2019 start

Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

A winning combination of advanced teaching and invaluable research experience.
Image of Ruiqi Pan and Andrew Davies, postgraduate Mechanical Engineering students standing next to equipment

Course description

Enhance your knowledge and skills in the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing and advanced manufacturing technologies.

This course has been developed to meet the demands of industry and will expose you to cutting-edge manufacturing techniques and applications.

There are specialist modules in additive manufacturing, state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, materials and a broad range of modules in advanced mechanical engineering.

You will undertake an industry-focused research project on additive manufacturing, working with both commercial and bespoke manufacturing technologies using high-performance materials.

Further optional modules are available, allowing you to customise the course based on your interests or career aspirations.

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Core modules

  • Additive Manufacturing – Principles and Applications
  • Additive Manufacturing – Principles and Applications 2
  • Research Project
  • Information Skills for Engineers

Optional modules

Examples of optional modules:

  • Design Innovation Toolbox
  • Engineering Marketable Solution: Make a Change!
  • Aerospace Metals
  • Tribology of Machine Elements
  • Acoustics
  • Design and Manufacture of Composites
  • Advances Materials Manufacturing Part 1
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Advanced Topics in Machining


You’ll learn through:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Practical classes


You’re assessed by:

  • Exams
  • Coursework
  • Small group work
  • Online modules
  • Individual project


1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 or equivalent in mechanical engineering or a related subject.

If you have qualifications in other subjects, 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


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

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