Advanced manufacturing technology student uses 3D design software
UCAS Code
Non-UCAS
Mode of Study
Part-time, Full-time
Duration
1 year full-time (September start), 3 years part-time (September start), 16 months full-time (January start)
Start Date
September 2019, January 2020
Accredited
Yes

Overview

If you’re interested in manufacturing technology and you're ready to take your studies to postgraduate level, this is the perfect course for you.

On our MSc Advanced Manufacturing Technology course, you’ll learn about advanced design tools, materials, manufacturing processes and systems, and develop efficient and effective operation and management skills too.

There’s a shortage of experts in the manufacturing sector, so when you finish the course, you’ll have a Master’s qualification and the skills required to meet the demands of the industry.

You can start this in September (full time or part time) or January (full time only).

Accredited by

This course has been accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) meeting the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). The knowledge, skills and understanding you'll develop on this course will also help you progress to Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) level.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Use simulation and modelling application software for virtual design and manufacturing
  • Utilise our strong links with companies and investigate real industrial problems to enhance your understanding
  • Fuse the topic of your individual project with one of our research groups, and benefit from the expertise of our academics

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

Previous graduates have gone on to work in:

  • design
  • research and development
  • product manufacture
  • project management

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 3 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

What you'll study on this MSc Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree course

Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study units worth a total of 90 credits. For example, 1 unit worth 60 credits and 1 unit worth 30 credits.

Units currently being studied

Units on this course include:

  • Integrated Manufacturing Systems
  • Operations and Quality Management
  • Advanced Materials
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Virtual Systems Design and Simulation For Production
  • CAD/CAM Systems
  • Individual Project

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry.

Work experience and career planning

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 3 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Learning support

As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratory sessions
  • project work

How you'll spend your time

Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks:

  • September to December – teaching block 1
  • January to May – teaching block 2

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written examinations
  • coursework
  • laboratory-based project work
  • a major individual project or dissertation

Entry requirements​

Entry requirements

Qualifications or experience
  • A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
English language requirements
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

​Course costs

Tuition fees (September 2019 start)

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full time: £8,700
  • Part time: £2,900 per year (3 years) (may be subject to annual increase)

International students

  • Full time: £15,900 per year
  • Part time: £5,300 per year (3 years) (may be subject to annual increase)

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending. 

Additional costs

Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.

You’ll study up to 6 units a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each unit.

You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.

We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.

If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.

Apply

You can start this in September (full time or part time) or January (full time only).
Apply for this course using our online application form. Our courses fill up quickly, so submit your application as soon as you decide which course you want to study.

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study with us, you also agree to our terms and conditions as well as the University’s policies, rules and regulations. You should read and consider these before you apply. 

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