University of Portsmouth - MSc Advanced Manufacturing

University of Portsmouth

MSc Advanced Manufacturing

Enhance your manufacturing knowledge and skills with this accredited Advanced Manufacturing Master's. You'll develop your understanding of the systems and hardware used in manufacturing, and polish the managerial skills you need to lead teams in the industry.  

You'll study the advanced tools used in design and manufacturing processes, the ever-widening range of materials  available, and the systems used in business to apply your operational skills efficiently and effectively. You'll take on an advanced project that can solve a technical problem in your field of interest, or answer questions that apply directly to your current or future workplace. 

When you graduate from this MSc Advanced Manufacturing, you'll be able to bring demonstrable skills and knowledge to a sector of industry that prizes your expertise. You'll have worked on business case studies, and you'll have built professional networks with your peers and your lecturers' industrial connections, making you ready to meet the needs of a manufacturing career

Entry Requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualification

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component score below 6.0.

Career Prospects

The Institution of Engineering and Technology has highlighted the skills shortage in manufacturing and engineering, urging businesses to invest in highly skilled workers. Graduates of the Master's in Advanced Manufacturing program will possess skills in understanding industry issues and using industry tools, preparing them to tackle future challenges. Graduates have gone on to roles such as Design Engineer, Internal Sales Engineer, Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate, Planning Engineer, and Systems and Application Engineer. Career outcomes are sourced from the latest graduate outcome surveys, showing career outcomes at 15 months after graduation. The program offers expert career advice from the Careers and Employability Centre, tutors, and Student Placements and Employability Centre, with support for up to 5 years after graduation. Students will benefit from networking events, applied projects with companies like IBM, Boeing, and Hampshire County Council, 1-to-1 appointments, CV and cover letter advice, interview preparation and practice, workshops to enhance employability skills, recruitment events, and support for starting their own business.

Course Details

The Master's degree program offers a flexible schedule, with 12 months for full-time study starting in September, 16 months for full-time study starting in January, and 3 years for part-time study. The final 3 months will be dedicated to the research project. Full-time study involves 10 hours of teaching time, including lectures and tutorials, and 20-30 hours of independent study, depending on the modules. The course aims to keep all teaching within 3 days, allowing the rest for work experience or self-guided study. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory sessions, and project work. Assessments will be conducted through written examinations, coursework, laboratory-based project work, and a major individual project or dissertation.

Course Modules

Advanced Manufacturing Processes - 20 credits
Advanced Materials - 20 credits
CADCAM Systems - 20 credits
Manufacturing System Design - 20 credits
Operations and Quality Management - 20 credits
Supply Chain Management - 20 credits
Individual Project (MSc) - 60 credits

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