MSc (Res) Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

A winning combination of advanced teaching and invaluable research experience.

The most enjoyable aspects of my course are experimenting, designing and the opportunity to work and communicate with students from other countries.

Ruiqi Pan, Postgraduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

About the course

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

This course is run in collaboration with 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.

Student on Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies course

Core modules

  • Information Skills for Engineers
  • Individual Research Project.

Examples of optional modules

A selection from:

  • Design Innovation Toolbox
  • Robotic Systems
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Feedback Systems Design
  • State-Space Control Design
  • Advanced Topics in Machining
  • Advanced Structural Vibrations

Teaching and assessment

You’ll learn through lectures, tutorials, small group work and online modules. You’re assessed by exams, coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Course duration

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

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September 2018 start

Course description 2018

This course is run in collaboration with 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.

Student on Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies course

Core modules

  • Information Skills for Engineers
  • Individual Research Project
  • Design Innovation Toolbox
  • Engineering Marketable Solutions: Make a Change!

Examples of optional modules

A selection from:

  • Robotic Systems
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Feedback Systems Design
  • State-Space Control Design
  • Aerospace Metals
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Advanced Structural Vibrations
  • Engineering Composite Materials

Teaching and assessment

You’ll learn through lectures, tutorials, small group work and online modules. You’re assessed by exams, coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Course duration

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

Apply now

Fees and funding

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Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

Dr Rachel Tomlinson

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

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

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Jemma Gladding
E: me-pgadmit@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)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.