This course is one of 11 themes within the Faculty of Engineering's multidisciplinary Postgraduate Training Package in Sustainable Engineering. The course allows students to come into contact with those in other engineering courses and thus develop multidisciplinary interests and skills.
Participants gain an in-depth understanding of the strategic, tactical and operational issues related to manufacturing industries worldwide. On completion, graduates will be equipped with state-of-the-art concepts, methods, techniques and tools to allow them to contribute to the competitiveness of manufacturing organisations.
The course structure and content are based on the competitive needs of 21st century manufacturing organisations. Much of the content would also apply to some types of service organisations.
The course starts with a focus on the wider strategic and global issues facing manufacturing organisations. It then examines the use and application of enabling technologies that facilitate competitiveness, followed by a focus on operational areas. Throughout, there is an emphasis on integration, enhanced by group assignments, team projects, industrial visits and case studies.
The course is aimed at graduates wishing to broaden their expertise, eg from a technological first degree, or who wish to work within the manufacturing industry.
12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
9 months full-time; 21 months part-time