Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management MSc

Entry requirements
usually a 2:1 +
1 year
2 - 8 years
Start date
September 2019
UK / EU fee
International fee


Our Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management (AMEM) programme is designed to prepare you for an effective career as a technologists or a manager who can meet the engineering, business and societal challenges of rapidly changing global manufacturing markets and industries.

Our Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management (AMEM) programme is accredited by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and The Institution of Engineering and Technology. Our MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management is primarily designed to prepare you for an industrial career but it is equally relevant as preparation to continue your studies onto a relevant research area.

Modules are directly informed by both our close industry links and our research expertise in areas including rapid manufacturing, laser processing and automation.

The Wolfson School is engaged in a large portfolio of high quality research in many areas of core Mechanical Engineering aspects. In recognition of the research carried out, the School has received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. As a student within the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, you will have access to a range of state-of-the-art equipment. Our computer labs are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and include some of the latest industry standard software including STAR-CCM and CAD.

We have high-tech laboratories devoted to:

  • Dynamics and control
  • Electronics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Materials
  • Mechatronics
  • Metrology
  • Optical engineering
  • Structural integrity
  • Thermodynamics

What makes this programme different?

  • Research-led teaching from international experts 
  • Fully accredited by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers 
  • Fully accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Who should study this programme?

The AMEM programme is aimed at both new graduates and engineering professionals who wish to develop the highly valued knowledge and skills of manufacturing management and its application to wide ranging manufacturing technologies.

Why you should choose us

What you'll study

The modules on our Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management MSc programme are designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the engineering, business and societal challenges of rapidly changing global manufacturing markets and industries.


Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module.

The Innovation Process and Project Management

Students will establish a clear overview of the innovation process and an understanding of the essential elements within it. They will learn strategies for planning and carrying out innovative projects in any field.

Sustainable Development: The Engineering Context

This module provides students with an understanding of the principles and practices of sustainable development and to provide them with an understanding of how engineers can help manufacturing businesses develop into more sustainable enterprises.

Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Automation

Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, processes and technologies. They will learn to understand and critically evaluate advanced manufacturing processes and technologies, assessing their advantages and disadvantages.

Additive Manufacturing

The module will introduce and develop the concepts of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and demonstrate the different AM techniques available at Loughborough University. The module will emphasise the strengths and weaknesses of the various technologies and highlight applications and case studies from the AM industry.

Engineering Management and Business Studies

The aim of the module is to introduce the concepts of management techniques that are applicable to running an engineering company. Students will learn to evaluate commercial risk, plan and organise engineering activities for improved company effectiveness and communicate technical and business information to ensure maximum impact.

Lean and Agile Manufacture

This module allows students to gain an understanding of lean and agile concepts in the manufacturing business, including its distribution chains. Students will learn to specify, design and evaluate an appropriate lean or agile business system.

Individual Project

In addition to the taught modules, all students undertake an individual major project. Part-time students normally undertake a major project that is based on the needs of their employing company.

How you'll be assessed

You will learn through a carefully balanced combination of lectures, in-class guided workshops, hands-on computer modelling and independent research. Part time students may base their projects on particular needs of their current employer.

How you'll study

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Practical sessions

Your personal and professional development

Our School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

AMEM Graduates are highly employable and have gone on to numerous manufacturing management and technologist jobs in a wide range of global industries. A number of graduates have also progressed to further specialised research.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduates from Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management MSc have gone on to work at companies including Caterpillar, K C Engineering, National Oilwell Varco, and Siemens.

Your personal development

Once you've successfully graduated from this programme you will have developed transferable skills, additional to those set out in the other learning outcomes that will be of value in a wide range of situations, including the ability to:

  • Apply you skills in problem solving, communication, information retrieval, working with others, and the effective use of general IT facilities
  • Plan self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD
  • Monitor and adjust a personal programme of work on an on-going basis
  • Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours. To learn the equivalent for your country, please choose it from the dropdown below.

Entry requirements for United Kingdom

An honours degree (usually a 2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in a manufacturing-related subject.

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more.

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component.

Fees and funding

UK / EU fee

Full-time degree per annum

International fee

Full-time degree per annum

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

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