Postgraduate study2016

MSc

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time, up to 8 years part-time

This popular and well-established programme is based at Loughborough’s School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. The School has an international reputation for excellence in manufacturing engineering and has recently received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. This is in recognition of its sustained contribution to High Value Manufacturing through its pioneering research and innovation and high quality teaching.

MSc

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time, up to 8 years part-time

This popular and well-established programme is based at Loughborough’s School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. The School has an international reputation for excellence in manufacturing engineering and has recently received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. This is in recognition of its sustained contribution to High Value Manufacturing through its pioneering research and innovation and high quality teaching.

Programme information

This programme is aimed at both new graduates and engineering professionals who wish to develop the highly skilled techniques of manufacturing management and its related technologies.  It is designed to prepare students for effective careers as technologists and managers who can meet the challenges of rapidly changing global manufacturing industries. 

Modules are taught by leading experts in the field.  Loughborough University is ranked 3rd in the UK for overall quality of research in mechanical, manufacturing, aeronautical and chemical engineering in the latest Government Research Exercise.  Modules are directly informed by both our close industry links and our research expertise in areas including rapid manufacturing, laser processing and automation.

The programme is primarily designed to prepare students for an industrial career but it is equally relevant as preparation to continue your studies onto a relevant research area. 

Key facts

  • An outstanding place to study. Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough is ranked 11th in the UK in the Times Good University Guide 2015. 
  • Research-led teaching from international experts. Ranked 3rd in the UK for overall quality of research in mechanical, manufacturing, aeronautical and chemical engineering in the latest Government Research Exercise
  • Fully accredited by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Employability

Loughborough graduates are highly employable.  Many companies target our graduates because they know they are of a high quality and well trained.  Our MSc graduates work all over the world in various industries.  Many also go on to complete their Doctorates at universities across the globe. 

Companies our recent graduates work at include:

  • Caterpillar, Manufacturing Engineer
  • K C Engineering, Manufacturing Engineer
  • National Oilwell Varco, Production Planer
  • Siemens, Production Engineer

Facilities

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 24/7 and use 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; and
  • Thermodynamics.

 

Scholarships

The University offers over 100 scholarships each year to new self-financing full-time international students who are permanently resident in a country outside the European Union.  These scholarships are to the value of 25% of the programme tuition fee and that value will be credited to the student’s tuition fee account. 

You can apply for a scholarship once you have received an offer for a place on this programme.  To find out more and apply visit our fees and financial support pages.  

How you will learn

You will learn through a carefully balanced combination of lectures, in-class guided workshops, hands-on computer modelling and independent research. 

Following eight taught modules, students pursue an individual project typically

based on the diverse range of industrially focused manufacturing research strengths within the School.  Part time students may base their projects on particular needs of their current employer. 

Examinations are in January and May with coursework throughout the programme. The project is assessed by written report, presentation and exhibition.

 

Entry qualification

Upper second class honours degree in any engineering discipline, or HND with appropriate industrial experience. Applicants with a lower second class honours degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Programme modules

Manufacturing System and Process Modelling 

The objective of this module is to provide an understanding of manufacturing and its management that recognises breadth and depth of required resources and information. This is done through developing an understanding of the hierarchy of computer based modelling relevant to manufacturing, ranging from the detail of material behaviour in processed parts, through macroscopic process models to the integration of processes within manufacturing systems and higher level business processes.

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.

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.  

Product Information Systems – Product Lifecycle Management

The objectives of this module are for students to understand and critically evaluate the emerging product information systems for designers in the form of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems.  Students will learn to use modern information and process modelling techniques to define the information integration and workflow requirements of a PLM configuration. 

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.

Projects

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. 

 

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 3 (Laboratory-based) £6,600 £18,950

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.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.