MSc (Res) Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

A winning combination of advanced teaching and invaluable research experience.

My research is complemented by the research work being carried out by the Energy Research Centre at the University so it’s really beneficial to have this expertise in the same field.

Nivedita Kulkarni, Postgraduate student in Department of Mechanical Engineering

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

This course is run in collaboration with Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), a world-class centre specialising in advanced manufacturing technologies used in the aerospace, automotive, medical and other high-value manufacturing sectors.

The AMRC has developed a global reputation for helping companies overcome manufacturing problems and has become a model for collaborative research worldwide involving universities, academics and industry.

Covering the latest advances in manufacturing technology, the course offers a potentially life-changing opportunity to take taught modules in advanced manufacturing and apply your new skills on a research project at the AMRC.

You'll be taught by some of the world's leading academics and your research project will be informed by real industrial applications, spanning the entire manufacturing process, from materials suppliers to assembly specialists.

Your project will focus on a topic that is a current challenge for industry and you will have the opportunity to investigate potential solutions using some of the most state-of-the-art machine tools in the world based at the AMRC's Knowledge Transfer Centre.

Subject areas on the course include: work holding, measurement and assembly, materials science solutions, and novel manufacturing techniques and processes.

Nivedita Kulkarni, MSc(Res) Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Core modules

  • Information Management for Researchers
  • Individual Project

Optional modules

A selection from:

  • Innovation Management
  • Robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • Vibrations and Acoustics
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Feedback Systems Design
  • Advanced Finite Modelling

Course duration

1 year full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

This course is run in collaboration with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), a world-class centre for advanced machining and materials research. It covers the latest advances in manufacturing technology.

Subject areas include: work holding, measurement and assembly, materials science solutions, and novel manufacturing techniques and processes. You’ll also learn about the management of manufacturing innovation, from identifying products and processes through to integration.

Nivedita Kulkarni, MSc(Res) Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Core modules

  • Information Management;
  • Individual Research Project.

Examples of optional modules

A selection from:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Design Innovation Toolbox
  • Robotics; Mechatronics
  • Vibrations and Acoustics
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Feedback Systems Design
  • Advanced Finite Element Modelling

Teaching and assessment

You’ll learn through lectures, tutorials, small group work and online modules. You’re assessed by exams, coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A 2:1 in mechanical engineering or a related subject. If you have qualifications in other science/engineering subjects such as maths or physics, or you have relevant professional experience, we'll consider your application.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

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Dr Rachel Tomlinson

We have been working with Solvay Composites to develop experimental mechanics tools to gain a focused understanding of the damage mechanisms of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer composites.

These capabilities, and the understanding gained, are being used to aid customers’ design and usage of composites, and to help the company formulate improved systems for next-generation applications in the aerospace and automotive industries.

Dr Rachel Tomlinson
Teaches: Experimental Stress Analysis

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Jocelyn Storey
E: me-pgadmit@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 7704

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.