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Additive Manufacturing and 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

This course is designed to expand your knowledge and skills in the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing and advanced manufacturing technologies.

With specialist modules in additive manufacturing, state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, materials and a broad range of modules in advanced mechanical engineering, you’ll also carry out an industry-focused research project on additive manufacturing.

Working with both commercial and bespoke manufacturing technologies using high performance materials, your research project will take place within the Centre for Advanced Additive Manufacturing (AdAM) under the guidance of world-leading academics in the field. 

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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.


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
  • Additive Manufacturing – Principles and Applications
  • Mechanics and Applications of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Optional modules

A wide selection including (but not limited to):

  • Fundamentals and Applications of Tribology
  • Human Factors and User-Centred Design
  • Human Movement Biomechanics
  • Design and Manufacture of Composites
  • Materials for Energy Applications
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Automotive Powertrain


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 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. 


1 year full-time

Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies student

It feels like you're really at the cutting edge and doing things that will make a difference for the future.

Tace Morgan
MSc (Res) Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

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 also consider your application.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.


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.