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Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management MSc

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.

This programme 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. 

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.

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. 

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

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.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in any engineering discipline, or HND with appropriate industrial experience. Applicants with a lower second class honours degree (2:2) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

English Language requirements

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 here.


Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations, coursework and group work. Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.

Future Career Prospects

Recent graduates from this programme have gone on to work at companies including Caterpillar, K C Engineering, National Oilwell Varco and Siemens. 

The information published here reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

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 £9,000 £20,500

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.


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

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.