MSc Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

The MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies is a research programme in collaboration between the Department of
Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Mechanical
Engineering and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

AMRC Manufacturing

MSc Key Facts

Duration: 12 months

Entry requirements: First or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Alternatively you might be an experienced professional, thinking about updating your knowledge of the subject.

Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (6 in each competency)

Fees: UK/EU: £10,970 International Students: £20,470

It brings together one of the largest Mechanical Engineering departments in the UK, an internationally renowned centre for research, specialising in advanced manufacturing technologies used in the aerospace, automotive, medical and other high-value manufacturing sectors.

Students have the opportunity to undertake taught modules related to cutting edge manufacturing technology and apply this knowledge to an industrially motivated research project within the AMRC. The modules are taught by some of the world leading academics in all areas of Automatic Control and Systems, and Mechanical Engineering.

The research project allows students to experience real industrial challenges that span across 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.

Who should take this course?

You will be passionate about the use of manufacturing systems and technologies to transform the way industry and the manufacturing process works.

Our students will be looking to specialise in the manufacturing and have the ambition to either pursue a research or industrial career in this area. Students with a broad background in engineering, mathematics and numerate science undergraduate degrees will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in robotics.

The MSc is aimed at engineering, mathematics and numerate science graduates with a minimum 2.1 (or equivalent) degree from a recognised university or be an experienced professional who can demonstrate a commensurate background.

What will you learn?

A key component of our course is the research based project. This will give you practical experience of research in your chosen field. This is a major part of your degree and you will be allocated an academic supervisor who will provide advice and guidance throughout. The research project will be assessed via a written dissertation and oral presentation.

Here are a few examples of research project titles that have previously been done:

  • In Process Wear Assessment of Ceramic Machining Inserts
  • 3D Tool Wear Assessment
  • In Process Engine Casing Wall Thickness Measurement
  • Productionisation of a Novel Pneumatic Engine Casing Fixture
  • Machine Performance Enhancement Through Passive Damping of Structural Vibration
  • Tool Point Volumetric Control System for 5-axis Machine Tools
  • Temperature Measurement in Metal Cutting

How we teach.

Students on this course will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical classes and coursework.

Career opportunities.

Our graduates work internationally, in a range of public and private sector organisations from prestigious, international automotive companies to world leading research institutes. We have strong partnerships with a range of global companies, which means our degrees stay focused on current developments in industry.