MSc(Res) Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Programme Code: MECT50

About the course

In collaboration with the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) - The University of Sheffield centre for advanced machining and materials research - this course will offer you the opportunity to undertake taught modules related to cutting edge manufacturing technology and apply this knowledge to an industrially motivated research project.

This will allow you to experience real industrial challenges that span across the entire manufacturing process, from materials suppliers, to assembly specialists – an ideal opportunity if you are interested in pursuing a career in advanced manufacturing.

You will also 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. This will require occasional travel to the AMRC in Sheffield.

Core modules

MSc (Res) individual research project; professional development portfolio; masters research mini project; technical communication for mechanical engineers; strategic engineering management and business practices; mechanics and applications of advanced manufacturing technologies.

Examples of optional modules

A wide selection based on your interest stream including (but not limited to): foundations of robotics; mechatronics for robotics; advanced dynamics; automotive powertrain; human factors and user-centred design; design and manufacture of composites; additive manufacturing – principles and applications; advanced aerospace propulsion technology.

With a focus on deepening your knowledge following an undergraduate degree, our MSc courses are designed to prepare you for your future career – building on your specialist interest and offering you further practical experience.

A number of our graduates go into industry - particularly manufacturing, transport and power generation. Many have found employment with companies such as Rolls-Royce, Arup and Network Rail, whilst others have gone on to work for engineering consultancies, in both technical and managerial roles. Our graduates have also gone onto PhD study and research, started their own business, or transferred their skills, for example becoming teachers, consultants, or charity workers.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering or a related subject. If you have a qualification in another science/engineering subject, such as maths or physics, or you have relevant professional experience, we’ll consider your application.

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If English is an additional language for you, an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or equivalent, is also required.

For more information on entry requirements and how to apply for our MSc courses including links to the online application form, click here. Please note that applications must be received by 31st July to begin in September. 

Programme Length

1 year (12 months), full time

Study Locations

Central Campus including our state of the art learning facilities within the Diamond. There may also be occasional travel to the AMRC and additional research centres within Sheffield.


For more information about modules, please visit our course content page here or contact us.

How we teach

We use a variety of teaching methods to support your learning, including tutorials, lectures, practical work, group project work, virtual learning environments and individual research.

Our assessment methods are designed to support the achievement of your learning outcomes and develop your professional skills. This may include integrated projects, examinations and portfolio work. Regular feedback is also provided, so you can understand your own development throughout the course.

All students on taught programmes are allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement throughout your time at university. Your personal tutor will be an academic member of staff within the Department.

For more information on teaching and assessment, click here.


All our MSc courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and meet, in part, the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status. Our MSc graduates who also have an accredited BEng (Hons) will be able to show they have met all the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Tuition Fees

£12250 per year (UK/EU for 2019 entry)

For more information about fees and financial support including for prospective international students, visit the University's fees and funding page.

Support Services

More information about support available from the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service at the University of Sheffield can be found here.

Get in touch

For questions and more information about this course, please contact:

Jemma Gladding, PGT Admissions Officer
Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 7704

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The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.