2019 start

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Research-led learning with real engineering challenge and opportunity.
Image of Ruiqi Pan and Andrew Davies, postgraduate Mechanical Engineering students standing next to equipment

Course description

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.


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.

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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

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

For more information on the streams and optional modules available for this course, please see the course page on the Department of Mechanical Engineering website.


You’ll learn through a variety of teaching methods to support your learning including:

  • Tutorials
  • Lectures
  • Practical work
  • Group project work
  • Virtual learning environments
  • 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
  • Portfolio work

Regular feedback is also provided, so you can understand your own development throughout the course.


12 months 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

Hadi Abulrub

We help our engineers to develop strong technical knowledge while enabling them to integrate their engineering expertise with good business judgement and effective interpersonal skills. Future engineers require an interdisciplinary approach and a mix of professional skills to solve today's complex challenges.

Hadi Abulrub
Teaches Engineering Management


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.