their employees on part-time programmes, in relation to individual projects. Informed by Industry: Our courses are designed to meet the training needs of industry and have a strong input from experts in their sector. Students who have excelled have their performances recognised through course awards. The awards are provided by high profile organisations and individuals, and are often sponsored by our industrial partners. Awards are presented on Graduation Day. Your teaching team: You will be taught by internationally leading academics and practitioners. This will ensure you are aware of cutting-edge tools, techniques and innovations. The course is directed by an industrial advisory committee comprising senior representatives from leading manufacturing and business organisations. This means the skills and knowledge you acquire are relevant to employer requirements. Accreditation: The MSc in Manufacturing Technology and Management is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. In addition the MSc in Manufacturing Technology and Management is subject to ratification by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) & Instituition of Engineering & Technology (IET) following an accreditation assessment in March 2015. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3)Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)Please note accreditation applies to the MSc award. PgDip and PgCert do not meet in full the further learning requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Course details: The MSc course comprises eight assessed modules (four core and four elective), in which students gain an understanding of world-class manufacturing technology and management practice, a group project and an individual project. Group project:The group project experience is highly valued by both students and prospective employers. Teams of students work to solve an industrial problem. The project applies technical knowledge and provides training in teamwork and the opportunity to develop non-technical aspects of the taught programme. Part-time students can prepare a dissertation on an agreed topic in place of the group project.Industrially orientated, our team projects have support from external organisations. As a result of external engagement Cranfield students enjoy a higher degree of success when it comes to securing employment. Prospective employers value the student experience where team working to find solutions to industrially based problems are concerned.Individual project:The individual thesis project offers students the opportunity to develop their research capability, depth of understanding and ability to provide world-class technical and business engineering service solutions to real problems in manufacturing.Assessment: Taught modules 40%, Group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), Individual project 40% Funding Opportunities: To help students find and secure appropriate funding, we have created a funding finder where you can search for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs. Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS)The Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) is a funding programme providing affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for full-time UK/EU students studying technology-based MSc courses.Global Manufacturing Leadership Masters ScholarshipThe Cranfield Global Manufacturing Leadership (GML) scholarships, provided by Cranfield Manufacturing contributes towards the costs of study (tuition fee plus £1000 maintenance grant). Awards are made for a maximum duration of one calendar year for full time study.Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia)Cranfield offers competitive scholarships for Mexican students in conjunction with Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) in science, technology and engineering.Commonwealth Shared Scholarship SchemeStudents from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s study, jointly supported by UK universities. Your career:Takes you on to essential leadership roles in a range of sectors that are required to drive UK high value manufacturing forward and provide the vision for future prosperity.