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Manufacturing Engineers are creative innovators that revolutionise the way we live and are highly skilled in research, design, technology, processes and equipment. This one-year conversion course is designed for graduates in any science-based subject who would like to develop a rewarding and well-paid career in engineering. Industry-relevant modules such as Design for Manufacturing and Manufacturing Automation mean you’ll be well-prepared for employment in the sector.
Develop strong managerial, operational and leaderships skills, necessary to become an expert in areas such as advanced maintenance, operations management and quality management.
Benefit from a range of practical activities, industry experts’ lectures and real-world problem-solving workshops hosted by the Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP).
Covid-19 has challenged the delivery of technical degree programmes but here at the University of Sunderland, we have maintained professional standards with an effective approach, blending face-to-face and online teaching.
Our experience has shown that this method opens new learning opportunities for all, enabling you to develop postgraduate skills such as research, critical thinking and problem solving, with support from the Engineering academic team and the wider University services available to you. Key practical and theoretical skills will continue to be taught in our new delivery method. This will include introducing you to some of the key concepts in Manufacturing Engineering including the latest industrial automation techniques, the use of digital tools for product quality management and design for manufacturing methodologies.
We will identify key practical and theoretical sessions we hope to be completed weekly on campus, to allow you to develop key proficiencies alongside your peers. Theoretical lectures will continue and be delivered online using live conference technology and video content you can review at your convenience.
Please contact your Programme Leaders if we can offer any further guidance:
In providing a bridge from your previous science-based degree to this specialist Masters, we recognise the importance of extending your hands-on technical experience. We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, group work, research, discussion groups, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions. Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters requires a higher level of independent working.
Assessment methods may include individual written reports and research papers, exams, practical assignments and the Masters project.
Cover the engineering principles related to manufacturing engineering including the use and control of electrical power, the fundamental principles of mechanics, an overview of manufacturing processes, sensing and instrumentation systems, an introduction to automated manufacturing systems and the theory and principles involved in using and selecting materials.
Explore the processes involved in ensuring that the design of a product is aligned with the process that will be used to manufacture it using the principles of the Design for Manufacturing methodology.
Learn how to create automated systems that can operate collaboratively using technologies such as PLCs, HMIs and SCADA. Examine the issues relating to the increasing levels of connectivity for such devices such as cybersecurity and integrity.
Using your research and critical analysis skills, draw on the knowledge you have gained during the course of the programme to address a real engineering problem or research question at the forefront of the discipline.
Study the latest research into the production, characterisation and application of advanced materials.
Investigate the latest technology that can be deployed to improve the effectiveness of manufacturing facilities including the use of Smart Instrumentation, Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and Robotics and Automation technologies.
Learn about the issues facing modern engineering operations to include operations management and improvement, lean manufacturing techniques, supply chain management and development, maintenance strategy and development and condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is:
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If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at email@example.com for further advice.
We usually require applicants to hold a 2:2 honours degree in computing, physics or another science-based subject. We will consider applicants with a wide range of relevant experience.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
Fees for this course are:
Please note, part-time study is not available to international students who require a Student visa to study in the UK. If you are unsure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
The Skills Boost North East Discount is a 20% waiver on the full cost of course fees for postgraduate taught Masters courses for any worker who has been furloughed, has been made redundant, or is likely to be made redundant and who has a local connection to the North East region. The discount is also available to anyone with a connection to the North East who graduated in academic year 2019/20 with an undergraduate degree from any university, or who has graduated with an undergraduate degree from a university in the North East in academic year 2019/20 and has been unable to secure full-time graduate employment due to pressures of Covid-19. Read more about the discount.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Engineers are in high demand with 186,000 people with engineering skills needed per year in the run up to 2024 (Prospects Engineering and Manufacturing guide 2017). Employers recognise the value of qualifications from Sunderland, which has been training engineers and technicians for over 100 years.
This course equips you for a wide range of engineering management roles throughout the engineering and manufacturing sector. Manufacturing Engineering graduates develop expertise in planning and designing, as well as the modification and optimisation of manufacturing processes.
The essential principles of manufacturing engineering apply to all industries and equips you for a wide range of engineering roles throughout the engineering and manufacturing sector. On completing this course, you will be equipped as a skilled professional with essential up-to-date knowledge in manufacturing engineering.
Companies employing engineers include:
If you’re looking for extra-curricular opportunities, why not join the University of Sunderland’s Formula Student motorsport team? Each year the team work together to design, build and test a single-seater racing car in preparation for the IMechE Formula Student competition held annually at Silverstone, the home of the British Grand Prix.
The competition encourages many different skills and talents. These include: engineering, management, production, administration, accounting, marketing, advertising, public relations, as well as teamwork and co-operation. It’s ideal for helping to prepare for life after university in any career path, and the team welcome not just engineers but anyone who has an interest in motorsport and wants to improve their skills.
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