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MSc(Res)

Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Expand your knowledge and skills in the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing technologies.
Image of Ruiqi Pan and Andrew Davies, postgraduate Mechanical Engineering students standing next to equipment

Course description

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.

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.

Previous study

To give you a fair chance of succeeding on your course, we need to make sure you have enough experience in relevant subjects. All of our MSc courses are designed for students who have completed a degree similar to our BEng Mechanical Engineering.

Many of our MSc students come from different subject backgrounds, including aerospace, automotive, civil and marine engineering courses, as well as mechatronics, manufacturing, mathematics and physics.

We would like to see evidence of experience in the key subject areas listed below:

Key Subject

Some (but not all) of the topics you should be familiar with:

Solid mechanics

Mohr's circle, 2D elasticity including plane stress and plane strain, bending of beams, buckling of columns, plasticity, fracture mechanics.

Statics, dynamics and control

Equilibrium, free body diagrams, kinematics and kinetics of mechanisms, vibrations, resonance, block diagram representation of feedback control, Laplace domain models.

Fluid mechanics

Laminar and turbulent flows, Reynolds number, Bernoulli’s equation, calculation of pressure drop in pipework.

Thermodynamics and heat transfer

First and Second Laws, Carnot, Rankine and Otto cycles, general conduction equation, convection, Nusselt number, emissivity, view factors.

We would normally expect to see these subjects on your transcript. If you have studied these topics as part of modules with very different titles, you will need to indicate this on your application form.

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Modules

Explore core and optional modules

Teaching

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. 

Assessment

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. 

Duration

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.

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

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Contact

me-pgadmit@sheffield.ac.uk
+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.