2019 start

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

This course is run in collaboration with Automatic Control and Systems Engineering and 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.

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Core modules

  • Information Skills for Engineers
  • Individual Research Project

Optional modules

A selection from:

  • Robotic Systems
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Feedback Systems Design
  • State-Space Control Design
  • Aerospace Metals; Condition Monitoring
  • Advanced Structural Vibrations
  • Design and Manufacture of Composites
  • Design Innovation Toolbox
  • Engineering Marketable Solutions: Make a Change!


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

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

Dr Rachel Tomlinson, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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


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

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+44 114 222 7704

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